Barnsley 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Last updated : 14 January 2018 By Rob Miles

Barnsley drew 0-0 for the third time this season - all of which have come in their past seven Championship outings.

The Reds last SIX league games have now failed to produce a first half goal - only the second time it has happened this century! The only other occasion was between 9th December 2000 and 1st January 2001. In this six game run there have been a total of six goals scored and three of the games have finished goal-less, whilst in the previous run there were only five goals scored but only two games finished 0-0.

Prior to this run, only three of their first 21 league matches had been goal-less at the break.

Barnsley themselves have gone seven league games without scoring a first half goal for the first time since going eight games without one between February and April 2017, and they have only scored one in their past 12 league outings.

In total the Reds have scored only ONE goal in their last six matches at Oakwell and only three in the last eight.

There have only been two first half goals scored in the last four Barnsley - Wolves meetings, both coming in the 3-1 home defeat last season.

Barnsley have now played 37 home league games since winning promotion back to the Championship, and won only nine. (W9 D16 L12)

They are currently on a run of six home league games without a win.

This was only the fourth Championship game in which Wolves have failed to score this season, two of those have come in South Yorkshire.

However Barnsley are the first team to deny the league leaders a shot on target.

It is the first time since returning to the Championship that one team has not managed a shot on target in a Barnsley game.

Barnsley managed only two shots on target themselves, meaning the total of two is the lowest in a Barnsley game since promotion.

Just two shots on target for Barnsley is their lowest in a game since Preston on Boxing Day (also two)

Wolves sold out their allocation of 4,700 tickets giving an attendance of 16,050, Oakwell's third highest of the season (after Middlesbrough and Leeds)

Barnsley have now lost only one of their past seven Oakwell clashes with Wolves - 3-1 last season.

Neither side has managed to claim a league double over the other since Wolves did so in 2000-2001, winning 2-1 at Oakwell and then 2-0 at Molineux.

This was the first time Barnsley have failed to win their opening home league match of a calendar year since 2012.


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Dimitri Cavare

Ethan Pinnock

Liam Lindsay

Andy Yiadom

Lloyd Isgrove

Stevie Mallan

Gary Gardner

Brad Potts

Adam Hammill

Tom Bradshaw

George Moncur (for Isgrove 45)
Kieffer Moore (for Bradshaw 66)
Mamadou Thiam (for Mallan 87)

Unused Substitutes:
Nick Townsend, Jason McCarthy, Matty Pearson, Jacob Brown.

Wolves Team:

John Ruddy, Willy Boly, Conor Coady, Ryan Bennett, Barry Douglas, Matt Doherty, Ruben Neves, Romain Saiss, Diogo Jota, Helder Costa, Leo Bonatini.

Ivan Cavaleiro (for Costa 65)
Rafa Mir (for Bonatini 73)
Alfred N'Diaye (for Neves 90)

Unused Substitutes:
Will Norris, Morgan Gibbs-White, Bright Enobakhare, Kortney Hause.

Match Reports:

Official Website


Sky Sports


Other Fixtures:

Friday 12th January 2018:

Sheffield United 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Saturday 13th January 2018:

Cardiff City 4-0 Sunderland
Paterson 46,80
Ralls 55
Pilkington 90+4

BARNSLEY 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Birmingham City 0-3 Derby County
                                    Russell 19, Vydra 56, Weimann 89
Brentford 2-0 Bolton Wanderers
Jozefzoon 40
Maupay 90+1
Bristol City 0-1 Norwich City
                           Maddison 79
Burton Albion 1-3 Queens Park Rangers
Dyer 34                  Oteh 32, Washington 74, Luongo 87
Hull City 0-0 Reading
Ipswich Town 1-0 Leeds United
Celina 67
Middlesbrough 0-1 Fulham
                                 Norwood 90+5 pen
Millwall 1-1 Preston North End
O'Brien 43   Robinson 80
Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa
                                       Hogan 18

Barnsley lie in 19th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 27 points from 27 games.

We are 16 points outside the Play-Offs, 25 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 35 points off First place and 3 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 14/01/18

Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Eight: Aston Villa v Barnsley: Saturday 20th January 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Nine: Barnsley v Fulham, Saturday 27th January 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm