Bournemouth 3-0 Barnsley

Last updated : 12 September 2021 By Rob Miles

A chastening day on the South Coast saw Barnsley suffer their heaviest defeat of 2021 and heaviest since their home meeting with Bournemouth last season when the Cherries won 4-0 at Oakwell in December 2020.

It is the Reds heaviest away defeat since losing 3-0 at Cardiff on 3rd November 2020.

In all competitions Barnsley have won only one of their first seven matches - their worst start since 2019-2020 when they won only one of the first 19.

Barnsley have conceded inside the first ten minutes in two of their opening six league matches.

Barnsley have failed to win any of their first three away league games now in each of their last four Championship seasons.

They are winless in six away games (all comps) since a 1-0 win at Huddersfield on 21st April. It is their longest winless away run since failing to win any of their first six games on the road in 2020-2021.

Barnsley have now lost four of their last five meetings with Bournemouth (W1) and have failed to score in all those defeats.

Indeed in a run of one win in eight meetings with the Cherries (W1 D2 L5), Barnsley have failed to net in six of those games.

There were 16 shots in the game, the lowest in a Barnsley game of 2021-2022 so far and lowest since the final game of 2020-2021 (the play-off second leg)

Only two of those shots came from Barnsley, and they failed to have a single shot on target for the first time since January 2021 at Watford.

Bournemouth had eight shots on target, the most by a Barnsley opponent since Cardiff had nine in November 2020.

Barnsley also failed to win a corner, the second time this has occurred this season (also at Bolton in the cup) and for the first time in a league match since February 2018 at Hull.


Barnsley Team:

40. Brad Collins

20. Toby Sibbick

30. Michal Helik

15. Jasper Moon

7. Callum Brittain

21. Romal Palmer

4. Callum Styles

3. Ben Williams

28. Dominik Frieser

9. Cauley Woodrow

22. Clarke Oduor


17. Claudio Gomes (for Williams 28)

11. Aaron Leya Iseka (for Oduor 45)

24. Aapo Halme (for Sibbick 78)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Jack Walton, 23. William Hondermarck, 29. Victor Adeboyejo, 44. Devante Cole.


Bournemouth Team:

42. Mark Travers

15. Adam Smith

24. Gary Cahill

5. Lloyd Kelly

33. Jordan Zemura

8. Jefferson Lerma

22. Ben Pearson

7. David Brooks

29. Philip Billing

32. Jaidon Anthony

9. Dominic Solanke


10. Ryan Christie (for Brooks 70)

27. Morgan Rogers (for Anthony 81)

18. Jamal Lowe (for Solanke 84)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Orjan Nyland, 6. Chris Mepham, 11. Emiliano Marcondes, 17. Jack Stacey.

Bournemouth manager Scott Parker said:

"It was a good performance today. I thought our general, all-round game was pretty good. That is the second game in a row where we have reduced them in terms of shots on target.

"The way we played, the way we built, the way we got to the final third and created numerous opportunities was very pleasing. We missed some big chances as well, so we could have been more clinical in those moments."


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Hogan 31

Bela 81



Blackburn Rovers (10th) 2-2 Luton Town (12th)

Dolan 27

Pickering 31

                                             Berry 73

                                             Berry 90+8

Blackpool (19th) 1-0 Fulham (2nd)

Bowler 49

Bournemouth (5th) 3-0 BARNSLEY (17th)

Zemura 8

Solanke 46

Zemura 82

Bristol City (11th) 0-0 Preston North End (13th)

Coventry City (6th) 2-0 Middlesbrough (15th)

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Reading (22nd) 3-3 Queens Park Rangers (4th)

                                Morrison og 11

Swift 35

Swift 64

Swift 77

                                Gray 79

                                Johansen 90+1

Sheffield United (18th) 6-2 Peterborough United (23rd)

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                                           Marriott 40

Fleck 51

Osborn 53

Gibbs-White 68

Ndiaye 70

                                           Clarke-Harris pen 79

Osborn 90+3

Stoke City (3rd) 2-1 Huddersfield Town (9th)

                                Toffolo 47

Brown 50

Pearson og 63

Swansea City (21st) 0-0 Hull City (20th)

West Bromwich Albion (1st) 1-1 Millwall (14th)

Bartley 49

                                                    Ballard 55



Nottingham Forest (24th) 1-2 Cardiff City (8th)

Grabban 23

                                               Colwill 58

                                               Colwill 73


Barnsley lie in 17th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 6 points from 6 games. We are 6 points off the Play-Offs, 7 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 8 points off First Place and 2 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 12/9/21


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Seven: Stoke City v Barnsley, Wednesday 15th September 2021. Kick-Off: 7:45pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Eight: Barnsley v Blackburn Rovers, Saturday 18th September 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm