Barnsley 0-1 Luton Town

Last updated : 19 August 2021 By Rob Miles

Barnsley’s early season woes against Luton continued as they suffered their first competitive defeat inside 90minutes under Markus Schopp.

The Reds have faced the Hatters in either August or September in five of the last six seasons they have been in the same league, all at Oakwell and Luton have won all five (4-3 in August 2004, 2-1 in September 2006, 3-1 in August 2019, 1-0 in September 2020 and 1-0 in August 2021)

Luton have also been Barnsley’s first home league defeat in each of the past three seasons.

The only goal arrived after four minutes, the earliest Barnsley have conceded in 2021 and since Swansea’s Jamal Lowe scored after two minutes in December 2020 and the earliest at Oakwell since Preston’s Sean Maguire scored after two minutes the fixture before.

Luton though have scored three goals in the first four minutes of the game in two of their last three visits to Oakwell.

Barnsley have achieved each result in their first three league fixtures (W D L) for the second time in three seasons.

Barnsley have now won only one of the last six meetings with Luton, losing three and have lost each of the last three Oakwell meetings and six of the last eight.

Prior to this run they had won each of the last seven Oakwell clashes.

It is the first time Luton have won three successive games at Oakwell.

Barnsley had 70% possession, their most in a match since a League Cup tie against Carlisle in August 2019.


Barnsley Team:

40. Brad Collins

20. Toby Sibbick

30. Michal Helik

5. Liam Kitching

7. Callum Brittain

21. Romal Palmer

10. Josh Benson

4. Callum Styles

22. Clarke Oduor

9. Cauley Woodrow

28. Dominik Frieser


44. Devante Cole (for Oduor 56)

29. Victor Adeboyejo (for Frieser 75)

24. Aapo Halme (for Palmer 90)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Jack Walton, 3. Ben Williams, 15. Jasper Moon, 25. George Miller


Luton Team:

12. Simon Sluga

20. Peter Kioso

15. Tom Lockyer

4. Kal Naismith

2. James Bree

17. Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu

23. Henri Lansbury

29. Amari’i Bell

26. Admiral Muskwe

35. Cameron Jerome

11. Elijah Adebayo


7. Harry Cornick (for Jerome 69)

32. Gabriel Osho (for Lockyer 88)

6. Glen Rea (for Muskwe 90)

Unused Substitutes:

10. Elliot Lee, 14. Carlos Mendes Gomes, 21. Harry Isted, 22. Allan Campbell.


Luton manager Nathan Jones said:

"It's a difficult place to come, they are a difficult side, they cause you problems.

"It was a tight game, a difficult game, we worked and dug in late on.

"We had a tough lesson on Saturday but they have bounced back absolutely magnificently."


Match Reports:

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Sky Sports


Sky Bet Championship results


BARNSLEY (13th) 0–1 Luton Town (7th)

                                     Bell 4

Blackpool (21st) 0-1 Coventry City (8th)

                                 Gyokeres 45+2

Huddersfield Town (16th) 1-0 Preston North End (24th)

Van den Berg og 74

Millwall (19th) 1-2 Fulham (2nd)

                             Mitrovic 3

                             Carvalho 8

Afobe 87

Peterborough United (15th) 2-2 Cardiff City (9th)

Burrows 49

Dembele 51

                                                   Flint 83

                                                   Flint 90+6

Swansea City (20th) 1-3 Stoke City (5th)

                                        Powell 15

                                        Clucas 53

                                        Ostigard 60

Piroe 73

Reading (17th) 2-3 Bristol City (11th)

                               Weimann 5

                               Martin 14

Azeez 19

                               Weimann 52

Moore 81



Birmingham City (14th) 0-2 AFC Bournemouth (4th)

                                           Solanke 77

                                           Anthony 87

Hull City (18th) 0-1 Derby County (12th)

                               Baldock 57

Middlesbrough (10th) 2-3 Queens Park Rangers (3rd)

Ikpeazu pen 7

                                         Howson og 48

                                         Dykes 56

Crooks 72

                                         Willock 76

Nottingham Forest (23rd) 1-2 Blackburn Rovers (6th)

                                               Ayala 47

Zinckernagel 69

                                               Lenihan 86

West Bromwich Albion (1st) 4-0 Sheffield United (22nd)

Robinson og 26

O’Shea 47

Mowatt 53

Robinson 59


Barnsley lie in 13th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 4 points from 3 games. We are 3 points off the Play-Offs, 3 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 3 points off First Place and 3 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 19/8/21


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Four: Queens Park Rangers v Barnsley, Saturday 21st August 2021. Kick-Off: 12:30pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Five: Barnsley v Birmingham City, Saturday 28th August 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm