Barnsley are now unbeaten in each of their past three away matches and they have kept a clean sheet in each one. It is the first time they have kept three successive away clean sheets in the second tier for exactly 18 years- December 1998 (Watford 0-0, Ipswich 2-0, Stockport 1-0)
This is in complete contrast to their home form, The Reds are winless at Oakwell in seven matches and have kept just one clean sheet in that run.
Indeed Barnsley have now picked up more points on the road this season than they have at home (13-12) and have won more games (4-3)
Barnsley have now scored 15 away goals this season, only league leaders Newcastle (18) have scored more on their travels.
Overall in 2016 Barnsley have played 22 matches away from Oakwell and have won 13.
Barnsley led at half time for the first time in five matches.
Despite conceding five in the previous game against Nottingham Forest, Barnsley have now kept clean sheets in four of their last six games.
There has been three opposition players sent off v Barnsley this season so far, the same as in the whole of 2015-2016.
Altogether this season there have been five red cards in Barnsley games – the same amount as in the whole of last season.
All three Barnsley goals came from a Conor Hourihane set piece.
Sam Winnall bagged a double; he now has 44 goals in 90 starts in all competitions for The Reds. This was the eighth time he has scored more than once in a match and in total his 44 goals have come in 34 matches of which Barnsley have gone on to win 22.
Winnall’s goals came in the 84th and 87th minutes, the 10th and 11th goals they have scored in the final ten minutes of a game this season.
The Reds did not make a substitution until the 85th minute, the joint latest first change, also the 85th minute at Brentford.
Barnsley are now unbeaten in their last four trips to St Andrews’ stadium and have scored 10 times in those four matches.
This however was their first clean sheet there in nine league visits.
Birmingham lost at home this season for only the second time and the first time since August.
Sam Morsy (YC)
Ryan Kent (YC)
Ryan Williams (for Kent 85)
Adam Hammill (for Morsy 89)
Saidy Janko (for Winnall 89)
Nick Townsend, Cole Kpekawa, Callum Evans, Adam Armstrong.
Sky Bet Championship results:
Thursday 1st December 2016:
QPR 1-2 Wolves
Lynch 90 Edwards 60, Costa 67
Friday 2nd December 2016:
Aston Villa 3-1 Cardiff
Adomah 24 Lambert 28
Gestede pen 90
Saturday 3rd December 2016:
Birmingham 0-3 Barnsley
Roberts 38, Winnall 84, 87
Blackburn 1-1 Huddersfield
Graham pen 34 Palmer 6
Bristol City 2-0 Ipswich
Tomlin pen 31
Burton 2-1 Rotherham
Irvine 15 Adeyemi 90+4
Cardiff 0-0 Brighton
Fulham 5-0 Reading
Gunter og 15
Norwich 5-0 Brentford
Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Preston
Forestieri 9 Doyle 82
Fletcher pen 79
Wigan 0-1 Derby
Leeds 2-0 Aston Villa
Barnsley lie in 12th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 25 points from 19 games.
We are 6 points outside the Play-Offs, 14 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 15 points off First place and 6 points above the Relegation Zone.
Up to 4/12/16
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty: Barnsley v Norwich City, Saturday 10th December 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm.
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Under 17: £10
Under 12: £5
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On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty-One: Sheffield Wednesday v Barnsley: Tuesday 13th December 2016. Kick-Off: 7:45pm
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Under 17 years old: £15
Under 11 years old: £10
Under 5 years old: £5