Barnsley 1-2 Reading

Last updated : 18 September 2016 By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)

Garath McCleary’s opening goal is only the second Barnsley have conceded in the first half this season and the earliest they have conceded in a game since Jack Payne scored in the fourth minute in a 2-0 Southend win at Oakwell in March- 22 games ago.

Barnsley conceded two first half goals for the first time since November 2015 when they lost 4-3 at Coventry. Current Red Adam Armstrong got the second of those two.

That game is also the last time Barnsley were two goals behind at half time.

The Reds conceded two first half goals at Oakwell for the first time since February 2015 when they lost 2-1 to Fleetwood… and Danny Wilson was sacked after.

Barnsley conceded the opening goal at Oakwell for the first time since the final home game of last season when George Moncur gave Colchester the lead in a 2-2 draw.

John Swift’s second was the first time Barnsley had conceded at Oakwell in the league this season that did not involve a penalty.

Garath McCleary is the second opposition player to be sent off at Oakwell this season- the same amount as in the whole of last season.

McCleary’s red card came in the 34th minute, the earliest red card in a Barnsley game since Ben Nugent was sent off in the 26th minute at Oakwell in January 2015.

Reading have now been awarded three penalties in their past three matches.

Reading have scored nine Championship goals this season- six of which have come from either Garath McCleary or John Swift.

Barnsley have failed to score in the first half in five of their opening eight league games this season- but have notched a total of 13 second half goals in those matches.

In total this season Barnsley have netted only three first half goals but 16 after the break.

Eight players were shown a card by the referee in this game, the most in a Barnsley game since the 0-0 draw at Bury in February – also eight and it was the first time as many as five opposition players received a card since that same game.

Barnsley have lost only seven of their last 38 league matches but have conceded at least two in all seven (and exactly two in six) and four of them have been at home.

Barnsley have failed to win any of their last six home league meetings with Reading- losing four of them.

Barnsley have so far scored seven goals in the last 10 minutes of matches.

Barnsley have not drawn any of their first 7 league games for the first time since 2000-2001

Barnsley forced 10 corners in the game; the most since the 1-0 win over Peterborough in April- incidentally also the last time an opposition player was sent off in the first half at Oakwell.

The Reds continued their record of scoring in every game- the first time since 2012-2013 they have scored in their first eight games of a season (in all competitions)- they managed to score in the first ten that season.

Overall Barnsley have now scored in each of their last 14 matches- the 0-0 draw at Sheffield United in April is the last time they drew a blank. It is their longest scoring streak since a run of 16 games between December 2012 and March 2013.

They have hit 19 goals in their opening eight league games- still the most in the top four divisions.

This was Barnsley’s first home league defeat in eight matches.

Barnsley’s wretched run against Reading continues. It is now 20 years since they last defeated them at Oakwell and they have lost five of the seven meetings there since.


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Andy Yiadom

Marc Roberts

Angus MacDonald

Aidy White

Adam Hammill (YC)

Josh Scowen

Conor Hourihane (YC)

Ryan Kent

Sam Winnall

Adam Armstrong (YC)


Coke Kpekawa (for White 17)

Saidy Janko (for Kent 68)

Tom Bradshaw (for Winnall 68)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Adam Jackson, Sam Morsy, Marley Watkins.


Match Reports:


Official Website



Sky Bet Championship results:

Saturday 17th September 2016:

Cardiff 0-2 Leeds

                    Wood pen 62, Hernandez 82

Barnsley 1-2 Reading

Armstrong 81    McCleary 9, Swift 27

Blackburn 4-2 Rotherham

Conway 22      Ward 12, 83

Emnes 29

Marshall 46

Gallagher 90+2

Brentford 5-0 Preston

Hogan 34,84,87

Dean 74

Humphrey og 85

Bristol City 1-1 Derby

Wilbraham 90+4    Anya 44

Burton 0-1 Brighton

                     Hemed pen 88

Huddersfield 2-1 QPR

Palmer 14              Sylla 76

Kachunga 62

Ipswich 0-0 Aston Villa

Newcastle 0-2 Wolves

                           Mbemba og 29, Costa 62

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Norwich

Vellios 40                         Howson 52, Dorrans 66

Wigan 0-0 Fulham

Birmingham 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Donaldson pen 81      Hooper 76

Jutkiewicz 90+2


Barnsley lie in 4th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 15 points from 8 games.

We are 1 point inside the Play-Offs, 2 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 4 points off First place and 10 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 18/9/16


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Nine: Brighton & Hove Albion v Barnsley: Saturday 24th September 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm


Adult: £30
Senior Over 65: £22
Young Adult (18-21): £22

Juvenile (Under 18): £15

Juvenile Under 10:  £8


At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Ten: Barnsley v Aston Villa, Tuesday 27th September 2016. Kick-Off: 7:45pm.


Category A:

Adult: £30

Over 65: £22

17-21 years: £22

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5