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Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Fernando Forestieri scores
Fernando Forestieri's penalty was his fifth goal for Sheffield Wednesday this season

Fernando Forestieri scored his second goal in as many games to help Sheffield Wednesday spoil Paul Lambert's home debut as Wolves manager.

Forestieri put the Owls ahead from the penalty spot after he was was brought down by Matt Doherty in the box.

The striker then played provider, finding Lucas Joao with a cross before he set up Kieran Lee from 10 yards.

Substitute Ivan Cavaleiro put Wolves' best chance wide as they suffered a fourth successive home defeat.

The home side's miserable form, which led to former Italian international Walter Zenga being sacked as boss last month, has seen them collect just three points from a possible 27 in a nine-game winless run. They are now one place above the relegation zone.

Meanwhile for Wednesday, it was the first time in nine Championship games they had managed to score more than once.

It was also their their first win at Molineux in seven attempts, having lost on their past five visits. They have moved up to the top six in the Championship.

Wolves manager Paul Lambert: "We are in a fight along with a few others and in a dangerous position, but that is why we are here - to try and get out of it. There are a lot of games to go but we have to defend better.

"If you can get this right it is a cracking place to be but you have to handle the occasion. It is up to us to find lads who can do it. The ones who can will go with you and the ones who can't will struggle.

"Individual errors have cost us and we are going to have to be more streetwise than that.

"Sheffield Wednesday are a really good side and they punished us. We were a lot better in the second half but by then the horse had bolted."

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Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal: "I told Fernando that he is back again. He performed very well against Fulham in the last game and (against Wolves) he again did very well and it is the Fernando we know and recognise and that the coaches and fans like.

"We are better than last season and the big difference is the efficiency. We have found a way to score goals and the level of the football is very high. I hope we can keep this going for all of the season.

"Wolves ran and fought a lot during the 97 minutes we played. They had new energy because they had changed the coach and it was the first home game and that made them tougher to play against.

"But I think we were ready for this environment and we did well. We got the first goal and deserved it and we had more chances."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 21Lonergan
  • 18IorfaBooked at 59mins
  • 5Stearman
  • 30Hause
  • 2Doherty
  • 16Coady
  • 19PriceBooked at 90mins
  • 17Hélder CostaSubstituted forBrito Teixeiraat 71'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 8SavilleSubstituted forDickoat 45'minutes
  • 22BödvarssonSubstituted forCavaleiroat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ikeme
  • 9Dicko
  • 24Brito Teixeira
  • 26Enobakhare
  • 27Saiss
  • 43Ronan
  • 50Cavaleiro

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32HuntSubstituted forPalmerat 64'minutes
  • 15Lees
  • 12Loovens
  • 9ReachBooked at 90mins
  • 33Wallace
  • 5Lee
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 41BannanSubstituted forBuckleyat 85'minutes
  • 19Lucas JoãoSubstituted forFletcherat 73'minutes
  • 45Forestieri

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 6Fletcher
  • 16Palmer
  • 25Dawson
  • 36Pudil
  • 38Buckley
  • 44Nuhiu
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
27,293

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

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

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

Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Keiren Westwood.

Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Booking

Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

William Buckley (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) header from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. William Buckley replaces Barry Bannan.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

Booking

João Teixeira (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by João Teixeira (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by David Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

Hand ball by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Steven Fletcher replaces Lucas João.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

Foul by João Teixeira (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. João Teixeira replaces Hélder Costa.

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Hutchinson.

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle18131436142240
2Brighton18115228111738
3Reading1810442519634
4Birmingham188732419531
5Leeds189272120129
6Huddersfield179261921-229
7Sheff Wed188462020028
8Norwich188372930-127
9Derby187561613326
10Fulham186752521425
11Aston Villa1851032118325
12Preston187472321225
13Bristol City187382422224
14Ipswich186661717024
15QPR186571926-723
16Brentford186482421322
17Nottm Forest186483232022
18Barnsley186482929022
19Burton184771924-519
20Blackburn185492027-719
21Wolves184681923-418
22Cardiff1853101830-1218
23Wigan173681419-515
24Rotherham1814131843-257
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