Barnsley 0-0 Burton Albion

Barnsley's 100% home record in 2019 has come to an end with a largely forgettable goal-less draw with Burton.

Indeed it is the first time the Reds have not won at Oakwell since the 15th December, winning six in a row since.

Burton are only the second team (all comps) to stop Barnsley scoring at Oakwell with AFC Wimbledon being the other back on the 18th August in another 0-0.

This is Barnsley's third 0-0 of the season, equalling the amount from last season.

This result continued Barnsley's remarkably poor home record on a Tuesday, they have now played seven league games at Oakwell on a Tuesday since their last win, defeating Nottingham Forest 2-1 in August 2017.

One of those seven matches was a 2-1 defeat to Burton almost 12months ago to the day of this fixture (20th February 2018) and the Brewers are now undefeated in three of their five visits to Oakwell.

The two teams have now met eight times in total, with four of them finishing level, three goal-less.

This was the 12th time this season a Barnsley match has been goal-less at half time (all comps) and Barnsley have only gone on to win four.

That compares to being in front 15 times at the break and behind in six.

The Reds did manage to extend their unbeaten run to 13 league outings, their longest unbeaten run since November 2004-February 2005 when they also went undefeated in 13 games.

Despite not scoring Barnsley did keep their 14th league clean sheet of the season, their most in a season since keeping 14 in 2016-2017.

By not scoring themselves the run of netting 2+ goals in seven successive games came to an end with Burton the sixth League One team to stop Barnsley scoring overall this season (also Wimbledon, Coventry, Charlton, Wycombe, Luton)

Barnsley have gone unbeaten in their first nine league games of a calendar year (W6 D3) for the first time since 1948 (also 9 - W5 D4)

Barnsley are now unbeaten in their last 25 matches at Oakwell in all competitions (W15 D10), their longest run at home since going a staggering 36 matches without defeat at Oakwell between 4th February 1933 and 24th November 1934 (W25 D11).

They are also unbeaten in 21 home games (all comps) from the start of a season for the first time since the 1967-1968 campaign when they went unbeaten at Oakwell all season (23 games in total)

In keeping with the low-key nature of the match only 12 fouls were awarded (6 for each team) the lowest in a Barnsley match this season and the lowest since an FA Cup tie at Milllwall in January 2018 (11)

 

Barnsley Team:

1. Adam Davies (c)

23. Dani Pinillos

6. Liam Lindsay

5. Ethan Pinnock

12. Dimitri Cavare

27. Alex Mowatt 

8. Cameron McGeehan

21. Mike Bähre

7. Ryan Hedges

9. Cauley Woodrow

33. Jacob Brown

Substitutes:

26. Mamadou Thiam (for Bähre 62)

29. Victor Adeboyejo (for Hedges 73)

4. Kenny Dougall (for McGeehan 84)

Unused Substitutes:

13. Jack Walton, 18. Adam Jackson, 20. Callum Styles, 22. Jordan Williams.

 

Burton Team:

40. Bradley Collins

2. John Brayford

5. Kyle McFadzean

7. Scott Fraser

3. Jake Buxton (c)

26. Colin Daniel 

23. Stephen Quinn

16. Marcus Harness

4. Jamie Allen

18. Will Miller

10. Lucas Akins

Substitutions:

27. Liam Boyce (for Miller 46)

22. Kieran Wallace (for Daniel 53)

19. Reece Hutchinson (for Harness 81)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Stephen Bywater, 9. Joe Sbarra, 11. David Templeton, 15. Alex Bradley. 

Burton manager Nigel Clough said:

 "It was an excellent performance. We started very positively and we talk about a team here on a long unbeaten run, free scoring and everything and we have restricted them to very few chances.  We also had more than enough opportunities to go on and nick one ourselves.

"The back four defended brilliantly. Brad Collins has had one shot to save from Cauley Woodrow in the first half but other than that not a lot.

"In the second half we broke three on one and Kieran Wallace should have squared it to Jamie Allen and didn't see him and we have had a very good shout for a penalty on Liam Boyce as well.

"That's three out of four clean sheets and the only one we have conceded is a scruffy one at Shrewsbury on Saturday. We have defended very well in the four games.

"In the first half of the season we didn't keep anywhere near enough clean sheets and you need that foundation to go on and win games and we could easily have done that tonight.

"You can see the massive step up in opposition as well. No disrespect but when you play Wimbledon and Shrewsbury and come to the top of the league there is a step up in the tempo and quality Barnsley have.

"Also, our supporters tonight were brilliant again. We heard them at the back of the tunnel even before we came out and I think they appreciated the performance tonight."

 

Match Reports:

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BBC

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League One results:

Tuesday 19th February 2019:

 

Accrington Stanley 4-2 Oxford United

Kee 36

McConville 57

                                        Garbutt 63

Clark 73

                                        Mousinho 89

Armstrong 90+4

BARNSLEY 0-0 Burton Albion

Portsmouth 1-1 Bristol Rovers

                            Clarke-Harris pen 37

Bogle 58

Rochdale 3-4 AFC Wimbledon

Pyke 2

                        Pigott 36

Hamilton 37

                        Pigott 46

                        Wordsworth 76

Henderson 81

                        Pigott pen 90+5

Sunderland 4-2 Gillingham

Cattermole 4

                           Eaves 6

Flanagan 10

                           Hanlan 40

Grigg pen 66

McGeady pen 77

 

Barnsley remain in 2nd place in Sky Bet League One with 66 points from 33 games. We are 13 points inside the Play-Offs, 4 points inside the Automatic Promotion Places, 5 points off First Place and 33 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 20/02/19

 

Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Thirty Four: Portsmouth v Barnsley, Saturday 23rd February 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Thirty Six: Barnsley v Accrington Stanley, Saturday 9th March 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm