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Wolves 5-1 Nottm Forest

Wolves thrashed Nottingham Forest to go top of the Championship.

They were ahead after 14 minutes when David Jones fired in after good work by Sylvain Ebanks-Blake, before Wes Morgan's own goal made it two.

Michael Kightly smashed a third from 25 yards and Chris Iwelumo headed in Matt Jarvis' cross seconds before the interval as Wolves ran riot.

Forest got one back through Richard Stearman's own goal, but Kightly curled in another after 64 minutes.


Wolves boss Mick McCarthy:
"We played some great stuff and we could have had more.

"It is as good a performance as I've seen from a team of mine or anybody's for a 45-minute period for a long time.

"Forest play good attractive football, but in doing so they leave themselves vulnerable to the counter-attack and we can do that."

Nottingham Forest manager Colin Calderwood:
"We started well but gave away a cheap goal. After that we just couldn't compete or stay with them.

"We lost our imagination in terms of how to play and stay in the game.

"If we had not let in a fourth goal before half-time we might have had a chance, but four is an incredibly hard position to come back from.

"We lost discipline and the desire to get the ball and we need to defend better as a back four."


Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Foley, Collins, Stearman, Stephen Ward, Kightly (Gray 77), David Jones, Henry, Jarvis (Edwards 66), Iwelumo, Ebanks-Blake (Keogh 65).
Subs Not Used: Darren Ward, Ikeme.

Goals: David Jones 14, Morgan 29 og, Kightly 43, Iwelumo 45, Kightly 62.

Nottm Forest: Smith, Chambers (Wilson 71), Morgan, Breckin, Bennett, Perch (McCleary 71), Guy Moussi, Cohen, Tyson (Cole 71), Earnshaw, Martin.
Subs Not Used: Thornhill, Roberts.

Booked: Chambers, Bennett.

Goals: Stearman 55 og.

Att: 25,301

Ref: Grant Hegley (Hertfordshire).




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