Nottingham Forest strengthened their bid for promotion this season with a narrow 1-0 victory over arch-rivals Derby County on Saturday afternoon.
Reds striker Lewis Grabban pounced on a defensive error to hand Sabri Lamouchi all three points at the City Ground.
The 31-year-old was gifted a goal when right-back Jayden Bogle played a poor pass across the face of his own penalty area, leaving Grabban with an opportunity to fire home first-time past the visiting goalkeeper.
But it was midfielder Tiago Silva that drew most of the plaudits on social media following the game as many fans believed he was instrumental to them picking up the win.
One supporter claimed he was the best player on the pitch while another went one further by saying he is the best midfielder in the Championship.
‘Immense’ and ‘sublime’ were two other words used to describe the 26-year-old’s performance with a further member of the Forest faithful labelling him an ‘absolute game changer.’
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Outstanding to a man today. Full backs fantastic and Thiago Silva absolutely magnificent. MOTM for me and his best match for us so far. Youuuuuu reddddddds! #NFFC 🔴⚪
— Woof Zip Criminal (@fritzromanov) November 9, 2019
Best performance yet from Tiago Silva, absolute game changer #NFFC
— Matthew Biddulph (@Middulph) November 9, 2019
Silva has been different class today, seems to be settling in now and looks an absolute baller #NFFC
— Lee millward (@miller004) November 9, 2019
Thiago Silva…….take a bow son!
What an immense performance! #nffc
— Joe (@Joe_S1940) November 9, 2019
Silva has be sublime today #nffc
— Paul Fairley 百 (@Fazza69) November 9, 2019
Tiago Silva has had the entire Derby team on strings today #nffc
— Alex Holmes (@alexrholmes1996) November 9, 2019
Silva is motm for me!! Fast becoming my favourite player #nffc
— Andy veale (@andyveale) November 9, 2019
Tiago Silva is best midfielder in league …end #nffc
— daniel gill (@DanieGillyd) November 9, 2019
THIAGO SILVA IS A BALLER #NFFC
— 𝔧𝔧 𝔞𝔯𝔪𝔰𝔱𝔯𝔬𝔫𝔤 (@JJisRad) November 9, 2019
Silva channeling prime Ronaldinho #NFFC
— Ray Singh (@RealRaySingh) November 9, 2019
Silva was immense today, best player on the pitch & nice to see the smile wiped of Lawrence face #nffc
— Bradley (@McBrads95) November 9, 2019
Someone give Silva the freedom of the City. The guy is a baller! YOU REDDDDDDSSSSSS! #nffc
— GT (@gmtaylor09) November 9, 2019