Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

Barnsley have lost only two of their last 10 league matches now and only one of the last seven.

They have won six of their last 10 league matches and have won three of their last four at home- prior to this they had failed to win in seven at Oakwell.

Barnsley have now won 12 Championship matches this season, three more than they managed in the whole of their last campaign at this level – 2013-2014.

Their three goals yesterday took their home tally to 26- only Newcastle, Brighton and Norwich have scored more home goals.

They have scored 46 in total (home and away) the second most in the division behind only Newcastle (54)

Barnsley matches have seen the joint most goals in the Championship this season. They have scored 46 and conceded 41, meaning 87 goals have been scored- the same as in bottom side’s Rotherham’s matches where they have scored 27 times and conceded 60.

Barnsley v Leeds is a fixture that continues to produce goals. In the last 12 meetings there has been 42 goals scored, an average of 3.5 per game.

Barnsley have won five of the last six clashes at Oakwell, with a 1-0 defeat in 2014, Leeds only victory here since 1997 when both sides were in the top flight.

Premier League referee Mike Dean was demoted to the Championship for this match, he showed seven yellow cards, the joint most he has shown in a match this season.

It was the first time Dean has took charge of a Barnsley match since August 2006, in that game he gave two penalties (one to both Barnsley and Southampton) and he also pointed to the spot last night for Leeds despite Marc Roberts handball offence occurring outside the area.

Barnsley have now conceded seven goals from penalties this season- the most in the Championship. Three of the last six goals they have conceded have been from the spot.

Former Barnsley loanee Chris Wood netted Leeds’ goals last night. It was the 17th game Wood has scored in in all competitions for Leeds this season but the FIRST time they have gone on to lose.

Barnsley won a game after conceding the first goal for only the second time this season- the 4-3 win at Cardiff in December was the other.

Tom Bradshaw scored his fifth goal for the club; The Reds have won four and drawn one of the five games he has netted in.

This is widely expected to be captain Conor Hourihane’s last appearance for the club before a move to Aston Villa and he fittingly curled in a beauty to win it.  Of the 46 league goals Barnsley have scored this season he has either scored or assisted 15 of them.

Barnsley have become renowned for scoring late goals this season – they have netted five in the 90th minute or later – but yesterday was the first time they have scored in the final minute of the first half.

That goal meant Barnsley have been behind at half time only twice in their last 10 league outings.

Barnsley defeated a current resident of the top six for the first time this season. They have previously lost to Newcastle, Brighton, Huddersfield, Reading and Sheffield Wednesday (they have also lost to Leeds this season, at Elland Road)

There were 17,817 supporters in attendance, the second biggest Oakwell gate of the season (Newcastle 18,597)


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Gethin Jones

Marc Roberts

Angus MacDonald

James Bree

Marley Watkins  (YC)

Conor Hourihane (YC)

Josh Scowen (YC)

Ryan Kent

Adam Armstrong (YC)

Tom Bradshaw


Adam Hammill (for Bradshaw 78)

Ryan Williams (for Armstrong 90+4)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Aidy White, Adam Jackson, George Moncur, Stefan Payne.


Match Reports:


Official Website



Sky Bet Championship results:

Friday 20th January 2017:

Brighton 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Knockaert 34,     Dunk og 45


Saturday 21st January 2017:

QPR 1-1 Fulham

Manning 25             Martin 75

Aston Villa 2-2 Preston

Adomah 22,      Hugill 64, 76

Pen 36

Blackburn 1-1 Birmingham

Graham 45+3       Jutkiewicz pen 3

Cardiff 1-0 Burton

Healey 90+1

Derby 3-2 Reading

Bent 36      Swift 16, Meite 80

Ince 63

Hughes 74

Huddersfield 2-0 Ipswich

Brown 41

Schindler 57

Newcastle 4-0 Rotherham

Murphy 45+3

Ritchie 49, 77

Perez 59

Norwich 3-1 Wolves

Naismith 13    Costa pen 57

Brady pen 75

Howson 90+1

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Bristol City

Osborn 67

Wigan 2-1 Brentford

Morsy 28    Jota 86

Dean og 32

Barnsley 3–2 Leeds

Bradshaw 45    Wood 18, pen 68

Kent 48

Hourihane 54


Barnsley lie in 8th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 41 points from 27 games.

We are 4 points outside the Play-Offs, 16 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 17 points off First place and 16 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 22/1/17


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty-Seven: Rotherham United v Barnsley: Saturday 28th January 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm


Adult: £23

Over 60: £13

Student: £13

Age 18-21: £13

Age 13-17: £8

Under 13: £6

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty-Nine: Barnsley v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tuesday 31st January 2016. Kick-Off: 7:45pm.


Category C

Adult: £25

Over 65: £18

Age 17-21: £18

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5