Barnsley finally ended their longest wait for a league win at the start of a season for 29 years with their biggest victory since February and their biggest at Oakwell since January 2019.
Remarkably Barnsley’s first three victories this season (2 in the cup, 1 in the league) have followed as 1-0, 2-0 and 3-0.
It ensures that Valerien Ismael has started with victory – the biggest win by a Barnsley manager in his first game in charge of the Reds in the second tier since Norman Hunter led the side to an opening day 4-0 victory over Shrewsbury in 1981-1982 following promotion.
Barnsley have opened the scoring in four successive games for the first time since a run of five in November/December 2019 (v Hull, Cardiff, Reading, QPR and Millwall)
They have scored in five successive games for the first time since a run of six which included the five above matches plus a 1-1 draw with West Brom at the end.
Barnsley are unbeaten in four successive Championship games (W1 D3) for the first time since a run of five in December 2019 (W2 D3)
The Reds have netted three penalties in eight Championship games in 2020-2021.
They have scored penalties in back to back Oakwell league matches for the first time since October/November 2014 v Bristol City and Colchester in League One.
Cauley Woodrow has netted all three penalties this season, he has now opened the scoring in 14 games for Barnsley.
QPR’s Rob Dickie was dismissed in the first half to concede the penalty for Barnsley’s opener, the second red card shown in the last three Barnsley matches and the fourth in total this season. The most in a Barnsley season since 2018-2019 (four)
It is the first time that two Barnsley opponents (Stoke, QPR) have seen red against Barnsley in the same season since Stoke and Wigan were at the end of last season.
Barnsley scored two first half goals for the first time in 16 home matches (all comps), last doing so… against… QPR back in December.
That was also the last time the Reds scored three at Oakwell, winning 5-3 on that occasion.
Barnsley went 2-0 up in a league game for the first time since a 2-0 victory over Blackburn in June and went 2-0 up in the first half of a game for the first time since West Brom away in October 2019.
It is the first time at Oakwell since Fleetwood at home in April 2019.
Conor Chaplin grabbed Barnsley’s second goal, his first strike in 14 appearances. He has scored four goals in two appearances against QPR following a hattrick against them last December.
Woodrow and Chaplin have now scored in the same match on five occasions.
Barnsley have now scored at least twice in three of their last four matches, after managing it only once in the previous ten.
The final goal came courtesy of an own goal, the first time Barnsley have benefited from one since Cardiff away in December 2019, and the first time at Oakwell since Accrington in March 2019.
This 3-0 triumph is the biggest first win of a second tier season for Barnsley since an opening day 3-0 win over Fulham in 1983-1984.
Prior to last season Barnsley had won only one of their previous 10 meetings with QPR but have now won three successive games against the Hoops for the first time since 1950 (a run of four)
Barnsley have now lost only three of their last 15 Oakwell meetings with QPR, winning eight.
Barnsley had 11 shots on target, their most since Plymouth away in April 2019 (11)
Barnsley managed to win only one corner, their lowest since one at West Brom in October 2019.
1. Jack Walton
26. Michael Sollabuer
30. Michal Helik
6. Mads Andersen
7. Callum Brittain
4. Callum Styles
27. Alex Mowatt
22. Clarke Oduor
9. Cauley Woodrow
28. Dominik Frieser
11. Conor Chaplin
32. Matty James (for Oduor 45)
19. Patrick Schmidt (for Woodrow 68)
23. Elliot Simoes (for Frieser 75)
40. Brad Collins, 24. Aapo Halme, 8. Herbie Kane, 25. George Miller.
13. Seny Dieng
25. Niko Hamalainen
6. Yoann Barbet
4. Rob Dickie
24. Osman Kaykay
12. Dominic Ball
22. Tom Carroll
19. Ilias Chair
37. Albert Adomah
7. Macauley Bonne
9. Lyndon Dykes
23. Conor Masterson (for Chair 31)
2. Todd Kane (for Adomah 54)
21. Chris Willock (for Bonne 63)
26. Faysal Bettache, 20. Geoff Cameron, 32. Liam Kelly, 29. Charlie Kelman.
QPR manager Mark Warburtonsaid:
"It's 3-0 so we're obviously frustrated and disappointed, but it all changed on the red card incident unfortunately.
"I thought we were very good for the first 25 minutes or so. I thought we started really well, and we were camped in their half.
"You've got to score in those periods and take advantage of that dominance. If you don't do it the game is on a knife edge still.
"For me it was a penalty. The ref thinks he is the last man and I can't really argue with it. Yoann's come across and slid in, and purely by chance the ball falls into the path of the striker and if he has a shot, whatever happens, happens."
Sky Bet Championship results
TUESDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2020
BARNSLEY (18th) 3-0 Queens Park Rangers (19th)
Woodrow pen 27
Barbet og 64
Blackburn Rovers (12th) 2-4 Reading (1st)
Brentford (11th) 1-1 Norwich City (7th)
Middlesbrough (8th) 2-0 Coventry City (22nd)
Swansea City (3rd) 2-0 Stoke City (10th)
Wycombe Wanderers (23rd) 1-1 Watford (5th)
WEDNESDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2020
Preston North End (13th) 0-2 Millwall (4th)
Wallace pen 84
Birmingham City (15th) 2-1 Huddersfield Town (16th)
AFC Bournemouth (2nd) 1-0 Bristol City (6th)
Derby County (21st) 1-1 Cardiff City (14th)
Luton Town (9th) 1-1 Nottingham Forest (20th)
Rea og 64
Rotherham United (17th) 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday (24th)
Barlaser pen 40
Barnsley lie in 18th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 7 points from 8 games. We are 7 points off the Play-Offs, 9 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 15 points off First Place and 2 points above the Relegation Zone.
Up to 28/10/20
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Nine: Barnsley v Watford, Saturday 31st October 2020. Kick-Off: 3pm
On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Ten: Cardiff City v Barnsley, Tuesday 3rd November 2020. Kick-Off: 7:45pm.