Half-Time Report: Tottenham Hotspur firing blanks against Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest frustrate Tottenham in the first half of their third-round League Cup clash at White Hart Lane.

Nottingham Forest have earned a 0-0 half-time draw in their third-round League Cup clash away with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

Paulinho of Tottenham Hotspur moves away from Jorge Grant of Nottingham Forest during the Capital One Cup third round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Nottingham Forest at White Hart Lane on September 24, 2014© Getty Images

The game nearly exploded into life after a quiet opening when 20-year-old Ben Osborne rattled the crossbar for Forest following a mazy run.

Spurs responded well to that near miss and went close themselves not long after, with Andros Townsend firing narrowly wide of the post from 25 yards.

Mauricio Pochettino's side continued to grow stronger as the half went on and Kyle Naughton then stung the hands of Dorus De Vries with a long-range effort.

Soon came the turn of Federico Fazio to try his luck from range, but the Argentine fired over the bar as the Championship side did enough to earn a half-time draw.

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