Luton's Henri Lansbury goes viral for kick on Swansea’s Ryan Manning

  • Rob Swan

Henri Lansbury – remember him?

The former England Under-21 international was tipped for big things when he broke into Arsenal’s first team in the late 2000s.

However, the midfielder only managed to play eight times for the Gunners before he was sold to Nottingham Forest in 2012.

Lansbury spent four-and-a-half seasons with Forest before moving to Aston Villa in January 2017 and briefly played in the Premier League once again during the 2019-20 campaign.

He spent last season with Bristol City before signing for Luton Town in the summer.

Now 30 years old, a clip involving Lansbury from Saturday’s Championship clash between Luton and Swansea City is going viral on social media.


Luton were 3-0 up at the time thanks to a blistering start but Lansbury almost earned himself a straight red card for an awful incident involving Ryan Manning.

Manning was walking towards the ball when he was suddenly swiped off his feet by Lansbury.

Lansbury pleaded his innocence – as if to say he didn’t see Manning in his field of vision – but watch the clip and make your own mind up whether or not he should have been sent off.

Referee Tony Harrington handed Lansbury a yellow card, much to the confusion of many football fans who’ve seen the incident.

Let’s check out some of the reaction…


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