Nottingham Forest 0-3 Millwall: Matt Smith hat-trick stuns promotion hopefuls

Millwall boosted their play-off ambitions and dented Nottingham Forest’s promotion problem with a one-sided win on the City Ground.

Millwall shocked Nottingham Forest on Friday as a Matt Smith hat-trick secured a Three-Zero Championship win on the City Ground.

Sabri Lamouchi’s males went into the fit understanding victory would have taken them degree on issues with third-place Fulham and 5 adrift of Leeds United within the computerized promotion puts.

However, they had been undone by way of 3 Smith targets in 13 first-half mins as Millwall closed to inside two issues of the play-offs.

Smith’s artful header from Murray Wallace’s move put the guests forward after 20 mins, and he used to be credited with a 2d when he deflected Jayson Molumby’s effort past goalkeeper Brice Samba.

The striker finished his treble by way of nodding in Shane Ferguson’s nook, leaving Forest to contemplate a run of shape that has noticed them win simply two times in 8 league suits.