Reading 0-0 Barnsley

Barnsley have now had four goal-less draws this season and they have come in two back to back sequences. These are the only times that The Reds have gone back to back games without scoring this season and also the only times they have secured back to back clean sheets.

It was the 11th time this season they have been 0-0 at half-time and they have managed to avoid defeat in nine of those matches (W: 4 D: 5 L: 2)

This was Barnsley’s seventh away clean sheet of the season (out of 12 in total) it is the most clean sheets they have accrued on the road at this level since also gaining seven in 1998-1999.

The Reds are unbeaten in three trips to the Madejski (W2 D1) and have lost only two of their last 11 trips to Berkshire (W5 D4 L2) In contrast Barnsley have failed to win any of the last six Oakwell meetings, losing five.

Barnsley managed only 32% possession in this match, their joint lowest of the season (also both meetings with Fulham and away at Huddersfield), this is the first of the quartet that they have not lost.

Barnsley conceded 12 corners at the Madejski, the joint most this season- also conceded 12 at Cardiff.

Gethin Jenkins received the first yellow card of his professional career.

This was the only goal-less draw in the Championship this weekend and one of only three in the Football League.

The Reds managed to halt the Reading juggernaut at the Madejski, prior to this the Royals had won seven of their last eight home matches and Barnsley are only the third team to stop them scoring on their own patch.


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Gethin Jones (YC)

Marc Roberts

Angus MacDonald

Andy Yiadom

Matty James

Josh Scowen

Adam Hammill

Ryan Williams

Marley Watkins

Tom Bradshaw


George Moncur (for Scowen 47)

Adam Armstrong  (YC) (for Williams 67)

Ryan Kent (for Hammill 89)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Callum Elder, Callum Evans, Ryan Hedges.


Match Reports:


Official Website



Sky Bet Championship results:

Friday 10th February 2017:

Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Birmingham

Rhodes 9

Winnall 80

Reach 86

Saturday 4th February 2017:

Aston Villa 0-1 Ipswich

                           Huws 83

Brighton 4-1 Burton

Hemed 12,pen 57     Kightly 75

Baldock 47

Murray 83

Derby 3-3 Bristol City

Bent 57,pen 81            Taylor 14, Abraham 27, 38

Ince 76

Fulham 3-2 Wigan

Ayite 25       Malone og 32, Jacobs 45+2

Odoi 71

Kebano 90+4

Leeds 0-2 Cardiff

                  Morrison 53, Zohore 71

Norwich 5-1 Nottingham Forest

Howson 10   McCormack 75

Murphy 16

Hoolahan 18

Pritchard 61, 89

Preston 4-2 Brentford

McGeady 18,75       Field 12, Colin 89

Robinson 52

Horgan 77

QPR 1-2 Huddersfield

Freeman 60       Brown 26, Wells 36

Reading 0-0 Barnsley

Rotherham 1-1 Blackburn

Taylor 47            Kelly og 86

Wolves 0-1 Newcastle

                     Mitrovic 44


Barnsley lie in 10th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 46 points from 31 games.

We are 6 points outside the Play-Offs, 18 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 19 points off First place and 17 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 12/2/17


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty-Two: Aston Villa v Barnsley: Tuesday 14th February 2017. Kick-Off: 7:45pm


Adult: £25

Over 65: £15

Full time student: £15

Young Adult (18-20): £15

Members of the Armed Forces: £15

Under 18: £15

Under 8: £10

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty-Three: Barnsley v Brighton & Hove Albion, Saturday 18th February 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm.


Category B

Adult: £28

Over 65: £20

Age 17-21: £20

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5