MX23RW : Saturday, July 31 15:40:48| >> :120:82091:82091:

Result: Yuri Ribeiro nets first Forest goal in win over Sheffield Wednesday

The Owls are without a win in eight.

Yuri Ribeiro's first goal for Nottingham Forest and Lewis Grabban's first of the season helped Chris Hughton's side claim a precious 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday.

Portuguese defender Ribeiro conjured up a precise finish to put the home side ahead within the first five minutes, while substitute Grabban made certain of victory in the 87th minute, as he made his first appearance since October, following a hip injury.

It left Owls boss Tony Pulis to notch up an eighth game without a win since taking on the job.

In contrast, Hughton will have been delighted to see his Forest side avoid notching up eight games without victory himself.

It took only four minutes for Forest to take the lead with a well-crafted goal.

Cafu delivered the final ball into the path of Ribeiro as he rampaged down the left flank and the full-back powered into the box before firing a low shot across goal and into the bottom corner.

Amid a packed goalmouth, keeper Joe Wildsmith had little chance of keeping the ball out.

Forest started the game brightly and, while they had a scare when Lyle Taylor needed extensive treatment to a knock, the striker was soon bending a powerful free-kick high and wide of the target.

Cafu had the ball in the net when he got on the end of a cross-shot from Sammy Ameobi but the Forest man had strayed offside.

Kadeem Harris ensured Forest keeper Brice Samba remained alert with a shot from the edge of the box, which was well held.

Forest were playing well and were only denied a second when Chey Dunkley cleared off the line to keep out an effort from Taylor, as he slid to connect with a cut back from Ribeiro.

A fine cross from Barry Bannan caused chaos at the other end but Adam Reach could not quite connect at the far post.

Ribeiro saw another shot deflected wide for a corner at the start of the second half. Another clever pass from Cafu sent Cyrus Christie into space, but his cross was behind Taylor in the middle.

Cafu was at the centre of things again as Ameobi exchanged passes with him, before driving a low 20-yard shot that was well held by Wildsmith.

Ameobi and Alex Mighten both had shots blocked, before Mighten sent a header over as the two men combined.

But sub Grabban made the difference when he challenged Tom Lees for the ball on the edge of the penalty area, before finding the corner with a precise finish to secure three points.

ID:426674: cacheID:426674:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:4974:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Ivan Toney celebrates scoring for Brentford against Queens Park Rangers in the Championship on November 27, 2020
Read Next:
Tuesday's Championship predictions including Watford vs. Brentford
>

rhs 2.0
Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina21131246
JapanJapan175830
United StatesUnited States16171346
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia11151137
AustraliaAustralia1031427
Great BritainGreat Britain891128
Today's Olympic highlights header

Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

> Today's schedule in full
Todays Game Header Right
EFL Cup
Olympic Games Men's Football
Scottish Premiership
Pre-Season Friendlies
Portuguese Super Cup
Taca da Liga
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Belgian Pro League
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Finnish Veikkausliiga
League of Ireland Premier
Belarusian Premier League
2.Bundesliga
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Brasileiro
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Chinese Super League
Tables

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!