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Wolves 0-3 Nottingham Forest

Matty Fryatt
Matty Fryatt signed for Forest from Hull in the summer

Nottingham Forest strolled to a convincing win at Wolves after scoring three goals in the final 25 minutes.

After an entertaining but goalless first half, Britt Assombalonga's 11th league goal of the season put the visitors in front as he tapped in Matty Fryatt's cross from a yard out.

Fryatt soon doubled the advantage with a header from Henri Lansbury's corner.

Lansbury's neat finish from Michail Antonio's cut back made it three, as Wolves only had one shot on target.

The win for Stuart Pearce's men followed their 2-1 victory against Norwich a fortnight ago and continued something of a mini-revival for Forest, who before that had gone almost two months without tasting success.

On the other hand, Kenny Jackett's Wolves have now lost three league games in a row, their worst run under his tenure.

Debutant Danny Graham, on loan from Sunderland until 31 December, had the first real chance for the hosts when he nipped in to meet Dave Edwards's cross, but his low shot was saved by Karl Darlow.

Britt Assombalonga
Britt Assombalonga has scored 11 goals in 18 league games in his first season at Nottingham Forest

Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme kept Forest at bay just before the half-hour mark with two fine saves, as he first pushed Lansbury's strike onto the post at full stretch before tipping Fryatt's low curling effort behind.

Moments later, Edwards had the ball in the net for Wolves but it was ruled out for offside.

After the break, Forest began to take control and were rewarded on 65 minutes when former Peterborough man Assombalonga found space to poke in the easiest of chances.

The game was as good as over three minutes later when Fryatt rose highest above a static defence to nod in another close-range effort.

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Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce on 3-0 win at Wolves

As Wolves pushed forward to look for a way back into the game, Forest broke and Antonio's cross evaded everyone inside the box before it fell to Lansbury who slotted home with a first time finish.

The result sees Forest move back up to eighth, while Wolves are a point behind in 11th.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett: "That is now 10 goals against in three games and only one scored and that is a big swing. It is obviously something we need to address and very quickly. It is not a one-off situation. As a defence and and a team we need to defend better.

"For the home side our goalkeeper had to work too much. We need to find an equation at the back that stops these goals going in and then going the other way be a threat. Both areas have to be addressed very quickly."

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce: "Both defensively and offensively we did very well. We had seen that in training over the last couple of weeks. That attitude of the players has been very good. They have had their tails up. We have taken our training performance into the game.

"We have seen first hand how the confidence and the mood of the camp has lifted. Confidence is a real commodity in professional sport we know that. They have been really focused and we are just pleased with the result and performance and we need to keep edging forward."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2DohertyBooked at 49mins
  • 6Batth
  • 23Ebanks-LandellSubstituted forStearmanat 44'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 18Ricketts
  • 11McDonald
  • 15Rowe
  • 7HenrySubstituted forMcAlindenat 60'minutes
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forvan La Parraat 75'minutes
  • 10Sako
  • 12Graham

Substitutes

  • 5Stearman
  • 8Saville
  • 14Evans
  • 17van La Parra
  • 20McAlinden
  • 29Kuszczak
  • 39Keita

Nottm Forest

  • 1Darlow
  • 2LichajBooked at 69mins
  • 4Mancienne
  • 16LascellesBooked at 45mins
  • 13Fox
  • 27Burke
  • 38Osborn
  • 10LansburyBooked at 21mins
  • 18AntonioSubstituted forPatersonat 88'minutes
  • 7FryattSubstituted forBlackstockat 86'minutes
  • 9AssombalongaSubstituted forTescheat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Wilson
  • 17Hunt
  • 19Ince
  • 21Paterson
  • 23Blackstock
  • 29de Vries
  • 32Tesche
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
25,513

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away19
Shots on Target
Home1
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Nottingham Forest 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Nottingham Forest 3.

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Fox.

Hand ball by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Attempt saved. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Paterson replaces Michail Antonio.

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Dexter Blackstock replaces Matty Fryatt.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Matty Fryatt (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Mancienne.

Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Robert Tesche replaces Britt Assombalonga.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Nottingham Forest 3. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

Booking

Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Matty Fryatt (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Danny Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Rowe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

Attempt blocked. Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest) header from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Henri Lansbury with a cross.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Attempt blocked. Matty Fryatt (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Rajiv van La Parra replaces Dave Edwards.

Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam McAlinden (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bournemouth1895435181732
3Middlesbrough1895427131432
4Ipswich188732719831
5Brentford189452624231
6Blackburn188642925430
7Watford1885531211029
8Nottm Forest187742923628
9Charlton1861022018228
10Norwich187652822627
11Wolves187652225-327
12Cardiff187562322126
13Sheff Wed1841041214-222
14Huddersfield185672531-621
15Reading186392329-621
16Leeds185582126-520
17Fulham185492833-519
18Millwall184771924-519
19Birmingham184771529-1419
20Brighton183962023-318
21Bolton1853102128-718
22Rotherham184681525-1018
23Wigan183871923-417
24Blackpool1815121230-188
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