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Nottingham Forest 0-0 Charlton Athletic

Patrick Bauer
Patrick Bauer's point-blank header was saved by Dorus de Vries

Charlton maintained their unbeaten start in the Championship with a goalless draw at Nottingham Forest.

Addicks striker Simon Makienok missed the two best chances of the first half, heading crosses from Morgan Fox and Cristian Ceballos over while unmarked.

Forest's David Vaughan shot just over the bar from 20 yards after the break.

Goalkeeper Dorus de Vries then kept Charlton at bay, tipping Makienok's header onto the post and saving Patrick Bauer's close-range effort.

Charlton, who started the season with a 2-0 win over QPR, have drawn their past two games but could consider themselves unlucky not to come away from the City Ground with all three points.

The hosts started the brighter before Charlton's giant Danish forward Makienok, on loan from Palermo, twice nodded off target in the space of four minutes.

After De Vries' two outstanding saves in the second half, Forest pushed for a winner but were restricted to half-chances as Henri Lansbury went close with a curling 25-yard strike and Jorge Grant blazed over from six yards.

Forest winger Michail Antonio was not included in his side's matchday squad and manager Dougie Freedman confirmed after the match that a bid from Derby had been rejected.

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman on teenagers Tyler Walker, Jorge Grant and Oliver Burke playing:

"They can see what we are trying to do. They had spirit, they had energy and there were loads of positives.

"These senior players are leading by example, and the young players are following in their footsteps.

"These young players are only going to get better with his experience.

"If Forest fans see their young players, their own players running around, they will love it. These players are only going to get better."

Charlton boss Guy Luzon:

"Their keeper is the man of the match without question. His saves showed how much we dominated; how well we played.

"I do feel that we should have won. We are disappointed because we had some great chances to score. We came to a tough place and played some very positive football.

"Our organisation was good, we pressed well and we generally did well. We had the chances to win the game and we are upset that we didn't take them."

Michael Mancienne Johann Gudmundsson
Michael Mancienne battles for the ball with Johann Gudmundsson
Alou Diarra Dexter Blackstock
Dexter Blackstock wins the ball from Alou Diarra

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1de Vries
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5MillsBooked at 71mins
  • 6Wilson
  • 4MancienneBooked at 17mins
  • 35Burke
  • 10Lansbury
  • 24VaughanBooked at 88mins
  • 27Burke
  • 19WardSubstituted forGrantat 55'minutes
  • 23BlackstockSubstituted forWalkerat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 21Paterson
  • 25Hobbs
  • 26Evtimov
  • 31Pinillos
  • 34Walker
  • 37Grant
  • 38Osborn

Charlton

  • 30Pope
  • 20Solly
  • 12DiarraBooked at 36mins
  • 5Bauer
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 3Kashi
  • 8Cousins
  • 10CeballosSubstituted forBergdichat 86'minutes
  • 9Makienok
  • 32WattSubstituted forGhoochannejhadat 64'minutesSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 6Sarr
  • 16Ghoochannejhad
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 19Bergdich
  • 22Ba
  • 27Mitov
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
17,801

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home20
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt blocked. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Fox.

Attempt blocked. Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

Jorge Grant (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Zakarya Bergdich replaces Cristian Ceballos.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Reza Ghoochannejhad because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jorge Grant (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by David Vaughan.

Foul by Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest).

Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).

Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Oliver Burke (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

Booking

Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).

Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Oliver Burke (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dorus de Vries.

Attempt saved. Patrick Bauer (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by David Vaughan.

Attempt blocked. Cristian Ceballos (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

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

Attempt saved. Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Reza Ghoochannejhad with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich32106337
2Brighton32104227
3MK Dons32015236
4Middlesbrough31204135
5Charlton31203125
6Preston31201015
7Brentford21106424
8Hull21103124
9Birmingham21104314
10Wolves21103214
11Nottm Forest31112204
12Sheff Wed21013213
13Cardiff30304403
14Derby30302203
15Leeds20201102
16Blackburn302134-12
17Burnley302135-22
18Huddersfield302124-22
19Fulham201123-11
20Reading201112-11
21QPR201124-21
22Rotherham301226-41
23Bolton301204-41
24Bristol City200226-40
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