Nottingham Forest ran out 3-0 winners at Molineux in a convincing performance under Stuart Pearce. Britt Assombalonga put The Reds in front on 65 minutes as he tapped home from close range after good work by Matty Fryatt. Fryatt then got on the scoresheet himself three minutes later as he flicked a header into the far corner following a corner. Henri Lansbury wrapped up the win late on, side-footing an effort into the corner from the edge of the box.
A thunderous strike by midfielder Adlene Guedioura against his former club Wolves helped Nottingham Forest to a 2-1 win in the 2012-13 season. The home side went in front when Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson fired them into a fifth-minute lead, but The Reds hit back as Billy Sharp finished off neatly following a great pass by Henri Lansbury. Guedioura came back to haunt is former club on 57 minutes as he charged forward from midfield before hitting a vicious strike which fizzed past Carl Ikeme.
Nottingham Forest almost let a two-goal lead slip as they progressed in the third round of the League Cup at Molineux. Stuart Pearce scrambled the ball home from a corner to give The Reds the lead before Brian Roy fired home from the edge of the box to double the advantage. Wolves pulled one back before half time through Paul Birch and David Kelly levelled the tie after the break. Pearce struck the decisive goal as his free-kick deflected in to put Forest through to the fourth round.
Friday 26 December 1980
Wolves 1(Richards pen)Nottingham Forest 4 (Brazier own goal, Gray pen, Palmer own goal, Ponte)
Nottingham Forest got revenge for the previous season's League Cup final defeat to Wolves by beating them 4-1 at Molineux on Boxing Day. The Reds went in front after Colin Brazier put through his own net, but the home side hit back through a John Richards penalty. A penalty of their own restored the lead for Forest, Frank Gray (below) converting from the spot before another own goal, this time by Geoffrey Palmer, gave Forest a two-goal cushion and Raimondo Ponte wrapped up the win for The Reds.
Nottingham Forest won at fellow newly-promoted side Wolves on the way to the club's first ever First Division title. Peter Withe headed The Reds in front before Ian Bowyer doubled the lead with a powerful low header after the break. Another header, this time Tony Woodcock's glancing effort, put Forest into a 3-0 lead before a Wolves fightback. Norman Bell's close-range finish pulled one back for Wolves and Steve Daley tucked home from the penalty spot but it was in vain.