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Jack Butland makes a save against Nottingham Forest

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland made a series of late saves after almost gifting Nottingham Forest a goal in an enthralling draw at the City Ground.

Forest’s Lewis Grabban failed to add to his nine goals in nine league games after the break, firing wastefully over following a defensive mix-up.

England international Butland had been to to blame for that error but he ensured a share of the spoils after denying Joe Lolley and Grabban.

Tobias Figueiredo was then Forest’s late saviour, clearing a Peter Crouch effort off the line in the fourth minute of injury time.

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1Pantilimon
  • 27Darikwa
  • 20DawsonBooked at 65mins
  • 3Pereira Figueiredo
  • 18Robinson
  • 5GuédiouraSubstituted forYacobat 76’minutes
  • 6Colback
  • 14Cash
  • 10Antunes CarvalhoSubstituted forBastião Diasat 86’minutes
  • 23Lolley
  • 7Grabban

Substitutes

  • 11Osborn
  • 15Steele
  • 21Janko
  • 24Yacob
  • 31Bastião Dias
  • 37Ansarifard
  • 44Hefele

Stoke

  • 1Butland
  • 30Edwards
  • 5Williams
  • 17Shawcross
  • 15Martins Indi
  • 38Woods
  • 11McClean
  • 8EteboSubstituted forClucasat 76’minutes
  • 4Allen
  • 18DioufSubstituted forBerahinoat 70’minutes
  • 9AfobeSubstituted forCrouchat 79’minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Berahino
  • 22Clucas
  • 23Martina
  • 24Fletcher
  • 25Crouch
  • 27Bojan
  • 32Federici
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:28,556

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamStoke
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Stoke City 0.

Full Time

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

Delay in match Jack Butland (Stoke City) because of an injury.

Foul by Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest).

Jack Butland (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.

Attempt saved. Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Cash with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Peter Crouch (Stoke City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Gil Dias replaces João Carvalho.

Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke City).

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jack Butland.

Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by João Carvalho.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Peter Crouch replaces Benik Afobe.

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

Foul by Thomas Edwards (Stoke City).

Attempt missed. Saido Berahino (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Thomas Edwards with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Sam Clucas replaces Peter Etebo.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Claudio Yacob replaces Adlène Guédioura.

Foul by Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest).

Thomas Edwards (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Saido Berahino replaces Mame Biram Diouf.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Thomas Edwards.

Attempt saved. Thomas Edwards (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Michael Dawson (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Dawson (Nottingham Forest).

Ryan Woods (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Tobias Figueiredo.

Attempt blocked. James McClean (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Allen.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Michael Dawson.

Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Allen (Stoke City).

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