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                                                    Nottm Forest
                                                    own(Miguel Llera) (75 mins)
                                                    1-0
                                                    Sheff Wed

                                                    npower Championship , Nov 17, 2012
                                                    Ground: The City Ground , Kickoff: 15:00 , Att 24,584

                                                    Team news

                                                    Cox worry for Forest Simon Cox is a concern for Nottingham Forest ahead of Sheffield Wednesday's visit to the City Ground.

                                                    Manager Sean O'Driscoll is awaiting news on the striker after he suffered a foot injury while on international duty in midweek.

                                                    Cox limped out of the Republic of Ireland's 1-0 friendly defeat to Greece in Dublin after an hour on Wednesday night and he will continue to be assessed by the club's medical staff.

                                                    However, midfielder Adlene Guedioura, who has been away on international duty with Algeria, is expected to be available against the Owls.

                                                    Daniel Ayala could come back into O'Driscoll's plans after a four-match lay-off with a hamstring injury but fellow defender Dan Harding remains a doubt with a similar problem.

                                                    Forest are without a win in three games since beating Barnsley 4-1 at Oakwell on October 27.

                                                    Sheffield Wednesday will be without striker Chris O'Grady.

                                                    The Owls' five-goal leading scorer is struggling with an ongoing foot problem and will be sidelined for a fortnight, so Gary Madine will continue to lead the line, with Jay Bothroyd and Michail Antonio supporting in wider roles.

                                                    Manager Dave Jones has no new injury or suspension problems and is unlikely to make too many, if any, changes.

                                                    Paul Corry shook off an ankle injury in time to play the full 90 minutes in last week's defeat at Middlesbrough and is expected to resume in midfield alongside teenager Ross Barkley, on loan from Everton, and Jose Semedo.

                                                    Jones could be tempted to recall Martin Taylor to the centre of his defence as the Owls chase their second away win in the league this season.

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                                                    Last modified 17:23 17/11/12

                                                    Llera Mi-stake costs Owls Miguel Llera's own-goal condemned Sheffield Wednesday to a 10th defeat of the season as they lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in an uninspiring npower Championship affair.

                                                    Both sides had spurned golden opportunities but a lack of quality in the final third was the enduring theme for much of the game, before Spanish defender Llera headed past Chris Kirkland with a quarter of an hour remaining.

                                                    The hosts dominated possession for long periods, but the visitors looked lively on the break and the 4,400 away fans that made the journey down the M1 had every right to feel aggrieved not to see their side collect at least a point for their endeavour.

                                                    Forest manager Sean O'Driscoll handed Jermaine Jenas his first competitive start for almost a year in place of Adlene Guedioura, while Dexter Blackstock started for the first time since September in place of Simon Cox after the Republic of Ireland striker picked up a foot injury on international duty in the week.

                                                    Wednesday boss Dave Jones, having failed to land Sunderland striker Connor Wickham on loan during the week, made just the one change to the side that lost to Middlesbrough - with Nejc Pecnik preferred to Paul Corry.

                                                    Gary Madine had the first chance of the game for the visitors, but Lee Camp was alert to tip his 25-yard effort around the post after three minutes.

                                                    From the resulting corner the ball dropped to Jay Bothroyd in the box, but the former Cardiff striker's powerful shot was well blocked by Camp.

                                                    Forest's best opportunity of the first half came when Andy Reid played a delightful one-two with Billy Sharp on the edge of the area, but after finding himself one-on-one with Chris Kirkland the Irish midfielder hit his shot straight at the keeper.

                                                    Wednesday grew in confidence as the half went on, with Madine latching onto Michail Antonio's long throw only for Camp to snuff out the danger. Owls captain Jose Semedo then picked out former Reading winger Antonio with a fabulous long pass, but Danny Collins did well to scramble his dangerous cross clear.

                                                    Sharp missed two glorious opportunities in as many minutes - firing wide after Blackstock laid off Greg Halford's pass on 38 minutes and sending Chris Cohen's searching cross narrowly wide with a diving header moments later.

                                                    Wednesday's clearest opening of the half came a minute before the break, Bothroyd's corner dropping kindly for Pecnik who volleyed narrowly over from eight yards.

                                                    Bothroyd missed a glorious opportunity shortly before the hour mark. Full-back Daniel Jones got past Camp on the by-line and pulled the ball back for the 30-year-old, whose shot was headed off the line by Collins.

                                                    Five minutes later substitute Henri Lansbury wastefully sent his effort over from six yards after a brilliant one-two with Blackstock had left him with only Kirkland to beat.

                                                    The game looked to be dwindling towards a goalless draw when out of nowhere Llera inexplicably nodded Cohen's cross from the right past Kirkland, after Sharp had failed to make contact.

                                                    Team Line-ups

                                                    Nottm ForestRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Substitution Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Rating
                                                    1 Lee Camp
                                                    15 Greg Halford
                                                    5 Danny Collins
                                                    32 Elliott Ward
                                                    4 Simon Gillett
                                                    18 Brendan Moloney
                                                    36 Jermaine Jenas(sub 54)
                                                    11 Andy Reid(sub 49)
                                                    8 Chris Cohen
                                                    23 Dexter Blackstock
                                                    24 Billy Sharp
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    12 Karl Darlow
                                                    7 Adlene Guedioura(sub 54)
                                                    10 Lewis McGugan
                                                    19 Simon Cox
                                                    21 James Coppinger
                                                    22 Henri Lansbury(sub 49)
                                                    26 Daniel Ayala
                                                    Sheff WedRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Substitution Rating
                                                    1 Chris Kirkland
                                                    2 Lewis Buxton
                                                    26 Daniel Jones(sub 81)
                                                    32 Miguel Llera
                                                    4 Anthony Gardner
                                                    24 Ross Barkley
                                                    6 Jose Semedo
                                                    17 Nejc Pecnik(sub 51)
                                                    7 Michail Antonio
                                                    9 Gary Madine
                                                    23 Jay Bothroyd
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    43 Stephen Bywater
                                                    5 Martin Taylor
                                                    14 Joe Mattock
                                                    18 Danny Mayor(sub 81)
                                                    16 Rhys McCabe
                                                    11 Jermaine Johnson(sub 51)
                                                    15 Lozano Rodri

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