By Amir Mir
Ben Brereton expressed his delight on Twitter after he scored a late winning goal for Nottingham Forest against Aston Villa on Saturday evening.
The 17-year-old striker came off the bench with the scores level to help Gary Brazil’s side claim a valuable three points against their Midlands rivals.
Forest had gone behind to an early Villa goal when Jonathan Kodjia linked up well with Jack Grealish to curl home a brilliant opener.
Villa could have doubled their lead when they came close from a number of set piece situations but Britt Assombalonga levelled the scores when he capitalised on a Sam Johnstone mistake three minutes before the break.
As the second half brought more entertainment, caretaker manager Brazil decided to bring on teenager Brereton with 20 minutes left on the clock.
The Forest academy graduate took his chance and netted his first goal for the club in stoppage time.
This was the youngster’s message to the Forest supporters after he scored the later winner as posted on his personal Twitter account.
“Unbelievable moment for myself,” said Brereton. “But must remember the teams hard work and desire to get three points.”
Unbelievable moment for myself that! But must remember the teams hard work and desire to get the 3 points👊🏻🔴⚪️#NFFC
— Ben Brereton (@benbreo) February 4, 2017
Brereton has played three senior games for Forest, scoring one goal, having made his debut against Leeds in January.
The three points mean Forest are now level on points with Villa in the table with the duo on 36 points a piece, but Steve Bruce’s side are ahead on goal difference.
Furthermore, Forest are also eight points ahead of Blackburn Rovers, who occupy the final relegation spot in the table.
In other Nottingham Forest news, supporters react on Twitter to Henri Lansbury’s display for Aston Villa.