Nottingham Forest reached the summit of the Championship on Friday night as they defeated Stoke City in Staffordshire.
That would only last half a day as the rest of the league were in action on Saturday afternoon, although it was their highest position for five years.
The home side took an early lead as Lee Gregory slotted home from 12 yards out just ten minutes into the match, but an error from Jack Butland allowed the Reds back into the game as Joe Lolley made them pay before half time.
By the hour mark, Sammy Ameobi had powered home a header before Lewis Grabban handed Forest a two-goal advantage.
It wasn’t to be without a nervy finish as James McClean managed to grab one back for the Potters, but the home side weren’t able to salvage anything from the match.
The performance from Ameobi, in particular, drew plenty of praise on social media from sections of the Forest faithful.
One supporter wanted the winger to be offered a contract extension in January with another adding that he offers something completely different to the rest of the squad.
‘Excellent,’ ‘fantastic,’ and ‘perfect’ were some of the superlatives to describe Ameobi after his goalscoring showing.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Ameobi has been outstanding for us so far. Fantastic signing!
— Connor Woolley (@ImConnorWoolley) September 27, 2019
ALL about Ameobi. Awesome work to keep at the RB. ????? #nffc
— Gary Kirby (@GaryKirby28) September 27, 2019
And people laughed at Ameobi being signed… sit down! Just sit down… #NFFC
— Alan March (@AlanMarch1981) September 27, 2019
Three serious questions…
1. When did we last win three on the spin away from home?
2. When does Sammy Ameobi collect the Ballon D’Or?
3. What is love?
— Forza Garibaldi (@Forza_Garibaldi) September 27, 2019
Ameobi frightens full backs to death. A big, strong, quick player with quick footwork and the ability to go by players.
Keep him confident and he can be a key player
— Ed 034 ??? (@dingdinghopkin) September 27, 2019
Contract extension in January please.
— Stuart Clarkson (@Stuart_Clarkson) September 27, 2019
Perfect squad player. Offers something completely different to others.
Unorthodox in his style but has games where he causes real problems.
— Nick (@NickBrookz) September 27, 2019
— Tahmid (@tahmiddahmed) September 27, 2019
People who doubted ameobi I hope you regret it,he has so much what most wingers haven’t got in the championship can’t go wrong on a free and think we gave him a 1 year contract to see how he gets on so far he’s been brilliant #nffc
— Kieran (@KieranNffc29) September 27, 2019
Sammi ameobi tore Stoke apart last night. He was excellent #nffc
— Nffcboxing2019 (@nffcboxing2019) September 28, 2019