Norwich City were held to a goalless draw at home to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.
City dominated possession throughout but both sides had their chances to take all three points with James Maddison having the best of the opportunities early into the second-half.
Daniel Farke made two changes to the side which started the draw with Bolton Wanderers ten days earlier. In defence, Christoph Zimmermann was replaced by Timm Klose and up-front, Dennis Srbeny made his first home start in place of Nelson Oliveira.
City had lots of possession early on but it was the visitors who threatened first. After committing men forward, City eventually lost possession and Kieran Dowell progressed up the pitch before feeding Ben Brereton to his right who shot low and wide from just inside the box.
The hosts responded immediately though and a superb stop by Costel Pantilimon kept the scores level. Harrison Reed showed great tenacity to win a corner and James Maddison's in-swinger was met by Josh Murphy whose goalbound header was tipped away by the tall Romanian stopper.
Forest were a real threat on the counter in the first-half and Dowell and Brereton once again linked up on 23 minutes with Brereton trying an audacious chip over the onrushing Angus Gunn. The City stopper made himself big and gave the Forest striker a smaller target to aim at, hence why the ball went over.
City gradually grew into the game as the half progressed and Murphy once again went close from inside the area before Maddison’s cross-cum-shot rolled through the box with Srbeny and Jamal Lewis unable to apply a finishing touch.
The game crept towards half-time and City continued to have the better of proceedings with Srbeny and Murphy having shots beaten away from distance.
Farke's men carried their dominance into the second half and had arguably their best chance to go one-up in the 52nd minute. Moritz Leitner sent Hernandez racing clear and the Cuban wideman superbly backheeled the ball into the path of Maddison but the City playmaker lashed into the Barclay from close-range.
For all City's possession throughout, they found it difficult to test Pantilimon and had to be wary at the other end with Forest growing in confidence as the game remained goalless. Both Dowell and Matty Cash perhaps should have tested Gunn with shots from inside the box just after the hour mark.
Cash then headed over from close-range before Farke introduced Wes Hoolahan and Marley Watkins to change things up and his decision sprung life into the City attack with the Irish midfielder showing some cute touches in and around the Forest area.
On 77 minutes, Hoolahan played a neat one-two with Maddison but the latter's low cutback somehow fell to a Forest player and was cleared.
City pushed and probed in the final ten minutes but couldn't find a breakthrough as they were held to a goalless draw for the second successive game at Carrow Road.