Swansea City 1-1 Barnsley

Last updated : 17 April 2022 By Rob Miles

Barnsley now stand on the brink of their eighth relegation from the second tier after a draw at Swansea coupled with a last gasp win for Reading sees The Reds 10 points adrift of safety with only 15 left to play for.

If Barnsley lose to relegation rivals Peterborough on Monday and Reading defeat Swansea then it will be confirmed that 2022-2023 will be Barnsley's 25th season in the third tier of English football.

The Reds opened the scoring in Wales through Claudio Gomes’ first goal for the club but were pegged back 10 minutes later to draw 1-1 for the fourth time in the last seven matches.

All four of those 1-1 draws have seen Barnsley open the scoring before conceding an equaliser, dropping a total of eight points.

Seven of Barnsley's last eight games have finished either 1-1 or 2-0 and eight of the last 10.

Gomes goal was set up by Amine Bassi, his fifth assist of the season and the Moroccan has been directly involved in seven of Barnsley's last ten goals (scored two assisted five)

This draw continues Barnsley's wretched away record, it increased their total away points to eight, still a point less than anybody else in the EFL with their meagre total of one victory the joint lowest in the EFL along with Scunthorpe United who are bottom of League Two and already relegated.

Barnsley now have two away games remaining which means the most points they can gain on the road in 2021-2022 is 14 - 22 less than they won in 2020-2021.

Regardless of how many points they do pick up from trips to Huddersfield and West Brom they will finish with their least amount of away points since 2001-2002 when they collected only 12.

Jack Walton made his first league start of 2021-2022 and indeed his first since the 19th January 2021 - he has made 14 league starts since his last clean sheet, in November 2020.

Barnsley were the only team in the bottom four not to win this Good Friday and sank to the bottom of the league - the ninth time this season they have propped up the division at the end of a matchday.

Barnsley have now failed to win any of their last 20 meetings with Swansea (all comps) - if you include the 2006 League One Play-Off Final penalty shootout success as a draw, last scoring more goals in a game with the Swans in November 1983.

Swansea were the only side to do a league double over Barnsley last season, plus defeating them 2-1 on aggregate in the play-offs however the last two meetings at Swansea have finished 1-1.

Three of the last four visits have produced draws and Barnsley have failed to win in any of their last 14 visits, last doing so in August 1974 - one of only four wins at Swansea.

Barnsley had only 26% ball possession, their lowest in a match since the home meeting with Swansea (21%), their lowest home and away ball possession stats this season.

There were 36 shots in the game, the most in a Barnsley match in 2021-2022 and most since November 2019 against Leeds (38)

Barnsley's total of 19 is their most on the road since April 2021 at Huddersfield (21)


Barnsley Team:

1. Jack Walton

7. Callum Brittain

6. Mads Andersen

5. Liam Kitching

26. Remy Vita

17. Claudio Gomes

21. Romal Palmer

33. Matty Wolfe

27. Amine Bassi

14. Carlton Morris

28. Domingos Quina


4. Callum Styles (for Palmer 68)

9. Cauley Woodrow (for Wolfe 74)

Unused Substitutes:

11. Aaron Leya Iseka, 13. Daniel Jinadu, 15. Jasper Moon, 23. Will Hondermarck, 29. Victor Adeboyejo.


Swansea Team:

33. Andy Fisher      

5. Ben Cabango     

22. Joel Latibeaudiere      

26. Kyle Naughton  

8. Matt Grimes

6. Jay Fulton

23. Cyrus Christie   

13. Hannes Wolf    

12. Jamie Paterson

17. Joël Piroe         

9. Michael Obafemi


10. Olivier Ntcham (for Fulton 57)

3. Ryan Manning (for Latibeaudiere 65)

45. Cameron Congreve (for Paterson 90+1)

Unused Substitutes:

18. Ben Hamer, 15. Nathanael Ogbeta, 7. Korey Smith,14. Kyle Joseph.

Swansea manager Russell Martin said:

"I think we'll learn a lot from today, especially ahead of next season.

"It was a different pressure on the guys. I don't like using that word, but there was an expectancy from us with the form we've been in to beat a team near the bottom of the table, but it never happens like that. Every game in this league is really difficult. It'll be a really good learning tool for us.

"It's really frustrating that we've dropped two points. We had some great chances at the end. We lacked a bit of composure and calmness. We got caught up in the frenzy of the game, which it had turned into at that point."


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Sky Bet Championship Results


Luton Town (4th) 1-0 Nottingham Forest (5th)

Naismith pen 37

Birmingham City (20th) 2-4 Coventry City (9th)

Pedersen 12

Gardner 39

                                             Sheaf 40

                                             Sheaf 45+4

                                             Rose 71

                                             O’Hare 90

AFC Bournemouth (2nd) 0-0 Middlesbrough (7th)

Hull City (19th) 2-1 Cardiff City (17th)

Sayyadmanesh 8

Coyle 11

                                Flint 81

Peterborough United (23rd) 2-1 Blackburn Rovers (8th)

                                                   Brereton Diaz 77

Szmodics 83

Marriott 87

Preston North End (13th) 1-1 Millwall (10th)

Wallace og 6

                                               Wallace 22

Sheffield United (6th) 1-2 Reading (21st)

                                        Joao 17

Ndiaye 90

                                        McIntyre 90+2

Stoke City (15th) 0-1 Bristol City (18th)

                                  Dasilva 84

Swansea City (14th) 1-1 BARNSLEY (24th)

                                        Gomes 54

Ntcham 64

West Bromwich Albion (11th) 2-1 Blackpool (16th)

Carroll 42

                                                     Ekpiteta 53

Grant 90+3

Huddersfield Town (3rd) 2-2 Queens Park Rangers (12th)

Barbet og 6

                                              Amos 43

Toffolo 53

                                              Chair 58

Derby County (22nd) 2-1 Fulham (1st)

                                        Carvalho 20

Plange 50

Tosin og 73


Barnsley lie in 24th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 30 points from 41 games. We are 35 points off the Play-Offs, 44 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 53 points off First Place and 10 points inside the Relegation Zone.

Up to 17/04/22


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty Two: Barnsley v Peterborough United, Monday 18th April 2022. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty Three: Huddersfield Town v Barnsley, Friday 22nd April 2022. Kick-Off: 7:45pm