Championship
Nottm ForestNottingham Forest0CharltonCharlton Athletic0

Nottingham Forest 0-0 Charlton Athletic

Patrick Bauer
Patrick Bauer's point-blank header was saved by Dorus de Vries

Charlton maintained their unbeaten start in the Championship with a goalless draw at Nottingham Forest.

Addicks striker Simon Makienok missed the two best chances of the first half, heading crosses from Morgan Fox and Cristian Ceballos over while unmarked.

Forest's David Vaughan shot just over the bar from 20 yards after the break.

Goalkeeper Dorus de Vries then kept Charlton at bay, tipping Makienok's header onto the post and saving Patrick Bauer's close-range effort.

Charlton, who started the season with a 2-0 win over QPR, have drawn their past two games but could consider themselves unlucky not to come away from the City Ground with all three points.

The hosts started the brighter before Charlton's giant Danish forward Makienok, on loan from Palermo, twice nodded off target in the space of four minutes.

After De Vries' two outstanding saves in the second half, Forest pushed for a winner but were restricted to half-chances as Henri Lansbury went close with a curling 25-yard strike and Jorge Grant blazed over from six yards.

Forest winger Michail Antonio was not included in his side's matchday squad and manager Dougie Freedman confirmed after the match that a bid from Derby had been rejected.

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman on teenagers Tyler Walker, Jorge Grant and Oliver Burke playing:

"They can see what we are trying to do. They had spirit, they had energy and there were loads of positives.

"These senior players are leading by example, and the young players are following in their footsteps.

"These young players are only going to get better with his experience.

"If Forest fans see their young players, their own players running around, they will love it. These players are only going to get better."

Charlton boss Guy Luzon:

"Their keeper is the man of the match without question. His saves showed how much we dominated; how well we played.

"I do feel that we should have won. We are disappointed because we had some great chances to score. We came to a tough place and played some very positive football.

"Our organisation was good, we pressed well and we generally did well. We had the chances to win the game and we are upset that we didn't take them."

Michael Mancienne Johann Gudmundsson
Michael Mancienne battles for the ball with Johann Gudmundsson
Alou Diarra Dexter Blackstock
Dexter Blackstock wins the ball from Alou Diarra

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1de Vries
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5MillsBooked at 71mins
  • 6Wilson
  • 4MancienneBooked at 17mins
  • 35Burke
  • 10Lansbury
  • 24VaughanBooked at 88mins
  • 27Burke
  • 19WardSubstituted forGrantat 55'minutes
  • 23BlackstockSubstituted forWalkerat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 21Paterson
  • 25Hobbs
  • 26Evtimov
  • 31Pinillos
  • 34Walker
  • 37Grant
  • 38Osborn

Charlton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Pope
  • 20Solly
  • 12DiarraBooked at 36mins
  • 5Bauer
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 3Kashi
  • 8Cousins
  • 10CeballosSubstituted forBergdichat 86'minutes
  • 9Makienok
  • 32WattSubstituted forGhoochannejhadat 64'minutesSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 6Sarr
  • 16Ghoochannejhad
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 19Bergdich
  • 22Ba
  • 27Mitov
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
17,801

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home20
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Fox.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Booking

    David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Jorge Grant (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Zakarya Bergdich replaces Cristian Ceballos.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Reza Ghoochannejhad because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jorge Grant (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by David Vaughan.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest).

  20. Post update

    Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.