Forest comeback rocks Brighton

Two goals from Henri Lansbury helped Nottingham Forest come from behind to beat Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 in the Sky Bet Championship the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

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Henri Lansbury: Helped his side to victory

Henri Lansbury: Helped his side to victory

Henri Lansbury scored twice to help 10-man Nottingham Forest stretch their unbeaten league run to six games with a 3-1 victory over Brighton before a crowd of 27,755 at the Amex Stadium.

Lansbury levelled the scores just after half-time, with Forest going in at the interval trailing to Andrew Crofts' header just after the half hour mark.

Two goals in three minutes put Forest in the driving seat, with Lansbury slotting home from the spot almost immediately after Darius Henderson had given them the lead before Nathaniel Chalobah was sent off in the 67th minute as Forest finished the match with 10 men.

Brighton went into the game having scored only four goals in their previous five matches and, in a lively start, former Newcastle winger Kazenga LuaLua provided an immediate threat for the Seagulls.

LuaLua forced keeper Karl Darlow to make a scrambling save in only the third minute after being fed by Stephen Ward, and two minutes later he fired an angled shot over the bar from inside the area.

Darlow later dived to hold a bouncing 30 yard drive from Ashley Barnes before Forest came close to breaking the deadlock.

An accurate cross from Andy Reid found striker Henderson at the far post and his goal-bound header was pushed round the post by Polish goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak diving to this left.

Kuszczak was alert again mid-way through the first half when he beat away a firm drive from fellow countryman Radoslaw Majewski.

Lansbury and Reid both put shots wide for Forest before Wales international Crofts put Brighton ahead in the 31st minute from close in.

Crofts pounced after a deep cross by Ward was miss-hit by Ashley Barnes and the ball ran kindly into the path of the midfielder.

Crofts was playing through the pain barrier for the injury-plagued Seagulls after pulling out of the Wales squad, having initially been named for the World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Belgium later this month.

Forest almost replied straight away through midfielder Chalobah, whose rasping shot was parried by keeper Kuszczak.

The visitors were on terms within 60 seconds of the restart, midfielder Lansbury rising to level with a superb header from eight yards following a corner from Majewski.

Keeper Darlow prevented Brighton from regaining the lead only three minutes later by pushing a goal-bound shot from Barnes onto the post.

Two goals in the space of two minutes put Forest firmly in charge with a strike from Henderson and a spot kick by Lansbury boosting the visitors.

Henderson put his side ahead with a left-foot shot into the bottom corner on the hour after Matt Upson could only partially clear a cross by Danny Collins.

Then Brighton captain Gordon Greer brought down striker Simon Cox and Lansbury stepped up to blast his second goal from the spot.

Forest were reduced to 10 men on 67 minutes when Chalobah, booked earlier for a foul, received a second yellow for a push on LuaLua.

LuaLua had a curling free kick saved by Darlow as the Seagulls struggled to launch a late fightback.

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