Photos: Best pics from Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest, including Scott Sinclair and Henri Lansbury

Van Persie And Sinclair

The two teams met yesterday, drawing 3-3 at The City Ground.

Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa played out an exciting pre-season fixture yesterday – drawing 3-3, with Villa star Scott Sinclair in scintillating form.

The former Manchester City man scored a hat-trick, but goals from Dexter Blackstock, Henri Lansbury and Kelvin Wilson snatched a draw for the Championship club.

It was an eventful fixture then and there were some great snaps from the game.

One of the best might be of Aston Villa coaches Mark Robson and Ray Wilkins. The pair showing off the fact that Villa should have given them the size up with their training gear.

Sinclair celebrated his goal with his team-mates and could not hide his happiness at his goals. It may just be pre-season, but he was clearly pleased to score himself a hat-trick and will hope he has booked himself a starting place for the beginning of the season.

From a Forest perspective it was good to see Henri Lansbury put in a solid performance.

The midfielder has been heavily linked with Burnley in recent weeks, but forest will hope they keep hold of him this summer.

All in all it was a great game, with some great moments. Both teams will hope that is the flavour of the season to come.

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