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.
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)
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)
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.”
EFL Cup First Round results
SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST 2020
Blackburn Rovers 3-2 Doncaster Rovers
Okenabirhie pen 45
Armstrong pen 81
Preston North End 4-0 Mansfield Town
Stoke City 0-0 Blackpool (Stoke win 5-4 on penalties)
Stevenage 3-3 Portsmouth (Portsmouth win 3-1 on penalties)
Evans pen 45+2
FRIDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2020
Middlesbrough 4-3 Shrewsbury Town
Burton Albion 1-1 Accrington Stanley
Burton Albion win 4-2 on penalties
SATURDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2020
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
Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Bradford City
Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Lincoln City
Fleetwood Town 3-2 Wigan Athletic
Garner pen 31
Grimsby Town 1-1 Morecambe
Morecambe win 4-3 on penalties
Oldham Athletic 3-0 Carlisle United
Huddersfield Town 0-1 Rochdale
Salford City 1-1 Rotherham United
Henderson pen 84
Salford win 4-2 on penalties
Scunthorpe United 1-2 Port Vale
Sunderland 0-0 Hull City
Hull win 5-4 on penalties
Tranmere Rovers 1-1 Harrogate Town
Harrogate win 8-7 on penalties
Plymouth Argyle 3-2 Queens Park Rangers
Crawley Town 1-3 Millwall
Tunnicliffe og 31
Gillingham 1-0 Southend United
Bristol City 2-0 Exeter City
Birmingham City 0-1 Cambridge United
Forest Green Rovers 1-2 Leyton Orient
Happe og 23
Ipswich Town 3-0 Bristol Rovers
Luton Town 3-1 Norwich City
Collins pen 83
Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Coventry City
Newport County 2-0 Swansea City
Northampton Town 3-0 Cardiff City
Smith pen 33
Oxford United 1-1 AFC Wimbledon
Taylor og 67
Oxford win 4-3 on penalties
Peterborough United 0-1 Cheltenham Town
Reading 3-1 Colchester United
Swindon Town 1-3 Charlton Athletic
SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2020
Brentford 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers
Brentford win 4-2 on penalties
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.