Barnsley 1-1 Birmingham City

Last updated : 29 August 2021 By Rob Miles

Barnsley drew for the third time in five league outings and have now won 1 drawn 1 lost 1 from their first three Oakwell games of 2021-2022.

It is the first time they have drawn as many as three of their first five league games of a season since 1998-1999.

It is also the first time since that season that the Reds have lost only one of their first five league games of a second tier season.

It is the second time in three seasons that the first three Oakwell league games of a season have produced each result (also 2019-2020)

Callum Styles had given Barnsley an early lead with a fine strike into the top corner from 25 yards - the seventh game Styles has scored in for the Reds and first time they have not gone on to win.

His effort after six minutes is Barnsley's earliest goal in a game since Carlton Morris netted after two minutes against Rotherham, nine league games ago.

Four of Barnsley's five league goals so far this season have come in the first half.

Lukas Jutkiewicz scored Birmingham's equaliser, his third career goal against Barnsley.

This is the first time this season (all comps) that both teams have scored in the first half of a Barnsley game and indeed the first time in eight since the final regular game of 2020-2021 against Norwich.

Markus Schopp made only two substitutions in the game, the first time he has not used all three allotted changes as Barnsley manager. It is the first time Barnsley have not made at least three substitutions in a game since Huddersfield away on the 21st April.

Barnsley are now unbeaten in their last 43 games (all comps) in which they have opened the scoring with this the seventh time they have not won in that run (W36 D7)

It is the first time they have failed to win successive matches when scoring first since a run of three successive matches between the 17th October and 24th October 2020.

Barnsley are unbeaten in three meetings with Birmingham and have lost only two of the last 10 (W5 D3 L2)

They have lost only one of the last five Oakwell meetings (W2 D2 L1)

There were only four corners in the game, the lowest in a Barnsley game since the Norwich match at the end of 2020-2021 (3)


Barnsley Team:

40. Brad Collins

20. Toby Sibbick

30. Michal Helik

5. Liam Kitching

7. Callum Brittain

21. Romal Palmer

10. Josh Benson

4. Callum Styles

28. Dominik Frieser

9. Cauley Woodrow

22. Clarke Oduor


29. Victor Adeboyejo (for Frieser 80)

15. Jasper Moon (for Sibbick 84)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Jack Walton, 3. Ben Williams, 24. Aapo Halme, 25. George Miller, 46. Cameron Thompson.


Birmingham Team:

13. Matija Sarkic

4. Marc Roberts

12. Harlee Dean

3. Kristian Pedersen

2. Maxime Colin

6. Ryan Woods

34. Ivan Sunjic

11. Jeremie Bela

7. Tahith Chong

9. Scott Hogan

10. Lukas Jutkiewicz


15. Chuks Aneke (for Hogan 76)

14. Jonathan Leko (for Jutkiewicz 89)

Unused Substitutes:

5. George Friend, 17. Ivan Sánchez, 18. Riley McGree, 20. Gary Gardner, 27. Connal Trueman.

Birmingham manager Lee Bowyer said:

"Disappointed to be coming away with a point, and it's a credit to the players, the chances we created, we should be leaving with three.

"Two teams, high energy, both sets of players want to win. And we come away from home, stood up to that test, against a good Barnsley side, and man for man I thought we were better.

"If you go behind I think we have a different belief now that we have players that can create chances from the drop of the hat. Whether that's from open play, set-pieces we're very strong as well, so I always say if we can keep a clean sheet we will win a lot of games because I believe we'll score in most games.


Match Reports:

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Sky Sports


Sky Bet Championship results


Cardiff City (9th) 1-2 Bristol City (11th)

                                 Weimann 21

Bentley og 59

                                 Weimann 70

Derby County (15th) 1-1 Nottingham Forest (24th)

Lawrence 11

                                        Johnson 82

BARNSLEY (14th) 1-1 Birmingham City (8th)

Styles 6

                                    Jutkiewicz 33

Fulham (1st) 3-0 Stoke City (5th)

Wilson 5

De Cordova-Reid 53

Mitrovic 72

Huddersfield Town (4th) 4-0 Reading (21st)

O’Brien 39

Pearson 51

Thomas 66

Ward 68

Hull City (18th) 0-0 AFC Bournemouth (6th)

Luton Town (12th) 0-0 Sheffield United (23rd)

Middlesbrough (13th) 1-1 Blackburn Rovers (10th)

                                         Gallagher 17

Howson 36

Millwall (17th) 2-1 Blackpool (22nd)

                             Lavery 56

Wallace 63

Cooper 90

Preston North End (16th) 3-1 Swansea City (19th)

                                               Piroe 19

Van den Berg 21

Riis Jakobsen 45+2

Whiteman 52

Queens Park Rangers (3rd) 2-0 Coventry City (7th)

Dykes 68

Barbet 76

Peterborough United (20th) 0-1 West Bromwich Albion (2nd)

                                                   Ajayi 90+4


Barnsley lie in 14th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 6 points from 5 games. We are 3 points off the Play-Offs, 7 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 7 points off First Place and 4 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 29/8/21


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Six: AFC Bournemouth v Barnsley, Saturday 11th September 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Eight: Barnsley v Blackburn Rovers, Saturday 18th September 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm