Leeds United 2-1 Barnsley

Barnsley's survivial hopes now hang in the balance following this Yorkshire derby defeat.

The Reds remain two points adrift of safety with a game in hand on fourth from bottom Bolton after an eighth defeat in 16 outings.

Barnsley have now won only two of their last 17 Championship matches.

They have won only one of their last eight away Championship matches and have lost four in a row for the first time since August 2017 (5)

The Reds goal in this game was an own goal, the first time they have benefited from one in the league this season (the only other occasion was against Morecambe in the EFL Cup)

Remarkably the last time Barnsley benefited from an own goal in a league game was at Elland Road last season! And again it came in a 2-1 defeat.

These two own goals - scored by Charlie Taylor and Paudie O'Connor are the only two goals Barnsley have scored at Elland Road in the last four visits, stretching back seven years.

Craig Davies in November 2011 was the last Barnsley player to score there and his winner in a 2-1 success remains Barnsley's only win at Elland Road in the last 10 visits.

Leeds have secured a league double over Barnsley for the first time since 1997-1998 when both sides were in the Premier League. 

This was only Leeds third win in 20 league outings, and for Paul Heckingbottom, only his fifth in 29 games in charge of Barnsley and Leeds.

Ezgjan Alioski scored in this game and Leeds 2-0 success at Oakwell back in November, becoming the fourth player to score against Barnsley in both 2017-2018 meetings after Cardiff's Callum Paterson, Millwall's Lee Gregory and Bristol City's Famara Diedhiou.

This was the 19th game Barnsley have been level at the break this season, they have gone on to win four.

This was the 31st game in a row in which Barnsley have conceded the first goal and thus failed to win, ironically Leeds was the last opponent they have beaten having conceding first, back in January 2017 (3-2)

Incidentally since that victory which lifted the Reds up to 8th in the Championship table, they have won only 11 of 62 Championship games.

Barnsley won nine corners in the game, their most on the road this season.

 

Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Andy Yiadom

Matt Mills

Liam Lindsay

Zeki Fryers

Connor Mahoney

Brad Potts

Gary Gardner

Adam Hammill

Tom Bradshaw

Oli McBurnie

Substitutes:

Kieffer Moore (for Mahoney 62)

George Moncur (for Bradshaw 73)

Ryan Hedges (for Mills 81)

Unused Substitutes:

Jack Walton, Dimitri Cavare, Jason McCarthy, Ethan Pinnock.

 

Leeds Team:

Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Paudie O'Conner, Matthew Pennington, Pontus Jansson, Tom Pearce, Kalvin Phillips, Ronaldo Vieira, Ergjan Alioski, Samuel Saiz, Pablo Hernandez, Kemar Roofe.

Substitutions:

Caleb Ekuban (for Alioski 71)

Adam Forshaw (for Saiz 84)

Unused Substitutes:

Andy Lonergan, Liam Cooper, Vurnon Anita, Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Hadi Sacko.

 

Leeds assistant manager Jamie Clapham said:

"The first 15, 20 minutes we were exceptional - we played really fast and were on the front foot.

"Then we got the goal and for some unknown reason we just switched off and they managed to get in the game.

"You can see the equaliser was coming for them and then at half-time we had to have strong words.

"We got the goal and controlled large periods again then. Towards the end it was a real battle and we had to man up and do everything you need to get results.

 

Match Reports:

Official Website

BBC

Sky Sports

 

Sky Bet Championship results:

 

Friday 13th April 2018:

Millwall 0-3 Fulham

                      Sessegnon 46, McDonald 56, Mitrovic 89

 

Saturday 14th April 2018:

Birmingham City 2-1 Sheffield United

Roberts 32                  Duffy 7

Maghoma 69

Bolton Wanderers 0-4 Wolverhampton Wanderers WOLVES ARE CHAMPIONS

                                  Douglas 16, Afobe 45+1, Jota 53, Coady pen 66

Brentford 2-1 Queens Park Rangers

Canos 16         Sylla 45+2

Jozefzoon 69

Bristol City 5-5 Hull City

Pack 37             Wilson 16, 72, Fielding og 56, Hernandez 80, Campbell 87

Diedhiou 40,53

Reid 64

Bryson 90+4

Derby County 1-2 Middlesbrough

Nugent pen 90+2     Besic 20, Assombalonga 70

Ipswich Town 0-4 Aston Villa

                                Hourihane 25, Grabban 57, 78, Lansbury 82

Leeds United 2-1 BARNSLEY

Pearce 17              O'Connor og 36

Alioski 50

Preston North End 0-0 Norwich City

Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Reading

Forestieri 34,73

Boyd 52

Sunderland 1-2 Burton Albion SUNDERLAND ARE RELEGATED

McNair 34         Bent 86, Boyce 90+2

Cardiff City 2-1 Nottingham Forest

Morrison 35     Bridcutt 50

Gunnarsson 74

 

Barnsley lie in 22nd place in the Sky Bet Championship with 38 points from 43 games.

We are 31 points outside the Play-Offs, 48 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 60 points off First place and 2 points inside the Relegation Zone.

Up to 22/04/18

 

Next Up:

 

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty Forty Four: Nottingham Forest v Barnsley, Tuesday 24th April 2018. Kick-Off: 7:45pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty Five: Barnsley v Brentford, Saturday 28th April 2018: Kick-Off 3pm.