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Nottingham Forest 0-0 Bristol City

Lee Tomlin
Nottingham Forest's Lee Tomlin played for Bristol City between January 2016 and July 2017

Nottingham Forest missed a second-half penalty in a goalless draw against Bristol City.

Forest's Ben Osborn was brought down in the penalty area by Robins goalkeeper Frank Fielding.

But former Bristol City forward Lee Tomlin saw his tame spot-kick well saved by Fielding.

Andreas Bouchalakis also came close with a header as Forest dominated much of the game, with the result ending City's faint play-off hopes.

City boss Lee Johnson will be concerned after Nathan Baker was stretchered off in the seventh minute when he was struck in the face by a powerful Joe Lolley strike.

Famara Diedhiou had the visitors' best effort, curling a shot narrowly wide from the edge of the box, while Marlon Pack also came close to opening the scoring.

Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka:

"I am really pleased, because once again we were playing for nothing, but it was the last home game of the season and we wanted to finish the season in our stadium in the best way.

"I do not know how many chances we created, and we had a penalty.

"We could not score but I was pleased with the attitude of everyone, because it is not easy."

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I think it was a penalty, we got ourselves caught out by some poor positioning.

"We always fancy Frank (Fielding) in penalty situations. He's obviously faced quite a few from Lee Tomlin in training sessions and he read it well."

On Baker's injury: "We've got to keep an eye on him. He's been knocked out. He'll probably be out for next week."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 33Kapino
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Mancienne
  • 13Fox
  • 11Osborn
  • 31BouchalakisSubstituted forCashat 79'minutes
  • 18ColbackBooked at 45mins
  • 5GuédiouraSubstituted forBridcuttat 71'minutes
  • 23Lolley
  • 9Murphy
  • 15TomlinSubstituted forCohenat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lichaj
  • 7Bridcutt
  • 8Cohen
  • 14Cash
  • 17Brereton
  • 39Vellios
  • 43Smith

Bristol City

  • 1FieldingBooked at 64mins
  • 7Smith
  • 4Flint
  • 6BakerSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 13'minutes
  • 25Kelly
  • 20Paterson
  • 21Pack
  • 12WalshSubstituted forPisanoat 63'minutes
  • 3Bryan
  • 14Reid
  • 9DiedhiouSubstituted forBrownhillat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pisano
  • 8Brownhill
  • 10Taylor
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 15Steele
  • 19Eliasson
  • 22Djuric
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
24,722

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home24
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Bristol City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Bristol City 0.

Attempt blocked. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Colback.

Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest).

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).

Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Liam Bridcutt with a cross.

Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Marlon Pack.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Chris Cohen replaces Lee Tomlin.

Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).

Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest).

Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Korey Smith (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Bobby Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matthew Cash replaces Andreas Bouchalakis.

Attempt missed. Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Tomlin following a corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Marlon Pack.

Attempt missed. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Korey Smith with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Andreas Bouchalakis (Nottingham Forest).

Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Liam Bridcutt replaces Adlène Guédioura because of an injury.

Offside, Bristol City. Josh Brownhill tries a through ball, but Bobby Reid is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Josh Brownhill replaces Famara Diedhiou.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

Offside, Bristol City. Bobby Reid tries a through ball, but Famara Diedhiou is caught offside.

Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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