Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 2 Nottingham Forest

Match info: Championship at Molineux Stadium

Date: 24/11/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: R East Att: 22,527

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Wolves

Bjorn Sigurdarson 5

1
vs
2

N Forest

Billy Sharp 16
Adlene Guedioura 57

FT (ht: 1-1)

  • Last Updated: November 24 2012, 19:30 GMT

Nottingham Forest manager Sean O'Driscoll was braced for a frosty reception from his family after his side's 2-1 npower Championship win at Wolves.

Billy Sharp (l): On target for Forest
Billy Sharp (l): On target for Forest

Adlene Guedioura, sold by Wolves to Forest this summer for £1million, returned to haunt his former club with a decisive 30-yard drive in the 57th minute to earn Forest their first win at Molineux in 30 years.

Bjorn Sigurdarson had given Wolves the lead after five minutes before Billy Sharp equalised 12 minutes later.

Eight members of O'Driscoll's family are Wolves season-ticket holders and he said: "They want the Wolves to do well so I think they would have settled for a draw.

"We will have to wait and see. We have got a game on Tuesday so I am not even staying down.

"It might be the best thing for me to do to get out quick!"

O'Driscoll revealed a tactical switch at half-time was the key to his side's success.

He said: "In the first half it was end to end and it could have been any score.

"We had a discussion at half-time about changing things.

"They wanted to keep going as we were but as the manager you think we can't be that open.

"So we changed things a bit which stemmed their flow.

"But we are still a threat on the break and that proved to be the case.

"We are a team who can score but we can also concede so we want to keep the one and negate the other. We are a work in progress.

"First and foremost in this division you have to be hard to beat. That is the crux of everything."

The only disappointment for O'Driscoll, whose side are level on points with sixth-placed Millwall, was seeing striker Simon Cox carried off on a stretcher after 65 minutes with an ankle injury.

Cox was taken straight to hospital in Nottingham.

O'Driscoll added: "He heard something crack at the back of his ankle and was in a lot of pain."

Wolves manager Stale Solbakken was again left to bemoan his side's inability to hold onto a lead as their poor run continued.

They have taken just three points from the last eight games and Solbakken is starting to see a lack of confidence from his players.

He said: "I was not happy with the way we defended. It was too open and we allowed them to counter-attack.

"There are very small margins but if you have not won in eight games then it is also a bit in the head as well.

"When they scored the second goal we struggled to get the rhythm in the game and they made it difficult for us.

"It looked like we had a lack of confidence in that period.

"After conceding the second goal we looked like a team that had not won for a while.

"You could see that in the way that we passed the ball.

"Safe balls went wrong and many players made the wrong decision.

"That is often down to a lack of self-belief and that has to go before we play Millwall on Tuesday.

"We have not lacked it before but you could see it after we went 2-1 down.

"We have to work on that because if you are afraid of something you will never turn the corner.

"We need to believe in what we are doing and I think it was a bit to wild west sometimes."


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