Huddersfield Town 2-1 Barnsley

Last updated : 28 October 2019 By Rob Miles

Barnsley's third successive defeat at the John Smith's Stadium plunged the Reds further into relegation danger even at this early stage of the season.

The Yorkshire derby defeat stretches the club's current winless run to 14 games in all competitions (D5 L9), their worst run since 1959 when they went 16 games without victory (D3 L13)

Barnsley have conceded at least two goals now in ten of their 14 league games this season and the 27 goals they have conceded this season is at least one more than anybody else in the Championship.

Barnsley are now winless in eight away league matches (D2 L6) for the first time since December 2013 - March 2014 (also 8 -D3 L5)

They have failed to win any of their first seven away league games of a season for the first time since the same 2013-2014 campaign when they failed to win any of the first nine.

It is the first time in the club's history that they have won their first league game of the season but then failed to win any of the next 13.

Adam Murray is the first Barnsley manager to fail to win any of his first three games in charge (D2 L1) since Danny Wilson in December 2013 who did not find victory until his fifth match (D2 L2)

Barnsley have now won five of their last 45 Championship matches (D15 L25)

Barnsley have gone eight games without a clean sheet for the first time since a run of 11 between February and April 2018.

Barnsley are now winless in four meetings with Huddersfield (D1 L3) and have won only one of thier last six visits to the John Smith's Stadium - 3-1 in the second leg of the League One Play-Off Semi-Final in May 2006.

They have failed to win a regular season league game there since September 2004.

Huddersfield had 55% ball possession meaning Barnsley have had less possession than their opponents in four successive matches for the first time since December/January 2017.

Despite defeat Barnsley had 14 attempts at goal, their most on the road since Plymouth in April.

It is their most on the road in a Championship game since Nottingham Forest in April 2017 (a game they lost 3-0)

Barnsley Team:
40. Bradley Collins
5. Bambo Diaby
6. Mads Andersen
21. Toby Sibbick
4. Kenny Dougall
12. Dimitri Cavare
8. Cameron McGeehan
27. Alex Mowatt (C) 
7. Jacob Brown
9. Cauley Woodrow
11. Conor Chaplin
36. Mallik Wilks (for McGeehan 58)
16. Luke Thomas (for Cavare 75)
Unused Substitutes:
3. Ben Williams, 10. Mike Bahre, 13. Jack Walton, 22. Clark Oduor, 28. Elliot Simoes.

Huddersfield Team:
1. Kamil Grabara
17. Danny Simpson
4. Tommy Elphick
26. Christopher Schindler (C) 
28. Jaden Brown
7. Juninho Bacuna
6. Jonathan Hogg
39. Lewis O'Brien
9. Elias Kachunga
22. Fraizer Campbell
16. Karlan Grant
8. Trevoh Chalobah (for Bacuna 67)
11. Adama Diakhaby (for Campbell 69)
Unused Substitutes:
21. Alex Pritchard, 24. Steve Mounie, 27. Jon Stankovic, 31. Ryan Schofield, 33. Florent Hadergjonaj.

Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley said:
"It was an important win, we didn't start well but credit to the players they run themselves into the game.

"At 2-0 up we wasn't ruthless enough and we could have made the game easier for ourselves by getting a third but we rode it out and managed the game with intelligence.

"Only good teams go six unbeaten in the Championship and now we are six unbeaten, the players are rightly very proud of themselves."

Match Reports:
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Sky Bet Championship results:


Sheffield Wednesday (5th) 0-0 Leeds United (3rd)

Birmingham City (11th) 2-1 Luton Town (19th)
Pedersen 45+3
                                            Cornick 67
Jutkiewicz 82
Huddersfield Town (20th) 2-1 BARNSLEY (24th)
Schindler 30
Grant 53
                                               Brown 79
Hull City (13th) 2-0 Derby County (16th)
Bowen 74
Bowen 80
Middlesbrough (22nd) 0-0 Fulham (7th)

Millwall (15th) 2-0 Stoke City (23rd)
Thompson 28
Wallace pen 75
Preston North End (2nd) 3-2 Blackburn Rovers (17th)
                                              Rudd og 1
                                              Gallagher 11
Barkhuizen 53
Johnson pen 65
Barkhuizen 82
West Bromwich Albion (1st) 2-2 Charlton Athletic (9th)
Phillips 10
                                                    Bonne 60
Robson-Kanu 81
                                                    Cullen pen 90+4

Swansea City (4th) 1-0 Cardiff City (14th)
Wilmot 24
Bristol City (6th) 2-2 Wigan Athletic (18th)
Weimann 39
                                  Dunkley 44
                                  Dunkley 53
Pereira 86

Queens Park Rangers (8th) 1-3 Brentford (12th)
                                                   Watkins 23
Hall 48
                                                    Benrahma pen 60
                                                    Watkins 90+4

Barnsley lie in 24th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 8 points from 14 games. We are 16 points outside the Play-Offs, 17 points outside the Automatic Promotion Places, 19 points outside First Place and 4 points inside the Relegation Zone.

Up to 28/10/19

Next Up:

At Oakwell:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Fifthteen: Barnsley v Bristol City, Friday 1st November 2019. Kick-Off: 7:45pm

On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Seventeen: Blackburn Rovers v Barnsley, Saturday 23rd November 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm