Barnsley 0-0 Blackburn Rovers

Last updated : 19 September 2021 By Rob Miles

It’s a fifth draw in eight league matches for the Reds and they along with Millwall have now had the most stalemates in the Championship this season.

It is the first time Barnsley have drawn as many as five of their first eight games since 2011-2012 when they had an identical record at this stage (W1 D5 L2)

This was Barnsley's first league 0-0 since the 10th March against Derby at Oakwell - 21 league games ago, including play-offs.

This was also only the second time this season in the league that there had not been a first half goal in a Barnsley game - also the opener at Cardiff.

Barnsley have lost only two of their first eight Championship matches for the first time since 2011-2012.

However in all competitions they have won only one of their first nine matches - their worst start since 2019-2020 when they won only one of the first 19.

Barnsley have gone three home games without a win for the first time since March/April (also 3)

They have won only one of their first four home matches of a season for a third successive campaign.

This was the first draw in seven Barnsley/Blackburn meetings and the first 0-0 between the teams in 13 clashes, going back to February 2001.

This draw ended a run of three successive wins for Barnsley against Rovers at Oakwell and they are now unbeaten in five Oakwell clashes (W3 D2)

Blackburn have failed to score in three of their last four visits to Oakwell and its four in a row if you only count inside 90minutes, as the one goal scored was last season by Adam Armstrong after 90+4.

This result also ended a personal duck for Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray. The 57 year old who netted against Barnsley in the 1999-2000 Division One Play-Off Final went into this match having lost on each of his five previous trips to Oakwell as a manager with three different clubs (Middlesbrough, Coventry, Blackburn) with this only his third draw against the Reds in 18 meetings as a manager (W7 D3 L8)

Barnsley had 60% possession in the game, their second highest of the season after the Luton game (70%)

They had 13 shots, their most in a league game in 2021-2022 and most since the final regular home game of 2020-2021 against Norwich (15)

They restricted Blackburn to only three shots, the lowest by an opponent since Birmingham were the visitors to Oakwell on the 6th March (also 3)

They also restricted Rovers to just one corner, the lowest by an opponent since the aforementioned Norwich game (also 1)


Barnsley Team:

40. Brad Collins

20. Toby Sibbick

30. Michal Helik

15. Jasper Moon

7. Callum Brittain

24. Aapo Halme

17. Claudio Gomes

4. Callum Styles

11. Aaron Leya Iseka

22. Clarke Oduor

9. Cauley Woodrow


23. William Hondermarck (for Sibbick 45)

28. Dominik Frieser (for Iseka 45)

29. Victor Adeboyejo (for Gomes 60)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Jack Walton, 26. Remy Vita, 32. Jason Sraha, 44. Devante Cole


Blackburn Team:

1. Thomas Kaminski

2. Ryan Nyambe

26. Darragh Lenihan

5. Daniel Ayala

3. Harry Pickering

21. John Buckley

27. Lewis Travis

30. Ian Poveda-Ocampo

8. Joe Rothwell

10. Tyrhys Dolan

22. Ben Brereton Díaz


7. Reda Khadra (for Dolan 67)

19. Leighton Clarkson (for Poveda-Ocampo 67)

20. Tayo Edun (for Rothwell 71)

Unused Substitutes:

6. Jacob Davenport, 13. Aynsley Pears, 14. Daniel Butterworth, 24. Hayden Carter.

Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray said:

"I think if either team had the better opportunities, it was probably us and yet we didn't take them today. We weren't as clinical as we'd like to be.

"The team worked hard and looked organised. It's always a tough place to come to, particularly with the fans back in.

"They flood men forward when they win the ball back in midfield and they've got some good players. Woodrow, with his back to goal, is an exceptionally good player.

"We take the point and we move on. It's four games unbeaten this season away from home. We would like to be sitting here having won 1-0, but we'll take the point and look forward to Cardiff next week."


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Sky Bet Championship results


Hull City (23rd) 1-3 Sheffield United (15th)

                               Sharp 17

                               Egan 50

                               Egan 61

Lewis-Potter 74

BARNSLEY (19th) 0-0 Blackburn Rovers (6th)

Cardiff City (10th) 0-1 AFC Bournemouth (1st)

                                   Billing 54

Derby County (12th) 2-1 Stoke City (5th)

Bird 31

Davies 34

                                        Ince 58

Fulham (2nd) 1-2 Reading (14th)

                             Ejaria 19

                             Ejaria 53

Carvalho 86

Huddersfield Town (7th) 0-2 Nottingham Forest (24th)

                                             Grabban 22

                                             Nicholls og 48

Luton Town (13th) 3-3 Swansea City (21st)

Berry 7

Adebayo pen 15

Adebayo 23

                                    Paterson 63

                                    Ntcham 86

                                    Piroe 90+2

Middlesbrough (16th) 1-2 Blackpool (20th)

Tavernier 8

                                         Ekpiteta 62

                                         Hall og 78

Millwall (18th) 1-1 Coventry City (4th)

                             Gyokeres 9

Saville 21

Peterborough United (22nd) 3-0 Birmingham City (11th)

Dean og 1

Clarke-Harris pen 35

Grant 50

Preston North End (17th) 1-1 West Bromwich Albion (3rd)

Whiteman 26

                                                Phillips 45+2

Queens Park Rangers (8th) 1-2 Bristol City (9th)

                                                   Martin 45

McCallum 54

                                                   Wells 90+3


Barnsley lie in 19th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 8 points from 8 games. We are 5 points off the Play-Offs, 8 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 10 points off First Place and 1 point above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 19/9/21


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Nine: Blackpool v Barnsley, Saturday 25th September 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Ten: Barnsley v Nottingham Forest, Wednesday 29th September 2021. Kick-Off: 7:45pm