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Sheff Wed 0-1 Nottingham Forest

Henri Lansbury's goal gave Nottingham Forest a sixth win in seven games this term

Nottingham Forest ensured they will start the international break at the summit of the Championship after eking out a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

A first-half Henri Lansbury header gave Stuart Pearce's unbeaten side a lead that they would never relinquish at Hillsborough and ensured a sixth victory in seven games this season.

Wednesday dominated the second half but were unable to force an equaliser.

Atdhe Nuhiu had a late effort saved by Karl Darlow and then hit a post.

It was the hosts' first defeat of the campaign and their failure to reap anything will frustrate Owls manager Stuart Gray given his side enjoyed plenty of possession and several decent openings.

They might have scored twice in the opening three minutes, only for Liam Palmer to try and square for Stevie May rather than shoot himself after breaking clear and Tom Lees to roll a tame effort at Darlow after finding space.

Stevie May, who signed from St Johnstone in August, was Sheffield Wednesday's biggest threat

The goalkeeper was more exercised in thwarting ferocious drives by May, Jacques Maghoma and Chris Maguire but, for all the custodian's competence, the hosts' finishing lacked the conviction shown by their visitors.

Forest had fewer openings but took one of the few that came their way in the 37th minute.

Michail Antonio wriggled into space and lifted the ball into the box, where Lansbury had ghosted in unattended to nudge a free header past Keiren Westwood.

Wednesday dominated thereafter but were unable to find an equaliser.

Nuhiu forced an injury-time save from Darlow then, from the consequent corner, struck an upright.

But Forest hung on to consolidate their lead at the top of the table.

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Stuart Gray: Sheffield Wednesday boss on Forest defeat

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray:

"It shows how far we have came as a team, to be sat here disappointed, to feel we should have got a point and maybe even could have won.

"We dominated the second half and we just couldn't get a break. Their goalkeeper was probably man of the match, that tells you something.

"You could see the effort and commitment. I said to the boys that's the standard, they can't drop from that."

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce:

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Team willing to "go extra mile" - Pearce

"I'm pleased how we stand, but my message is we have to improve. There are four or five areas of the game we can get better at and the players realise that.

"The more demands I put on the players and the more they put on themselves, the more we will improve.

"There hasn't been one game where I have been entirely satisfied. Maybe I have set my standards too high, but I don't think I have."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 8PalmerBooked at 53mins
  • 15Lees
  • 5LoovensBooked at 31mins
  • 3MattockBooked at 34minsSubstituted forHopeat 85'minutes
  • 10MaguireSubstituted forHelanat 79'minutes
  • 6SemedoBooked at 21minsSubstituted forMadineat 64'minutes
  • 14Coke
  • 19MaghomaBooked at 90mins
  • 7May
  • 9Nuhiu

Substitutes

  • 16McCabe
  • 17Helan
  • 18Zayatte
  • 21Corry
  • 24Madine
  • 28Hope
  • 43Kirkland

Nottm Forest

  • 1Darlow
  • 17Hunt
  • 25HobbsSubstituted forLascellesat 73'minutes
  • 4Mancienne
  • 2Lichaj
  • 27C BurkeBooked at 90mins
  • 8Cohen
  • 11Reid
  • 18AntonioBooked at 29minsSubstituted forFryattat 79'minutes
  • 10LansburySubstituted forTescheat 68'minutes
  • 9AssombalongaBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Fryatt
  • 13Fox
  • 14Veldwijk
  • 16Lascelles
  • 29de Vries
  • 32Tesche
  • 38Osborn
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
20,656

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Nottingham Forest 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.
Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest).
Attempt blocked. Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross.
Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Giles Coke.
Attempt missed. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Karl Darlow.
Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.
Attempt blocked. Hallam Hope (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.

Booking

Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Hallam Hope (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest).
Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jeremy Helan.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Hallam Hope replaces Joe Mattock.
Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andy Reid with a cross following a set piece situation.
Foul by Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday).
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Hand ball by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Chris Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matty Fryatt replaces Michail Antonio.
Attempt blocked. Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamaal Lascelles replaces Jack Hobbs because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross.
Foul by Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday).
Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Robert Tesche replaces Henri Lansbury.
Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Glenn Loovens.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Gary Madine replaces Josè Semedo.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Chris Burke.
Attempt saved. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.
Attempt missed. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Mattock.
Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday).
Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday).
Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Maguire.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.
Attempt blocked. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Giles Coke.

Booking

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).
Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).
Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jack Hunt (Nottingham Forest).

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Nottingham Forest 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Nottingham Forest 1.
Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Nottingham Forest 1. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michail Antonio with a cross.
Offside, Nottingham Forest. Chris Burke tries a through ball, but Henri Lansbury is caught offside.

Booking

Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday).
Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Reid with a cross.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Nottm Forest5410813
2Watford5401712
3Wolves5401412
4Norwich5311510
5Millwall5311310
6Charlton523029
7Derby522148
8Brentford522128
9Cardiff522128
10Sheff Wed522118
11Bournemouth521237
12Wigan521237
13Brighton521217
14Blackburn5212-27
15Reading5212-37
16Middlesbrough520306
17Rotherham5203-36
18Leeds5203-56
19Ipswich5122-15
20Birmingham5122-55
21Huddersfield5113-74
22Bolton5014-61
23Fulham5014-71
24Blackpool5005-60
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