Barnsley 1-3 Fulham

Barnsley have now won only one of their past 15 matches in all competitions and none of the last four.

That one success came at the Stadium of Light on New Year's Day (D5 L9) which means they have failed to win any of their last seven home matches (D3 L4) dating back to the 4th November.

Liam Lindsay had given Barnsley a first half lead, the club's second goal in front of their own supporters in those seven.

It is now 15 games since Barnsley scored more than once in a match (2-0 win over Birmingham) - their longest such run since it also occured in the final 15 games of 2011-2012.

The game arguably changed with Dimitri Cavare's rash red card in first half stoppage time - Barnsley's second league red card of the season (Angus MacDonald was dismissed at Sheffield United in August).

Both the league red cards this season have occured in the first half and have been for defenders.

In total, The Reds have had three men sent off this season (Joe Williams was dismissed in the FA Cup at Millwall) and Barnsley have lost all three matches. The Reds have lost each of their last four matches when going down to ten men.

In fact Barnsley have failed to win any of their last 11 matches in which they have gone down to 10 men - losing eight. Their last victory with a man disadvantage was 1-0 at Scunthorpe in February 2015 when Jean-Yves Mvoto was sent off.

It is the second season in a row that Barnsley have had a player sent off in the Oakwell meeting with Fulham - Josh Scowen was dismissed in the 4-2 defeat last season.

It is the second time in four matches that Barnsley have opened the scoring but gone on to lose (also Millwall cup tie), but only the second time in the Championship in 2017-2018 (also first home game of season 1-2 v Ipswich)

It is the second game this season in which Barnsley have conceded in injury time (also 2-1 defeat at Wolves in September)

It is the first time they have conceded TWO injury time goals for nearly eight years -  they were defeated 3-0 at Reading in September 2010 via goals in the 78th, 91st and 93rd minutes.

Late goals are not a novelty for Fulham this season, they have now scored 11 times in the final ten minutes in all competitions, six of which have come after the 90th minute.

Only Wolves (51) have scored more Championship goals than Fulham (49)

Following Liam Lindsay's first goal for the club, each of the last four league goals Barnsley have scored have all come from defenders - Pinnock (2), Cavare and Lindsay.

Barnsley have now played 38 home league games since winning promotion back to the Championship, and won only nine. (W9 D16 L13)

They are without a win in their past seven Championship games at Oakwell (D3 L4); only Burton Albion are on a longer winless streak at home in the division (10).

Barnsley have won five of their past eight home league matches against Fulham but none of the most recent three.

Home and away Fulham have now won each of the last four meetings and five of the last six.

These four successive defeat for Barnsley is their worst ever run against the Cottagers.

Fulham have now done a league double over Barnsley for the second successive season -  prior to these two years they had only once before achieved a league double over the Reds, in 1958-59.

Adam Hammill celebrated his 30th birthday on Thursday. Against Fulham he became the first player in his 30s to appear for Barnsley since Peter Ramage (31) against Notts County in April 2015.

Since Christmas Day, Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon has been directly involved in nine Championship goals (7 goals, 2 assists); more than any other player in the competition.

Barnsley scored first half goals in back to back games for the first time since the 31st October/4th November 2017 against Burton and Birmingham.

Daniel Pinillos came on for his Barnsley debut at the break, thus becoming the 15th half time substitution Paul Heckingbottom has made this season.

Fulham had seven shots on target, the joint most by an opposing team at Oakwell this season (also Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest)

 

Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Dimitri Cavare 

Liam Lindsay 

Matty Pearson

Andy Yiadom

Stevie Mallan

George Moncur

Gary Gardner

Adam Hammill 

Tom Bradshaw

Kieffer Moore

Substitutes:

Daniel Pinillos (for Bradshaw 45)

Ryan Hedges (for Hammill 66)

Mamadou Thiam (for Moore 81)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Jason McCarthy, Brad Potts, Jacob Brown.

 

Fulham Team:

Marcus Bettinelli, Tomas Kalas, Denis Odoi, Tim Ream, Ryan Sessegnon, Ryan Fredericks, Stefan Johansen, Kevin McDonald, Oliver Norwood, Rui Fonte, Lucas Piazon.

Substitutions:

Matt Targett (for Odoi 46)

Neeskens Kebano (for Piazon 63)

Aboubakar Kamara (for Johansen 70)

Unused Substitutes:

David Button, Steven Sessegnon, Ibrahima Cisse, Luca De La Torre.

 

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic said:

"We showed a great level of desire, we showed ambition, we showed great spirit.

"We did not play well in the first 45 minutes, we didn't adapt ourselves way to a not especially good field.

"The team pushed strong, tried, and we found at the end of the game a way to score two goals."

 

Match Reports:

Official Website

BBC

Sky Sports

 

Sky Bet Championship results:

Saturday 27th January 2017:

BARNSLEY 1-3 Fulham

Lindsay 30       Sessegnon 49, 90+5, McDonald 90+2

Brentford 0-1 Norwich City

                        Maddison 5

Bristol City 2-0 Queens Park Rangers

Diedhiou 45

Bryan 66

Ipswich Town 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

                               Doherty 15

 

Barnsley lie in 19th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 27 points from 29 games.

We are 21 points outside the Play-Offs, 26 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 38 points off First place and 2 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 29/01/18

 

Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty: Queens Park Rangers v Barnsley: Saturday 3rd February 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty One: Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday, Saturday 10th February 2018. Kick-Off: 12:15pm