Ruben Neves’ second-half penalty gave manager-less Wolverhampton Wanderers a slender win over Nottingham Forest in a colorless and uninspiring recreation.
It was a match of few probabilities, with Wolves dominating possession and looking out comfy however unable to penetrate a resolute Forest defence.
Many of the hosts’ assaults got here through Adama Traore, who tied the Forest defence in knots on quite a few events however was unable to ship the killer cross to create an opportunity for a teammate.
But the sport lastly turned in Wolves’ favour simply shy of the hour mark, when Harry Toffolo was judged to have dealt with the ball inside his personal penalty space after a prolonged VAR verify.
Captain Ruben Neves stepped as much as convert the penalty for his second aim of the season, regardless of the very best efforts of on-loan Forest keeper Dean Henderson.
Forest had a golden alternative to get again into the sport with their very own penalty after Matheus Nunes introduced down Ryan Yates, just for Brennan Johnson to see his spot kick saved by Jose Sa.
Yates might have put Forest stage within the dying embers of the sport when Steve Cook flicked a header again throughout aim, however headed over when it appeared simpler to attain.
The slender win lifts Wolves out of the relegation zone, taking them above Southampton who drop all the way down to 18th.
Meanwhile, Forest languish on the backside of the Premier League desk, stage on factors with struggling Leicester City however with worse aim distinction.