Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal was pleased with side's improved second-half display as they beat Nottingham Forest 1-0.
Fernando Forestieri's goal midway through the second half saw Wednesday extend their unbeaten run to 10 games. It was Forestieri's fourth goal in eight appearances since signing from Watford at the end of August.
Wednesday dominated the match and created a number of chances but had to be content with a slender victory.
The solitary goal came in the 68th minute when Forestieri fired in a 20-yard effort and despite getting a hand to the ball, goalkeeper Dimitar Evtimov could only help it into the net.
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Substitute Lucas Joao wasted a great chance to put the home side further in front when Jeremy Helan squared to him inside the area and he fired wide of the target.
Ward had Forest's best chance, which came in the first half, when his near-post header hit the outside of a post after he met a cross from Daniel Pinillos.
Carvalhal said: "I think we deserved the victory. We played not so well in the first half, but we improved in the second half.
"I am very happy, but all the time I am looking for us to improve. There are some things that we want to do better.
"When you lose, not everything is bad and when you win, not everything is good.
"My players are enjoying the game and I know what we can do. It is no surprise to me that we are playing so well.
"The way that Fernando (Forestieri) works is the most important thing about him, rather than the goals he scores."