Championship
Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday2Nottm ForestNottingham Forest1
Kieran Lee
Kieran Lee's winner was his 17th goal in 150 games for Sheffield Wednesday

Kieran Lee's stoppage-time winner saw Sheffield Wednesday get their third win in four games as they defeated Nottingham Forest in the Championship.

Henri Lansbury put the visitors in front, with his shot from 30 yards deflecting off Barry Bannan and looping in over goalkeeper Keiren Westwood.

Lee levelled, heading home Ross Wallace's corner after finding himself unmarked in the Forest area.

And Lee got the winner as he stabbed home from close range late on.

Wednesday move up to 11th spot, one point off the top six, while Forest slip down to 15th place.

Lansbury's opener for Forest came against the run of play, as the Owls had seen Wallace, Gary Hooper and Steven Fletcher all go close for the home side.

Westwood made a great save from Apostolos Vellios to keep Wednesday in it by palming away the Greek striker's header as it made its way towards the far post.

But Forest's poor defending from Wallace's corner began their downfall as Lee ghosted into the box unmarked and did not have to jump as he guided the ball into the net.

Chris Cohen headed Wallace's effort off the line with six minute left before Lee - who was making his 150th Wednesday appearance - got the winner, prodding a square ball across the six yard box past Vladimir Stojkovic.

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal:

"If the plan of the team is to kill me, they are very near, I must tell you! One more game like this and they will kill me!

"We created a lot of chances to win the game. Nottingham Forest were very difficult and organised opponents and they had some chances also.

"When questions are put to us, we must give the correct answers and I felt we did that so we are happy. My players showed a lot of character to win this game."

Nottingham Forest head coach Philippe Montanier:

"It was a good game against a good team. It's disappointing to lose at the end of the match.

"I'm disappointed about two bad decisions, too, because it makes the difference at the end.

"We defended very well and we felt that if we could score at the start of the second half, perhaps we can change the game. We have had several games where we've showed a good defensive mentality."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15LeesSubstituted forLoovensat 59'minutes
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 9Reach
  • 33Wallace
  • 5Lee
  • 41BannanSubstituted forAbdiat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 45Forestieri
  • 14HooperSubstituted forNuhiuat 82'minutes
  • 6Fletcher

Substitutes

  • 7Abdi
  • 12Loovens
  • 16Palmer
  • 24Semedo
  • 25Dawson
  • 38Buckley
  • 44Nuhiu

Nottm Forest

  • 38Stojkovic
  • 17Pereira
  • 5Mills
  • 4Mancienne
  • 2LichajBooked at 90mins
  • 37GrantSubstituted forDumitruat 82'minutes
  • 8Cohen
  • 10LansburyBooked at 90mins
  • 18CarayolSubstituted forKasamiat 59'minutes
  • 39VelliosSubstituted forBendtnerat 77'minutes
  • 11OsbornBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Dumitru
  • 13Fox
  • 14Bendtner
  • 22Kasami
  • 24Vaughan
  • 42Worrall
  • 43Smith
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
27,350

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

  3. Booking

    Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

  6. Booking

    Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

  9. Post update

    Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu tries a through ball, but Fernando Forestieri is caught offside.

  10. Booking

    Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday).

  12. Post update

    Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Booking

    Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 2, Nottingham Forest 1. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Steven Fletcher.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Henri Lansbury with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Sam Hutchinson.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Almen Abdi (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Nicolao Dumitru replaces Jorge Grant.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Gary Hooper.

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