Sheffield Wednesday 2 Nottingham Forest 1: One more game like this and Owls will kill me - Carvalhal

Kieran Lee.
Kieran Lee.
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Sheffield Wednesday proved the comeback kings again after beating Nottingham Forest to Hillsborough.

Just like previous home games against Wigan and Bristol City, the Owls trailed before fighting back to take all three points.

Kieran Lee winner in injury time

Kieran Lee winner in injury time

Henri Lansbury netted to give Forest a half-time advantage.

But two goals from midfielder Kieran Lee secured all three points for the Owls.

Sam Hutchinson returned after serving a one-match suspension, Glenn Loovens dropped to the bench.

There were also recalls for right-back Jack Hunt and striker Gary Hooper, with Fernando Forestieri deployed out wide.

Two goal Kieran Lee turns after his injury time winner

Two goal Kieran Lee turns after his injury time winner

Wednesday started well, Hooper dragging his shot wide from a swift free-kick, while Fletcher forced a good save from Vladimir Stojkovic.

Barry Bannan’s cross caused panic in the Forest defence, but somehow Hooper and Fletcher could not scramble the ball home.

But against the run of play, Forest took the lead on 35 minutes.

Henri Lansbury fired in from long distance, the ball flying over Westwood’s head.

Hooper should have brought the Owls level at the start of the second half. His first shot was deflected wide, before he missed a low cross from five yards out.

Wednesday were level on 68 minutes, Ross Wallace’s corner met with a Kieran Lee header.

Forestieri was looking a threat down the left flank, and was unlucky to see his goal-bound effort deflected wide after a jinking run.

Going into stoppage time, a neat move involving Fletcher and Forestieri down the left flank found Lee in the middle and he tucked the ball home.

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal was relieved to see his side come from behind once again.

Carvalhal said: “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.

“We are creating and moving the ball with personality. My players showed a lot of character to win this game.

“We put Gary Hooper behind Fernando (Forestieri) and Fletcher. We took some risks because Nottingham Forest’s full-backs attack well.”

Praising match-winner Lee, Carvalhal added: “He’s a player that coaches and colleagues appreciate because they understand his influence. He’s a fantastic character who works hard all the time.”

Nottingham Forest head coach Philippe Montanier said: “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.

“A throw-in was given to the opponents before the corner (for Wednesday’s first goal). I said at the time that I was not sure but it is clear on the video.

“There was also a foul in the build-up to the winning goal. Sheffield don’t need this help because they are a very good team. The decisions killed us and it is very frustrating.

“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.”

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