Nottingham Forest and Leicester face a replay after their FA Cup third-round clash ended in stalemate.

Forest started well, with Lewis McGugan and Andy Reid testing goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel while Marcus Tudgay and Joel Lynch both went close with headers.

But Leicester had the best chance of the half with David Nugent heading Paul Gallacher's cross against the crossbar.

Forest's Lee Camp kept out Matt Mills and Nugent after the break, while Leicester's Lloyd Dyer also went close.

The all-Championship tie marked Marlon Harewood's first appearance in a Forest shirt returning to the club in December, the former West Ham and Aston Villa striker coming on as a substitute.

DID YOU KNOW?

Marlon Harewood scored 51 league goals in his first spell at Forest

Leicester's pre-match plans were thrown up in the air when Jeffrey Schlupp went off injured after only five minutes.

Forest quickly seized control with both McGugan and Reid testing Schmeichel with efforts from inside the box, before Reid forced another good save with a 13th-minute header.

But it was the Foxes who went closest before the interval when Nugent headed against the woodwork following good work by Gallagher.

Despite the scoreline, this was an exciting encounter full of chances.

Schmeichel was called into action again in the 39th minute to tip a long-range shot from Reid over the bar and then Nugent's lob from the edge of the area narrowly failed to find the target.

Harewood received a warm welcome back to the City Ground when he was introduced in the 66th minute but even the 32-year-old was unable to conjure up a goal.

And it was Leicester who looked the more find the breakthrough.

City captain Matt Mills forced a 68th-minute save from Lee Camp, who also blocked a 12-yard shot from Nugent.

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We were the better team in the first half and they were the better team in the second.

"I think probably a draw was a fair result.

"We've created some good chances, predominantly in the first half."

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson:

"We made it hard for ourselves to begin with because they started better than we did and Kasper Schmeichel made a couple of really good saves.

"But after that we created enough chances, especially in the second half. The drive and workrate from us was much better and we created enough opportunities to have won it.

"We were a bit sluggish to begin with and that was disappointing, but the players responded in a positive manner and that's always very pleasing."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Camp
  • 04 Chambers
  • 12 McCleary (Anderson - 82' )
  • 16 Gunter
  • 33 Lynch
  • 41 Freeman
  • 10 McGugan
  • 11 Reid (Harewood - 66' )
  • 14 Greening
  • 19 Moussi
  • 20 Tudgay (Blackstock - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Smith
  • 06 Boateng
  • 07 Anderson
  • 28 Majewski
  • 08 Derbyshire
  • 18 Harewood
  • 23 Blackstock

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 Peltier
  • 03 Konchesky
  • 05 Mills Booked
  • 33 Tunchev
  • 10 King
  • 22 Abe (Wellens - 60' )
  • 23 Danns Booked
  • 27 Schlupp (Beckford - 5' )
  • 07 Gallagher (Dyer - 60' )
  • 35 Nugent

Substitutes

  • 21 Weale
  • 30 Kennedy
  • 36 Taft
  • 11 Dyer
  • 18 Moussa
  • 19 Wellens
  • 20 Beckford
Ref: Eltringham
Att: 18,477

Match Stats

Shots

6 10

On target

5 2

Corners

6 7

Fouls

10 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:22 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:33

Jermaine Beckford challenges Joel Lynch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:31

The ball is sent over by Lee Peltier.

89:24

A cross is delivered by Lee Peltier, Lee Camp makes a comfortable save.

86:30

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Danns from the left by-line.

85:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guy Moussi by David Nugent. Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

83:57

Lewis McGugan takes the indirect free kick.

83:57 Booking

Booking Matt Mills shown a yellow card.

83:38

Dexter Blackstock fouled by Matt Mills, the ref awards a free kick.

81:08

Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

81:08 Substitution

Substitution Garath McCleary leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Anderson.

81:08

Foul by Marlon Harewood on Matt Mills, free kick awarded.

80:44

Lloyd Dyer produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

80:23

A cross is delivered by Neil Danns, David Nugent takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

79:37

Jonathan Greening concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Wellens. Paul Konchesky takes the indirect free kick.

77:37 Substitution

Substitution Dexter Blackstock comes on in place of Marcus Tudgay.

77:19

Effort on goal by Jermaine Beckford from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

76:16

Lloyd Dyer challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.

75:08

The official flags Marlon Harewood offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

73:11

Richie Wellens fouled by Jonathan Greening, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Paul Konchesky, Guy Moussi makes a clearance.

71:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Chambers by Jermaine Beckford. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

71:02

The offside flag is raised against Marlon Harewood. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

69:47

Matt Mills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Greening. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

69:41

Neil Danns takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Jonathan Greening makes a clearance.

69:12

Centre by Neil Danns, clearance by Chris Gunter.

67:40

The ball is sent over by Garath McCleary.

67:08

Outswinging corner taken by Neil Danns from the left by-line played to the near post, Matt Mills takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.

66:52

Paul Konchesky takes a shot from 20 yards. Chris Gunter gets a block in.

65:28 Substitution

Substitution Marlon Harewood is brought on as a substitute for Andy Reid.

65:07

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Neil Danns.

62:51

Corner taken by Neil Danns from the right by-line, Joel Lynch manages to make a clearance.

62:43

Neil Danns takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Chris Gunter makes a clearance.

59:27 Substitution

Substitution Lloyd Dyer is brought on as a substitute for Paul Gallagher.

59:27 Substitution

Substitution Richie Wellens is brought on as a substitute for Yuki Abe.

59:14

Effort from outside the penalty area by Paul Gallagher goes wide left of the target.

55:44

Shot from deep inside the area by Paul Gallagher goes over the bar.

54:10

Guy Moussi fouled by Andy King, the ref awards a free kick. Guy Moussi restarts play with the free kick.

52:04

Keiran Freeman concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Gallagher. Free kick taken by Matt Mills.

51:08

The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter, Lee Peltier manages to make a clearance.

49:46

Jonathan Greening gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Nugent. Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.

48:32

Unfair challenge on Aleksandar Tunchev by Marcus Tudgay results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

47:52

Centre by Garath McCleary, clearance by Paul Konchesky.

47:10

Unfair challenge on Andy King by Garath McCleary results in a free kick. Paul Gallagher delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Lee Camp makes a save.

45:58

The offside flag is raised against Garath McCleary. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

45:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Reid by Paul Gallagher. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Reid.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +3:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Nugent by Luke Chambers. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Konchesky from left wing.

43:06

David Nugent has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

42:23

Unfair challenge on Joel Lynch by Jermaine Beckford results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

39:03

Corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid from the right by-line to the near post, Aleksandar Tunchev manages to make a clearance.

38:25

Andy Reid takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

37:16

Aleksandar Tunchev challenges Marcus Tudgay unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Reid from right channel, clearance made by Matt Mills.

36:24

Jonathan Greening concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Danns. Free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.

33:32

Free kick taken by Andy Reid.

33:32 Booking

Booking Neil Danns goes into the book.

33:27

Neil Danns concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Gunter.

31:37

Lee Peltier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keiran Freeman. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

25:47

Jermaine Beckford concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Gunter. Jonathan Greening takes the indirect free kick.

25:02

The ball is crossed by Paul Gallagher, Chris Gunter makes a clearance.

22:21

Guy Moussi challenges Neil Danns unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by Paul Gallagher, David Nugent takes a shot.

21:30

Corner taken by Paul Gallagher from the right by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Lee Peltier goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

21:01

The ball is delivered by Neil Danns, Guy Moussi gets a block in.

18:25

The ball is swung over by Chris Gunter, Aleksandar Tunchev manages to make a clearance.

17:36

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Reid, clearance by Aleksandar Tunchev.

16:48

Close range header by Joel Lynch misses to the right of the target.

16:39

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid from the right by-line.

14:30

Jermaine Beckford challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.

13:33

Corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid, Marcus Tudgay takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

13:09

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid from the right by-line, Andy Reid takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

12:51

Andy Reid takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

12:04

The ball is sent over by Neil Danns, Lee Camp makes a save.

11:30

Centre by Yuki Abe.

9:08

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andy Reid, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

8:51

Centre by Chris Gunter, Lewis McGugan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

7:25

Jermaine Beckford challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

4:58 Substitution

Substitution Jeffery Schlupp goes off and Jermaine Beckford comes on.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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