Barnsley 0-2 Leeds United

Last updated : 17 September 2019 By Rob Miles

Despite a valiant effort, Barnsley were done by two late set-piece goals to stretch their winless run in all competitions to seven (D2 L5), their worst run since January/February 2018 (also 7 - D2 L5)

After going 29 league matches unbeaten at Oakwell under Daniel Stendel, Barnsley have now lost back to back home league matches for the first time since November/December 2017 - one of those defeats was also 0-2 v Leeds.

Barnsley have now lost back to back home games against Leeds for the first time EVER and both by a 2-0 scoreline. Prior to these two reverses Barnsley had won five of the past six Oakwell clashes.

Leeds have though now won five of the last six league matches overall, including each of the last three.

Barnsley have now won only four of their last 25 Yorkshire derbies in the Championship (W4 D9 L12)

Leeds have won six consecutive away matches in all competitions for only the third time in their history - they also did so between September and November 1931 and October and November 1963.

Toby Sibbick received the only yellow card of the game, meaning that a defender has been booked in every Barnsley match this season except the defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

Just one booking is the lowest in a Barnsley/Leeds clash for four meetings.

A Barnsley/Leeds clash was goal-less at half time for the first time in six meetings since it finished 0-0 in December 2013.

Barnsley have now conceded three times from the penalty spot (all comps) from eight games.

Barnsley have lost four of their first seven league games, just as they did in 2017-2018 when they were relegated from the Championship.

They have won only one of their first eight in all competitions for the first time since 2013-2014 when they won only one of the first 13.

The Reds have failed to score in five of their first eight matches, whilst their total of four league goals is the lowest in the Championship so far.

Barnsley failed to score in a home league game for the first time since March (0-0 with Sunderland) they had scored in seven successive home league games since.

Barnsley conceded twice in the last 10 minutes of a game at Oakwell for the first time since April 2017 (v Bolton)

Barnsley have lost each of their last three matches on a Sunday, last triumphing in the League One Play-Off Final in May 2016.

This was the fourth successive meeting with Leeds in which they have had a different manager at the helm (September 2019 Marcelo Bielsa, April 2018 Paul Heckingbottom, November 2017 Thomas Christiansen, January 2017 Garry Monk)

Barnsley have gone back to back league games without scoring for the first time since March.

The Reds have now won just four of their past 27 games at Championship level (D8 L15)

Barnsley have conceded at least two goals in five of seven Championship matches this season.

This is the first time Barnsley have won their first league game of the season but then failed to win any of the next six since 1971-1972 when after opening a Division Three campaign with a 4-2 win over Walsall they failed to win any of their next 13 league matches - they were relegated at the end of that campaign.

Leeds has 67% ball possession, the most by an opponent at Oakwell since Middlesbrough also had 67% in October 2017.

There was a total of 38 shots in the game, the most in a Barnsley match since August 2018 v Nottingham Forest (also 38)

Barnsley Team:
40. Brad Collins
12. Dimitri Cavare
24. Aapo Halme
6. Mads Anderson
2. Jordan Williams
21. Toby Sibbick 
27. Alex Mowatt (C)
16. Luke Thomas
7. Jacob Brown
36. Mallik Wilks
9. Cauley Woodrow
26. Mamadou Thiam (for Thomas 67)
23. Dani Pinillos (for Williams 71)
10. Mike Bahre (for Brown 79)
Unused Substitutes:
11. Conor Chaplin, 13. Jack Walton, 15. Jordan Green, 22. Clark Oduor.

Leeds Team
13. Kiko Casilla
15. Stuart Dallas
5. Ben White
6. Liam Cooper (C)
10. Ezgjan Alioski
23. Kalvin Phillips
19. Pablo Hernandez
46. Jamie Shackleton
43. Mateusz Klich
22. Jack Harrison
9. Patrick Bamford
17. Helder Costa (for Harrison 45)
14. Eddie Nketiah (for Bamford 70)
28. Gaetano Berardi (for Klich 90+2)
Unused Substitutes:
1. Illan Meslier, 3. Barry Douglas, 11. Tyler Roberts, 36. Robbie Gotts.

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa said:
"Eddie has different characteristics, and in a match like that he is a good option.

"Some players are involved a lot before creating chances. Nketiah is more involved at the end of the action but he has good characteristics to combine with his team-mates to give us these options.

"He is a striker who can score goals. For me, he is a complete player."

Match Reports:
Official Website
Sky Sports

Sky Bet Championship results:

Derby County (19th) 1-1 Cardiff City (14th)
Malone 6
                                        Glatzel pen 19

Fulham (11th) 1-1 West Bromwich Albion (6th)
Knockaert 49
                              Ajayi 80
Blackburn Rovers (12th) 2-0 Millwall (15th)
Williams 18
Dack 74
Charlton Athletic (3rd) 0-1 Birmingham City (8th)
                                          Bellingham 52
Hull City (20th) 2-2 Wigan Athletic (21st)
                               Dunkley 8
Bowen 10
Grosicki 20
                               Gelhardt 75
Middlesbrough (13th) 1-0 Reading (17th)
Johnson 60
Preston North End (5th) 2-0 Brentford (18th)
Maguire 4
Barkhuizen 70
Queens Park Rangers (7th) 3-2 Luton Town (16th)
Eze 3
Wells 20
Wells 28
                                                    Cornick 36
                                                    Collins 48
Stoke City (24th) 1-2 Bristol City (4th)
Clucas 4
                                  Diedhiou 55
                                  Edwards og 62
Swansea City (2nd) 0-1 Nottingham Forest (10th)
                                       Esteves 85

Huddersfield Town (23rd) 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday (9th)
                                                Fletcher 10
                                                Winnall 72
BARNSLEY (22nd) 0-2 Leeds (1st)
                                      Nketiah 84
                                      Klich pen 89

Barnsley lie in 22nd place in the Sky Bet Championship with 5 points from 7 games. We are 8 points outside the Play-Offs, 11 points outside the Automatic Promotion Places, 11 points outside First Place and inside the Relegation Zone on Goal Difference.

Up to 17/9/19

Next Up:

On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Eight: Nottingham Forest v Barnsley, Saturday 21st September 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm

At Oakwell:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Nine: Barnsley v Brentford, Sunday 29th September 2019. Kick-Off: 1:30pm