This result means Barnsley will finish with just six home wins this season (and only three in their final 20) There have only been three other occasions in the club’s history when they have accrued fewer than six home wins – 2013-2014 (5), 1952-1953 (4), 1910-1911 (5). The 2013-2014 and 1952-53 campaigns both ended in relegation and they also suffered the drop in 1971-1972 when they won only six.
Barnsley finish the season without victory in nine successive home games, their worst run since 2012 when they equalled a club record of 11 Oakwell outings without victory.
This was a sixth successive home draw, five of which have been 1-1. It is the first time they have drawn six on the bounce at Oakwell since 1938. Just like this season they drew their final six home games and finished with 11 home draws- they were relegated that season however.
As mentioned above The Reds have drawn 11 home games this season, the most since the 2005-2006 season when they also drew 11. It is only the nineth time in the club’s history home draws have reached double figures, and only once before has it surpassed 11- they drew 12 in 2003-2004.
They have now drawn the most home games in the Championship this season and this can not be beaten as the closest team to them- Ipswich (10) play away on the final day. However Ipswich (16) have drawn more than Barnsley overall this season.
On a much brighter note this point put Barnsley onto 58, their most on this level since 1999-2000, a point at Newcastle next weekend will also ensure their highest league finish since that play-off campaign.
Prior to the 8th April, Barnsley had gone eight games without scoring a first half goal; they have now scored before half time in five successive matches for the first time since December 2015-January 2016 (also five)
Luke Varney’s goal was Burton’s first ever against Barnsley (in the two club’s fifth meeting), he netted it just a minute after coming off the bench, the quickest goal scored by a subsitute against Barnsley since the opening day of the season when Grant Ward came on at half-time for Ipswich and scored in the 46th minute.
Despite this being the first goal Burton have scored against Barnsley, each of the last three meetings have been draws.
George Moncur gave Barnsley a half time lead, the first time he has scored in back to back games since doing it for Colchester in April last year. Incidentally it is the second season in a row that Moncur has scored in Barnsley’s final home game of the regular season- he netted here for Colchester last season to help the already relegated Us to a 2-2 draw.
The Reds have opened the scoring in each of the past four matches, led at half time in each one but won none.
Barnsley enjoyed 66% possession in this game- their highest of the season.
Barnsley have now won only two of their last 17 matches since the closing of the January transfer window- losing seven.
Barnsley have now lost only three of their last 13 final home game's of the season- W4 D6.