Barnsley 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Barnsley fell behind in the 50th minute, typically to Sam Winnall – they have now conceded 11 times between the 40th and 50th minutes this season.

It is the sixth time Winnall has scored at Oakwell this season (five for Barnsley) and the Reds have now won only one of those matches!

The Reds have now failed to score a first half goal for seven successive games- their worst run of the season and they have netted only two in their past 12 outings - both came in the same game, the 3-1 win at Aston Villa.

Barnsley have now gone eight games since tasting victory against Sheffield Wednesday- it is their second longest winless streak against the Owls- the most is nine set between 2003 and 2008.

Indeed Barnsley did the double over Wednesday in 2008-2009, those two victories are the only ones against the men from S6 in the last 19 meetings.

Angus MacDonald is the first Barnsley player to score for Barnsley plus an own goal against the same opponents since Lewin Nyatanga last season who gave Swindon a 1-0 lead but then also netted in The Reds 4-1 win.

It also means, incidentally, that MacDonald is the first player to score in both games of this fixture in the same season since Jermaine Johnson in 2009-2010.

His memorable 93rd minute equaliser was the 11th goal scored in this fixture after the 80th minute in the last 25 clashes but only the third scored by Barnsley.

Both teams scored in this fixture for the third time in the last six meetings, however the Owls have scored in nine of the last 10 meetings.

This was only the seventh draw in the past 33 meetings and only the 14th in 70 clashes in total.

Barnsley started the season only drawing one of their first 14 league matches, but since then they have experienced a stalemate in nine of the following 25.

The Reds have drawn each of their past three home matches (all 1-1) and have now failed to win any of their last six at Oakwell, conceding the first goal in five of those six.

Overall Barnsley have now won only one of their last 11 league games and have dropped into the bottom half of the Championship for the first time since the 26th November (when they were 18th)

Barnsley have now scored 16 times in the 80th minute or later- seven of which have come in the 90th minute or later. It is the first time they have scored this many post-80th minute goals since the 1996-1997 promotion season when they also scored 16.

It is only the second time in the past 19 meetings with Wednesday where Barnsley have netted in the final ten minutes, in that time the Owls have achieved it four times.


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Saidy Janko

Marc Roberts

Angus MacDonald (YC)

Andy Yiadom

Adam Hammill (YC)

Matty James

Josh Scowen

Alex Mowatt

Ryan Kent (YC)

Tom Bradshaw


George Moncur (for Yiadom 49)

Marley Watkins (for Mowatt 62)

Adam Armstrong (for Bradshaw 62)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Adam Jackson, Elliott Lee, Ryan Hedges.


Match Reports:


Official Website



Sky Bet Championship results:

Friday 30th March 2017:

Derby 1-0 QPR

Vydra 70

Saturday 1st April 2017:

BARNSLEY 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

MacDonald 90+3         Winnall 50

Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich

Kodjia 25,87

Brentford 2-0 Bristol City

Canos 18

Vibe 26

Brighton 1-0 Blackburn

Murray 67    

Huddersfield 0-1 Burton

                               Irvine 90+6

Ipswich 1-1 Birmingham

Ward 72       Grounds 48

Newcastle 2-1 Wigan

Gayle 36            Jacobs 50

Ritchie 57

Preston 1-1 Nottingham Forest

McGeady 52      Assonbalonga 22

Rotherham 0-1 Fulham

                             Aluko 66

Wolves 3-1 Cardiff

Batth 9,41   Zohore 12

Costa 82

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Kermorgant 21


Barnsley lie in 13th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 52 points from 39 games.

We are 12 points outside the Play-Offs, 28 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 29 points off First place and 12 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 02/04/17


Next Up:


At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty: Barnsley v Cardiff City, Tuesday 4th April 2017. Kick-Off: 7:45pm.


Category D

Adult: £23

Over 65: £16

Age 17-21: £16

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty-One: Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley: Saturday 8th April 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm


Adult: £22

Over 65: £14

18-21: £14

Under 18: £7