Nothing better than getting one over your old rivals is there?
But it’s even better when it’s done with style, and nobody quite exemplified that style quite like Nottingham Forest’s Tiago Silva.
Although he didn’t get on the scoresheet, or provide the assist for Lewis Grabban’s winner, the 26-year-old totally ran the show in central midfield both in attack and in defence.
He put up some impressive numbers (all via WhoScored). He completed 37 passes, two of them ‘key passes’ for a total completion rate of 76% and had a 100% tackle success rate with his four efforts.
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So when the Nottingham Forest Twitter account asked fans to give some love for the Portuguese midfielder, they were more than happy to oblige, with many saying that this was his best performance in a Forest shirt since he arrived in the summer, and he couldn’t have picked a better game to do it in.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
Tiago was amazing yesterday. He got it!. He understood how much passion & emotion we invest in this fixture & took it with him onto the pitch, where his commitment & quality shone. #NFFC silva
— Lynn (@elinspain) November 10, 2019
Imagine him and carvalho on form together 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥
— Simonbby (@simonbby) November 10, 2019
Stood out by a mile yesterday! Great performance! 👊
— Richard Mason (@RichardMason73) November 10, 2019
What a player. As soon as he’s fully adjusted to the physicality of this league he’ll dominate every week.
— evergreenrealms (@evergreenrealms) November 10, 2019
Been a while since I’ve seen a player turn Derby players inside out like he did
— no skool like the old skool (@RetroTude) November 10, 2019
Getting better and better
— Gavin (@gred4eva) November 10, 2019
Different class boss match. Very impressed🔥
— 😎 (@NFFCRED) November 10, 2019
It’s a very tight contest to get into the starting eleven at the City Ground with so many options to choose from, has Silva’s display done enough to help him nail down a spot for the future?