Barnsley 1-1 Reading

Last updated : 12 December 2019 By Rob Miles

Barnsley opened the scoring yet failed to win for the sixth time this season as they were pegged back by Reading to leave themselves seven points adrift of safety.

They opened the scoring and failed to win on seven occasions in 2017-2018 when they were relegated.

The Reds have dropped 14 points after opening the scoring (D4 L2)

In four of those six matches Cauley Woodrow has been the player to score the opening goal - Barnsley had won 12 of the 16 games in which Woodrow had scored prior to this season but have won NONE of the seven games in which he has struck in 2019-2020.

Ex Sheffield Wednesday forward Lucas Joao scored Reading's equaliser after the Reds defence failed to deal with a corner, the 42nd goal conceded by Barnsley in 21 league matches - however Luton have now conceded more (44)

Barnsley have gone 15 games without a clean sheet, their longest run since a run of 20 between 3rd October 2015 and 9th January 2016 (4 Football League Trophy games, 1 FA Cup, 15 League One)

Barnsley have opened the scoring in three successive Championship games for the first time since September/October 2017 (also 3)

Barnsley have now won just two of their past 15 league matches against Reading (D5 L8) and are winless in their five most recent meetings with the Royals (D3 L2).

Reading are now unbeaten in their past eight away league matches against Barnsley (W5 D3) since losing 3-0 in August 1996.

Barnsley have failed to win any of their last 14 midweek Championship matches (D5 L9) since a 4-2 win at Burton in October 2017.

This was the seventh Barnsley league match to be goal-less at half time this season, however only one - at Wigan - has finished this way.

Toby Sibbick picked up his third booking of the season and is the first Barnsley substitute to be booked since Luke Thomas against Bristol City on the 1st November.

Gerhard Struber has made only 2 substitutions in four of his five games in charge.

Despite scoring only one goal Barnsley had 21 shots in the game, their most since Bristol City at home on the 1st November (24)

Eight of them were on target, their most since Plymouth away in April (11) and their most in the Championship since Bristol City at home in March 2018 (8)

Barnsley Team:
1. Sami Radlinger
2. Jordan Williams
3. Ben Williams
4. Kenny Dougall 
5. Bambo Diaby
6. Mads Andersen
7. Jacob Brown
9. Cauley Woodrow
10. Mike Bahre
11. Conor Chaplin
27. Alex Mowatt (C)

21. Toby Sibbick (for B.Willams 60)
19. Patrick Schmidt (for Brown 87)

Unused Substitutes:
40. Brad Collins, 16. Luke Thomas, 22. Clark Oduor, 26. Mamadou Thiam, 32. Dylan Mottley-Henry.

Reading Team:
33. Rafael Barbosa
5. Matt Miazga
4. Michael Morrison 
6. Liam Moore (C)
2. Chris Gunter
26. Charlie Adam
8. Andy Rinomhota
14. Ovie Ejaria
11. Jordan Obita
31. Lucas Joao
47. George Puscas

9. Sam Baldock (for Puscas 65)
19. Yakou Meite (for Morrison 75)
24. Tyler Blackett (for Obita 82)

Unused Substitutes:
1. Sam Walker, 12. Garath McCleary, 22. Teddy Howe, 29. Manuel Ribeiro.

Match Reports:

Official Website
Sky Sports

Sky Bet Championship results:

Bristol City (4th) 1-2 Millwall (13th)
                                 Wallace 11
                                 Cooper 70
O'Dowda 84

Charlton Athletic (17th) 0-1 Huddersfield Town (19th)
                                            Daly 90+2

Leeds United (1st) 2-0 Hull City (14th)
de Wijs og 73
Alioski 82

Nottingham Forest (5th) 1-1 Middlesbrough (20th)
Yates 63
                                              McNair pen 81

Preston North End (6th) 2-1 Fulham (3rd)
Maguire 23
Nugent 52
                                             Mitrovic 81

Stoke City (22nd) 3-0 Luton Town (21st)
McClean 35
Allen 45+2
Allen 50

BARNSLEY (24th) 1-1 Reading (18th)
Woodrow 58
                                     Joao 76

Birmingham City (15th) 0-2 Queens Park Rangers (12th)
                                            Hall 45+1
                                            Osayi-Samuel 67

Brentford (7th) 2-1 Cardiff City (9th)
Mbeumo 25
Watkins 46
                               Pack 64

Derby County (16th) 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (8th)
                                        Fletcher 23
Martin pen 82

Swansea City (11th) 1-1 Blackburn Rovers (10th)
                                       Graham 4
Ayew 10

Wigan Athletic (23rd) 1-1 West Bromwich Albion (2nd)
Johnstone og 50
                                          Austin 59

Barnsley lie in 24th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 13 points from 21 games. We are 21 points outside the Play-Offs, 33 points outside the Automatic Promotion Places, 33 points outside First Place and 7 points inside the Relegation Zone.
Up to 12/12/19

Next Up:

At Oakwell:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Two: Barnsley v Queens Park Rangers, Saturday 14th December 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Three: Millwall v Barnsley, Saturday 21st December 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm