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Wigan Athletic 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Wigan v Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest missed the chance to go top of the Championship table after being held at Wigan Athletic.

Wigan carved out the best chances before the break, Emmerson Boyce heading wide from six-yards and James McClean firing narrowly over.

But Stuart Pearce's side went close through Henri Lansbury and Michail Antonio, who missed from close range.

Forest have now been held to goalless draws in their last three league games and would have gone top with a win.

Instead, Stuart Pearce's side remain second, but moved level on points with leaders Norwich after the Canaries were beaten 1-0 at home by Charlton.

While Lansbury and Antonio were guilty of spurning good chances, eight-goal top scorer Britt Assombalonga was kept quiet as Pearce's men have now failed to score a league goal since they put five past Fulham on 17 September.

With the game heading towards a goalless conclusion, both sides pushed forward trying to claim a winner.

Wigan v Nottingham Forest
Five of Nottingham Forest's opening 10 league games have ended in a draw

But Andrew Taylor's sweetly-struck half-volley was never troubling Forest keeper Karl Darlow.

And Lansbury's late effort from long range hit the side netting.

Wigan have only picked up two points from their five league matches in September and drop to 20th, four points above the relegation places.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler:

"The chairman Dave Whelan came into the dressing room before the game and gave me and the players reassurances, he was very positive.

"And the supporters were brilliant. They saw a team fighting, winning more balls, driving on, being more positive.

"We are prepared to go in a higher tempo and that then is the result - you get the crowd behind you. That is what we needed and I say 'thank you very much' for that."

Nottingham Forest first-team coach Brian Eastick:

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Eastick on Wigan v Forest

"Away from home a clean sheet and a point is a fair reward.

"It was a very close game and on reflection a point was about right. We had a couple of chances in the last 10, 15 minutes and we could have nicked it.

"Overall I thought it was a fair reflection for a point apiece."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Carson
  • 24Perch
  • 17BoyceSubstituted forBarnettat 45'minutes
  • 4Ramis
  • 3A TaylorBooked at 89mins
  • 19CowieSubstituted forRiera Magemat 73'minutes
  • 36Kvist
  • 14Huws
  • 15McManamanSubstituted forMaloneyat 59'minutes
  • 49Delort
  • 11McClean

Substitutes

  • 2Tavernier
  • 9Riera Magem
  • 10Maloney
  • 25Barnett
  • 26Al-Habsi
  • 29Forshaw
  • 32Fortuné

Nottm Forest

  • 1Darlow
  • 17HuntBooked at 85mins
  • 4MancienneBooked at 52mins
  • 6Wilson
  • 2Lichaj
  • 32Tesche
  • 38OsbornSubstituted forFryattat 72'minutes
  • 27Burke
  • 10LansburyBooked at 26mins
  • 18Antonio
  • 9Assombalonga

Substitutes

  • 3Harding
  • 7Fryatt
  • 13Fox
  • 14Veldwijk
  • 16Lascelles
  • 29de Vries
  • 37Grant
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
14,078

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by William Kvist.

Attempt blocked. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Maloney with a cross.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Michael Mancienne.

Foul by Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic).

Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Andy Delort tries a through ball, but Emyr Huws is caught offside.

Booking

Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic).

Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic).

Kelvin Wilson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Maloney.

Booking

Jack Hunt (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James McClean (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt blocked. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Britt Assombalonga.

Foul by Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic).

Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Oriol Riera (Wigan Athletic).

Kelvin Wilson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by William Kvist.

Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matty Fryatt (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Andrew Taylor (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Matty Fryatt (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Oriol Riera replaces Don Cowie.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matty Fryatt replaces Ben Osborn.

William Kvist (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich106222091120
2Nottm Forest105501771020
3Watford106221911820
4Derby105411910919
5Ipswich10532148618
6Wolves9531116518
7Charlton10460139418
8Middlesbrough10523148617
9Sheff Wed10442107316
10Reading94231414014
11Blackburn104241618-214
12Brentford104241215-314
13Cardiff103431313013
14Leeds94141012-213
15Bournemouth103341413112
16Millwall103251013-311
17Rotherham10325812-411
18Brighton10244911-210
19Birmingham102441117-610
20Wigan102351012-29
21Huddersfield9225919-108
22Bolton9126715-85
23Fulham9117820-124
24Blackpool10037514-93
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