Wolves 0 Sheffield Wednesday 2: We are better than last season - Carlos Carvalhal

Fernando Forestieri celebrates scoring the opening goal at Wolves (Photo: Steve Ellis)

Fernando Forestieri celebrates scoring the opening goal at Wolves (Photo: Steve Ellis)

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Sheffield Wednesday striker Fernando Forestieri ruined Paul Lambert's first home game in charge of Wolves as the visitors triumphed 2-0 at Molineux.

Forestieri opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 15th minute with his fifth goal of the season - his second in two games - and was also involved when the Owls doubled their lead through Tom Lees after 29 minutes.

It was the first time in nine Sky Bet Championship games that Wednesday had scored more than one goal and helped earn the visitors their first win at Molineux in seven attempts, having lost on their last five visits.

They were well worth their success, and the result will have given Lambert a clear idea of the huge task ahead as Wolves slid deeper into trouble.

Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal said: "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.

The hosts wasted a golden chance to open the scoring when Conor Coady and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson combined in the 11th minute.

Iceland international Bodvarsson set up Coady on the edge of the area but the former Huddersfield midfielder dragged his shot wide of Keiren Westwood's far post.

It was to prove to be a costly miss as Forestieri punished them four minutes later by winning and converting the penalty.

Referee Jeremy Simpson had no hesitation in pointing to the spot when Forestieri was brought down by full-back Matt Doherty. Forestieri then calmly sent Wolves goalkeeper Andy Lonergan the wrong way from 12 yards.

Wednesday should have doubled their advantage after 20 minutes but Barry Bannan's shot flew over the bar after good work from Ross Wallace.

But they did not have to wait much longer to make their growing dominance pay as they cut Wolves apart down the left wing.

Forestieri's cross flew across the face of the Wolves goal and was collected by Lucas Joao. He rolled the ball into the path of Lee, who had the simple task of steering his shot from 10 yards past the terribly exposed Lonergan.

Lambert sent on striker Nouha Dicko at half-time to try to inject some life into his side and they did have more purpose to their play in the second period.

Wednesday goalkeeper Westwood was finally forced into action when he was well placed to pluck out a header from Kortney Hause in the 63rd minute following a corner from Jack Price.

Wolves substitute Ivan Cavaleiro should then really have handed Lambert's side a lifeline after 77 minutes.

He was unmarked at the far post when Dave Edwards picked him out with a header, but he somehow managed to drag his shot right across the face of goal to perfectly sum up a dismal day for Lambert and Wolves.

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