Jota’s just two hot to handle for Warburton
DIOGO JOTA continued his electric form in front of goal to steer Wolves to a 2-1 win at the City Ground.
The on-loan Porto star netted either side of a spectacular strike from Muzzy Carayol to give him four goals in three matches.
The result left Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in the top two in the Championship while Mark Warburton’s frustrated Forest slipped to a second straight home defeat.
The second half began in explosive fashion with Wolves taking the lead inside two minutes. Ivan Cavaleiro whipped in a lovely cross from the right and it curled across goal to the far post where Jota slid in to steer home a simple, precise finish.
A quick break after a poor set-piece routine from Forest should have seen Wolves substitute Ben Marshall add to their advantage but he fired right at Jordan Smith.
It was a Forest substitute who was to have an impact, however, as they conjured up a spectacular equaliser.
Carayol collected the ball wide on the left and thrashed a swerving effort beyond John Ruddy’s reach and into the back of the net from 30 yards in the 75th minute.
Six minutes later Leo Bonatini’s surging run ended with Matt Mills hacking him down on the edge of the box and referee Geoff Eltringham played a good advantage as Jota collected the loose ball before rolling a simple finish into the bottom corner.
Espirito Santo said: “We did a very good job today.
“We controlled the game and had good possession against a very good team.
“We were able to manage the game and show good character but also fantastic organisation – the shape and co-operation between the boys was excellent.
“We were able to do what we needed to with our possession – getting goals, always threatening and at the same time being organised.”
Warburton said: “It was a great strike by Muzzy which surprised everyone.
“The crowd then really got behind us and the game seemed to be turning in our favour. Then we gave away possession in a sloppy manner.”
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