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Bristol City 0-0 Nottingham Forest: Ryan Yates sent off but Forest hold on

Ryan Yates
Ryan Yates was sent off 11 minutes into the second half

Bristol City failed to find a winner against 10-man Nottingham Forest as the promotion rivals shared a goalless draw.

The visitors were a man down for the final 34 minutes after Ryan Yates was given a straight red card for a two-footed lunge on Hungary midfielder Adam Nagy.

Yates had almost inadvertently given the home side the lead shortly before his dismissal, turning Andreas Weimann's effort on to the post.

That proved to be the closest City came to a goal and the result saw both sides miss the chance to climb to fourth in the Championship table, with Swansea City losing at home to Millwall.

Bristol City's unbeaten run stretched to five games with their third draw in that spell, but they remain unbeaten at Ashton Gate since losing to Leeds United on the opening weekend of the season.

Forest had been bidding for a third straight win, buoyed by their victory over local rivals Derby County last time out, and Yates almost gave them an early lead but his close-range effort was cleared off the line by Famara Diedhiou.

The game was even before the Forest midfielder was sent off, and the visitors arguably had the best chance to win it afterwards when Lewis Grabban looked to dink the ball over Daniel Bentley but his effort dropped just wide.

Lee Johnson's side stay seventh, level on points with Forest who move above Swansea to fifth on goal difference.

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"We had a lot of final third entries but couldn't quite get that moment of brilliance or class to seal it.

"I can't criticise the players today but at the same time we have let them off the hook, through either a poor decision from the referee or us overcooking it at times.

"It was a good game as far as nil nils go, but we want to make sure we are adding little more quality in our home games."

Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi:

"I am so proud of my players. Ryan has made a mistake with the tackle that saw him sent-off and I can see why the referee made the decision.

"He was very angry and upset with himself after the game because he knew what he did could have cost us an important result.

"We deserved our point and missed one very good chance to take all three. As always, the support from our fans was incredible."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Bentley
  • 5WrightSubstituted forPalmerat 65'minutes
  • 29Williams
  • 6Baker
  • 32Lopes Pereira
  • 8Brownhill
  • 4Nagy
  • 11O'DowdaSubstituted forEliassonat 65'minutes
  • 25Rowe
  • 9Diédhiou
  • 14WeimannSubstituted forRíos Lozanoat 76'minutesBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 7Smith
  • 18Semenyo
  • 19Eliasson
  • 31Ríos Lozano
  • 33Mäenpää
  • 42Massengo
  • 45Palmer

Nottm Forest

  • 30SambaBooked at 86mins
  • 11Cash
  • 3Figueiredo
  • 4Worrall
  • 18Robinson
  • 22YatesBooked at 56mins
  • 8Watson
  • 28Silva
  • 23LolleySubstituted forCarvalhoat 81'minutes
  • 7GrabbanSubstituted forMirat 88'minutes
  • 19AmeobiBooked at 36minsSubstituted forAdomahat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Carvalho
  • 13Bostock
  • 14Mir
  • 20Dawson
  • 36Chema
  • 37Adomah
  • 49Muric
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
23,573

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

Full Time

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

Daniel Bentley (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Ashley Williams (Bristol City).

Rafa Mir (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ádám Nagy (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rafa Mir (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Rodri (Bristol City) left footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Nathan Baker with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Rafa Mir replaces Lewis Grabban.

Booking

Brice Samba (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Rodri (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Rodri (Bristol City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. João Carvalho replaces Joe Lolley.

Foul by Rodri (Bristol City).

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

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Bristol City) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Nathan Baker.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Rodri replaces Andreas Weimann.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Lolley.

Foul by Pedro Pereira (Bristol City).

Albert Adomah (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Pedro Pereira.

Foul by Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City).

Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Baker (Bristol City).

Brice Samba (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Niclas Eliasson replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Kasey Palmer replaces Bailey Wright.

Attempt missed. Ashley Williams (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Brownhill with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Matthew Cash.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Albert Adomah replaces Sammy Ameobi.

Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom17106131181336
2Leeds17104323101334
3Preston1794431181331
4Fulham178542618829
5Nottm Forest168532013729
6Swansea178542217529
7Bristol City177822521429
8Brentford178362213927
9Sheff Wed177462216625
10Millwall176652022-224
11Derby176651921-224
12QPR177372732-524
13Charlton176562421323
14Birmingham177281722-523
15Hull166462321222
16Cardiff175752525022
17Blackburn176382326-321
18Reading165381921-218
19Huddersfield174581925-617
20Wigan1743101426-1215
21Luton1742112332-914
22Stoke1742111930-1114
23Middlesbrough162771321-813
24Barnsley1716101836-189
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