Peterborough United 0-0 Barnsley

Last updated : 29 November 2021 By Rob Miles

Barnsley fell eight points adrift of safety as a goal-less draw at the team directly above them did neither for either teams fortunes.

It is the highest amount of points they have been inside the Championship relegation zone since a 1-0 home defeat to Birmingham in February 2020 left Gerhard Struber’s Reds nine points adrift of safety.

Barnsley have now won only one of their last 18 league matches (W1 D5 L12), their worst run since winning only one of their first 18 of the 2019-2020 season (W1 D6 L11)

Poya Asbaghi is the first permanent Barnsley manager to fail to win either of his first two games in charge since Struber (who lost both his) Struber did go on to win his third match however, a 3-1 win over Hull which ended the aforementioned 18 game winless run.

This was the 20th league game of the season and Barnsley have collected just 12 points, their lowest amount at this stage since 2019-2020 when they also had 12, with the same record of two wins, six draws and 12 defeats. 

This was the 10th league game Barnsley have failed to score in this season (50%) the first time they have had 10 league blanks before Christmas since 2008-2009 when they had 11.

This was only the third clean sheet of the season, first in 12 and first away from home – their longest wait for an away clean sheet since 2017-2018 when it took 11 games.

They have now failed to win any of their first 10 away league games of a season (D4 L6) for the first time since failing to win any of their first 10 in 2019-2020 (D2 L8)

It means Barnsley are the only Championship side without a win on the road this season and one of five in the EFL.

Barnsley have so far accrued the joint least amount of points in the EFL in 2021-2022 (12) along with League One bottom side Crewe.

This result ended a run of three successive wins against Posh for Barnsley but they have now kept four successive clean sheets against  them.

This was the first draw in 12 London Road meetings and only the second ever 0-0 between the two teams at any ground – the other being at Oakwell in April 1974.

Barnsley Team:

40. Brad Collins

2. Jordan Williams

30. Michal Helik

6. Mads Andersen

5. Liam Kitching

10. Josh Benson

17. Claudio Gomes

4. Callum Styles

14. Carlton Morris

9. Cauley Woodrow

44. Devante Cole


29. Victor Adeboyejo (for Cole 68)

21. Romal Palmer (for Benson 68)

23. Will Hondermarck (for Williams 89)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Jack Walton, 15. Jasper Moon, 26. Remy Vita, 28. Dominik Frieser.


Peterborough Team:

13. David Cornell

4. Nathan Thompson

12. Josh Knight

2. Ronnie Edwards

3. Dan Butler

10. Siriki Dembélé

8. Jack Taylor

20. Conor Coventry

16. Harrison Burrows

22. Kai Corbett

9. Jonson Clarke-Harris


18. Oliver Norburn (for Coventry 58)

7. Sammie Szmodics (for Corbett 58)

26. Joel Randall (for Burrows 71)

Unused Substitutes:

5. Mark Beevers, 11. Jorge Grant, 21. Joe Tomlinson, 28. Will Blackmore.

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson said:

"It was a game lacking real quality I have to say, from both teams. Probably understandable to a degree - a couple of nervous teams not getting good results at the moment.

"They played three at the back which they hadn't played in the few previous games - a new manager had come in - so we worked playing against a back four and it kind of nullified us a little bit. I think we kind of cancelled each other out, nothing much happened in the first half.

"Then a change at half-time, we went to a back four and played with a bit more width, but in a game like that when there's not much quality and both teams are cancelling each other out, there wasn't great chances in it.

"When you get the one big chance and you win it and go away and think 'OK it wasn't a great game but you pick up the three points'.

"We've played far better this season at home and lost. So that was a big moment."


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West Bromwich Albion (4th) 0-0 Nottingham Forest (16th)


Preston North End (17th) 1-1 Fulham (1st)

                                               Ream 15

Evans 72

Birmingham City (14th) 1-0 Blackpool (11th)

Jutkiewicz 81

AFC Bournemouth (2nd) 2-2 Coventry City (6th)

Anthony 45

Billing 66

                                              Godden 85

                                              Kane 90+5

Huddersfield Town (8th)1-2 Middlesbrough (12th)

                                            Watmore 16

                                            Watmore 23

Daniels og 90+3

Hull City (19th) 2-1 Millwall (10th)

Honeyman 29

                               Bradshaw 45+1

Longman 53

Luton Town (15th) 1-2 Cardiff City (20th)

                                   Colwill 10

Clark 64

                                   Morrison 77

Peterborough United (22nd) 0-0 BARNSLEY (23rd)

Stoke City (7th) 0-1 Blackburn Rovers (5th)

                                Khadra 52

Swansea City (9th) 2-3 Reading (21st)

Paterson 3

                                      Dele-Bashiru 4

                                      Carroll 30

Manning 49

                                      Drinkwater 50


Sheffield United (13th) 2-0 Bristol City (18th)

Brewster 40

Sharp 89



Derby County (24th) 1-2 Queens Park Rangers (3rd)

Lawrence 10

                                        Willock 50

                                        Gray 90


Barnsley lie in 23rd place in the Sky Bet Championship with 12 points from 19 games. We are 21 points off the Play-Offs, 30 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 31 points off First Place and 8 points inside the Relegation Zone.

Up to 29/11/21


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty One: Barnsley v Huddersfield Town, Saturday 4th December 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Two: Preston North End v Barnsley, Saturday 11th December 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm