Sheffield United 2-0 Barnsley

Last updated : 20 March 2022 By Rob Miles

The gap to safety increased back to five points following Barnsley’s 14th away league defeat of the season – only Peterborough (16) have lost more in the Championship this season.

Their tally of seven points collected away from home, goals scored (12) and goal difference (-21) are the second worst in the division with only the Posh faring worse on all three accounts.

This was the 14th time Barnsley have gone in at half time with the score 0-0 and they have gone on to win only once (v QPR) with this the eighth defeat, including both meetings with Sheffield United.

Barnsley fell behind after 54 minutes, the second successive away game in which they have conceded in the opening 10 minutes of the second half.

Barnsley’s last five matches have now finished either 1-1 or 2-0 as have six of the last seven with the one exception being the 3-2 win over Middlesbrough.

There was 28,515 fans in attendance, the biggest crowd Barnsley have played in front of in 2021-2022 and indeed due to the COVID pandemic, the biggest crowd since the 21st September 2019 at Nottingham Forest (29,202)

This was Barnsley’s 17th league blank of the season, their most in a season since 2013-2014 (20)

Barnsley have now won only one of the last seven meetings with the Blades (L4)

United have scored at least twice in each of the last three clashes.

The Reds have now failed to score in each of their last three visits to Bramall Lane and have only one goal from the past four.

They have won only one of the last nine visits (D4 L4)

Sheffield United have done the double over Barnsley for the first time since 2008-2009


Barnsley Team:

40. Brad Collins

7. Callum Brittain

30. Michal Helik

6. Mads Andersen

26. Remy Vita

17. Claudio Gomes

33. Matty Wolfe

27. Amine Bassi

4. Callum Styles

28. Domingos Quina

14. Carlton Morris


11. Aaron Leya Iseka (for Styles 74)

21. Romal Palmer (for Wolfe 75)

44. Devante Cole (for Gomes 90+2)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Jack Walton, 5. Liam Kitching, 22. Clarke Oduor, 24. Aapo Halme.


Sheffield United Team:

18. Wes Foderingham      

12. John Egan        

34. Kyron Gordon

19. Jack Robinson  

8. Sander Berge     

24. Conor Hourihane        

23. Ben Osborn      

33. Rhys Norrington-Davies        

16. Oliver Norwood 

27. Morgan Gibbs-White   

10. Billy Sharp


36. Daniel Jebbison (for Sharp 65)

9. Oliver McBurnie (for Berge 71)

4. John Fleck (for Gibbs-White 83)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Adam Davies, 35. Kacper Lopata, 3. Enda Stevens, 29. Iliman Ndiaye.  

Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom said:

"It's been a slog for a long period of time and there have been things niggling at me like the big injury list we've had, so I think it's only just that we sign off with a win before the international break.

"Twelve thirty kick-offs can be strange, stadiums can be flat - we also looked like a team who played on Wednesday night and we needed to inject an aggressive mentality into it and just do everything quicker.

"Barnsley tried to stay with us but a good, quick free-kick, I'm delighted Sander got his goal, and we didn't really look back then."


Match Reports:

Official Website


Sky Sports


Sky Bet Championship Results


Sheffield United (5th) 2-0 BARNSLEY (22nd)

Berge 54

Gibbs-White 76

Derby County (24th) 1-1 Coventry City (11th)

                                        Godden 28

Lawrence pen 66

Bristol City (18th) 2-2 West Bromwich Albion (12th)

Wells 29

                                   Grant pen 68

Weimann 85

                                   Reach 90+3

Huddersfield Town (4th) 0-3 AFC Bournemouth (2nd)

                                             Anthony 19

                                             Lerma 31

                                             Solanke 46

Hull City (20th) 1-3 Luton Town (3rd)

                              Adebayo 9

                              Cornick 56

                              Bree 72

Eaves 90+2

Reading (21st) 1-0 Blackburn Rovers (6th)

Laurent 78

Stoke City (15th) 2-0 Millwall (10th)

Brown 19

Saville og 70

Swansea City (16th) 0-0 Birmingham City (19th)



Queens Park Rangers (8th) 1-3 Peterborough United (23rd)

Amos 9

                                                  Clarke-Harris 39

                                                  Clarke-Harris pen 53

                                                  Marriott 54


Barnsley lie in 22nd place in the Sky Bet Championship with 28 points from 38 games. We are 33 points off the Play-Offs, 41 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 49 points off First Place and 5 points inside the Relegation Zone.

Up to 20/03/22


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty Nine: Barnsley v Reading, Saturday 2nd April 2022. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty: Millwall v Barnsley, Saturday 9th April 2022. Kick-Off: 3pm