He was booed for the whole game, and in the second half, he managed to stab a Jamaal Lascelles effort into his own net.
The stadium announcer saw an opportunity, and he took it – rather than saying it was Lascelles’ goal, he announced that it was indeed an own goal by Lansbury, and the 29-year-old’s embarrassment was complete.
Was that Nottingham Forest match the worst of the 2016/17 season?
Yes, it was a disgrace
No, others were worse
It was the ultimate revenge, and these Newcastle fans are talking about it ahead of Monday’s match.
See the best of the reaction below.
Henri Lansbury gets two Newcastle players sent off whilst playing for Forest. He then joins Aston Villa, and arrives at St James Park a few months later.
— NG (@NewcastIeGoaIs) November 21, 2019
Believe he was “injured” for the reverse fixture against forest too, just before leaving. Bet he was gutted when he got named in the squad at St James’ for villa ????
— Ashley Skelton (@SkeltonAsh) November 21, 2019
— Thomas Dugdale (@daretodugdale) November 21, 2019
Really wanted this to be voted our ‘Goal of the Season’ and him sent the trophy. Thought it would have been the cherry on the cake.
— Andy Cunningham (@guilepork) November 21, 2019
— Oli Dixon (@traveller_anon) November 21, 2019
Listened to this with my dad when he was in intensive care in the freeman. The Brighton and Huddersfield away games must have been around this time too cos we watched them in his hospital room
— Andy (@AWM_1981) November 21, 2019