Sheffield United 1-0 Barnsley

Last updated : 20 August 2017 By Rob Miles
Including the Zenith Data System Cup results of the early 1990s, this was Barnsley’s 2,000th defeat in all competitions. They have won 1,834 and drawn 1,294, scoring 7,080 goals and conceding 7,596.

Barnsley have lost three of their opening four league games for the first time since 2013-2014 when they went on to be relegated.

It is also the first time since that campaign that they have lost their opening three away league matches – they lost the first six.

The Reds have lost each of their last six away league matches going back to last season and nine of their last 10.

Sheffield United opened the scoring against Barnsley at Bramall Lane for the first time in five meetings. It is the first time in three that they have scored at all.

The Reds have now won only two of their last 15 games against The Blades but this was their first defeat in five trips to Bramall Lane.

Barnsley have failed to keep a clean sheet yet in 2017-2018- the last time they conceded in each of their first five games in all competitions was 2014-2015 (six)

They have gone ten league games since their last shut-out, their longest run under Paul Heckingbottom- prior to this they went 15 games without a clean sheet between 3rd October 2015 and 2nd January 2016 under Lee Johnson.

This was the first time Barnsley have failed to score in any competition in 2017-2018.

Angus MacDonald became the first Barnsley player to be sent off since Alex Mowatt was dismissed on his debut in a 3-1 defeat to Wolves at the end of January- ironically both those red cards came in the 42nd minute.

Sheffield United’s Leon Clarke was dismissed along with MacDonald – the last time a player from each team was sent off in a Barnsley game was also in Sheffield, at Hillsborough in February 2014 when three were given their marching orders (Emmanuel Frimpong and Jacob Mellis for Barnsley, Jermaine Johnson for Sheffield Wednesday) Barnsley also lost that game 1-0.

It is the first red card in this fixture in seven meetings, Paul Connolly was a 90th minute dismissal for the Blades in April 2010, MacDonald is the first Barnsley dismissed in this fixture since Anderson De Silva in 2008, in a match where United also had a player sent off – Ugo Ehiogu.

Including the two red cards yesterday, eight cards in total were brandished, the most in a Barnsley game, since last September when eight were shown in a 2-1 home defeat to Reading (7 yellows, 1 red)

Barnsley managed just a single shot on target, their lowest in a match since a 0-0 draw at Reading in February.

Jason McCarthy was replaced at half time, the first time in 50 games he has not completed the full 90 minutes.


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Jason McCarthy 

Angus MacDonald

Adam Jackson

Matty Pearson 

Ryan Hedges

Joe Williams

Brad Potts

George Moncur

Adam Hammill 

Tom Bradshaw


Ike Ugbo (for McCarthy 45)

Ethan Pinnock (for Moncur 45)

Mamadou Thiam (for Bradshaw 79)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Alex Mowatt, Jared Bird, Harvey Barnes.


Match Reports:

Official Website



Sky Bet Championship results:

Friday 18th August 2017:


Burton 2-1 Birmingham

Sordell 50   Maghoma 29

Dyer 66

Saturday 19th August 2017:


Sheffield United 1-0 BARNSLEY

Sharp 17

Aston Villa 4-2 Norwich

Hourihane 22,68, 85

Green 42

                        Murphy 60, Oliveira 79

Bolton 1-2 Derby

Madine90+2     Nugent 8,21

Bristol City 0-0 Millwall


Fulham 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

                     Fletcher 64

Ipswich 2-0 Brentford

Waghorn 35

Garner 51

Nottingham Forest 2-1 Middlesbrough

McKay 16                         Gibson 83

Murphy pen 79

Preston 1-0 Reading

Hugill 22

QPR 2-1 Hull

Smith 74  Bowen 35

Sylla 90+1

Wolves 1-2 Cardiff

Bonatini 67  Ralls 54, Mendez-Laing 77

Sunderland 0-2 Leeds

                           Saiz 21, Dallas 76


Barnsley lie in 20th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 3 points from 4 games.                

We are 4 points outside the Play-Offs, 9 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 9 points off First place and 1 point above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 20/08/17


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Five: Barnsley v Sunderland, Saturday 26th August 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm.



Adult: £25

Senior Over 65: £18

Young Adult 17-21: £18     

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Six: Preston North End v Barnsley: Saturday 9th September 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm


Adults: £24

Over 65’s: £16

Young Adult (19-21): £15

Full Time Students: £15

Under 19: £8

Under 11: £2 (when purchased with an adult ticket)