Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper speaking to Sky Sports: "It's a really good win. We came up against an in-form Aston Villa side with really good players.
"We were committed to the plan and we've scored two goals from where we could create chances. Villa had a lot of the ball and we were okay with it because I never felt like we conceded any chances. Odysseas Vlachodimos made saves that he should be making. I never felt we were in danger of conceding today.
"We could managed the ball a bit better. Villa play with such a high line and an opportunity to attack quickly. We had to get the balance right between taking the opportunity and staying on the ball a bit more.
"Great start to the second half and a good goal. There is a little bit of good fortune. It was a good move and it's an area we looked at in terms of where we could get in and then attack the box. We created our own luck. There is a lot going on tactically when facing Aston Villa. A lot of gratitude for the players to stick with the plan. We were worthy winners."