Nottingham Forest got here from behind to win 3-1 at Barnsley with a robust second-half efficiency to present new head coach Steve Cooper his first victory.
The hosts led by way of Cauley Woodrow’s first-half penalty earlier than targets from Philip Zinckernagel, Brennan Johnson and Lewis Grabban sealed it for Forest.
Johnson despatched over an early low cross which was claimed by keeper Brad Collins as Joe Lolley waited to pounce.
There was a half-chance for the guests when an tried clearance from Collins fell to Lolley and with the keeper off his line, Lolley’s effort from distance drifted effectively broad of the goal.
The breakthrough purpose got here when Woodrow was fouled within the space by Tobias Figueiredo and Woodrow (20) beat Brice Samba with the ensuing penalty.
Lolley was concerned once more when he superior into the left-hand facet of the world and tried an angled shot that went past the far publish.
James Garner put a long-range shot heading in the right direction, but it surely was straight at Collins who gathered the ball comfortably.
Quickly after the re-start, Woodrow’s shot on the flip from inside the world was blocked by Samba.
On the different finish, Liam Kitching made an important sliding problem as Johnson threatened to discover a approach by way of the guts of the Barnsley rearguard.
Collins then got here to his facet’s rescue with a superb save to maintain out Zinckernagel’s shot after he had been arrange by Lolley.
Forest head coach Steve Cooper made a change on the hour-mark with Figueiredo changed by Grabban.
The equaliser got here when Forest sprung the offside lure with Johnson squaring the ball unselfishly to Zinckernagel (61), who tapped into the unguarded internet.
Barnsley boss Markus Schopp made a change in assault with Victor Adeboyejo taking on from Dominik Frieser.
The guests took the lead when Zinckernagel put Johnson (68) by way of and he slotted the ball previous Collins.
Zinckernagel noticed his highly effective shot saved by Collins earlier than Forest went additional forward.
The third purpose got here when Alex Mighten did effectively to beat Jasper Moon on the left and despatched over a low cross which was turned in by the unmarked Grabban (82) on the far publish.
Barnsley substitute Aaron Leya Iseka went near pulling a purpose again late on with a robust header which was turned broad by Samba.
Barnsley stay and not using a win of their final eight video games and their gamers have been booed off on the finish by a bit of the gang.
What the managers mentioned…
Barnsley’s Markus Schopp: “Actually disappointing. I believe we performed effectively for 45 minutes. We got here out very intense. We have been actually energetic and we have been hungry to get a second purpose. I am actually disenchanted as a result of we gave away three factors as we speak. The 2 targets have been actually large punches for the blokes and the response was not good after that.
“We misplaced the ball too straightforward and our second and third line was not sufficient to counter-press. It’s particular person errors, particularly for his or her first purpose. After we lose the ball, it should be another way and never too straightforward. It is a powerful one for all of us. We have now to seek out higher options. Proper now, all the things goes in a very, actually exhausting course so now we have to be actually cautious. We all know it’s a powerful state of affairs, however we all know can do higher. All people desires extra.”
Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper: “It was a sport of two halves when it comes to the scoreline, however I believed that we truly bought into an equal quantity of fine positions within the first half – we simply did not capitalise on it. We did not need to be one-nil down, however we did not need to be one-nil up both, however we might see the place the sport was there to be gained, in behind and down the perimeters of Barnsley’s again line and we have been doing that.
“As soon as you’ve got bought in behind you have to end it off and I believe that was the distinction between the primary and the second half. We continued to get in behind, however we have been extra productive and scored three targets. I have not seen it [the penalty] again, but it surely appeared a kind of that would go both approach. The one factor on my thoughts now could be Saturday.”