Barnsley 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Last updated : 06 September 2020 By Rob Miles

Barnsley have progressed to the Second Round of the League Cup for the first time in three years with their second 1-0 home win over Nottingham Forest in the space of 48 days.

It is Barnsley’s first League Cup clean sheet in 11 matches, last doing so in a 0-0 draw with Scunthorpe United in the First Round of the 2013-2014 campaign.

This result means Barnsley have now started a season with a win for the third successive year – incredibly the first time they have achieved this since winning their opening games of 1921-22, 1922-23 and 1923-24. They have also started the last three seasons with clean sheets.

Each of the last three Barnsley/Forest meetings have now ended 1-0 with Barnsley winning two. Only one team has scored in each of the last four (W2 L2)

Barnsley have now kept five successive home clean sheets and are yet to concede a goal at Oakwell since football resumed following lockdown.

It is the first time they have kept five successive home clean sheets since February/March 1994 (1-0, 3-0, 1-0, 1-0, 4-0) this included an FA Cup tie.

The Reds have lost only one of their last six matches in all competitions (W3 D2) and have won three games in a row for the second time in 2020.

Victor Adeboyejo was handed a surprise start in this game – his first appearance for the Reds since April 2019 and first start since March 2019.

Six of Barnsley’s last seven goals have been scored in the second half.

The Reds have now won each of the last 12 games in which they have scored the first goal of the game (Fulham, Huddersfield, Crewe, Millwall, QPR, Middlesbrough, Hull, QPR, Blackburn, Nottingham Forestx2, Brentford), last failing to do so against Reading in December (1-1)

Barnsley enjoyed 62% ball possession, 1% less than when they played Forest in their last home game of 2019-2020.

Forest only managed one shot on target – just like in July.

Barnsley have now won four of the last six meetings with Forest, (L2)

They have also won three of the last four Oakwell meetings.


Barnsley Team:

1 Jack Walton

26. Michael Sollbauer

6. Mads Andersen

2. Jordan Williams

14. Kilian Ludewig

27. Alex Mowatt

4. Callum Styles

17. Marcel Ritzmaier

9. Cauley Woodrow

29. Victor Adeboyejo

11. Conor Chaplin


22. Clarke Oduor (for Ritzmaier 45)

23. Elliot Simoes (for Adeboyejo 45)

28. Dominik Frieser (for Chaplin 61)

Unused Substitutes:

7. Jacob Brown, 40. Brad Collins, 25. George Miller, 16. Luke Thomas


Nottingham Forest Team:

30. Brice Samba

5. Yuri Ribeiro

24. Tyler Blackett

3. Tobias Figueiredo

46. Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel

14. Fouad Bachirou

11. Sammy Ameobi

10. Joao Carvalho

22. Ryan Yates

9. Nuno Da Costa

7. Lewis Grabban


17. Alex Mighten (for Ameobi 59)

33. Lyle Taylor (for Carvalho 59)

15. Luke Freeman (for Grabban 69)

Unused Substitutes:

8. Jack Colback, 20. Michael Dawson, 16. Carl Jenkinson, 12. Jordan Smith.

Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi said:

“We started well, not so bad but unfortunately we didn’t create too much and we conceded a goal after many bounces in the box. It is the small details again but it is not positive to start like that.

“Obviously we are not ready after just three weeks, it is not good to start the season like that but with some changes, we need to absolutely not accept the defeat, change the mentality and fight to the end and to try to play a little bit more.

“We should play before in the first half with some situations, but under pressure we never found the right players at the right time in the right place.

“But Barnsley changed a lot from the last season, they have done a good job and are a good team. At the end, I was thinking with fresh players we could create more but it was not the case unfortunately.”


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EFL Cup First Round results


Blackburn Rovers 3-2 Doncaster Rovers

Holtby 30

                                    Okenabirhie pen 45

                                    Gomes 63

Rankin-Costello 71

Armstrong pen 81

Preston North End 4-0 Mansfield Town

Barkhuizen 14

Maguire 22

Bauer 28

Harrop 65

Stoke City 0-0 Blackpool (Stoke win 5-4 on penalties)

Stevenage 3-3 Portsmouth (Portsmouth win 3-1 on penalties)

List 9

Carter 10

                         Curtis 21

Cuthbert 29

                         Evans pen 45+2

                         Marquis 50



Middlesbrough 4-3 Shrewsbury Town

                               High 13

Johnson 21

Fletcher 31

Fletcher 53

                              Cummings 60

Tavernier 65

                              Pyke 73

Burton Albion 1-1 Accrington Stanley

Akins 32

                             Burgess 82

Burton Albion win 4-2 on penalties


Derby County 0-0 Barrow

Derby win 3-2 on penalties

Walsall 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Wednesday win 4-2 on penalties

BARNSLEY 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Woodrow 49

Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Bradford City

                                    Novak 26

Sarcevic 47

                                    Pritchard 75

Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Lincoln City

                                   Hopper 52

Sass-Davies 55

                                   Montsma 66

Fleetwood Town 3-2 Wigan Athletic

                                  Garner 2

                                  Garner pen 31

Evans 41

Morris 64

Evans 77

Grimsby Town 1-1 Morecambe

                              Phillips 7

Green 34

Morecambe win 4-3 on penalties

Oldham Athletic 3-0 Carlisle United

Garrity 29

Grant 37

McAleny 89

Huddersfield Town 0-1 Rochdale

                                     O’Connell 51

Salford City 1-1 Rotherham United

Henderson pen 84

                          Crooks 90+5

Salford win 4-2 on penalties

Scunthorpe United 1-2 Port Vale

                                     Mills 45+5

Loft 69

                                     Robinson 90+3

Sunderland 0-0 Hull City

Hull win 5-4 on penalties

Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Harrogate Town

Vaughan 64

                                    Kerry 69

Harrogate win 8-7 on penalties

Plymouth Argyle 3-2 Queens Park Rangers

                                  Manning 2

Edwards 32

Mayor 55

                                  Kaykay 57

Nouble 78

Crawley Town 1-3 Millwall

                              Malone 14

                              Tunnicliffe og 31

Ashford 33

                              Smith 59

Gillingham 1-0 Southend United

Ogilvie 27

Bristol City 2-0 Exeter City

Paterson 35

Semenyo 83

Birmingham City 0-1 Cambridge United

                                  Cundy 18

Forest Green Rovers 1-2 Leyton Orient

Happe og 23

                                       Johnson 49

                                       Wilkinson 52

Ipswich Town 3-0 Bristol Rovers

Sears 29

Chambers 44

Sears 68

Luton Town 3-1 Norwich City

Collins 79

                         Dowell 81

Collins pen 83

Collins 90+5

Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Coventry City

                                        Walker 82

Newport County 2-0 Swansea City

Abrahams 7

Abrahams 45

Northampton Town 3-0 Cardiff City

Smith pen 33

Warburton 49

Watson 59

Oxford United 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

Brannagan 63

                             Taylor og 67

Oxford win 4-3 on penalties

Peterborough United 0-1 Cheltenham Town

                                        Sercombe 59

Reading 3-1 Colchester United

                     Brown 37

Joao 45+1

Joao 56

Joao 75

Swindon Town 1-3 Charlton Athletic

                               Bonne 36

Smith 64

                               Barker 74

                               Aneke 90



Brentford 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Pinnock 32

                      Horgan 76

Brentford win 4-2 on penalties


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday One: Barnsley v Luton Town, Saturday 12th September 2020. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Carabao Cup Second Round: Middlesbrough v Barnsley, Week commencing 14th September 2020.