Reading 3-0 Barnsley

Last updated : 29 November 2017 By Rob Miles

Barnsley have now lost three league games on the bounce for the first time since October 2016.

They have also gone three league games without scoring a goal since October 2015 - however following this they lost only seven of the next 34 league games...

Barnsley have now conceded the opening goal in four successive games (2 home, 2 away)

They have won only three games in three months - one in September, October and November.

The Reds conceded two first half goals in successive league games for the first time since October/November 2015 (v Scunthorpe and then Coventry)

Paul Heckingbottom made a triple substitution at half time - it is the first time a Barnsley manager has done this since October 2011 when Keith Hill hauled off Rob Edwards, Jim O'Brien and David Perkins at Cardiff. At the time The Reds were 3-1 down and eventually lost 5-3.

This defeat was Barnsley's biggest on the road this season. They last lost by three goals on the road on the final day of last season (3-0 at Newcastle)

It was Reading's biggest win since last November and prior to last night they had won only two of their nine home games, netting only eight goals.

Barnsley have won only one of their last four Tuesday night games (W1 D1 L2)

This was only Barnsley's third defeat in 12 trips to Reading - The Reds had won five of the previous 11, drawing four.

However home and away, Barnsley have now won only two of the last 13 meetings, losing seven.

Barnsley have now failed to win any of their 11 games this season in which they have conceded the first goal, drawing three and losing eight. The last time The Reds won when conceding the first goal was against Leeds, back in January.

Joe Williams has now collected six bookings in 21 appearances this season, five of which have come in his last 11 games.

Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Andy Yiadom

Angus MacDonald

Liam Lindsay

Zeki Fryers

Joe Williams

Gary Gardner

George Moncur

Brad Potts

Ike Ugbo

Harvey Barnes

Matty Pearson (for MacDonald 45)
Tom Bradshaw (for Gardner 45)
Mamadou Thiam (for Ugbo 45)

Unused Substitutes:
Nick Townsend, Jason McCarthy, Cameron McGeehan, Ryan Hedges.

Match Reports:

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Sky Bet Championship results:

Tuesday 28th November 2017:


Derby County 0-1 Ipswich Town

Connolly 5

Reading 3-0 BARNSLEY
Edwards 20
Van den Berg 29
Bodvarsson 88

Barnsley lie in 18th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 20 points from 18 games.

We are 12 points outside the Play-Offs, 20 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 24 points off First place and 6 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 29/11/17

Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty: Bolton Wanderers v Barnsley: Saturday 2nd December 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty One: Barnsley v Derby County, Saturday 9th December 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm