Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Barnsley

Last updated : 04 March 2021 By Rob Miles

History has been written as Barnsley win SIX successive second tier games in the same season for the first time in their history!

It is the first time they have won six straight second tier games overall since the final match of 1920-21 and the first five of 1921-22.

Ironically, prior it had been the first time they had won five second tier league matches in a row since  1996-1997 when the sixth match was also against QPR and also finished 3-1, however on that occasion it was the Rs who were successful at Oakwell.

In any division it is Barnsley’s best winning run since winning seven in a row in League One between December 2015 and January 2016.

Barnsley are now unbeaten in eight league matches (W6 D2) which is their best unbeaten Championship run since a run of eight between October and December 2009 (W4 D4)

This was Barnsley’s seventh away league win of the season, their most at this level since 2016-2017 (9)

They have now won three successive second tier away games for the first time since their opening three away games of 1996-1997.

They are now unbeaten in four second tier away games for the first time since October/November 2017 (W2 D2)

Barnsley are now unbeaten in their last 32 games (all comps) when opening the scoring (W28 D4) last losing when breaking the deadlock at Cardiff in December 2019.

They have won each of the last 13 Championship games in which they have opened the scoring.

Barnsley conceded just three minutes after opening the scoring, the quickest they have lost a lead since the 24th October at Millwall when they went from 1-0 to 1-1 in three minutes (44th 45+2)

There were three goals scored in the opening half hour of a Barnsley game for the first time since December 2019 and the opponents again were QPR – at Oakwell there was three goals after 18minutes in a 5-3 Reds win.

Barnsley have scored as many as three times in a match only four times in their last 58 Championship matches and three of those occasions have come against QPR including the only two occasions it has occurred in 2020-2021 (the only game being a 3-0 win at Fulham in February 2020)

QPR are the first opponents Barnsley have scored as many as three goals against home and away in a season since Fleetwood (3-1, 4-2) in 2018-2019 and the first time at this level since Bristol City (3-3, 4-2) and Leeds (5-2, 3-3) in 2010-2011.

QPR are the first team Barnsley have completed a league double over in 2020-2021 and have now beaten them home and away in successive seasons for the first time ever.

Despite failing to win any of their first seven league matches of 2020-2021 only the division’s current top five have won more than Barnsley’s 16 so far this season.

Charlie Austin grabbed QPR’s first half equaliser – his SEVENTH goal against Barnsley during his career.

Barnsley have now held six away half time leads in the Championship this season – the same amount as in 2019-2020.

Carlton Morris’ game clincher was the seventh Championship goal scored by a Barnsley substitute this season, three of which have been scored by Morris.

His strike at Loftus Road came just a minute after coming off the bench, the quickest goal by a Barnsley substitute since November 2019 when Patrick Schmidt scored in the same minute as his arrival against Stoke.

Morris has now scored for Barnsley in the 47th, 57th and 67th minutes.

Since winning promotion from League One in 2019 Barnsley have won six of their eight league matches in London (W6 D1 L1)

Alex Mowatt had a hand in all three goals, scoring one and setting up two, the first Barnsley player to be involved in three goals in a match since the 3-0 win at Fulham in February 2020 when Cauley Woodrow scored two and assisted one.

This was the second game in a row in which a Barnsley player has assisted two goals following Mads Andersen’s double against Millwall.

Both teams have scored in successive Barnsley games for the first time in 2021.

Barnsley have now won four successive games against QPR for the first time since a run of four between January 1949 and November 1950.

Prior to this current run Barnsley had won only one of 10 meetings.

There were 26 shots in the game, the most in a Barnsley match since Blackburn away in November (30)

There were only 17 fouls in the game, the least in a league game since Brentford at home in November (16)


Barnsley Team:

40. Brad Collins         

6. Mads Andersen     

30. Michal Helik        

20. Toby Sibbick        

21. Romal Palmer      

27. Alex Mowatt        

7. Callum Brittain      

4. Callum Styles

9. Cauley Woodrow  

11. Conor Chaplin

10. Daryl Dike


28. Dominik Frieser (for Chaplin 56)

14. Carlton Morris (for Woodrow 56)

29. Victor Adeboyejo (for Dike 56)

24. Aapo Halme (for Palmer 70)

2. Jordan Williams (for Styles 90)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Jack Walton, 26. Michael Sollbauer, 22. Clarke Oduor, 8. Herbie Kane.


QPR Team:

13. Seny Dieng

6. Yoann Barbet        

4. Rob Dickie

20. Geoff Cameron    

12. Dominic Ball

14. Stefan Johansen  

2. Todd Kane 

3. Lee Wallace           

10. Ilias Chair 

9. Lyndon Dykes        

45. Charlie Austin


21. Chris Willock (for Dykes 66)

37. Albert Adomah (for Kane 66)

15. Sam Field (for Ball 67)

7. Macauley Bonne (for Austin 87)

29. Charlie Kelman (for Chair 87)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Joe Lumley, 25. Niko Hämäläinen, 24. Osman Kakay, 19. George Thomas.        

QPR manager Mark Warburton said:

"Barnsley are very good at what they do. They're direct, commit bodies forward and take risks at the back.

"We had to time our runs and not play to their strengths. In the first 10 minutes we did that and created a couple of great chances. We've got to get our rewards.

"We've got to be better in front of goal. If you give away set-pieces and don't take your own rewards, you pay the price.

"At 2-1 down we've got to be patient, make sure we impose ourselves on the game and don't play to their strengths. To then give away a goal like that - we're attacking down the left and then don't get into shape - is criminal."


Match Reports:

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Sky Bet Championship results


Cardiff City (8th) 4-0 Derby County (18th)

Bacuna 22

Moore 48

Bacuna 56

Vaulks 90+3

Coventry City (20th) 1-2 Middlesbrough (9th)

Dijksteel og 11

                                       Hall 41

                                      Saville 87

Huddersfield Town (19th) 1-1 Birmingham City (21st)

Campbell 63

                                               Roberts 67

Millwall (10th) 2-1 Preston North End (14th)

                            Evans 12

Malone 39

Bennett 86

Nottingham Forest (16th) 0-1 Luton Town (13th)

                                              Tunnicliffe 64

Reading (5th) 1-0 Blackburn Rovers (15th)

Puscas 24



Norwich City (1st) 1-0 Brentford (2nd)

Buendia 26

Queens Park Rangers (17th) 1-3 BARNSLEY (7th)

                                                     Dike 23

Austin 27

                                                     Mowatt 29

                                                     Morris 57

Watford (3rd) 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers (24th)

Gray 14

Gray 57

Bristol City (12th) 1-2 AFC Bournemouth (6th)

Bakinson 38

                                  Bentley og 45+1

                                  Carter-Vickers 88

Sheffield Wednesday (23rd) 1-2 Rotherham United (22nd)

                                                   Smith 17

Olosunde og 82

                                                   Ladapo 90+7

Stoke City (11th) 1-2 Swansea City (4th)

Powell 6

                                  Roberts 19

                                  Ayew pen 90+6


Barnsley lie in 7th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 54 points from 33 games. We are 1 point off the Play-Offs, 9 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 19 points off First Place and 22 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 4/3/21


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty Four: Barnsley v Birmingham City, Saturday 6th March 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty Six: Bournemouth v Barnsley, Saturday 13th March 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm