Barnsley conceded a late equaliser for the second game running but this could be a vital point against runaway leaders Fulham and does cut the gap to safety to four points.
Carlton Morris opened the scoring with a hotly disputed penalty, its only the second penalty Barnsley have been awarded this season, the other being scored by Cauley Woodrow at home to Nottingham Forest in September.
It was Morris’ fifth league goal of the season and arrived after 44 minutes meaning his league goals this season have arrived on 45+2, 45+1, 44, 45+2 and 44.
Prior to the Coventry match six matches ago, Barnsley had only conceded three goals later than the 85th minute in 36 league games (including play-offs), they have conceded four in the six games since which have cost the club five points (they would be outside the relegation zone with those extra points)
Prior to Tuesday night Barnsley had gone 13 games in all competitions without a draw, they have since drawn back to back games for the fifth time this season.
It is the first time they have drawn successive games 1-1 since a run of three in April 2015.
This was the sixth time this season Barnsley have opened the scoring and not gone on to win – the most in a season since 2019-2020 (also 6)
Barnsley have avoided defeat in three of the last four meetings with Fulham (W2 D1), prior to this they had lost five out of six.
This was the first draw between the two teams in eight meetings and only the second from the last 14 (W5 L7)
Fulham have won only two of their last 11 visits to Oakwell now and they came back to back in 2016/2018.
There were 28 fouls in the game, the joint second most in a Barnsley game this season – the most being 30 at Blackpool.
40. Brad Collins
7. Callum Brittain
6. Mads Andersen
30. Michal Helik
5. Liam Kitching
33. Matty Wolfe
17. Claudio Gomes
26. Remy Vita
27. Amine Bassi
28. Domingos Quina
14. Carlton Morris
21. Romal Palmer (for Wolfe 68)
10. Josh Benson (for Bassi 82)
22. Clarke Oduor (for Vita 90+2)
1. Jack Walton, 23. Will Hondermarck, 24. Aapo Halme, 44. Devante Cole.
1 Marek Rodak
13. Tim Ream
16. Tosin Adarabioyo
33. Antonee Robinson
20. Neco Williams
6. Harrison Reed
24. Jean Michaël Seri
8. Harry Wilson
14. Bobby Reid
28. Fábio Carvalho
9. Aleksandar Mitrovic
10. Tom Cairney (for Seri 45)
17. Ivan Cavaleiro (for Reed 71)
19. Rodrigo Muniz (for De Cordova-Reid 80)
21. Paulo Gazzaniga, 3. Michael Hector, 2. Kenny Tete, 12. Nathaniel Chalobah.
Fulham manager Marco Silva said:
“Whenever we don’t win a football match, it’s frustrating for us, more so when it happens like it did in this match.
“We created enough chances to win this game, definitely. It wasn’t a fantastic match to watch from both sides, difficult conditions to play good football on this pitch, it was too long and too dry. Moving the ball quickly on this pitch was impossible.
“It’s not an excuse for us because, I repeat, we created enough chances. In the first 10 minutes we created two or three moments where we should score, but at the end of the first half they score after a clear mistake from the referee.
Sky Bet Championship Results
FRIDAY 11TH MARCH 2022
West Bromwich Albion (14th) 2-2 Huddersfield Town (3rd)
Grant pen 84
SATURDAY 12TH MARCH 2022
BARNSLEY (22nd) 1-1 Fulham (1st)
Morris pen 44
Birmingham City (19th) 0-0 Hull City (20th)
Blackburn Rovers (5th) 0-1 Bristol City (18th)
Blackpool (12th) 1-0 Swansea City (16th)
AFC Bournemouth (2nd) 2-0 Derby County (23rd)
Cardiff City (17th) 0-0 Preston North End (13th)
Coventry City (10th) 4-1 Sheffield United (6th)
Millwall (11th) 0-0 Middlesbrough (8th)
Nottingham Forest (9th) 4-0 Reading (21st)
Peterborough United (24th) 2-2 Stoke City (15th)
Baker pen 84
Clarke-Harris pen 90+1
SUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2022
Luton Town (7th) 1-2 Queens Park Rangers (4th)
Gray pen 55
Barnsley lie in 22nd place in the Sky Bet Championship with 25 points from 36 games. We are 32 points off the Play-Offs, 40 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 52 points off First Place and 4 points inside the Relegation Zone.
Up to 13/03/22
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty Seven: Barnsley v Bristol City, Tuesday 15th March 2022. Kick-Off: 7:45pm
On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty Eight: Sheffield United v Barnsley, Saturday 19th March 2022. Kick-Off: 12:30pm