Sheffield Wednesday ace Forestieri was the difference-maker against Forest, fans agree

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri was in fine form on Saturday.

Sheffield Wednesday attacker Fernando Forestieri was superb on Saturday as his goal settled a close encounter between the Owls and Championship visitors Nottingham Forest.

The Yorkshire outfit headed into the clash buoyed by their recent 3-0 League Cup thrashing over Arsenal and their sudden rise up the Championship table owing to an impressive unbeaten run.

It’s good times for the Owls under intelligent boss Carlos Carvalhal, and their performance against Forest was very much one full of endeavour and togetherness as they pinned the visitors back.

Wednesday fired in over 20 shots on the Forest goal throughout the 90 minutes, yet only managed to make its way past the visitors ‘keeper and that came via a 25-yard strike from Forestieri.

  GoalsShotsTake-onsTouchesAccurate PassesBall RecoveriesTacklesMins Played
Fernando Forestieri 1 6 2 39 13 4 1 79

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, Wednesday’s big-money summer signing once again proved his worth as his individual quality ultimately separated the two teams.

Aside from his well-struck shot, the former Watford man took a total of six shots, completed two successful take-ons and produced 13 accurate passes before coming off in the 79th minute.

Carvalhal’s men pressed Forest from the off and pressure them high up the pitch, resulting in Wednesday’s players squeezing the space and playing the majority of the game in Forest’s half.

Forestieri wasn’t shy in putting himself about in this regard, making one tackle and four ball recoveries.

The 1-0 win lifts the hosts to within one point of the playoffs, a genuine target for the season. Celebrating on Twitter after the game, many supporters reserved special praise for their talented forward.

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