Barnsley 2-2 Charlton Athletic

Last updated : 18 August 2019 By Rob Miles

This was the first time this season a Barnsley match saw both teams score. It is the first time it has taken until the fourth match for this to occur since 2013-2014 when, remarkably, it came in the fourth match... in a 2-2 home draw with Charlton!

Barnsley have opened the scoring in the first two home games of a season in each of the last three seasons in the Championship.

Barnsley have now had every outcome in the league - a win, a draw and a defeat - the first season all three have come in the first three league matches since 2014-2015. It is the first time it has come so early at this level since 2010-2011.

For the sixth successive meeting between Barnsley and Charlton, at least one of the teams netted at least twice with this the second occasion in that time it has finished 2-2 (Barnsley eight goals, Charlton 14 goals)

Charlton's second equaliser came via an 89th minute penalty, the earliest Barnsley have conceded from the spot in a season since 2016-2017 when they conceded from one in the first match (at Ipswich)

It is the latest Barnsley have conceded from the spot since February when Wycombe's Joe Jacobson converted after 90+10.

The 89th minute is the latest Barnsley have lost a lead since the 31st March 2018 when Josh Brownhill scored a 91st minute equaliser at Oakwell in a 2-2 draw with Bristol City.

Barnsley have conceded penalty goals in successive matches (all comps) for the first time since April 2011 v Crystal Palace and then Bristol City.

Barnsley do still remain unbeaten at home in the league under Daniel Stendel, with this being the 29th home league match he has took charge of (W18 D11 L0), only enjoying a longer home unbeaten league run once previously, going 36 games without defeat between February 1933 and November 1934.

Cauley Woodrow scored his first Championship goal since November 2017 with a stunning volley to open the scoring.

The Reds have now lost only one of the 17 games he has scored in since joining the club.

Of those 17 games he has been Barnsley's first goal-scorer in 10 of them.

This was the first time since 2017-2018 that the Reds have opened the scoring in their opening two home league games of the season.

New signings Bambo Diaby and Mallik Wilks have both been booked in the first two home league games of the season, the first Barnsley players this has occurred for since 2009-2010 when Jacob Butterfield was yellow carded in the opening two home matches.

Stendel only made two substitutions in this game, the first time in 13 outings (all comps) he has not made all three allotted changes (0-0 draw with Sunderland in March)

There were only 25 shots attempted in the game (13-12) the lowest in a Barnsley match this season.

Barnsley Team:
1. Samuel Radlinger
21. Toby Sibbick
5. Bambo Diaby 
6. Mads Anderson
3. Ben Williams
16. Luke Thomas 
10. Mike Bahre (C)
8. Cameron McGeehan
36. Mallik Wilks 
11. Conor Chaplin
9. Cauley Woodrow 
26. Mamadou Thiam (for Chaplin 78)
20. Callum Styles (for Wilks 90)
Unused Substitutes:
2. Jordan Williams, 12. Dimitri Cavare, 19. Patrick Schmidt, 24. Aapo Halme, 40. Brad Collins.

Charlton Athletic Team
1. Dillon Phillips
20. Chris Solly
5. Tom Lockyer
6. Jason Pearce (C)
3. Ben Purrington
15. Darren Pratley
24. Josh Cullen 
11. Conor Gallagher
7. Jonny Williams
9. Lyle Taylor
14. Jonathan Leko
4 Adedeji Oshilaja (for Solly 24)
10. Chuks Aneke (for Leko 70)
17. Macauley Bonne (for Pratley 84)
Unused Substitutes:
8. Jake Forster-Caskey, 13. Ben Amos, 23. Naby Sarr, 32. George Lapslie.

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer said:
“It’s crazy. I just said to the players there ‘I’m disappointed with the point’. I think first half we had two really good chances to take the lead then they scored a great goal, a great strike. You can’t defend that.

Then second half I thought we were probably the better side. They were hitting us on the break every now and again but we had chances.

Chuks went through one-v-one with the keeper, the keeper makes a good save and then he went through again and the linesman gave a foul and it wasn’t a foul, there was no contact he just fell over. I think overall the neutral would probably say a draw was fair, I’m a bit disappointed but it’s a good point."

Match Reports:
Official Website
Sky Sports

Sky Bet Championship results:

Friday 16th August 2019:

Huddersfield (23rd) 1-2 Fulham (7th)
                                      Mitrovic 51
Grant 57
                                      Cavaleiro 80

Saturday 17th August 2019:

BARNSLEY (14th) 2-2 Charlton Athletic (2nd)
Woodrow 34
                                     Gallagher 40
Chaplin 48
                                     Taylor pen 89
Blackburn Rovers (18th) 1-0 Middlesbrough (22nd)
Graham pen 25
Brentford (12th) 1-1 Hull City (10th)
                                Bowen 53
Watkins 72
Bristol City (11th) 2-0 Queens Park Rangers (13th)
Nagy 35
Afobe 59
Luton Town (21st) 1-2 West Bromwich Albion (3rd)
Cornick 15
                                    Diangana 48
                                    Diangana 51
Millwall (5th) 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday (6th)
Smith 37
Nottingham Forest (9th) 3-0 Birmingham City (15th)
Lolley 15
Grabban 22
Dawson 65
Stoke City (24th) 2-2 Derby County (8th)
                                  Waghorn 2
Lindsay 32
Hogan 56
                                  Waghorn pen 70
Swansea City (4th) 3-2 Preston North End (16th)
                                     Rafferty 11
Baston 45
Byers 63
                                     Johnson pen 67
Baston 69
Wigan Athletic (20th) 0-2 Leeds United (1st)
                                         Bamford 34
                                         Bamford 65

Sunday 18th August 2019:

Reading (17th) 3-0 Cardiff City (19th)
Puscas 25
Puscas 40
Swift 83

Barnsley lie in 14th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 4 points from 3 games. We are 2 points outside the Play-Offs, 3 points outside the Automatic Promotion Places, 3 points outside First Place and 3 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 18/8/19

Next Up:

On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Four: Birmingham City v Barnsley, Tuesday 20th August 2019. Kick-Off: 7:45pm

At Oakwell:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Five: Barnsley v Luton Town, Saturday 24th August 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm