Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Ipswich Town 0.
Nottingham Forest's search for their first home win since 28 September continued after they were held to a goalless draw by Ipswich.
The visitors went close when David McGoldrick's shot flew wide, before Daryl Murphy's header missed by inches.
Forest should have taken a second-half lead, but were denied by keeper Dean Gerken, who pounced to cut out a cross before Simon Cox had a chance to shoot.
The result leaves Forest in seventh, two points ahead of Ipswich.
Town had started the stronger, with Frank Nouble only denied a fine solo goal by a strong save from Karl Darlow after the forward had carried the ball half the length of the pitch.
Forest improved and had a shout for a penalty when Cox prodded the ball past Gerken before going down as the keeper slid in at his feet. Referee Scott Mathieson waved play-on following protests.
Cox was then unlucky when he steered a header against the bar, while at the other end McGoldrick forced Darlow into a great save before the interval.
After the break, the unlikely figure of Christophe Berra almost netted a well-worked winner for Ipswich as he charged into the box before striking a low shot that Darlow did well to push away.
Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies on the Simon Cox penalty decision:
"These things happen, some you get, some you don't. It is what it is."
He added: "We played against a side that is on fire. I thought for the majority of the game, we controlled it and 90% of our play was good.
"But, ultimately, football is all about chances - and you have to take your chances."
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy:
"It was a fabulous decision [to not give a penalty for challenge on Simon Cox]. He (the referee) got it right.
"He got the decision correct and he should be lauded for that. It is not me seeing things through rose-coloured specs. I have seen it and it was not a penalty.
"(Cox) was offside as well, to be quite honest, so all in all it was a good decision."
- 7ChalobahSubstituted forJaraat 90'minutes
- 12MackieSubstituted forHendersonat 68'minutes
- 10LansburyBooked at 60mins
- 31CoxBooked at 15mins
- 39AbdounSubstituted forDerbyshireat 87'minutes
- 29de Vries
- 3CresswellBooked at 60mins
- 10McGoldrickSubstituted forMingsat 90'minutes
- Scott Mathieson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Ipswich Town 0.
Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).
Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Nottingham Forest. Andy Reid tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.
Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Gonzalo Jara replaces Nathaniel Chalobah.
Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tyrone Mings replaces David McGoldrick.
Attempt missed. Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.
Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).
Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Djamel Abdoun.
Attempt blocked. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Greg Halford.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Daniel Harding.
Attempt missed. Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Djamel Abdoun with a cross following a set piece situation.
Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).
Attempt saved. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Frank Nouble.
Attempt saved. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.