Barnsley v Sunderland

Last updated : 25 August 2017 By Rob Miles

Last time out - Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Jason McCarthy

Angus MacDonald

Adam Jackson

Matty Pearson

Ryan Hedges

Joe Williams

Brad Potts

George Moncur

Adam Hammill

Tom Bradshaw


Head to Head

Last six Barnsley v Sunderland results:     

10/03/2007 Barnsley 0-2 Sunderland (Grant Leadbitter 66, David Connolly 90) (Championship)

21/10/2006 Sunderland (Dean Whitehead 82, Chris Brown 88) 2-0 Barnsley (Championship)

16/4/1999 Barnsley (Mike Sheron 86) 1-3 Sunderland (Nicky Summerbee 45, Lee Clark 63, Kevin Phillips 90) (Division One)

21/11/1998 Sunderland (Martin Scott pen 63, Niall Quinn 72) 2-3 Barnsley (Ashley Ward 33, Bruce Dyer 46, Darren Barnard pen 82) (Division One)

06/04/1996 Barnsley 0-1 Sunderland (Craig Russell  (Division One)

28/10/1995 Sunderland (Craig Russell, Lee Howey) 2-1 Barnsley (Andy Liddell) (Division One)

Overall Record

Barnsley Wins: 8

Sunderland Wins: 15

Draws: 2

Barnsley Goals: 28

Sunderland Goals: 37

At Oakwell:

Barnsley Wins: 6

Sunderland Wins: 5

Draws: 1

Barnsley Goals: 15

Sunderland Goals: 12


First Met In League:  Sunderland 2-2 Barnsley, 15th November 1958. (Second Division)

Biggest Win: Barnsley (Nicky Eaden, Andy Liddell, Andy Rammell, Andy Payton) 4-0 Sunderland, Tuesday 29th March 1994 (Division One)

Biggest Defeat:  Barnsley 0-3 Sunderland (Gary Owers, Gordon Armstrong, Colin Pascoe), Tuesday 20th August 1991 (Second Division)

Last Home Win: Barnsley (Malcom Shotton, Andy Payton) 2-0 Sunderland, Friday 24th March 1995 (Division One)

Last Away Win: Sunderland (Martin Scott pen 63, Niall Quinn 72) 2-3 Barnsley (Ashley Ward 33, Bruce Dyer 46, Darren Barnard pen 82), Saturday 21st November 1998.

Last Home Draw: Barnsley 1-1 Sunderland, Saturday 16th November 1985 (Second Division)

Last Away Draw: Sunderland 2-2 Barnsley, Saturday 15th November 1958 (Second Division)

Last Home Defeat: Barnsley 0-2 Sunderland (Grant Leadbitter 66, David Connolly 90), Saturday 10th March 2007 (Championship)

Last Away Defeat: Sunderland (Dean Whitehead 86, Chris Brown 88) 2-0 Barnsley, Saturday 21st October 2006 (Championship)


Last Home Meeting:

Saturday 10th March 2007:

Barnsley 0                  2 Sunderland

Oakwell attendance: 18,207.


Nick Colgan, Neil Austin, Paul Reid, Lewin Nyatanga, Sam Togwell, Paul Heckingbottom, Martin Devaney, Brian Howard, Grant McCann, Istvan Ferenczi, Peter Rajczi.


Kyel Reid (for Devaney 63)

Daniel Nardiello (for Rajczi 70)

Unused substitutes:

David Lucas, Antony Kay, Adam Eckersley.

Manager: Simon Davey (22nd November 2006 - 31st August 2009)


Darren Ward, Danny Simpson, Danny Collins, Jonny Evans, Nyron Nosworthy, Grant Leadbitter, Liam Miller, Ross Wallace, Dean Whitehead, David Connolly, Stern John.


Daryl Murphy (for John 57)

Tommy Miller (for Liam Miller 73)

Unused substitutes:

Stephen Wright, Kenny Cunningham, Trevor Carson.

Manager: Roy Keane (30th August 2006 - 4th December 2008)

Respective league positions after match:

Barnsley - 20th

Sunderland - 3rd


Still at respective clubs:

Barnsley: 0

Sunderland: 0

Managers since this game (including caretakers):

Barnsley: 8 (Mark Robins 9th September 2009- 15th May 2011, Keith Hill, 1st June 2011- 29th December 2012, David Flitcroft 29th December 2012- 30th November 2013, Micky Mellon 30th November 2013- 17th December 2013, Danny Wilson 17th December 2013- 12th February 2015, Mark Burton/Paul Heckingbottom 12th February 2015- 25th February 2015, Lee Johnson 25th February 2015- 6th February 2016, Paul Heckingbottom 6th February 2016-present)


Sunderland: 11 (Ricky Sbragia 5th December 2008 - 24th May 2009, Steve Bruce 3rd June 2009 - 30th November 2011, Eric Black 1st December 2011 - 4th December 2011, Martin O'Neill 6th December 2011 - 30th March 2013, Paolo Di Canio 31st March 2013 - 23rd September 2013, Kevin Ball 23rd September 2013 - 8th October 2013, Gus Poyet 8th October 2013 - 16th March 2015, Dick Adovcaat 17th March 2015 - 4th October 2015, Sam Allardyce 9th October 2015 - 23rd July 2016, David Moyes 23rd July 2016 - 22nd May 2017, Simon Grayson 29th June 2017 - present)



Last Season/This Season:


Last six 2016-2017/ 2017-2018 results:



19/08/17 Sheffield United (Billy Sharp 17) 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)

15/08/17 Barnsley (Matty Pearson 4, Ryan Hedges 50) 2-1 Nottingham Forest (Daryl Murphy 26) (Championship)

12/08/17 Barnsley (Tom Bradshaw 15) 1-2 Ipswich (David McGoldrick 53, Martyn Waghorn 70) (Championship)

08/08/17 Barnsley (Tom Bradshaw 2, 46, Mitchell Lund og 22, Ryan Hedges 90) 4-3 Morecambe (Sam Lavelle 45, Michael Rose pen 49, Vadaine Oliver 82) (League Cup)

05/08/17 Bristol City (Bobby Reid 16, 30, Famara Diedhiou 25) 3-1 Barnsley (Ryan Hedges 90) (Championship)

07/05/17 Newcastle (Ayoze Perez 23, Chancel Mbemba 59, Dwight Gayle 90) 3-0 Barnsley (Championship)

W: 2 D: 0 L: 4 F: 8 A: 13 GD: -5

Current League Record: W: 1 D: 0 L: 3 F: 4 A: 7 GD: -3 Points: 3 Pos: 20th 



22/08/17 Carlisle (Danny Grainger 60) 1-2 Sunderland (Donald Love 25, Lynden Gooch 80) (League Cup)

19/08/17 Sunderland 0-2 Leeds (Samuel Saiz 21, Stuart Dallas 76) (Championship)

16/08/17 Sheffield Wednesday (David Jones 70) 1-1 Sunderland (George Honeyman 4) (Championship)

13/08/17 Norwich (Lewis Grabban og 78) 1-3 Sunderland (Lewis Grabban 21, 71, Aiden McGeady 60) (Championship)

10/08/17 Bury 0-1 Sunderland (George Honeyman 69) (League Cup)

04/08/17 Sunderland (Lewis Grabban pen 42) 1-1 Derby (Bradley Johnson 11) (Championship)

W: 3 D: 2 L: 1 F: 8 A: 6 GD: +2

Current League Record W: 1 D: 2 L: 1 F: 5 A: 5 GD: 0 Points: 5 Pos: 12th


Sunderland last time out:

Carlisle 1-2 Sunderland

Robbin Ruiter, Papy Djilobodji, Donald Love, Adam Matthews, John O'Shea, Bryan Oviedo, Darron Gibson, Didier Ndong, Joel Asoro, Lynden Gooch, Wahbi Khazri.


Lamine Kone (for Love 65)

James Vaughan (for Asoro 66)

Aiden McGeady (for Oviedo 72)

Unused Substitutes:

Max Stryjek, Billy Jones, Elliot Embleton, George Honeyman.

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson said:

"We knew they would have a right go at us, ask questions of us, play balls into the box and play with a tempo,"

"It was no surprise to myself and the players. They have done ever so well because we got through the game and that's all we had to do.

"I said to the players before the game that we don't want to be the shock of the round, we wanted to progress and we wanted to make sure we did a professional job.

"That's how it panned out but we had to withstand quite a bit of pressure."

"We made a conscious decision that we needed to rest some of the lads who have played in the last few games because it has been a tough shift. 

"I also wanted to see the other lads play as well. They have trained well and been itching to get their name on the teamsheet. 

"We went with the changes that we did but it certainly wasn't a weakened team, we didn't go with under-23s - it was players who have been around this squad quite a bit now.

"I had a strong bench just to make sure if anything went through we could come back to that but fortunately we saw enough of the game to win it."


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