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Sheff Wed1Nottm Forest0

Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Fernando Forestieri
Fernando Forestieri is Sheffield Wednesday's joint leading scorer with four goals

Sheffield Wednesday extended their unbeaten Championship run to eight matches as Fernando Forestieri's strike sunk Nottingham Forest.

Forest, without a league win in seven, had the best chance of the first half when Jamie Ward's header hit a post.

But Wednesday gradually took charge, and deservedly went ahead through Forestieri's powerful 25-yard shot.

Lucas Joao put a golden chance wide late on as the Owls eased to their fifth league win in seven.

Forest started the game brightly, but Wednesday, buoyed by their midweek League Cup win over Arsenal, edged a cagey first half.

Forest's debutant keeper Dimitar Evtimov blocked Kieran Lee's shot when through one-on-one, and denied Jack Hunt after a fine swivel and shot.

But the visitors went closest when Daniel Pinillos' excellent run and cross found Ward, whose stooping header shaved the post.

The home side took control after the break as a subdued Forest offered little in response.

Atdhe Nuhiu headed over from close range from Barry Bannan's pinpoint cross before Forestieri's brilliant low shot finally beat Evtimov.

Joao miscued from close range late on from Jeremy Helan's pull-back, and Ross Wallace hit the side-netting as Wednesday threatened a second.

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal:

"I think we deserved the victory. We played not so well in the first half, but we improved in the second half.

"My players are enjoying the game and I know what we can do. It is no surprise to me that we are playing so well.

"The way that Fernando (Forestieri) works is the most important thing about him, rather than the goals he scores."

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman:

"It was disappointing because we felt we shaded the first half and I thought we were comfortable throughout the match.

"We have a lot of injuries, but I refuse to use that as an excuse for the result.

"I have been in this position before as a manager and as a player. You have to persevere with what you're trying to do.

"We are trying very hard to put it right, on and off the field. Things can change very quickly in this division and I honestly think they will change."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32HuntBooked at 69mins
  • 15Lees
  • 5Loovens
  • 36Pudil
  • 33Wallace
  • 6SemedoSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 57'minutes
  • 20Lee
  • 41BannanBooked at 46mins
  • 45ForestieriBooked at 78minsSubstituted forHelanat 79'minutes
  • 9NuhiuSubstituted forHooperat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Palmer
  • 10McGugan
  • 14Hooper
  • 17Helan
  • 18Lucas João
  • 23Sasso
  • 28Wildsmith

Nottm Forest

  • 26Evtimov
  • 5MillsBooked at 74mins
  • 25HobbsSubstituted forO'Gradyat 84'minutes
  • 6Wilson
  • 31Pinillos
  • 18Trotter
  • 24VaughanBooked at 30mins
  • 27BurkeBooked at 56minsSubstituted forOsbornat 59'minutes
  • 17Oliveira
  • 19WardBooked at 41minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 79'minutes
  • 23Blackstock

Substitutes

  • 2Lichaj
  • 20Williams
  • 29O'Grady
  • 34Walker
  • 37Grant
  • 38Osborn
  • 43Durrant
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
22,465

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home21
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Nottingham Forest 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Nottingham Forest 0.

Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Ben Osborn tries a through ball, but Nélson Oliveira is caught offside.

Hand ball by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Lucas João.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Gary Hooper replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Chris O'Grady replaces Jack Hobbs.

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Fernando Forestieri.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jonathan Williams replaces Jamie Ward.

Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Booking

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Kelvin Wilson.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Booking

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday).

Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Nottingham Forest 0. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Nélson Oliveira tries a through ball, but Jamie Ward is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Barry Bannan following a set piece situation.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest).

Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton148601911830
2Hull148422181328
3Burnley148422013728
4Middlesbrough148332391427
5Derby1476121101127
6Birmingham147341915424
7Reading146532113823
8Sheff Wed146531916323
9Cardiff145721511422
10Fulham145542620620
11Brentford146262020020
12QPR145452223-119
13Wolves145362020018
14Ipswich144641621-518
15Blackburn143651414015
16Huddersfield143561418-414
17Nottm Forest143561115-414
18Preston142751013-313
19Leeds142751219-713
20MK Dons143291221-911
21Bristol City142571626-1011
22Bolton141761020-1010
23Charlton142481124-1310
24Rotherham142391527-129
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