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Nottingham Forest 3-0 Barnsley

Lee Tomlin
Lee Tomlin joined Nottingham Forest on loan from Cardiff City in January

Barnsley missed the opportunity to move out of the Championship relegation zone as Nottingham Forest condemned them to defeat at the City Ground.

The Tykes remain two points adrift of 21st-placed Bolton with two games to play and safety now out of their hands.

Lee Tomlin was the orchestrator of Forest's win, brilliantly curling the hosts ahead before teeing up Ben Brereton for a tap in to make it 2-0.

Apostolos Vellios slotted in late on to seal victory for the home side.

It was an impressive showing from Aitor Karanka's team, who are 17th in the Championship and already assured of their place in the second tier next season.

The Tykes' hopes of joining Forest now rely on results elsewhere during the remaining fortnight of the season, with Reading, Birmingham and Bolton the three teams still within catching distance.

Barnsley host Brentford on Saturday before travelling to Derby on the final day of the season - with Bolton's match against fellow strugglers Burton in their penultimate fixture potentially crucial in deciding who goes down.

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 33Kapino
  • 2Lichaj
  • 4Mancienne
  • 13FoxBooked at 18mins
  • 29Fuentes HernándezSubstituted forOsbornat 45'minutes
  • 7Bridcutt
  • 32Watson
  • 5GuédiouraBooked at 87mins
  • 14Cash
  • 17BreretonSubstituted forVelliosat 80'minutes
  • 15TomlinSubstituted forLolleyat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Osborn
  • 18Colback
  • 23Lolley
  • 25Hobbs
  • 27Darikwa
  • 39Vellios
  • 43Smith

Barnsley

  • 30Walton
  • 12Cavare
  • 18JacksonBooked at 53mins
  • 6Lindsay
  • 23Pinillos
  • 20Potts
  • 22Gardner
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forMahoneyat 45'minutes
  • 7HammillSubstituted forThiamat 71'minutes
  • 19MooreSubstituted forBradshawat 87'minutes
  • 15McBurnie

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 2McCarthy
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 14Mallan
  • 16Pinnock
  • 21Mahoney
  • 26Thiam
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
23,633

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home19
Away14
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 3, Barnsley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 3, Barnsley 0.

Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Daniel Pinillos with a cross.

Attempt missed. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Eric Lichaj following a fast break.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Joe Lolley.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 3, Barnsley 0. Apostolos Vellios (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Watson.

Attempt saved. Gary Gardner (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Connor Mahoney with a cross.

Foul by Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest).

Brad Potts (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Connor Mahoney.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Tom Bradshaw replaces Kieffer Moore.

Booking

Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley).

Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Gardner (Barnsley).

Apostolos Vellios (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dimitri Kevin Cavare (Barnsley).

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest).

Brad Potts (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Joe Lolley replaces Lee Tomlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Apostolos Vellios replaces Ben Brereton.

Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley).

Attempt blocked. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Pinillos.

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Connor Mahoney.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Lee Tomlin tries a through ball, but Ben Brereton is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Adam Jackson (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Mahoney with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Michael Mancienne.

Attempt blocked. Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mamadou Thiam replaces Adam Hammill.

Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Ben Brereton.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Daniel Pinillos.

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest).

Brad Potts (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Nottingham Forest).

Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

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13Norwich441415154654-857
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16QPR441411195567-1253
17Nottm Forest44157224962-1352
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19Reading441013214866-1843
20Birmingham44127253464-3043
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22Barnsley44814224568-2338
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