The official Nottingham Forest Twitter page has posted a video of the all-important Jordan Smith save from 2017, to help the club avoid relegation into League One.
The Reds were up against Ipswich Town in the final game of the 2016/17 season, uncertain of whether the final 90 minutes would spell disaster or not. But Forest came out with all guns blazing and fired three past the opposition, with Britt Assombalonga’s brace ensuring his side collected an important three goal cushion. Their result meant Blackburn Rovers were the last side to be relegated.
However, the attackers weren’t the only players to put in a stellar shift that day. Smith was forced into two magnificent saves in order to deny Ipswich their chance on goal.
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Forest fans are remembering the day they survived the drop and are hailing Smith for his outstanding performance between the sticks. One supporter has branded his display as ‘simply sensational’. Here’s the best replies to the footage from the 2017 match:
Simply sensational, a save that changed the next few years for the football club, if that had gone in we were staring at league 1 again and we all know we would still be there now, Jordan Smith we love you x
— james pollard (@jpmobs) May 7, 2020
— Mike (@nowthenyoungman) May 7, 2020
A lot of fans forget he saved us this day. Absolutely cracking reaction save.
— Kevin Stacey (@UNRedDog) May 7, 2020
The most important save in the last 20 years surly? Added to that it was absolutely top class as well! #nffc
— Johnathan Bull (@jbull1981) May 7, 2020
Still remember for about 5 seconds afterward thinking it had gone in. If it had, that would have been it
— James Laverty (@JamesL25) May 7, 2020
Total world class save. The deflection was horrendous but he still managed to get a hand on it
— Egor The Red (@EgorTheRed) May 8, 2020
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