Barnsley drew for the first time this season- at the tenth attempt, the longest it has taken them to draw at the start of a season since the Premier League season of 1997-1998.
Sam Winnall headed home the Reds equaliser in the 90th minute- it is the eighth time Barnsley have scored in the final ten minutes of a match this season and the sixth in the final five.
Although this was Barnsley’s first draw of the season it is Aston Villa’s seventh and fifth in a row. Four of their draws have come after conceding equalisers in the last five minutes.
Winnall’s goal was Barnsley’s 20th of the Championship season and the 17th they have scored in the second half. The Reds have now failed to score a first half goal in seven of their first ten matches this season-including each of the last four.
It is the most goals Barnsley have scored after 10 games since 1999-2000 when they had netted 23.
The Reds sit 10th in the second tier, their highest league place after 10 games since 2007-2008 when they were sixth.
Winnall’s grabbed Barnsley’s goal in his 100th appearance for the club. This was his 39th goal in that time and historically’s Barnsley’s 4000th at Oakwell!
Barnsley have scored in nine of their first 10 league games and have scored in all of their first five at Oakwell for the first time since 2010-2011. They have now scored in 11 matches in a row at Oakwell in all competitions.
Barnsley conceded the first goal in a match and did NOT lose for the first time since the final game of last season when they came from 1-0 down to win 4-1 at Wigan. However since then this was only the fifth time (in 14 games) that they have conceded first.
Barnsley managed only two shots on target last season- one of which they scored from, compared with seven for their visitors, it is the lowest shots on target they have had at home since a 2-1 win over Oldham in April (also 2) and the first time since then that the opponents have had more than Barnsley (3)
There have now been 15 cards shown in the past two matches at Oakwell, eight v Reading and seven last night. Barnsley have picked up 25 yellow cards so far this season and have not had a booking less match since the play-off first leg against Walsall.
There were 15,830 in attendance at Oakwell last night- Barnsley’s highest home league gate (excluding playoffs) since Sheffield United were the visitors in April 2015 (17,532)
It was Barnsley’s highest home league against a non-Yorkshire opponent since December 2009 when 18,001 saw The Reds defeat Middlesbrough 2-1.
Barnsley have still never beaten Aston Villa at Oakwell- 9 matches- and this was only the second time here that they have not lost.
Sam Winnall is the first Oakwell scorer against Villa since Darren Foreman in 1988 and this was the first time in four home meetings that The Reds had netted.
Barnsley are now unbeaten in eight midweek league matches. Since losing 3-2 at Peterborough on a Tuesday night in November 2015, they have won six and drawn two.
Andy Yiadom (YC)
Angus MacDonald (YC)
Cole Kpekawa (YC)
Sam Morsy (YC)
Adam Armstrong (for Morsy 67)
Sam Winnall (for Bradshaw 67)
Adam Hammill (for Watkins 72)
Nick Townsend, Adam Jackson, James Bree, Elliott Lee.
Sky Bet Championship results:
Tuesday 27th September 2016:
Barnsley 1-1 Aston Villa
Winnall 90 Ayew 61
Birmingham 2-2 Preston
Shotton 30 Baptiste 19, Johnson 35
Blackburn 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Brentford 4-1 Reading
Clarke 41 Kermorgant pen 64
Bristol City 1-0 Leeds
Burton 1-1 QPR
Ward 58 Polter 70
Cardiff 0-2 Derby
Ince 55, Blackman pen 80
Huddersfield 2-1 Rotherham
Kachunga 2 Ward 34
Ipswich 0-0 Brighton
Nottingham Forest 1-1 Fulham
Bendtner 60 Cairney 72
Wigan 2-1 Wolves
Le Fondre 5 Oniangue 34
Wednesday 28th September 2016:
Newcastle 4-3 Norwich
Gayle 24,71 Dorrans pen 44, Jerome 52, Murphy 69
Barnsley lie in 10th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 16 points from 10 games.
We are 1 point outside the Play-Offs, 4 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 6 points off First place and 8 points above the Relegation Zone.
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