This game was very reminiscent to the 4-2 home defeat to Fulham last month- The Reds led twice in the first half with both Sam Winnall and Marley Watkins on the score-sheet and Barnsley had a man sent off.
Forest were 3-2 up at half time, the first time there has been as many as five goals in the first half of a Barnsley match since August 2013. They also went on to lose that 5-2, at Blackburn and The Reds also had a player sent off that night.
Barnsley scored two first half goals for only the second time this season, that aforementioned 4-2 defeat to Fulham is the only other occasion.
Barnsley have conceded at least twice in six of their 10 home games this season and have now conceded 18 times in front of their own fans, the worst home defensive record in the Championship. They have though scored 17 times at Oakwell, only Newcastle, Brighton and Forest have scored more home goals.
Barnsley have conceded at least five times in a home game in six successive seasons.
Henri Lansbury scored his first career hat trick, he is the first opposition player to bag a treble at Oakwell since Darius Henderson for Millwall in a 3-1 Barnsley defeat in January 2012.
Lansbury’s hat trick strike was from the penalty spot, the fifth time they have conceded in this way this season, the most since they conceded five in the whole of 2013-2014.
Marley Watkins was shown a straight red card, however no other Barnsley player was booked, the first time such an occurrence has happened since a 3-2 defeat at Peterborough almost a year to the day ago – 24th November 2015 when Kevin Long was sent off.
Watkins is the first Barnsley player to score and be sent off since Daniel Nardiello back in February 2007 when he scored in the second minute at Southampton and was sent off in the 75th. Ironically Barnsley also lost 5-2 that day.
Barnsley won five of their first seven league games this season but have now won only one of the following 11.
It is now seven home games without a win for Barnsley, their worst home run since the final six home games of 2013-2014 and first two of 2014-2015 (8)
This was only the second time Forest have won at Oakwell in nine visits.
Tom Bradshaw (for Armstrong 65)
Saidy Janko (for Bree 75)
Ryan Williams (for Winnall 88)
Nick Townsend, Angus MacDonald, Sam Morsy, Ryan Kent.
Sky Bet Championship results:
Friday 25th November 2016:
Barnsley 2-5 Nottingham Forest
Winnall 5 Lansbury 13, 45, pen 82, Vellios 24, Osborn 63
Saturday 26th November 2016:
Aston Villa 3-1 Cardiff
Adomah 24 Lambert 28
Gestede pen 90
Brentford 1-2 Birmingham
Hogan 77 Donaldson pen 14, Shotton 63
Brighton 2-1 Fulham
Baldock 52 McDonald 18
Derby 1-0 Norwich
Ipswich 3-0 QPR
Newcastle 0-1 Blackburn
Preston 1-1 Burton
Robinson 45+2 Irvine 23
Reading 2-1 Bristol City
McCleary 13 O’Neil 87
Wolves 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday
Forestieri pen 15, Lee 29
Rotherham 1–2 Leeds
Wood 86 Wood 14, Doukara 45+7
Monday 28th November 2016:
Huddersfield 1-2 Wigan
Mooy 50 Burke 40, Wildschut 60
Barnsley lie in 18th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 22 points from 18 games.
We are 7 points outside the Play-Offs, 16 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 18 points off First place and 4 points above the Relegation Zone.
Up to 28/11/16
On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Nineteen: Birmingham City v Barnsley: Saturday 3rd December 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm
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Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty: Barnsley v Norwich City, Saturday 10th December 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm.
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