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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:

"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."



Formation 4-3-3

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


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

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-2-3-1

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


  • 3Harding
  • 7Fryatt
  • 13Fox
  • 14Veldwijk
  • 16Lascelles
  • 29de Vries
  • 37Grant
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by William Kvist.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Michael Mancienne.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Emyr Huws (Wigan Athletic).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jack Hunt (Nottingham Forest).