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Nottingham Forest 0-1 Charlton Athletic

Jordan Cousins

Nottingham Forest's wretched run of form continued as Charlton earned three precious points through Jordan Cousins' late strike at the City Ground.

Forest, who sacked manager Billy Davies on Monday, were jeered off and are now without a win in nine games.

Marvin Sordell hit the post for the visitors after 20 minutes and Forest only began to apply pressure late on.

Cousins earned the Addicks a deserved win, slotting in after Jonathan Obika's shot hit the post in the 80th minute.

The victory opens up a gap of three points between the Londoners and Yeovil in the final relegation position directly below them.

Academy manager Gary Brazil took charge of Forest after Neil Warnock passed up the chance to succeed Davies on Monday.

His side initially started well with Jamie Mackie heading narrowly wide after inventive work from Danny Fox, but the hosts were easily contained from then on.

Forest roused themselves after falling behind, but left themselves too little time to mount a comeback.

Jamie Paterson sent a free-kick over the top before Danny Collins's header went the same way as their side remained two points off the play-off places.

Nottingham Forest caretaker boss Gary Brazil on his chances of succeeding Davies:

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Post-match: Forest caretaker boss Brazil

"I don't think that's a thought in any shape or form.

"It's an awkward situation, but we have got to batten down the hatches and work hard.

"It's no good feeling sorry for ourselves, that will get us nowhere. We have got to dig in and crack on."

Charlton boss Jose Riga:

"Organisation was key and we had that and some quality.

"In our situation we have to take our chances when we get them and at last we scored. We are all in this together and this was one good step in the right direction."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1Darlow
  • 15Halford
  • 13Fox
  • 18JaraBooked at 45mins
  • 16LascellesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Collins
  • 12Mackie
  • 14Greening
  • 9HendersonSubstituted forDjebbourat 67'minutes
  • 31CoxSubstituted forPatersonat 52'minutes
  • 39AbdounSubstituted forDerbyshireat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Harding
  • 19Djebbour
  • 21Paterson
  • 26Evtimov
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 28Majewski
  • 32Gomis

Charlton

  • 1Hamer
  • 23Wilson
  • 16Wiggins
  • 39Poyet
  • 5Morrison
  • 6DerviteSubstituted forWoodat 45'minutes
  • 8Ghoochanneijhad
  • 24Cousins
  • 10SordellSubstituted forObikaat 60'minutes
  • 42AjdarevicSubstituted forFoxat 90'minutes
  • 4Jackson

Substitutes

  • 7Green
  • 12Obika
  • 15Wood
  • 21Thuram-Ulien
  • 25Nego
  • 35Pigott
  • 36Fox
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
17,951

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Rafik Djebbour (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Derbyshire with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Danny Collins (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a cross following a set piece situation.

Rafik Djebbour (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Booking

Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest).

Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Morgan Fox replaces Astrit Ajdarevic.

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Rafik Djebbour (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Djamel Abdoun.

Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 0, Charlton Athletic 1. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Jonathan Obika (Charlton Athletic) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Astrit Ajdarevic.

Foul by Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest).

Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Diego Poyet tries a through ball, but Astrit Ajdarevic is caught offside.

Foul by Rafik Djebbour (Nottingham Forest).

Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a cross.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Attempt missed. Rafik Djebbour (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Greg Halford with a cross.

Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Astrit Ajdarevic (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Rafik Djebbour replaces Darius Henderson.

Attempt missed. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Jonathan Obika replaces Marvin Sordell.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Marvin Sordell (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ben Hamer.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester37257570353582
2Burnley382213364313379
3QPR38209947321569
4Derby381991066452166
5Wigan371881150361462
6Reading3816111159451459
7Nottm Forest38141595547857
8Ipswich381512115043757
9Brighton371511113931856
10Bournemouth381410144953-452
11Blackburn371312124748-151
12Watford3712131256461049
13Sheff Wed381212144743448
14Leeds37138165156-547
15Middlesbrough381016124743446
16Huddersfield38129174953-445
17Bolton381014144954-544
18Blackpool381011173253-2141
19Birmingham381010184755-840
20Doncaster381010183356-2340
21Charlton35811162644-1835
22Yeovil38711203658-2232
23Barnsley37711193464-3032
24Millwall38711203567-3232
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