Danny Ings' eighth and ninth goals of the season were enough for Burnley to overcome fellow Championship side Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.

Forest struck with Matt Derbyshire burying from Dexter Blackstock's flick, before Ings seized hold of the game.

The striker controlled Kieran Trippier's cross and spun to fire home from the edge of the box and level.

His flicked header over Forest goalkeeper Dorus de Vries then made it three successive wins for the Clarets.

The sides came into the game in contrasting form with Burnley up to second on the back of wins over Birmingham and Leeds and Forest having won only one of their past five league games after a strong start to the season.

Danny Ings' transformation

Danny Ings scored only three goals in 33 games last season. He has nine in 11 this campaign.

The visitors' manager Billy Davies changed all 11 players from Forest's previous outing, however, and it seemed to have rejuvenated his team.

Blackstock and Simon Gillett both went close before a mazy run from Jamie Paterson caused chaos in the Burnley box and Derbyshire pounced after Forest goalkeeper Tom Heaton had blocked an initial effort.

A smart stop by De Vries preserved the visitors' lead as he tipped over Junior Stanislas's header, but the Dutchman could do nothing to prevent Ings' leveller.

The former Bournemouth man's stinging half-volley crashed into the top corner after a slick turn.

Ings could have found the net again soon after, but lashed over as the ball dropped to him in the box.

Stanislas and Keith Treacy both brought fine saves from De Vries before the hosts' pressure finally told.

Derbyshire had wastefully scooped over the top at the other end a minute before Ings showed far sharper striking instincts with a deft nod from Stanislas' set-piece.

Ishmael Miller posed a threat from the bench but Ings' double, a week after scoring twice against Birmingham, proved decisive.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche on in-form striker Danny Ings: "I mention it every week and I'm getting bored of saying it myself, but in a good way, because he's enjoying his football, you can see it.

"He's got that nice energy and we know he's got quality."

Forest boss Billy Davies: "It was a good cup tie. I thought we ran a very good Burnley side that are going very well in the league extremely close.

"Second half it could have gone either way - it was the toss of the coin."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 06 Mee
  • 08 Marney (Stock - 34' )
  • 28 Long
  • 05 Shackell
  • 26 Treacy (Arfield - 83' )
  • 15 Edgar
  • 09 Vokes (Kightly - 88' )
  • 10 Ings
  • 11 Stanislas Booked

Substitutes

  • 03 Lafferty
  • 12 Cisak
  • 16 O'Neill
  • 19 Kightly
  • 22 Stock
  • 35 Noble
  • 37 Arfield

Nottingham Forest

  • 29 de Vries
  • 18 Jara
  • 03 Harding
  • 06 Moussi Booked (Cohen - 64' )
  • 05 Collins
  • 16 Lascelles Booked
  • 21 Paterson
  • 04 Gillett Booked
  • 23 Blackstock (Cox - 64' )
  • 27 Derbyshire
  • 28 Majewski (Miller - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Cohen
  • 15 Halford
  • 17 Miller
  • 20 Tudgay
  • 31 Cox
  • 35 Al-Rashidi
  • 39 Abdoun
Ref: Darren Drysdale
Att: 6,405

Match Stats

Shots

14 11

On target

6 4

Corners

9 7

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burnley 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burnley 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

89:14 Booking

Booking Junior Stanislas (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

87:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Michael Kightly replaces Sam Vokes.

84:28

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.

82:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Scott Arfield replaces Keith Treacy because of an injury.

80:35

Attempt saved. Keith Treacy (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

78:17

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

77:19

Attempt missed. Simon Gillett (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

77:02

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

76:49

Attempt saved. Ishmael Miller (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

76:31

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

75:14

Attempt missed. Keith Treacy (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

74:40

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

72:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Ishmael Miller replaces Radoslaw Majewski.

71:29

Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).

71:29

Kevin Long (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:06

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Kevin Long.

68:30

Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

67:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 2, Nottingham Forest 1. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Junior Stanislas following a set piece situation.

66:34

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest).

66:34

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:50

Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

65:02

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

64:27

Simon Gillett (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:27

Foul by Brian Stock (Burnley).

63:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox replaces Dexter Blackstock.

63:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Chris Cohen replaces Guy Moussi.

63:08

Foul by Junior Stanislas (Burnley).

63:08

Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:32

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.

62:20

Attempt blocked. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

61:56

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Dorus de Vries.

61:44

Attempt saved. Keith Treacy (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

61:08

Foul by Brian Stock (Burnley).

61:08

Simon Gillett (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:25

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Dorus de Vries.

58:16

Attempt saved. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

53:46

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Gonzalo Jara.

52:44

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:44

Foul by Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest).

49:26

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Kevin Long.

48:37 Booking

Booking Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

48:13

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:13

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest).

46:59

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Sam Vokes.

46:09

Foul by David Edgar (Burnley).

46:09

Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Burnley 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

45:00 +4:37 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burnley 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

45:00 +4:02

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

45:00 +3:35

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Danny Collins.

45:00 +3:25

Attempt blocked. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +1:28

Hand ball by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

45:00 +1:15

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +1:15

Foul by Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest).

44:49 Booking

Booking Simon Gillett (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

44:45

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:45

Foul by Simon Gillett (Nottingham Forest).

44:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

40:26

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

40:26

Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:20

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Gonzalo Jara.

39:06

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Daniel Harding.

37:22

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

34:14

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).

34:14

Junior Stanislas (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Brian Stock replaces Dean Marney because of an injury.

31:53

Attempt blocked. Simon Gillett (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

30:54 Booking

Booking Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

30:46

Foul by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

30:46

Junior Stanislas (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:23

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

29:30

Foul by Danny Collins (Nottingham Forest).

29:30

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:05

Attempt saved. Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

26:02

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

25:36

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Dorus de Vries.

25:18

Attempt saved. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

23:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 0, Nottingham Forest 1. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

22:57

Attempt missed. Simon Gillett (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

22:40

Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:40

Foul by David Edgar (Burnley).

17:46

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Kevin Long.

15:54

Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:54

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

13:13

Foul by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

13:13

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:16

Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

10:47

Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:47

Foul by Junior Stanislas (Burnley).

9:12

Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:12

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

8:21

Foul by Kevin Long (Burnley).

8:21

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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