Brentford 0-0 Barnsley

Last updated : 17 December 2017 By Rob Miles

Barnsley had their first goal-less draw since April, a run of 27 Championship matches inbetween without one.

That 0-0 was against Cardiff at Oakwell, meaning this is the first 0-0 away from home since the 11th February at Reading.

A Barnsley game was goal-less at half time for the first time in five outings.

It is only the fourth time this season in the Championship that a Barnsley game has not seen a first half goal, and this was the first time The Reds have not gone on to lose.

It was only the second time a Barnsley away league game had been goal-less at the break this season -  the other being the 2-1 defeat at Wolves in September when all three goals came in the final 10 minutes and two were scored in injury time.

It was the first time in six Barnsley/Brentford clashes that the scoreline was goal-less at half time, the last occasion, in 2004, the match also finished 0-0.

Barnsley have now scored only ONE goal in thieir last six matches.

They kept their first away clean sheet of the season, it is their first shut-out on the road in 19, since the 2-0 win at Blackburn in April.

It is the first time ever that Barnsley have kept successive clean sheets at Griffin Park.

The Reds have now won only one of their last nine clashes with the Bees (D5 L3

This was the only goal-less Championship game this weekend - just as when Barnsley last drew 0-0 on the road, at Reading in February it was the only goal-less Championship game that weekend.

When Barnsley travelled to Griffin Park last season they had lost five of their last six league matches (D1) - this weekend they also made that journey on the back of five successive defeats, in a run of six without a win (D1)

Brentford are now unbeaten in their last ten league games at Griffin Park, although seven have ended level.

Barnsley are only the second team to stop Brentford scoring at home this season - the other being league leaders Wolves.

Brad Potts was an unused substitute for this game, ending a run of 10 successive games in which he had appeared.

Barnsley had only 36% possession in this game, their lowest amount in a 2017-2018 Championship match, and their lowest, remarkably since their last away goal-less draw - they had 32% at Reading.

Brentford attempted 22 shots in the game, the joint most by a Barnsley opponent this season - Sheffield Wednesday also had 22.

Barnsley managed only six shots, their lowest amount this season, and lowest amount since the 2-0 defeat at Fulham on the 14th January when they also had only six.


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Andy Yiadom 

Matty Pearson

Liam Lindsay

Jason McCarthy

Joe Williams

Gary Gardner

George Moncur

Harvey Barnes

Mamadou Thiam

Tom Bradshaw



Ethan Pinnock (for Pearson 50)

Ike Ugbo (Thiam 82)

Adam Hammill (for Harvey Barnes 89)


Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Stevie Mallan, Jared Bird, Brad Potts.


Match Reports:

Official Website


Sky Sports


Sky Bet Championship results:


Friday 15th December 2017:


Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

                                             Neves 34


Saturday 16th December 2017:


Birmingham City 1-2 Queens Park Rangers

Gallagher 57                Robinson 17, 83


Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Burton Albion

                                       Dyer 23


Brentford 0-0 BARNSLEY


Bristol City 2-1 Nottingham Forest

Pack 36              Dowell 47

Bryan 45+2


Derby County 2-0 Aston Villa

Weimann 24

Russell 90+1


Ipswich Town 2-0 Reading

Connolly 3

Garner 27


Leeds United 1-0 Norwich City

Jansson 41


Millwall 2-1 Middlesbrough

Wallace 31    Downing 67

Saville 37


Preston North End 1-0 Sheffield United

Hugill 58


Sunderland 1-0 Fulham

Maja 77


Cardiff City 1-0 Hull City

Bamba 57


Barnsley lie in 20th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 21 points from 22 games.

We are 16 points outside the Play-Offs, 26 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 30 points off First place and 4 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 17/12/17


Next Up:


On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Three: Fulham v Barnsley: Saturday 23rd December 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm


At Oakwell: 

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Four: Barnsley v Preston North End, Tuesday 26th December 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm