Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Barnsley

It's now just one win in 16 matches for Barnsley in all competitions, dating back to the start of November (W1 D5 L10)
 
They have won only one of their first six games of 2018 - their worst start to a calendar year since 2014 (1 win from the first 8) and the Reds were relegated at the end of that 2013-2014 season.
 
When Barnsley defeated Birmingham 2-0 on the 4th November 2017, they sat in 16th place and were seven points clear of the relegation zone. Since then they have won only once and now sit in 21st place and are only a point clear of trouble.
 
Barnsley's horrific run at Loftus Road continues. This was their 11th successive defeat there and they have lost 17 of the last 18. In total Barnsley have lost 22 of their 25 visits.
 
They have only ever won once at QPR, their second ever visit, in January 1950 and remarkably it finished 5-0.
 
It was the first time this season QPR have defeated a side in the bottom half of the Championship.
 
This was Barnsley's 15th league defeat of the season, only Nottingham Forest (17) and bottom side Burton (18) have lost more.
 
They are now only three defeats short of their 2016-2017 total.
 
Adam Davies' run of 122 consecutive starts for Barnsley came to an end as Nick Townsend started for the first time since the 31st October 2015.
 
This was Townsend's 11th start for Barnsley, he has kept just one clean sheet.
 
A Barnsley league match was goal-less at half time for the 10th time this season, seven of which have come in the past nine Championship outings.
 
Former Barnsley midfielder Josh Scowen was making his 29th appearance for QPR since leaving Oakwell in the summer... and inevitably scored his first goal for the Hoops.
 
Including his time with the Reds it ended a 52 game drought for Scowen since netting in Barnsley's 4-3 win at Cardiff in December 2016.
 
His 48th minute effort is the earliest second half goal Barnsley have conceded in the Championship this season.
 
This game was the 16th in a row in which Barnsley failed to score more than once - a new club record.
 
This was only QPR's second clean sheet in 16 matches and the first time they have won and kept a clean sheet since October.
 
Ryan Manning is the second opposition player to be sent off against Barnsley this season, after Sheffield United's Leon Clarke in August.
 
It means there has been a red card in successive Barnsley games for the first time since December 2016 when Blackburn's Darragh Lenihan was sent off on Boxing Day and then Barnsley's Marc Roberts was dismissed against Birmingham on New Year's Day.
 
Each of QPR's last seven Championship goals have been scored by different players (Scowen, Luongo, Washington, Oteh, Smyth, Smith, Flint og)
 
Barnsley remain one of four Championship sides this season to have failed to win after going behind, along with Bolton, Reading and Sunderland - The Reds have lost seven of the last eight games in which they have conceded the first goal (D1), the last time they did win after conceding first was 3-2 against Leeds in January 2017.
 
In Barnsley's last match Adam Hammill was the first player in his 30s to appear for Barnsley since Peter Ramage (31) against Notts County in April 2015 -  Matt Mills has now topped Ramage as he was 31 years and 204 days, whereas Ramage was 31 years and 143 days.
 
Paul Heckingbottom did not make a substitution until the 68th minute, the latest he has waited to make a change since the New Year's Day victory at Sunderland (73rd min), Hecky had made a half time change in each of the last three matches.
 
Barnsley Team:
Nick Townsend
Andy Yiadom 
Liam Lindsay 
Matt Mills 
Dani Pinillos
George Moncur
Gary Gardner 
Joe Williams
Adam Hammill 
Tom Bradshaw
Kieffer Moore 
Substitutes:
Ryan Hedges (for Hammill 68)
Oliver McBurnie (for Moore 68)
Connor Mahoney (for Pinillos 80)
Unused Substitutes:
Adam Davies, Stevie Mallan, Matty Pearson, Mamadou Thiam.
 
QPR Team:
Alex Smithies, James Perch, Nedum Onuoha, Joel Lynch, Pawel Wszolek, Jordan Cousins, Josh Scowen, Luke Freeman, Jack Robinson, Matt Smith, Conor Washington.
Substitutions:
Ryan Manning (for Cousins 67)
Bright Osayi-Samuel (for Smith 79)
Jake Bidwell (for Washington 90)
Unused Substitutes:
Matt Ingram, Alex Baptiste, Eberechi Eze, Aramide Oteh.
 
QPR manager Ian Holloway said:
"It was a huge performance and result, especially as we didn't play that well. We ground it out. You don't always flow. This is a learning thing for us.
 
"How we didn't score a couple more I don't know, but I felt totally exhilarated with the pace of our breaks late on.
 
"I'm gutted that Ryan was sent off, because he was doing well.
 
"I want Ryan to tackle and he tried to make a tackle on a skiddy pitch. It wasn't intentional. It wasn't a nasty one."
 
Match Reports:
 
Sky Bet Championship results:
 
Friday 2nd February 2018:
 
Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Bristol City
Ameobi 71
 
Saturday 3rd February 2018:
 
Aston Villa 3-2 Burton Albion
Hogan 33          El Mohamady 71 og, Boyce 90+2
Adomah 65
Grealish 88
Derby County 3-0 Brentford
Huddlestone 30
Jerome 34
Vydra 90+2pen
Fulham 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Piazon 67
Johansen 90
Leeds United 1-4 Cardiff City
Bamba 54og         Paterson 9, Hoilett 41, Morrison 45+5, Pilkington 88
Norwich City 1-0 Middlesbrough
Trybull 44
Preston North End 2-1 Hull City
Cunningham 36           Bowen 29
Browne 45+1pen
Queens Park Rangers 1-0 BARNSLEY
Scowen 48
Reading 0-2 Millwall
                       Bacuna 70og, Gregory 73
Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Birmingham City
Lucas Joao 54                     Davis 8, Jota 21, 45+5
Sunderland 0-2 Ipswich Town
                            Garner 35, Matthews 45+1 og
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Sheffield United
Neves 5
Jota 30
Cavaleiro 76
 
Barnsley lie in 21st place in the Sky Bet Championship with 27 points from 30 games.
We are 24 points outside the Play-Offs, 30 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 41 points off First place and 1 point above the Relegation Zone.
Up to 04/02/18
 
Next Up:
 
At Oakwell:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty One: Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday, Saturday 10th February 2018. Kick-Off: 12:15pm
 
On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty Three: Birmingham City v Barnsley: Saturday 24th February 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm
It's now just one win in 16 matches for Barnsley in all competitions, dating back to the start of November (W1 D5 L10)
 
They have won only one of their first six games of 2018 - their worst start to a calendar year since 2014 (1 win from the first 8) and the Reds were relegated at the end of that 2013-2014 season.
 
When Barnsley defeated Birmingham 2-0 on the 4th November 2017, they sat in 16th place and were seven points clear of the relegation zone. Since then they have won only once and now sit in 21st place and are only a point clear of trouble.
 
Barnsley's horrific run at Loftus Road continues. This was their 11th successive defeat there and they have lost 17 of the last 18. In total Barnsley have lost 22 of their 25 visits.
 
They have only ever won once at QPR, their second ever visit, in January 1950 and remarkably it finished 5-0.
 
It was the first time this season QPR have defeated a side in the bottom half of the Championship.
 
This was Barnsley's 15th league defeat of the season, only Nottingham Forest (17) and bottom side Burton (18) have lost more.
 
They are now only three defeats short of their 2016-2017 total.
 
Adam Davies' run of 122 consecutive starts for Barnsley came to an end as Nick Townsend started for the first time since the 31st October 2015.
 
This was Townsend's 11th start for Barnsley, he has kept just one clean sheet.
 
A Barnsley league match was goal-less at half time for the 10th time this season, seven of which have come in the past nine Championship outings.
 
Former Barnsley midfielder Josh Scowen was making his 29th appearance for QPR since leaving Oakwell in the summer... and inevitably scored his first goal for the Hoops.
 
Including his time with the Reds it ended a 52 game drought for Scowen since netting in Barnsley's 4-3 win at Cardiff in December 2016.
 
His 48th minute effort is the earliest second half goal Barnsley have conceded in the Championship this season.
 
This game was the 16th in a row in which Barnsley failed to score more than once - a new club record.
 
This was only QPR's second clean sheet in 16 matches and the first time they have won and kept a clean sheet since October.
 
Ryan Manning is the second opposition player to be sent off against Barnsley this season, after Sheffield United's Leon Clarke in August.
 
It means there has been a red card in successive Barnsley games for the first time since December 2016 when Blackburn's Darragh Lenihan was sent off on Boxing Day and then Barnsley's Marc Roberts was dismissed against Birmingham on New Year's Day.
 
Each of QPR's last seven Championship goals have been scored by different players (Scowen, Luongo, Washington, Oteh, Smyth, Smith, Flint og)
 
Barnsley remain one of four Championship sides this season to have failed to win after going behind, along with Bolton, Reading and Sunderland - The Reds have lost seven of the last eight games in which they have conceded the first goal (D1), the last time they did win after conceding first was 3-2 against Leeds in January 2017.
 
In Barnsley's last match Adam Hammill was the first player in his 30s to appear for Barnsley since Peter Ramage (31) against Notts County in April 2015 -  Matt Mills has now topped Ramage as he was 31 years and 204 days, whereas Ramage was 31 years and 143 days.
 
Paul Heckingbottom did not make a substitution until the 68th minute, the latest he has waited to make a change since the New Year's Day victory at Sunderland (73rd min), Hecky had made a half time change in each of the last three matches.
 
Barnsley Team:
Nick Townsend
Andy Yiadom 
Liam Lindsay 
Matt Mills 
Dani Pinillos
George Moncur
Gary Gardner (YC)
Joe Williams
Adam Hammill 
Tom Bradshaw
Kieffer Moore 
Substitutes:
Ryan Hedges (for Hammill 68)
Oliver McBurnie (for Moore 68)
Connor Mahoney (for Pinillos 80)
Unused Substitutes:
Adam Davies, Stevie Mallan, Matty Pearson, Mamadou Thiam.
 
 QPR Team:
Alex Smithies, James Perch, Nedum Onuoha, Joel Lynch, Pawel Wszolek, Jordan Cousins (YC), Josh Scowen, Luke Freeman, Jack Robinson (YC), Matt Smith, Conor Washington.
Substitutions:
Ryan Manning (for Cousins 67) (RC)
Bright Osayi-Samuel (for Smith 79)
Jake Bidwell (for Washington 90)
Unused Substitutes:
Matt Ingram, Alex Baptiste, Eberechi Eze, Aramide Oteh.
 
QPR manager Ian Holloway said:
"It was a huge performance and result, especially as we didn't play that well. We ground it out. You don't always flow. This is a learning thing for us.
"How we didn't score a couple more I don't know, but I felt totally exhilarated with the pace of our breaks late on.
"I'm gutted that Ryan was sent off, because he was doing well.
"I want Ryan to tackle and he tried to make a tackle on a skiddy pitch. It wasn't intentional. It wasn't a nasty one."
 
Match Reports:
Official Website
BBC
Sky Sports
 
Sky Bet Championship results:
Friday 2nd February 2018:
Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Bristol City
Ameobi 71
 
Saturday 3rd February 2018:
Aston Villa 3-2 Burton Albion
Hogan 33          El Mohamady 71 og, Boyce 90+2
Adomah 65
Grealish 88
Derby County 3-0 Brentford
Huddlestone 30
Jerome 34
Vydra 90+2pen
Fulham 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Piazon 67
Johansen 90
Leeds United 1-4 Cardiff City
Bamba 54og         Paterson 9, Hoilett 41, Morrison 45+5, Pilkington 88
Norwich City 1-0 Middlesbrough
Trybull 44
Preston North End 2-1 Hull City
Cunningham 36           Bowen 29
Browne 45+1pen
Queens Park Rangers 1-0 BARNSLEY
Scowen 48
Reading 0-2 Millwall
                       Bacuna 70og, Gregory 73
Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Birmingham City
Lucas Joao 54                     Davis 8, Jota 21, 45+5
Sunderland 0-2 Ipswich Town
                            Garner 35, Matthews 45+1 og
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 Sheffield United
Neves 5
Jota 30
Cavaleiro 76
 
Barnsley lie in 21st place in the Sky Bet Championship with 27 points from 30 games.
We are 24 points outside the Play-Offs, 30 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 41 points off First place and 1 point above the Relegation Zone.
Up to 04/02/18
 
Next Up:
At Oakwell:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty One: Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday, Saturday 10th February 2018. Kick-Off: 12:15pm
 
On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty Three: Birmingham City v Barnsley: Saturday 24th February 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm