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Nottingham Forest 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves winger Helder Costa (left) opened the scoring in the first half
Wolves winger Helder Costa (left) provided one of the few moments of quality at the City Ground in a match that saw just seven shots on target

Helder Costa and club-record signing Ivan Cavaleiro were on target as Wolves beat Nottingham Forest to earn their sixth Championship win of the season.

A match of few chances saw Wolves lead with their first decent opening when Costa fired the ball home from a tight angle five minutes before the break.

A lacklustre Forest struggled to respond in the second period.

And Cavaleiro's simple finish, after Ben Osborn lost possession in midfield, secured victory for the visitors.

The win, which is the second in six games under Paul Lambert, takes Wolves up to 18th place in the table.

The Molineux club are now five points clear of the relegation zone and just one point and one place behind Forest, who are winless in three matches.

An injury-hit Reds side are now just six points clear of the relegation zone.

Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier told BBC Nottngham:

"Too many players didn't give a good performance and if four or five players don't play at a good level then the team is weak.

"It was disappointing because it was a good opportunity for players to help the team, but they didn't perform well."

Wolves boss Paul Lambert told BBC WM:

"It is night and day from when I came in and that is no slight on anybody. I'm not going to say that we are going to do things great in a short space of time but if we can get progress, then that is the main thing.

"I thought we were excellent, full value and looked really composed.

"We have terrific attacking options, but we may need more personnel wise, but going forward I thought we were excellent."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 38Stojkovic
  • 4Mancienne
  • 5MillsBooked at 57mins
  • 42Worrall
  • 2Lichaj
  • 22KasamiSubstituted forPereira Carneiroat 80'minutes
  • 37GrantSubstituted forVaughanat 59'minutes
  • 18CarayolSubstituted forPereiraat 62'minutes
  • 41Cash
  • 11Osborn
  • 39VelliosBooked at 32mins

Substitutes

  • 12Dumitru
  • 17Pereira
  • 20Pereira Carneiro
  • 24Vaughan
  • 25Hobbs
  • 30Henderson
  • 48Ahmedhodzic

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 16Coady
  • 6Batth
  • 5Stearman
  • 2DohertyBooked at 78mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 19PriceBooked at 27mins
  • 17Hélder CostaSubstituted forRonanat 81'minutes
  • 26EnobakhareSubstituted forSaissat 69'minutes
  • 50CavaleiroBooked at 79mins
  • 9DickoSubstituted forBödvarssonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Saville
  • 18Iorfa
  • 22Bödvarsson
  • 27Saiss
  • 30Hause
  • 31Burgoyne
  • 43Ronan
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
19,037

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home21
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Attempt missed. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Hildeberto Pereira (Nottingham Forest).

Connor Ronan (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Nouha Dicko.

David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Connor Ronan replaces Hélder Costa.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Vladimir Stojkovic.

Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Edwards with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Licá replaces Pajtim Kasami.

Booking

Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa.

Booking

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest).

Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Cash.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Edwards tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross.

Foul by Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest).

Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Romain Saiss replaces Bright Enobakhare.

Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle22161545172849
2Brighton22146235142148
3Reading2212463029140
4Huddersfield2212372626039
5Leeds2212282622438
6Sheff Wed2211472623337
7Derby2210662315836
8Birmingham229762729-234
9Fulham2289538281033
10Norwich2210393734333
11Preston229583027332
12Barnsley229493835331
13Aston Villa2161052221128
14Brentford2284102728-128
15Ipswich227782224-228
16Bristol City2283112827127
17Nottm Forest2275103539-426
18Wolves226792830-225
19QPR2165102030-1023
20Cardiff2265112436-1223
21Burton2257102330-722
22Blackburn2255122737-1020
23Wigan2246121827-918
24Rotherham2224162148-2710
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