sport news Wolves 1-1 Nottingham Forest: Matheus Cunha cancels out Harry Toffolo's strike ... trends now
Forest’s early lead through Harry Toffolo was cancelled out by Matheus Cunha for Wolves but the visitors then proceeded to miss a hat-trick of great chances to win it.
While it ended a run of four straight losses for Forest, their league run is now one win in 12 and the spotlight remains on owner Evangelos Marinakis to see what he does next, though the Forest support again sang their support for the manager.
Included among the axed was Greek goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos.
Forest wouldn’t have had much time to work on the 3-5-2 system used by Cooper but on adrenalin and strong backing from the travelling fans, they started brightly and took the lead after 14 minutes.
Wolves defender Toti misplaced a pass out of defence and Neco Williams capitalised with an excellent cross from the right.
At the far post, his fellow wing-back Toffolo rose well to header over the line before Craig Dawson’s acrobatic attempt to volley away crashed off the underside of the crossbar and went in.
It was the lift Forest needed but with their wretched away record, Wolves recognised they would have a chance to come back.
Their opportunity arrived after 32 minutes. Pablo Sarabia crossed from the right and Forest defender Moussa Niakhate didn’t track the run of Matheus Cunha who had time to sweep in from close range.
On the touchline, Cooper grimaced and rewatched the agony on a laptop. Even the Forest staff couldn’t find a reason for VAR to have a look.
Wolves dominated the closing stages of the first half but Forest still had a golden