Derby County 2-0 Barnsley

Last updated : 06 March 2022 By Rob Miles

Barnsley’s hopes of survival have taken a massive hit following a 2-0 defeat at fellow relegation rivals Derby -  a result which saw the Rams overtake them in the table however the Reds remain six points from safety.

This defeat means Barnsley will not complete a league double this season – the first time this has occurred since 2013-2014.

Barnsley have now failed to score in eight of their 18 away league games this season (matching their total from 23 games last season) whilst their total of 12 away league goals is the third lowest tally in the division after Derby (11) and Peterborough (9)

This was the first time in seven league matches that Barnsley were behind at half time but the 11th time this season.

Former Manchester United youngster Ravel Morrison grabbed both goals, his first league goals since 12th April 2014 when he netted for QPR against Nottingham Forest in the Championship and his first brace since 15th March 2014 for QPR against Yeovil.

Morrison is the first player to score a brace against Barnsley since Bristol City’s Andreas Weimann in October and is the fourth player to net twice in a game against the Reds this season (Morrison, Weimann, Lys Mousset, Jordan Zemura

Barnsley have played 13 matches since their last draw (all comps) – W4 L9 – their longest run without a stalemate since a run of 20 last season between 27th October 2020 and 23rd January 2021 (W12 L8)

For the second game in a row no yellow cards were shown to an opposing player in a Barnsley match and it has occurred in three of the last four matches.

Clarke Oduor came on in the 70th minute, his first appearance for the club since 29th December 2021.

Barnsley have now lost six of their last seven visits to Pride Park (W1) with the 2-0 success last season their only victory there in the last nine.

Indeed they have only won two of their last 19 games at Derby (W2 D4 L13) whilst each of their last six defeats seeing them concede at least two goals on each occasion.

Barnsley had the same amount of shots as Derby (9-9) the third time this season the Reds have had the same amount of shots as their opponents (also at Cardiff 10-10 and at Blackpool 13-13)

There were only 17 fouls in the game, the lowest in a Barnsley match for 14 games (12 at home to Huddersfield in December)


Barnsley Team:

40. Brad Collins

7. Callum Brittain

30. Michal Helik

6. Mads Andersen

26. Remy Vita

17. Claudio Gomes

33. Matty Wolfe

4. Callum Styles

27. Amine Bassi

28. Domingos Quina

14. Carlton Morris


10. Josh Benson (for Wolfe 61)

22. Clarke Oduor (for Gomes 70)

5. Liam Kitching (for Brittain 84)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Jack Walton, 21. Romal Palmer, 24. Aapo Halme, 44. Devante Cole.


Derby Team:

31. Ryan Allsop      

41. Eiran Cashin     

33. Curtis Davies    

36. Festy Ebosele  

2. Nathan Byrne     

8. Max Bird  

5. Krystian Bielik

32. Malcolm Ebiowei         

10. Tom Lawrence 

11. Ravel Morrison

48. Luke Plange     


26. Lee Buchanan (for Ebiowei 65)

38. Jason Knight (for Morrison 79)

42. Liam Thompson (for Bielik 79)

Unused Substitutes:

21. Kelle Roos, 16. Richard Stearman, 17. Louie Sibley, 13. Colin Kazim-Richards.

Derby assistant boss Liam Rosenior said:

"I'm delighted with the players and so is Wayne, yes we've got young players and we're working hard but some of the football we played today was absolutely magnificent.

"I felt as a coaching staff we were unlucky [of late], we went away to Luton and were in the game, they're in a great run of form and we stayed in the game with them.

"Then against Cardiff we dominated the game and didn't take the chances, but we've really worked on that in the last couple of days and spoken about it.

"We scored two magnificent goals and I think the fans really enjoyed it."


Match Reports:

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Sky Bet Championship Results


Huddersfield Town 3-0 Peterborough United

Sinani 3

Lees 7

Lees 72

Sheffield United 1-1 Nottingham Forest

Sharp 69

                                 Yates 90+5



Fulham (1st) 2-0 Blackburn Rovers (4th)

Kebano 25

Wilson 35

Bristol City (19th) 1-2 Birmingham City (18th)

                                  Chong 2

                                 Gordon 13

Scott 48

Derby County (22nd) 2-0 BARNSLEY (23rd)

Morrison 22

Morrison 47

Hull City (20th) 0-2 West Bromwich Albion (13th)

                               Grant 13

                               Grant pen 48

Middlesbrough (6th) 2-1 Luton Town (8th)

McNair pen 17

Watmore 87

                                      Cornick 90+6

Preston North End (12th) 2-1 AFC Bournemouth (3rd)

                                               Lowe 50

Archer 54

Riis Jakobsen 89

Queens Park Rangers (5th) 1-2 Cardiff City (17th)

Gray 38

                                                   Davies 70

                                                   Colwill 74

Reading (21st) 0-1 Millwall (10th)

                              Cooper 37

Stoke City (15th) 0-1 Blackpool (14th)

                                  Bowler 86

Swansea City (16th) 3-1 Coventry City (11th)

Paterson 12

Obafemi 40

Obafemi 48

                                      Hamer 84


Barnsley lie in 23rd place in the Sky Bet Championship with 23 points from 34 games. We are 32 points off the Play-Offs, 39 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 50 points off First Place and 6 points inside the Relegation Zone.

Up to 06/03/22


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty Five: Barnsley v Stoke City, Tuesday 8th March 2022. Kick-Off: 7:45pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty Eight: Sheffield United v Barnsley, Saturday 19th March 2022. Kick-Off: 12:30pm