Brighton 2-0 Barnsley

Last updated : 25 September 2016 By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)

Barnsley have lost back-to-back league games for the first time under Paul Heckingbottom. This is the seventh league defeat in his tenure and before the Reading defeat the previous five had all been followed by victory.

This is the first time this season Barnsley have failed to score- and the first time in 15 matches they have drawn a blank.

The Reds have gone three games without a first half goal and have only netted three so far this season (they have failed to score a first half goal in six of their nine games)- compared with 16 in the second half. Despite drawing a blank at the Amex, they remain the top scorers in the Championship with 19 goals in nine matches.

Barnsley conceded a goal in both halves for only the second time this season, Huddersfield are the other side to do this.

Brighton are now the ONLY team to stop Barnsley and Burton from scoring this season.

Barnsley have now conceded three goals in the five minutes immediately after half time this season – the same amount as they conceded in this period in the whole of last season!

Barnsley have lost only eight of their last 39 league matches but have conceded at least two in all eight (and exactly two in seven).

This was only their fourth away defeat in 15 matches but three of those have come in 2016-2017.

Barnsley have not drawn any of their first nine league games for the first time since the Premier League campaign of 1997-1998 when it took 13 matches to have a stalemate and they drew only five that season.

Last weekend Barnsley forced 10 corners – their most this season but yesterday they earned only two; their joint lowest of the season.

Barnsley had only one short on target yesterday- their least amount since the 2-0 home defeat to Wigan in December (when Barnsley were in the League One relegation zone) when they failed to hit the target at all.

Barnsley have now lost six of their last seven trips to Brighton and Glenn Murray who grabbed a brace yesterday has scored five of their nine home goals this season.


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Andy Yiadom

Marc Roberts

Angus MacDonald

Cole Kpekawa (YC)

Adam Hammill

Josh Scowen (YC)

Conor Hourihane

Marley Watkins

Sam Winnall

Adam Armstrong


Ryan Kent (for Watkins 64)

Sam Morsy (for Scowen 80)

Tom Bradshaw (for Winnall 80)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Adam Jackson, James Bree, Elliott Lee.


Match Reports:

Official Website


Sky Sports


Sky Bet Championship results:

Friday 23rd September 2016:

Preston 1-0 Wigan

Hugill 7

Saturday 24th September 2016:

Brighton 2-0 Barnsley

Murray 12, 48


Derby 1-2 Blackburn

Vydra 69   Emnes 70, Graham 73


Fulham 0-4 Bristol City

                      Abraham 10, Freeman 60, Reid 68, Flint 83


Leeds 1-0 Ipswich

Wood 35


Norwich 3-1 Burton

Olsson 29      Akins 46

Murphy 47

Pinto 89


QPR 1-1 Birmingham

Caulker 39    Jutkiewicz 23


Reading 1-0 Huddersfield

Beerens 41


Rotherham 1-2 Cardiff

Brown 60          Lambert 73, 79


Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Nottingham Forest

Lee 68, 90+1                       Lansbury 35


Wolves 3-1 Brentford

Teixeira 47, KaiKai 67


Cavaleiro 90


Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle

Tshibola 88       Elphick og 28


Barnsley lie in 7th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 15 points from 9 games.

We are 1 point outside the Play-Offs, 4 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 5 points off First place and 9 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 25/9/16


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Ten: Barnsley v Aston Villa, Tuesday 27th September 2016. Kick-Off: 7:45pm.


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On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Eleven: Leeds United v Barnsley: Saturday 1st October 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm


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