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Millwall 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Karl Darlow
Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow kept his sixth clean sheet of the season

Nottingham Forest remained top of the Championship table after holding on for a goalless draw at Millwall.

Forest created few chances at The Den, Michail Antonio drawing a save from David Forde with a cross-cum-shot and also heading over from five yards.

Lions striker Mathias Ranegie forced Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow into an instinctive stop with his legs shortly after Martyn Woolford had shot wide.

Mark Beevers headed down and past a post as Millwall pressed for a winner.

Forest, in action on the 10th anniversary of the death of former manager Brian Clough, stretch their unbeaten run this season to 10 matches in all competitions.

They scored five to beat Fulham in midweek and return to the top of the league, but they rarely troubled a Millwall side who earned their first point since beating Blackpool on 30 August.

The early stages were lively and open, with Forest winger Antonio sending a low shot just wide inside two minutes.

Nottingham Forest stretch unbeaten run
The Reds are now unbeaten in 10 matches in all competitions in 2013-14, winning five and drawing three games in the Championship.

In a tight and scrappy first half, Millwall had claims for a penalty turned down after Jermaine Easter went down in the box under the challenge of Kelvin Wilson.

The only noteworthy moment of action came when Antonio forced Republic of Ireland international Forde to claw away his goalbound cross-shot from the left wing.

Millwall took the game to the league leaders after the break, with winger Woolford cutting inside and dragging a shot wide from the edge of the six-yard box.

Darlow then had to be at his best to deny on-loan striker Ranegie, keeping out the Swede's close-range effort from Shaun Williams' free-kick.

The home side were a danger from set-pieces, centre-back Beevers coming close to giving his side the lead from another centre from Williams, and Ricardo Fuller forcing Darlow into another save with a shot from outside the area.

Britt Assombalonga, the division's top scorer with eight goals this season, had just one real chance but could not get the required power on a late header.

Millwall boss Ian Holloway: "I was very pleased even though we have only got one point in a week. We have played better this week than we have in some of our other games.

"We made a couple of mistakes and when you do that and don't take a chance then this division isn't very nice."

Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce: "They generated a bit of momentum with the fans and we had to show a defensive display in a reasonably scrappy game.

"We didn't have the cutting edge going forward that we wanted and overall I have got to be happy with a point and a clean sheet on the road."

Line-ups

Millwall

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Forde
  • 2Dunne
  • 16BeeversBooked at 54mins
  • 28Malone
  • 44EdwardsSubstituted forUpsonat 7'minutes
  • 26Abdou
  • 11Woolford
  • 27McDonald
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 86mins
  • 8EasterSubstituted forGueyeat 67'minutes
  • 21RanegieSubstituted forFullerat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Upson
  • 17Webster
  • 18Gueye
  • 19Fuller
  • 20Onyedinma
  • 30Chaplow
  • 41King

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1DarlowBooked at 79mins
  • 6Wilson
  • 17HuntSubstituted forFoxat 45'minutes
  • 4MancienneBooked at 55mins
  • 2Lichaj
  • 27Burke
  • 10LansburyBooked at 51mins
  • 32TescheSubstituted forPatersonat 75'minutes
  • 18Antonio
  • 24Vaughan
  • 9Assombalonga

Substitutes

  • 3Harding
  • 13Fox
  • 14Veldwijk
  • 16Lascelles
  • 21Paterson
  • 29de Vries
  • 38Osborn
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
12,038

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Scott Malone (Millwall).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Malone (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott McDonald.

  6. Post update

    Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Mancienne.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ed Upson (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

  12. Booking

    Shaun Williams (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

  14. Post update

    Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

  18. Post update

    Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Magaye Gueye (Millwall).