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.
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)
1. Jack Walton, 23. William Hondermarck, 29. Victor Adeboyejo, 44. Devante Cole.
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)
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."
Sky Bet Championship results
FRIDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2021
Birmingham City (7th) 2-0 Derby County (16th)
SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2021
Blackburn Rovers (10th) 2-2 Luton Town (12th)
Blackpool (19th) 1-0 Fulham (2nd)
Bournemouth (5th) 3-0 BARNSLEY (17th)
Bristol City (11th) 0-0 Preston North End (13th)
Coventry City (6th) 2-0 Middlesbrough (15th)
Reading (22nd) 3-3 Queens Park Rangers (4th)
Morrison og 11
Sheffield United (18th) 6-2 Peterborough United (23rd)
Clarke-Harris pen 79
Stoke City (3rd) 2-1 Huddersfield Town (9th)
Pearson og 63
Swansea City (21st) 0-0 Hull City (20th)
West Bromwich Albion (1st) 1-1 Millwall (14th)
SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2021
Nottingham Forest (24th) 1-2 Cardiff City (8th)
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
On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Seven: Stoke City v Barnsley, Wednesday 15th September 2021. Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Eight: Barnsley v Blackburn Rovers, Saturday 18th September 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm