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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."

Line-ups

Leeds

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Silvestri
  • 15Wootton
  • 3Bamba
  • 5BellusciBooked at 50mins
  • 12Berardi
  • 23L Cook
  • 7MurphyBooked at 86mins
  • 19MorisonBooked at 66minsSubstituted forAntenucciat 68'minutes
  • 27MowattBooked at 77mins
  • 21TaylorSubstituted forDoukaraat 79'minutes
  • 8Sharp

Substitutes

  • 10Cani
  • 13Taylor
  • 29Doukara
  • 32Cooper
  • 33Sloth
  • 34Antenucci
  • 40Phillips

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Darlow
  • 4Mancienne
  • 16Lascelles
  • 6Wilson
  • 2Lichaj
  • 27Burke
  • 38Osborn
  • 10Lansbury
  • 22Gardner
  • 18Antonio
  • 23Blackstock

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 13Fox
  • 14Veldwijk
  • 21Paterson
  • 24Vaughan
  • 26Evtimov
  • 34Walker
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
30,722

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sol Bamba (Leeds United).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United).

  7. Post update

    Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United).

  10. Booking

    Luke Murphy (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Murphy (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lewis Cook.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gaetano Berardi with a cross.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara replaces Charlie Taylor.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest).

  18. Post update

    Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Booking

    Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest).

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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