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Sheff Utd 0-0 Nottm Forest

Nottingham Forest slipped into the Championship relegation zone despite picking up a hard-earned point at promotion chasing Sheffield United.

Forest had been reduced to 10-men after Kelvin Wilson had been sent off for head-butting Greg Halford.

With Birmingham dropping points at Plymouth, Sheffield United missed the chance to climb into second.

And with Norwich winning at Watford, Nottingham Forest slipped into the bottom three.


Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell:

"If you said to me back in June when we returned for pre-season training that with three games to go we'd be in with a chance of automatic promotion, I'd have broken both your legs and your arms.

"We saw what Forest came to do. They never really came to play, but the onus was on us to break them down, but we just couldn't get the ball to break.

"I would have been delighted with 10 out of 12 points at the start of the week, but we always get greedy don't we."

Nottingham Forest assistant manager David Kelly:

"We've no complaints with the sending off. You can't put your head there can you?

"He's absolutely gutted. But our back four were superb. They all were. It's a super result.

"Our supporters were absolutely fantastic and we're really pleased our players have put on a performance for them."


Sheff Utd: Kenny, Naughton, Morgan, Bromby, Naysmith, Halford, Montgomery, Howard (Hendrie 66), Cotterill (Beattie 57), Ward (Lupoli 79), Henderson.
Subs Not Used: O'Toole, Walker.

Booked: Bromby.

Nottm Forest: Smith, Chambers, Morgan, Breckin, Wilson, Garner (McCleary 68), Osbourne, Perch, Cohen (McGugan 76), Gunter, Blackstock (Anderson 57).
Subs Not Used: Redmond, Thornhill.

Sent Off: Wilson (16).

Booked: Breckin, Cohen, Morgan.

Att: 28,374

Ref: Mike Jones (Cheshire).



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