Huddersfield Town 2-1 Barnsley

Last updated : 26 April 2022 By Rob Miles

Relegation has finally been confirmed as a 16th away defeat from 22 games left Barnsley 11 points from safety with only nine left to play for.

It is the 11th time Barnsley have suffered relegation in their history (also in 1932, 1938, 1953, 1959, 1965, 1972, 1998, 2002, 2014, 2018)

However only once before have the Reds been relegated with as many as three matches remaining, the 1952-1953 Third Division campaign when they won only five of 42 matches and finished with 18 points (2 points for a win)

This culminates a remarkable turnaround in 12 months from finishing 5th and in the play-offs to now sit bottom of the league and relegated and Barnsley are only the fifth team to be relegated from the second tier a year after reaching the play-offs following Brighton in 1992 (6th to 23rd), Cambridge in 1993 (5th to 23rd), Leeds in 2007 (5th to 24th) and Wigan in 2015 (5th to 23rd)

As mentioned earlier this was Barnsley’s 16th away league defeat of 2021-2022, the joint most in the division along with Peterborough and it is their most away losses in a season since 2006-2007 when they also lost 16.

Barnsley actually won at Huddersfield 12 months ago, in April 2021, since then they have played 25 away games (all comps) prior to their return visit to the John Smith’s Stadium and won only one (D7 L17) which increased to 18 defeats after this result.

The run of two specific score-lines finally ended following eight out of nine games finishing 1-1 or 2-0 however the Reds were losing 2-0 until the 97th minute when Callum Styles netted a consolation, it’s the latest Barnsley have scored in a game since October 2020 when Cauley Woodrow netted a penalty against Bristol City after 90+12.

Styles goal is the first by a Barnsley substitute since Victor Adeboyejo netted at Fulham on the 20th November.

Ex Barnsley youngster Jordan Rhodes gave Huddersfield the lead after just four minutes, the joint earliest Barnsley have conceded this season (also v Luton in August) it was Rhodes SEVENTH goal against Barnsley in his career.

Following a run of three successive victories against Huddersfield in 2020 and 2021, the Reds have now failed to win any of the last three (D1 L2)

Those three victories are the Reds only ones in the last 10 meetings however.

Last April’s 1-0 victory in West Yorkshire is now Barnsley’s only one at Huddersfield in seven visits, five of which have ended in defeat.


Barnsley Team:

1. Jack Walton

7. Callum Brittain

6. Mads Andersen

5. Liam Kitching

26. Remy Vita

21. Romal Palmer

33. Matty Wolfe

28. Domingos Quina

27. Amine Bassi

14. Carlton Morris

9. Cauley Woodrow


18. Isaac Christie-Davies (for Wolfe 69)

4. Callum Styles (for Quina 70)

11. Aaron Leya Iseka (for Woodrow 70)

Unused Substitutes:

13. Daniel Jinadu, 15. Jasper Moon, 23. Will Hondermarck, 29. Victor Adeboyejo.


Huddersfield Team:

21. Lee Nicholls      

23. Naby Sarr        

32. Tom Lees         

3. Harry Toffolo

20. Ollie Turton      

37. Jon Russell      

6. Jonathan Hogg   

24. Danel Sinani     

19. Duane Holmes  

8. Lewis O'Brien     

9. Jordan Rhodes


15. Scott High (for Sinani 45)      

14. Josh Ruffels (for Toffolo 84)

22. Fraizer Campbell (for Holmes 89)

Unused Substitutes:

18. Jamal Blackman, 2. Pipa, 48. Carel Eiting, 7. Tino Anjorin.        

Huddersfield manager Carlos Coberan said:

“For me we were dominant in the first half, we were playing excellent football.

“In the second half at the beginning too, we had some good chances to create a better result, and at the end of the game we were defending one result.

“Unfortunately the scored a goal, but the team was very focussed to defend an important result for us.”


Sky Bet Championship Results


Huddersfield Town 2-1 BARNSLEY (Barnsley are relegated)

Rhodes 4

Toffolo 45+1

                                     Styles 90+7



Luton Town 1-1 Blackpool

Adebayo 2

                          Madine pen 55

Birmingham City 2-2 Millwall

Bacuna 47

                                  Burke 68

Taylor pen 79

                                  Afobe pen 90+8

AFC Bournemouth 1-1 Fulham

                                    Mitrovic 56

Solanke pen 90+8

Derby County 1-3 Bristol City

                              Weimann 10

                              Semenyo 38

Forsyth 61

                              Klose 79

Hull City 3-0 Reading

Lewis-Potter 40

Jones 53

Lewis-Potter 90+4

Peterborough United 0-1 Nottingham Forest

                                         Surridge 45

Sheffield United 1-0 Cardiff City

Ndiaye 47

Stoke City 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

Brown 45+1

Swansea City 1-1 Middlesbrough

                              McGree 46

Obafemi 48

West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Coventry City



Preston North End 1-4 Blackburn Rovers

                                     Gallagher 9

                                     Buckley 12

Brown 29

                                     Lenihan 37

                                     Travis 52


Barnsley lie in 24th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 30 points from 43 games. We are 39 points off the Play-Offs, 48 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 57 points off First Place and 11 points inside the Relegation Zone.

Up to 25/04/22


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty Four: Barnsley v Blackpool, Tuesday 26th April 2022. Kick-Off: 7:45pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty Six: West Bromwich Albion v Barnsley, Saturday 7th May 2022. Kick-Off: 12:30pm