Barnsley 0-2 Peterborough United

Last updated : 20 April 2022 By Rob Miles

Barnsley are now just a point away from relegation following a shocking home defeat to the side who sat only one place and one point above them before the start of play.

This 2-0 defeat plus a draw for Reading sees Barnsley 11 points adrift of safety with only 12 left to play for and they will be relegated on Friday if they lose on SKY at Huddersfield and/or Reading win at Hull the following day.

This was Barnsley’s ninth home league defeat of the season, their most in a single campaign since 2017-2018 when they also lost nine – they haven’t lost more than this since 2013-2014 (10)

The incredible run of two specific score-lines continues with this the eighth time in the last nine outings a game has finished 2-0 or 1-1 as have nine of the last 11 with this the eighth 2-0 scoreline of the season.

This was the first time in seven home games that Barnsley have failed to score and indeed had opened the scoring in all the previous six.

Peterborough came into the game with only Barnsley having a worse away record than them this season. This was the first time this season the Posh have kept an away clean sheet with their tally of 51 away Championship goals conceded comfortably the most in the division.

This was Barnsley’s first defeat in five against Peterborough with Barnsley winning three of the previous four and also ended a run of four successive clean sheets against Posh.

Barnsley had 11 shots on target, the first time they have reached double figures this season and indeed first time in a league game since October 2020 v QPR (also 11)

Barnsley won nine corners, their joint most this season.


Barnsley Team:

1. Jack Walton

7. Callum Brittain

6. Mads Andersen

5. Liam Kitching

26. Remy Vita

21. Romal Palmer

17. Claudio Gomes

4. Callum Styles

27. Amine Bassi

28. Domingos Quina

14. Carlton Morris


9. Cauley Woodrow (for Vita 45)

33. Matty Wolfe (for Palmer 75)

29. Victor Adeboyejo (for Styles 79)

Unused Substitutes:

11. Aaron Leya Iseka, 13. Daniel Jinadu, 15. Jasper Moon, 23. Will Hondermarck.


Peterborough Team:

13. David Cornell    

2. Ronnie Edwards 

6. Frankie Kent      

12. Josh Knight      

42. Jeando Fuchs   

8. Jack Taylor        

23. Joe Ward         

16. Harrison Burrows        

7. Sammie Szmodics        

9. Jonson Clarke-Harris

14. Jack Marriott


15. Kwame Poku (for Ward 45)

17. Ricky-Jade Jones (for Marriott 65)

26. Joel Randall (for Clarke-Harris 80)

Unused Substitutes:

28. Will Blackmore, 5. Mark Beevers, 24. Bali Mumba, 10. Reece Brown. 

Peterborough manager Grant McCann said:

"It was a good result for us. I don't think it was the best of games to be honest, it was a scrappy, tense affair.

"But I'm really pleased with our lads, we dug in, stayed strong and were made to defend. And when we needed to be clinical we were.

"The boys have put an unbelievable shift in over the last nine games. I'm pleased with the reaction the players have given me.

"All we can do is focus on us. If we somehow stay up then great. If we don't we'll have a plan and try and put a squad together to try and win the league."


Match Reports:

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Sky Bet Championship Results


Middlesbrough 0-2 Huddersfield Town

                               Sarr 41

                               Rhodes 60

BARNSLEY 0-2 Peterborough United

                           Marriott 25

                           Kent 75

Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Stoke City

                                    Brown 4

Blackpool 6-1 Birmingham City

Beesley 3

Hamilton 14

Dougall 40

Beesley 56

                        Sunjic 63

Yates pen 85

Connolly 90+4

Cardiff City 0-1 Luton Town

                         Cornick 71

Coventry City 0-3 AFC Bournemouth

                             Lowe 12

                             Solanke 45

                             Solanke 55

Millwall 2-1 Hull City

Malone 51

Bradshaw 55

                  Eaves 87

Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Derby County (Derby are relegated)

Amos 88

Reading 4-4 Swansea City

Joao pen 3

                     Wolf 6

                     Piroe 12

                     Piroe pen 45+2

                     Obafemi 58

Ince 61

Joao 71

McIntyre 90+5

Bristol City 1-1 Sheffield United

Martin 49

                        Gibbs-White 61

Nottingham Forest 4-0 West Bromwich Albion

Johnson pen 19

Yates 23

Colback 45+2

Surridge 90+3



Fulham 3-0 Preston North End (Fulham are promoted)

Mitrovic 9

Carvalho 34

Mitrovic 41


Barnsley lie in 24th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 30 points from 42 games. We are 36 points off the Play-Offs, 47 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 56 points off First Place and 11 points inside the Relegation Zone.

Up to 19/04/22


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty Three: Huddersfield Town v Barnsley, Friday 22nd April 2022. Kick-Off: 7:45pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty Four: Barnsley v Blackpool, Tuesday 26th April 2022. Kick-Off: 7:45pm