Stojkovic was then forced to produce a last-ditch save to prevent Nouha Dicko from making it 3-0 and that was to be the last real action of a disappointing afternoon for The Reds as they look ahead to a tough trip to Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day.
Forest: Stojkovic, Mancienne, Mills (c), Worrall, Lichaj, Kasami (Lica 80), Cash, Grant (Vaughan 59'), Carayol (Pereira 61'), Osborn, Vellios
Subs not used: Henderson, Hobbs, Ahmedhodzic, Dumitru-Cardoso
Bookings: Vellios 32', Mills 57'
Wolves: Ikeme, Doherty, Edwards, Stearman, Batth, Dicko (Bodvarsson 83'), Coady, Costa, Price, Enobakhare (Saiss 69), Cavaleiro (Ronan 81')
Subs not used: Burgoyne, Saville, Iorfa, Hause
Goals: Costa 40', Cavaleiro 79'
Bookings: Price 27', Doherty 78'
Referee: Graham Scott
Attendance: 19,037 (1,923 away)