Scott Hogan bagged his second goal in as many games to keep Aston Villa in the promotion mix.

The striker hit the match-winner in the 18th-minute and Villa were largely untroubled after that.

Aitor Karanka tried to rally his Nottingham Forest side on his first game in charge but it was all in vain.

In truth the winning margin could have been even greater.

John Terry rattled the crossbar in the first-half, Jack Grealish curled inches wide after the break and man-of-the-match Robert Snodgrass was also denied by goalkeeper Jordan Smith.

There was a late scare in the dying moments when Sam Johnstone saved well from Kieran Dowell but the win was never in danger.

Above is how the fans reacted to the victory.