Nottingham Forest fans on Twitter were buzzing as summer signing Joao Carvalho netted his first goal for the club in their 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Wednesday went into the Championship clash on a three game winning run, but Aitor Karanka’s side quickly asserted their dominance in the early stages. After plenty of missed chances, fellow summer acquisition Lewis Grabban eventually opened the scoring for the Reds, but it was Carvalho’s goal that was the pick of the bunch on the night.
The £13.2m club record signing played a neat one-two with Ben Osborn to make his way into the box, before working some space and curling a beautiful finish past Cameron Dawson in the Owls net.
Experienced striker Steven Fletcher pulled a goal back late on for Wednesday, but there was little time for a comeback and Forest held on for just their second league win of the season.
Check out the best tweets in reaction to former Benfica man Carvalho’s goal below.
I’d go as far as saying João Carvalho is the best I’ve seen at the City Ground in the last 15 years. Outstanding. #nffc
— Jack Bryan (@jackbryan8) September 19, 2018
I could watch Carvalho's goal all day. What an absolute delight of a footballer he is. There may be the odd game where he gets marked out of it and things don't quite come off but persevere with this guy. Best footballer we've had since Bryan Roy. Magical at times. #nffc
— Jonno Reilly (@Jonno_Reilly) September 20, 2018
Great goal by Carvalho but also nice work from Benny Osborn during that sequence! COYR!!! #nffc
— Phillip Sumner (@phillipsumner23) 19 September 2018
Wow carvalho what an absolute gem! Such a pleasure to watch, things are clicking into place! Come on you reds! #NFFC
— leon daubney todd (@earnshaw10) September 20, 2018
Joao Carvalho is another level. His vision is incredible. And that goal topped it all off. Superb. #nffc
— James (@jship90) September 19, 2018
If people cannot see the class Carvalho has, you shouldn’t be watching football. #nffc
— Jack (@JackMichelon) September 19, 2018
Carvalho trying to justify his price tag… Not a bad time to get your first goal for the club… Take a bow son
— Adil Zaffron (@AZaffron) September 19, 2018
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