22nd April 1978
Coventry City 0-0 Nottingham Forest.
Shilton made the save in the clinching 0–0 draw against Coventry City which critics regarded as his greatest ever.
A vicious close range header from Mick Ferguson seemed destined for the net with Shilton slightly out of position, but he got across to palm it over the bar. During the season as a whole, Shilton conceded just 18 goals in 37 league appearances.
Forest won the league with the scoreless draw at Coventry City. They were the fifth (and to date last) team to win the English top flight as a newly-promoted team.
By the time they visited Coventry City, Forest were six points clear of second-place Everton, who had only three matches left to play (Forest had five remaining). At the time, teams earned two points for a win, so even a draw with Coventry would have put Forest out of Everton's reach. And a draw is what they got, as the match finished 0-0 to secure Forest's first top-flight title with four games left.
Their success continued under Clough and Taylor, with back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980.
During his time at Nottingham Forest, Shilton won many honours, including the First Division Championship, two European Cups, a UEFA Super Cup, and the Football League Cup.