Wolverhampton Wanderers maintained their challenge for a top-six finish in the Championship this season with a 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest away from home on Friday.
After a goalless first half, Wolves took the lead in the opening minute of the second period when former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe found the target with a low shot.
Bakary Sako doubled the visiting team’s advantage on 72 minutes from the penalty spot, after he himself was brought down inside the Forest penalty box by midfielder Henri Lansbury.
Although Dexter Blackstock halved the deficit for the Reds in injury time, it failed to inspire a comeback, as Wolves claimed all three points at the City Ground.
The victory saw Wolves retain their chances of a place in the playoffs, and perhaps even automatic promotion.
Kenny Jackett’s side are currently eighth in the Championship table with 68 points from 40 matches, level on points with sixth-placed Derby County but behind due to an inferior goal difference.
Another great win today!! Fans were brilliant boys worked hard for them 3 points!! #wwfc— Jack Price (@jacko_8) April 3, 2015
Great result today, happy to be on the scroe sheet again. Awesome team work and what a support. :-)— sako bakary (@sakobakary26) April 3, 2015