Barnsley 1-1 Huddersfield Town

Last updated : 06 December 2021 By Rob Miles

Barnsley drew back to back games for the third time this season to remain eight points adrift of safety.

It is the highest amount of points they have been inside the Championship relegation zone since a 1-0 home defeat to Birmingham in February 2020 left Gerhard Struber’s Reds nine points adrift of safety.

Remarkably the Reds have now drawn eight games in all competitions in 2021-2022 and they have come in four back to back sequences (Cardiff, Bolton/ QPR, Birmingham/ Stoke, Blackburn/ Peterborough, Huddersfield) with three of the sequences being 1-1 and 0-0.

Carlton Morris scored his first goal of the season and his eighth for the club – it is his first for Barnsley in front of supporters.

He has scored four goals at Oakwell and four on the road, with this only the second game in which he has scored in that Barnsley have not won (2/8) – losing to Sheffield Wednesday back in March.

It was only the second goal Barnsley have scored in five games and they remain the Championship's lowest scorers with 14, three less than anybody else. Only League Two Carlisle (13) and League One Doncaster (11) have netted less in the EFL this season.

Morris’ equaliser came in first half stoppage time, the first time Barnsley have scored in this period since Cauley Woodrow netted a penalty at Wycombe in March.

Woodrow himself has now gone 11 games without a goal, his joint longest barren spell at the club – also failing to score in his final 11 appearances of 2019-2020.

Morris is the first Barnsley player to both score and be booked since Callum Styles against Birmingham in August. This also occurred to Dominik Frieser against Coventry in the opening home game of the season.

Barnsley have now won only one of their last 19 league matches (W1 D6 L12), their worst run since the 1952-1953 season when they won only one of their final 26 Second Division games (W1 D6 L19) which included failing to win any of their final 23 and finished bottom, 15 points adrift of second bottom.

Poya Asbaghi is the first permanent Barnsley manager to fail to win any of his first three games in charge since Danny Wilson’s second spell in 2013-2014 who failed to win any of his first five games in charge (4 league, 1 cup, D2 L3)

Barnsley are now unbeaten in their last four meetings with Huddersfield however this draw ended a three match winning run against the Terriers.

The away side in this fixture has scored one goal in each of the last seven meetings.

The away side has actually now netted in 12 of the last 13 meetings with the one exception Barnsley’s 5-0 defeat in March 2014.

Huddersfield have scored in each of their last 14 trips to Oakwell, last failing to net in a 3-0 defeat in March 1996.

Barnsley are unbeaten in five Oakwell meetings (W3 D2)

Barnsley have failed to have a single corner kick in each of their past two home matches, it is the fourth time overall they have failed to win a corner this season.

There were only 12 fouls in the game, only in the clash with Bristol City (11) has there been less in a Barnsley game this season.


Barnsley Team:

40. Brad Collins

7. Callum Brittain

30. Michal Helik

6. Mads Andersen

5. Liam Kitching

21. Romal Palmer

17. Claudio Gomes

4. Callum Styles

11. Aaron Leya Iseka

9. Cauley Woodrow

14. Carlton Morris


29. Victor Adeboyejo (for Leya Iseka 62)

10. Josh Benson (for Palmer 75)

2. Jordan Williams (for Styles 86)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Jack Walton, 15. Jasper Moon, 23. Will Hondermarck, 44. Devante Cole.


Huddersfield Team:

21. Lee Nicholls

20. Ollie Turton

32. Tom Lees

26. Levi Colwill

16. Sorba Thomas

15. Scott High

8. Lewis O'Brien

3. Harry Toffolo

22. Fraizer Campbell

25. Danny Ward

10. Josh Koroma


7. Mipo Odubeko (for Campbell 55)

11. Rolando Aarons (for Thomas 82)

Unused Substitutes:

4. Matty Pearson, 14. Josh Ruffels, 23. Naby Sarr, 31. Ryan Schofield, 37. Jon Russell.

Huddersfield manager Carlos Corberan said:

"In general we're happy. Both teams were equal and had chances.

"In the second half we had opportunities but couldn't finish them.

"We didn't control the details in the game that could have made the difference. After our last defeat you come here with three points in your mind but didn't achieve the result we wanted."


Match Reports:

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Sky Bet Championship results


Fulham (1st) 1-1 AFC Bournemouth (2nd)

                          Solanke 46

Tosin 84



Coventry City (7th) 1-2 West Bromwich Albion (3rd)

                                     Grant 20

                                     McFadzean og 43

McFadzean 83

BARNSLEY (23rd) 1-1 Huddersfield Town (11th)

                                    O’Brien 33

Morris 45+2

Blackburn Rovers (4th) 1-0 Preston North End (18th)

Brereton 53

Blackpool (15th) 0-3 Luton Town (12th)

                                Bradley 42

                                Adebayo 54

                                Clark 90+1

Bristol City (17th) 1-0 Derby County (24th)

Scott 16

Cardiff City (21st) 2-3 Sheffield United (10th)

Harris 32

                                   Gibbs-White 61

                                   Sharp 73

                                   McGoldrick 75

McGuinness 90

Middlesbrough (9th) 1-0 Swansea City (14th)

Jones 26

Millwall (8th) 3-1 Birmingham City (16th)

Wallace 10

Bradshaw 41

                           Deeney 56

Evans 73

Nottingham Forest (13th) 2-0 Peterborough United (22nd)

Garner 72

Yates 84

Reading (20th) 1-1 Hull City (19th)

Holmes 45+2

                               Wilks 55



Queens Park Rangers (5th) 0-2 Stoke City (6th)

                                                   Campbell 14

                                                   Vrancic 78


Barnsley lie in 23rd place in the Sky Bet Championship with 13 points from 21 games. We are 21 points off the Play-Offs, 30 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 31 points off First Place and 8 points inside the Relegation Zone.

Up to 06/12/21


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Two: Preston North End v Barnsley, Saturday 11th December 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Three: Barnsley v West Bromwich Albion, Friday 17th December 2021. Kick-Off: 7:45pm