By Will Butcher
Nottingham Forest fans have rued their club’s decision to sell Karl Darlow on Twitter, after he saved two penalties for Newcastle on Friday night.
Nicklas Bendtner and Henri Lansbury were both denied from the spot by the Newcastle goalkeeper during the first half, as the Toon went down to nine men during their 2-1 loss to Philippe Montanier’s side.
Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for a kick on skipper Lansbury, before Paul Dummett received his marching orders for bringing down the former Arsenal star.
Darlow signed for the Toon in August 2014, before moving back on loan to the City Ground for a further season in a double deal with Magpies captain Jamaal Lascelles.
Forest fans reacted on Twitter to Darlow’s display at the City Ground on Friday night, with many bitter as their former star produced two top saves from 12 yards.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Darlow never saved anything here when he played for us though! You here? #nffc
— Donna Jordan (@donnajordan1) December 2, 2016
Darlow falls over and saves 2 penalties. Keepers are taught to pick a way and dive. Hit it down the middle #nffc
— Nathan Mee (@Nathh_4) December 2, 2016
Darlow : The Ghost of Christmas Past#NFFC
— Chris Waters (@WatersCJ) December 2, 2016
To be fair to Darlow. Penalty saves were one of his best things at Forest. Good record. #nffc
— Mark O'Brien (@HoH_NFFC) December 2, 2016
— Jack Flemons (@JackFlemons) December 2, 2016
Newcastle’s number 26 made 111 league and cup appearances during his time with Forest, after graduating from their academy and making his debut in May 2011 against Crystal Palace from the bench.
Darlow has recently displace Belgium stopper Matz Sels as Rafa Benitez’s number one at St. James’ Park, keeping six clean sheets in his 12 league and cup appearances this season.
In other Nottingham Forest news, Henri Lansbury was named in the Team of the Week after his hat-trick display.