Leeds United 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Karl Darlow
Karl Darlow made his Forest debut in May 2011

Nottingham Forest closed the gap on the Championship play-off places with a goalless draw at Leeds United.

The point for the Reds moves them eight behind sixth-placed Brentford, who were beaten 2-1 at home by Cardiff.

In a scrappy first half, Forest keeper Karl Darlow saved at close range from Charlie Taylor, while Ben Osborn and Kelvin Wilson had chances for the Reds.

Chris Burke forced a good save out of Marco Silvestri after a Forest counter attack in the second half.

Leeds substitute Mirco Antenucci went close with time running out, but Darlow saved well at his near post.

Henri Lansbury had a chance to win it in injury time but lofted his free-kick over the bar.

Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn: "I think it (a point) was about right. I thought we had the best chance with Charlie Taylor, who should have scored, but I thought both sides played well and were tight at the back.

"Some days you can come up against someone organised and it doesn't quite happen."

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman: "I'm happy with a point. Because of the run we're on and the standards we've set, we expect to win games.

"We have to be realistic and to come to Leeds and get a point is a good result. We were the better team, I think we had the better chances.

"We've been an outside chance (for the play-offs) before the game and still are."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth37209878393969
2Watford372161076453169
3Middlesbrough37209858273169
4Derby371910869402967
5Norwich37199971403166
6Brentford371951359481162
7Ipswich3717101057431461
8Wolves371611105145659
9Nottm Forest371412115951854
10Blackburn371412114946354
11Sheff Wed371214113335-250
12Charlton371115114248-648
13Leeds37139153946-748
14Cardiff371211144549-447
15Birmingham371114124353-1047
16Bolton37128174555-1044
17Reading37128174058-1844
18Huddersfield371110164663-1743
19Brighton37914144246-441
20Fulham37117194865-1740
21Rotherham37913153855-1740
22Wigan37810193449-1534
23Millwall37710203162-3131
24Blackpool37410232974-4522
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