Newcastle fans pile into Lansbury on Twitter
By Matt Farr
Newcastle fans have piled into midfielder Henri Lansbury on Twitter for his role in two dismissals during their 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest.
The Forest man was involved in the red cards of Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummett, as Newcastle were two men down before the half-time whistle.
They did, however, have a one goal advantage thanks to Matt Ritchie’s 45th-minute strike; not to mention Karl Darlow’s two penalty saves.
Darlow, who replaced Matz Sels in goal for the Magpies, first denied Nicklas Bendtner’s rather telegraphed penalty, before denying Henri Lansbury on the stroke of half-time.
The away side could not maintain their advantage, and Bendtner’s 52nd-minute strike, followed by Jamaal Lascelles own goal, handed Forest a valuable three points.
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However, Newcastle fans were less than impressed with Lansbury’s involvement in the sending-offs, and took to Twitter to slate the former Arsenal man.
Here is a selection of their messages:
And the winner of best supporting actor in the 2017 Oscars goes to………
Henri Lansbury for his exceptional performance…..
— Mitch (@geordiedentist) December 2, 2016
Lansbury spread himself for the touch off Dummett. No foul.
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) December 2, 2016
— Steven Watson (@Watto_NUFC) December 2, 2016
— michael laverton (@toonmadmike) December 2, 2016
— Tom Shaw (@tjshawsey) December 2, 2016
Lansbury had cheated and cheated his way through this game. The ref had bought every one. FFS #nufc
— Graham (@grahambull67) December 2, 2016
So basically when the commentators say Lansbury is “clever” what they mean is “CHEATING” ?? #nufc
— John Dixon (@DickoNortheast) December 2, 2016
— KevBa (@kevba1971) December 2, 2016
This officiating performance needs to be seen to be believed. Amongst the worst in recent memory. Lansbury: embarrassing. #nufc
— NUFCTactics (@nufctactics) December 2, 2016
Nottingham Forest’s win saw them move up to 13th in the league, just four points behind a play-off spot. They are now unbeaten in four games.
For Newcastle, the result hands Brighton a chance to go top of the Championship – if they beat Cardiff on Saturday.
The Magpies have now lost their last three games – to Blackburn, Hull and Forest – and have some work to do if they are to regain some momentum.
In other Newcastle news, here is how the fans reacted to Shelvey’s red card.