Championship
Nottm ForestNottingham Forest0CharltonCharlton Athletic1
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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

    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.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Morgan Fox replaces Astrit Ajdarevic.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Djamel Abdoun.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

  17. Post update

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

  18. 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.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest).

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