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Nottingham Forest 0-0 Queens Park Rangers

By Matt HalfpennyBBC Sport
Michael Mancienne goes close for Forest
Michael Mancienne's header is saved by Alex Smithies as Forest were denied a goal which would have earned them a fourth win in five games

Nottingham Forest extended their unbeaten run to 13 matches, but they were shut out by QPR.

Ben Osborn struck the left-hand post for Forest before Robert Tesche saw his 25-yard strike hit the bar.

The R's went close when keeper Dorus de Vries pushed Alejandro Faurlin's curling free-kick on to the woodwork.

Chances were at a premium in the second half, with Forest's Oliver Burke wasting the best of them when released by fellow substitute Jamie Ward.

Both goalkeepers were the main factor in a lively contest.

De Vries twice thwarted Junior Hoilett in the opening period, the first of which saw him dive full stretch to tip an angled drive around the right-hand post.

But QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies was not to be outdone, touching over Michael Mancienne's far-post header following Tesche's right-wing corner. He also kept out a low drive from Nelson Oliveira, who had scored in six of his previous seven games at the City Ground.

With just under half an hour to go, transfer-window signing Conor Washington was brought on as the Londoners continue to adjust to life without striker Charlie Austin.

Both sides pushed for a winner, but Burke dragged an effort wide after cutting in from the right and the visitors' Leroy Fer headed well over.

The draw means the R's have won just once in 11 attempts since the appointment of manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and they have still never won at Forest in 32 attempts.

Forest manager Dougie Freedman's frustration will be drawn from the fact their long unbeaten run in all competitions has contained seven draws.

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1de Vries
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Mills
  • 25Hobbs
  • 3Jokic
  • 15Mendes da GraçaBooked at 34minsSubstituted forBurkeat 55'minutes
  • 4Mancienne
  • 32Tesche
  • 38Osborn
  • 29O'GradySubstituted forWardat 55'minutes
  • 17OliveiraSubstituted forBlackstockat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Wilson
  • 8Cohen
  • 19Ward
  • 22Gardner
  • 23Blackstock
  • 26Evtimov
  • 35Burke

QPR

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Smithies
  • 24PerchBooked at 71mins
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 15Konchesky
  • 21LuongoBooked at 85mins
  • 18Faurlin
  • 7PhillipsSubstituted forCheryat 90+3'minutes
  • 23HoilettSubstituted forWashingtonat 62'minutes
  • 10Fer
  • 33Polter

Substitutes

  • 8Chery
  • 9Washington
  • 12Mackie
  • 20Henry
  • 26Angella
  • 28Tözsér
  • 29Ingram
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
17,030

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Michael Mancienne.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Tjaronn Chery replaces Matthew Phillips.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Nottingham Forest. Robert Tesche tries a through ball, but Dexter Blackstock is caught offside.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Dexter Blackstock replaces Nélson Oliveira.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers).

  11. Post update

    Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Michael Mancienne.

  13. Booking

    Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).

  15. Post update

    Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leroy Fer with a headed pass.

  17. Post update

    Paul Konchesky (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Matthew Phillips (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull28175645182756
2Middlesbrough27174637142355
3Burnley28149546252151
4Brighton28131143428650
5Derby281310539251449
6Sheff Wed281210642311146
7Birmingham2813783728946
8Ipswich2812973735245
9Cardiff28101173531441
10Brentford29117114241140
11Nottm Forest2991283025539
12Wolves28108103738-138
13QPR2981293535036
14Leeds2981292933-436
15Reading2898113231135
16Preston2881192527-235
17Huddersfield2888123739-232
18Blackburn2761292424030
19Fulham28610124348-528
20MK Dons2875162341-1826
21Rotherham2874173449-1525
22Bristol City2859142447-2324
23Charlton2849152254-3221
24Bolton28311142446-2220
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