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Lansbury treble helps Forest sink Barnsley

Henri Lansbury celebrates

Henri Lansbury’s hat-trick doubled his tally of goals for the season

Henri Lansbury grabbed a hat-trick for Nottingham Forest as they won at Barnsley, who finished with 10 men.

Sam Winnall and Marley Watkins twice put the Tykes ahead, but Lansbury and Apostolos Vellios both levelled for Forest in the opening 24 minutes.

Lansbury headed Forest ahead in first-half stoppage time and Ben Osborn nodded in to make it 4-2.

After Watkins was sent off for an apparent stamp on Forest’s Thomas Lam, Lansbury’s penalty wrapped up the win.

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Forest’s second successive victory on the road was all the more remarkable given that they had not won away from home in the Championship this season before beating Ipswich 2-0 last weekend, and were without striker Britt Assombalonga – who scored both goals at Portman Road – because of a hamstring injury.

Defeat leaves Barnsley, who slip below Forest in the table on goals scored, without a win in seven games at Oakwell, after starting the season with three successive home wins.

But Paul Heckingbottom’s side could have hardly made a better start as Winnall headed in James Bree’s pinpoint cross.

Three more goals followed in a breathless opening quarter as Lansbury levelled with a 25-yard free-kick, only for Watkins to immediately beat the offside trap to stroke Barnsley back in front before Vellios scrambled in Danny Fox’s low centre from the left.

Lansbury headed in Osborn’s cross to put Forest in front for the first time just before the break, and Osborn added a fourth from Michael Mancienne’s cross.

Watkins was then shown a straight red card for his clash with Lam, before Lansbury completed his hat-trick after substitute Matty Cash was brought down by Josh Scowan.

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom told BBC Radio Sheffield:

“In my opinion we’ve gifted them goals and when you do that you’ve got no chance of winning a game. You can forgot all the positives that you’re doing well because we were nowhere near in terms of doing the fundamentals.

“Forest will go away thinking it’s a great away performance but we’ve gifted them three points.”

Nottingham Forest boss Philippe Montanier told BBC Radio Nottingham:

“We started badly, I was angry about the first 20 minutes because defensively we lost a lot of duels.

“After that we had a good reaction and were efficient offensively – five goals away from home is rare.

“The second half was better defensively, and with the ball we were able to control more of the game and attacked quickly.

“Henri always shows a good mentality and he sets the example for the young players and everyone. I enjoyed that he scored three goals. It is his first hat-trick and I hope not the last.”

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Match ends, Barnsley 2, Nottingham Forest 5.

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Nottingham Forest 5.

Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Hourihane with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Damien Perquis.

Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).

Hand ball by Nicklas Bendtner (Nottingham Forest).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Matthew Cash.

Attempt saved. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Matthew Cash.

Attempt missed. Adam Jackson (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marc Roberts.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Williams replaces Sam Winnall.

Delay in match Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. David Vaughan replaces Michael Mancienne.

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).

Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Saidy Janko (Barnsley).

Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal! Barnsley 2, Nottingham Forest 5. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Josh Scowen (Barnsley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Nottingham Forest. Matthew Cash draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matthew Cash replaces Daniel Fox.

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Saidy Janko with a cross.

Attempt saved. Thomas Lam (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Substitution, Barnsley. Saidy Janko replaces James Bree.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Thomas Lam.

Marc Roberts (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Nicklas Bendtner replaces Apostolos Vellios.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

Attempt blocked. Thomas Lam (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Marley Watkins (Barnsley) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38022264