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Nottm ForestNottingham Forest1WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers1

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Wolves

Gary Gardner
Gary Gardner's free-kick meant Wolves have now drawn six of their last nine matches

Gary Gardner's second-half free-kick earned Nottingham Forest a point as they were held at home by Wolves.

Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme produced a superb double save just before half-time to keep the game goalless.

After a quiet first half, Joe Mason put Wolves ahead with a curled left-footed effort from outside the box, which went in off the post.

Gardner levelled, lashing in a free-kick from the edge of the box after Henri Lansbury was fouled.

The first half had a distinct end-of-season feel to it, with neither side registering a shot on target until Ikeme was forced into action in added time to deny Daniel Fox and Gardner.

The second half was a far livelier affair, with Wolves captain Danny Batth having a header cleared off the line by Lansbury, before Wanderers midfielder Conor Coady fired wide from long range in the closing moments.

Nottingham Forest interim head coach Paul Williams: "It was a superb free-kick from Gary - and I did moan that Henri was not taking it, before he struck it.

"But we give ownership to the players over that kind of situation. Henri was meant to take it but, if Gary felt he had a good chance of scoring, then there is no problem.

"Henri was clearly big enough to think of the team. Happily so."

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett: "Our players are motivated, they have not given up.

If you look at the age and experience they have, the majority of them are on the way up in their careers, rather than on the way down.

"That is a plus for us, but we do look as though we lack some nous and experience in this division. Some of the top sides have that and we do not."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 1de Vries
  • 2LichajBooked at 88mins
  • 5MillsBooked at 50mins
  • 13Fox
  • 3Jokic
  • 22Gardner
  • 32TescheBooked at 89mins
  • 38Osborn
  • 10Lansbury
  • 8CohenSubstituted forBurkeat 59'minutes
  • 23BlackstockSubstituted forAssombalongaat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Assombalonga
  • 18Macheda
  • 26Evtimov
  • 29O'Grady
  • 35Burke
  • 37Grant
  • 42Worrall

Wolves

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 28DeslandesSubstituted forHauseat 69'minutes
  • 12J Wallace
  • 16Coady
  • 4Edwards
  • 8Saville
  • 7Henry
  • 10Mason

Substitutes

  • 19Price
  • 25Byrne
  • 26Martinez
  • 30Hause
  • 33Reid
  • 35Hunte
  • 48Enobakhare
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
22,291

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  6. Booking

    Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest).

  8. Post update

    Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

  11. Post update

    George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

  14. Post update

    George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough452610962303288
2Burnley442415568353387
3Brighton442415570403087
4Hull4523111164343080
5Derby442114965412477
6Sheff Wed451917965432274
7Cardiff451716125550567
8Ipswich451715135251166
9Birmingham451614155248462
10Brentford45188196766162
11Preston451516144444061
12Leeds451416154957-858
13QPR441318135353057
14Wolves451316165157-655
15Blackburn451216174345-252
16Reading451313195156-552
17Nottm Forest451216174146-552
18Bristol City451313195470-1652
19Huddersfield451312205865-751
20Rotherham451310225266-1449
21Fulham451115196579-1448
22Charlton45913234077-3740
23MK Dons45912243867-2939
24Bolton45515254180-3930
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