Barnsley 0-1 Brentford

Last updated : 03 December 2020 By Rob Miles

A first home defeat for Valerian Ismael as Barnsley lost for only the second time in nine outings and were beaten at Oakwell for only the second time in 2020-2021.

Indeed this was only Barnsley’s second defeat in 11 home league games (W5 D4)

Barnsley are yet to concede a first half goal in their eight home games this season (all comps) and have actually gone 15 home games without conceding a first half Oakwell goal. The last opponent to score before the break at Oakwell was Josh Windass for Sheffield Wednesday in February.

This was Barnsley’s fifth 0-0 half time in 13 league outings in 2020-2021.

Ivan Toney grabbed the all important winner after 66 minutes, the second ex Barnsley player to score against the Reds this season after Jack Hunt for Bristol City.

Tony made 20 appearances for Barnsley during a loan spell from Newcastle in 2015-2016 and netted only twice – both away from home. He made 10 appearances at Oakwell without netting.

Barnsley have now failed to win any of their last 62 Championship matches when conceding first with this the 50th defeat in that run (D12) since defeating Leeds 3-2 in January 2017.

Prior to mid October Alex Mowatt had played every minute of every league game in 2020 (27 successive full games) however he has now been substituted in three of the last seven and has been brought off in back to back games for the first time since December 2019.

Ismael made three substitutions at the same time (71st minute) the first time the Reds have made this many changes in the same minute since Gerhard Struber made three at half time in a 4-0 defeat at Stoke in July.

This was only Barnsley’s third defeat in the last seven meetings with Brentford, both of which have come at Oakwell, and the Bees have won on successive visits for the first time since winning 2-0 in 1952 and then again on their next visit seven years later, 2-1 in 1959.

In between these back to back wins Brentford had won only three of 20 visits.

Barnsley have won only two of their last 18 Championship games on a Tuesday, both coming in 2020 against Blackburn in June and QPR in October.

Barnsley had 32% of the ball in this game, their lowest amount at Oakwell for over four years, since also only have 32% against Fulham in October 2016.

Barnsley managed only one shot on target, their lowest at Oakwell since failing to hit the target at all against Cardiff in March.


Barnsley Team:

1. Jack Walton    

26. Michael Sollbauer

30. Michal Helik

6. Mads Andersen

7. Callum Brittain

32. Matty James

27. Alex Mowatt              

4. Callum Styles

28. Dominik Frieser

9. Cauley Woodrow        

11. Conor Chaplin


16. Luke Thomas (for Frieser 59)

22. Clarke Oduor (for Mowatt 71)

8. Herbie Kane (for James 71)

29. Victor Adeboyejo (for Chaplin 71)

Unused Substitutes:

40. Brad Collins, 25. George Miller, 34. Jasper Moon, 21. Romal Palmer, 19. Patrick Schmidt.


Brentford Team:

1. David Raya

3. Rico Henry

5. Ethan Pinnock

18. Pontus Jansson

22. Henrik Dalsgaard

14. Josh Dasilva

27. Vitaly Janelt

8. Mathias Jensen

24. Tariqe Fosu-Henry

17. Ivan Toney

19. Bryan Mbeumo


9. Emiliano Marcondes (for Dasilva 45)

7. Sergi Canos (for Mbeumo 77)

15. Marcus Forss (for Toney 87)

20. Saman Ghoddos (for Fosu-Henry 87)

Unused Substitutes:

29. Mads Bech, 28. Luke Daniels, 33. Fredrik Hammar, 34. Aaron Presley, 2. Dominic Thompson.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank said:

"It was a very good win and I was very pleased with the performance. Ivan is doing a good job for us.

"I think we looked very solid, structured and mature in more or less everything we did.

"I loved the patience in the first half because Barnsley are a very good side and I'm very impressed with them.

"They have made it unbelievably difficult for a lot of teams and they press with an extreme intensity."


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Sky Bet Championship results

Luton Town (11th) 1-1 Birmingham City (17th)

                                   Jutkiewicz pen 23

Pearson 37

Queens Park Rangers (13th) 3-2 Rotherham United (19th)

Chair 20

                                                     Smith 38

Osayi-Samuel 45+1

Dykes pen 45+4

                                                    Ladapo 84

Stoke City (8th) 2-3 Norwich City (1st)

                               Buendia 18

                               Pukki 27

                               Pukki 57

Campbell 69

Collins 79

Wycombe Wanderers (22nd) 0-0 Huddersfield Town (16th)

BARNSLEY (14th) 0-1 Brentford (9th)

                                    Toney 66

Preston North End (15th) 0-3 Blackburn Rovers (12th)

                                              Armstrong pen 45

                                              Brereton 53

                                              Dolan 76

AFC Bournemouth (2nd) 2-0 Nottingham Forest (20th)

Stanislas 3

Stanislas pen 51



Middlesbrough (7th) 3-0 Derby County (24th)

Assombalonga 33

Clarke og 71

Johnson 83

Millwall (10th) 1-1 Reading (6th)

Wallace 45+1

                             Joao 53

Bristol City (3rd) 0-0 Watford (5th)

Coventry City (21st) 1-0 Cardiff City (18th)

Walker 54

Swansea City (4th) 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (23rd)

                                      Reach 27

Ayew 60


Barnsley lie in 14th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 16 points from 13 games. We are 7 points off the Play-Offs, 10 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 11 points off First Place and 7 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 25/11/20


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Fourteen: Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley, Saturday 28th November 2020. Kick-Off: 3pm.

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Sixteen: Barnsley v Bournemouth, Friday 4th December 2020. Kick-Off: 5:30pm