Two superb first half strikes from John McGinn and a second half goal from Kortney Hause sealed all three points for Villa.
Villa were untroubled by Forest for long periods, with Mings the stand-out performer at the back.
McGinn (Man of the match) was well supported by the composed Conor Hourihane, who provided the assist for Villa’s third.
Tonights excellent away win at The City Ground lifts Villa to 8th and we are now just two points outside of the Playoffs.
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