Nottingham Forest 2-0 Aston Villa: What Emery said

Aston Villa boss Unai Emery, speaking to Sky Sports: "It is very hard to accept the result. We made some mistakes. We conceded early, but for another 80 minutes we played with a good mentality, to try and score.

"The second half they scored another early goal. After this we were controlling the game, creating chances and getting corners. It is very difficult when the other team score first. They defended deeply.

"We are fifth in the league, we have 22 points, of course if we could achieve the three points today we would be better. I am proud of the players, before this match I was very proud of the players.

"We took this match as a challenge to get the top four teams, we didn't achieve it and there is still work to do to try and correct the things we did today with some mistakes."