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Norwich City 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Norwich v Nottingham Forest
Josh Murphy (left) went close to breaking the deadlock for Norwich on three occasions in the first half

Mid-table pair Norwich City and Nottingham Forest played out a goalless Championship stalemate at Carrow Road.

The Canaries have drawn five successive Championship matches - their longest sequence of draws since 1994.

Ben Brereton and Matty Cash missed chances for Forest, whose keeper Costel Pantilimon kept out three first-half efforts from Norwich's Josh Murphy.

In-form forward James Maddison fired over from the home side's best opportunity of the second period.

Norwich and Forest remain 14th and 15th in the table respectively and appear certain to be playing in Championship football again next season.

Norwich boss Daniel Farke:

"We are struggling to score goals. Look at the facts, 34 goals after 35 games.

"This game was the story of our season. We can't just lie back and work at 80 per cent.

"We have to be hungry and greedy to improve and when I don't have the feeling there is a player willing to work in a disciplined way to improve his situation, and that of the team, I will do without them."

Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka:

"I think we could have won, but a draw was about right.

"We had three or four clear chances but we had an 18-year-old up front in Ben Brereton. Sometimes he will miss chances. Sometimes he will score.

"The most important thing was the performance. I know it was not the best game to watch but if we can't score it is important to keep a clean sheet against a good team like Norwich."

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 1Gunn
  • 4Reed
  • 31Hanley
  • 15Klose
  • 26Lewis
  • 10Leitner
  • 27TetteyBooked at 84minsSubstituted forVrancicat 86'minutes
  • 25Hernández
  • 23MaddisonBooked at 90mins
  • 11MurphySubstituted forHoolahanat 72'minutes
  • 32SrbenySubstituted forWatkinsat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pinto
  • 3Husband
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 8Vrancic
  • 12Watkins
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 33McGovern

Nottm Forest

  • 1Pantilimon
  • 27DarikwaBooked at 86mins
  • 3Pereira FigueiredoBooked at 34mins
  • 13Fox
  • 11Osborn
  • 32WatsonBooked at 85mins
  • 18ColbackBooked at 44mins
  • 14Cash
  • 20DowellSubstituted forVelliosat 79'minutes
  • 23Lolley
  • 17BreretonBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 4Mancienne
  • 5Guédioura
  • 7Bridcutt
  • 9Murphy
  • 33Kapino
  • 39Vellios
  • 42Worrall
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
25,184

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Norwich City 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

Full Time

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

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Apostolos Vellios tries a through ball, but Ben Brereton is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ben Watson.

Dangerous play by Onel Hernández (Norwich City).

Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

James Maddison (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Maddison (Norwich City).

Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Grant Hanley (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tendayi Darikwa.

Booking

Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt saved. Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Lolley.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Mario Vrancic replaces Alexander Tettey.

Attempt missed. Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Booking

Ben Watson (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

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

Foul by Onel Hernández (Norwich City).

Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jamal Lewis.

Booking

Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Apostolos Vellios replaces Kieran Dowell.

Attempt missed. Timm Klose (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Maddison following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Jack Colback.

Attempt saved. Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moritz Leitner.

Foul by Marley Watkins (Norwich City).

Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Marley Watkins replaces Dennis Srbeny.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Wes Hoolahan replaces Josh Murphy.

Attempt missed. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieran Dowell with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Alexander Tettey.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jamal Lewis.

Jamal Lewis (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves34227559283173
2Cardiff35217752282470
3Aston Villa35199756322466
4Fulham361811762382465
5Derby361613755342161
6Middlesbrough361771250341658
7Bristol City361512953421157
8Preston361415745351057
9Sheff Utd35174144943655
10Brentford3514111052411153
11Millwall361313104337652
12Ipswich35156144744351
13Leeds35147144746149
14Norwich351212113437-348
15Nottm Forest36135184354-1144
16QPR351010153952-1340
17Sheff Wed36813153850-1237
18Reading35811164049-935
19Bolton36811173155-2435
20Hull35712164653-733
21Barnsley35711173550-1532
22Birmingham3686222354-3130
23Burton3578202662-3629
24Sunderland36513183865-2728
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