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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."


Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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


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

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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


  • 2Lichaj
  • 20Williams
  • 29O'Grady
  • 34Walker
  • 37Grant
  • 38Osborn
  • 43Durrant
Jeremy Simpson

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Nottingham Forest 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Chris O'Grady (Nottingham Forest).

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

  8. Post update

    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.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Lucas João.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Gary Hooper replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

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

  15. Post update

    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.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Fernando Forestieri.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jonathan Williams replaces Jamie Ward.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

  20. Booking

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