Barnsley 2-0 Burton Albion

Last updated : 18 September 2023 By Rob Miles

Barnsley made it four successive wins in all competitions and three in a row in the league all by a 2-0 scoreline, the first time they have won four games in a row by the same score in their history whilst it is the first time they have won three in a row in the league by the same score since a trio of 1-0 wins against Scunthorpe, Gillingham and Coventry in February/March 2015.

It is the first time they have won four games in a row all with clean sheets since another run of four in November/December 2004 (1-0, 2-0, 1-0, 4-0)

This was Barnsley’s fourth league win of the season and all have been accompanied by a clean sheet, the second successive season this has occurred.

Devante Cole was at the double making it eight goals in seven league games in 2023-2024, he is now three clear as the division’s leading marksman.

Cole is the first Barnsley player to score in four successive league games since Kieffer Moore in January 2019.

It is the 12th time he has netted the first goal of a League One match since the start of last season. They have now gone on to win 18 of the last 19 matches (all comps) in which Cole has scored.

Barnsley are the current League One top scorers having netted 16 goals in seven games (three more than the next most - Bolton)

Amongst EFL sides only Swindon (22), Wrexham (20) and Crewe (19) have scored more than Barnsley.

Barnsley have now scored the MOST goals of any EFL team in 2023 with Cole’s second against Burton their 68th, one more than Ipswich.

The Reds also have the League One’s best goal difference (9) with only Swindon (11) enjoying a better one in the EFL.

This is the first time Barnsley have scored in their opening nine games

of a season in all competitions since 2016-2017 when they also netted in the first nine.

There were no bookings in a Barnsley league match for the first time in 2023-2024 and first time since the first leg of the play-offs at Bolton.

There were only a total of four shots on target in the game, the lowest in a Barnsley match since Lincoln away on the 18th April (2)

Barnsley’s total of three is their lowest at Oakwell since the final regular game of 2022-2023 against Peterborough (2)

Barnsley failed to win a single corner for the first time since the 25th February 2022 at Nottingham Forest and the first time at Oakwell since the 4th December 2021 against Huddersfield.

The overall total of two corners is the lowest in a Barnsley game since the 24th November 2021 against Swansea (also 2)

This was only Barnsley’s second win in the last six meetings with Burton (both have been 2-0 at Oakwell in the last two seasons) After going unbeaten in the first six meetings (W3 D3) the Reds have only won two of the subsequent six (W2 D1 L3)

This was Barnsley’s seventh clean sheet in 12 meetings with Burton, five of which have come at Oakwell with the Brewers failing to score in each of their past three visits.


Barnsley Team:

1. Liam Roberts

26. Jamie McCart

2. Jordan Williams

4. Kacper Lopata

17. Barry Cotter

30. Adam Phillips

3. Jon Russell

8. Herbie Kane

7. Nicky Cadden

44. Devante Cole

45. John McAtee


22. Corey O’Keeffe (for Cotter 65)

36. Max Watters (for McAtee 71)

29. Owen Dodgson (for Cadden 86)

10. Josh Benson (for Phillips 86)

9. Sam Cosgrove (for Cole 86)

Unused Substitutes:

23. Ben Killip, 41. Jack Shepherd.


Burton Team:

1. Max Crocombe

37. Tom Hamer

5. Sam Hughes

12. Jasper Moon

18. Bobby Kamwa

4. Adedeji Oshilaja

7. Joe Powell

22. Jake Caprice

17. Mark Helm

14. Josh Walker

15. Beryly Lubala


21. Mustapha Carayol (for Kamwa 72)

24. Kwadwo Baah (for Walker 72)

10. Josh Gordon (for Helm 87)

Unused Substitutes:

30. Jamal Blackman, 6. Ryan Sweeney, 8. Rekeem Harper, 25. Ciaran Gilligan.


Match Reports:

Official Website


Sky Sports


League One Results:


BARNSLEY (5th) 2-0 Burton Albion (22nd)

Cole 21

Cole 68

Derby County (11th) 1-1 Portsmouth (6th)

Collins pen 86

                                        Bishop 90+5

Exeter City (1st) 1-0 Cheltenham Town (23rd)

Watts 68

Fleetwood Town (24th) 0-3 Oxford United (3rd)

                                           Mills 16

                                           Bodin 27

                                           Edwards 60

Lincoln City (9th) 1-1 Carlisle United (18th)

                                  Plange 19

Hamilton 49

Peterborough United (12th) 1-1 Leyton Orient (16th)

Kyprianou 21

                                                   Beckles 33

Port Vale (2nd) 1-0 Northampton Town (19th)

Garrity 84

Reading (21st) 2-1 Bolton Wanderers (7th)

                               Charles 20

Savage 77

Vickers 86

Shrewsbury Town (15th) 0-2 Bristol Rovers (13th)

                                              Marquis 73

                                              Collins 90+1

Stevenage (4th) 1-1 Charlton Athletic (17th)

Reid 34

                                 Blackett-Taylor pen 90+2

Wigan Athletic (20th) 2-1 Cambridge United (10th)

Humphrys 57

Aasgaard 62

                                        Okenabirhie pen 76

Wycombe Wanderers (8th) 2-0 Blackpool (14th)

Vokes 13

Hanlan 46


Barnsley lie in 5th place in Sky Bet League One with 13 points from 7 games. We are Goal Difference inside the Play-Offs, 3 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 3 points off First Place and 8 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 18/9/23


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Eight: Barnsley v Portsmouth, Tuesday 19th September 2023. Kick Off: 7:45pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Nine: Northampton Town v Barnsley, Saturday 23rd September 2023. Kick Off: 3pm