Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

Last updated : 15 April 2017 By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)
Barnsley played on a Thursday for the eighth time this millennium and lost for the fifth time. They have only won once on a Thursday in the 21st Century- last season’s play-off semi-final second leg at Walsall. (W1D2L5)

Adam Armstrong scored his sixth goal for the club, five of which have come away from home- and Barnsley had won all previous four before last night. Record now (W4L2)

Prior to Saturday, Barnsley had gone eight games without a first half goal; they now have three in two games and have scored in the first half of back to back games for the first time in 2017.

Barnsley conceded twice in the space of a minute for the first time since the opening game of last season when Sylvan Ebanks-Blake scored on 72 minutes and then Sam Morsy (who now plays for Wigan but had a loan spell at Barnsley) scored on 73 for Chesterfield in a 3-1 win for the Spirerites.

Prior to the weekend Nick Powell had only one goal for Wigan this season- on the opening day, he now has four in two matches.

It is the third time this season Barnsley have squandered a two-goal lead (also away to Cardiff and at home to Birmingham) although they scored an injury time winner at Cardiff for a 4-3 success.

It is the first time they have squandered a two-goal lead to lose since October 2014 when they led Notts County 2-0 after 12 minutes but lost 3-2.

Barnsley conceded three goals in a game for the first time in 13 matches.

It is the third time this season The Reds have conceded at least three times after opening the scoring- also 4-2 defeat to Fulham and 5-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

They conceded three second half goals for the second time this season- conceded four at Ipswich on the opening day, and that also included a hat-trick.

It is only the third time this season they have conceded as many as three goals on the road (also Ipswich and Cardiff)

Barnsley scored as many as two goals in back to back away games for the second time this season – also when they followed a 2-1 win at Preston with a 4-0 triumph at Wolves in September.

Barnsley have scored 30 away goals this season (only Newcastle, Fulham and Brentford have scored more) (CHECK) If they net one more away goal this season it will be their highest total at this level since 1999-2000 (40). The Reds also netted 30 away goals in 2012-2013.

As has been mentioned in previous match reviews, Barnsley have equalled their best every away win tally at this level (9) set in 1999-2000. However in that play-off final campaign, they finished the season with six home and away doubles, they currently have two this season (Rotherham and Blackburn) and can only get a maximum of three by beating Brentford on Easter Monday.

Barnsley faced 25 shots at the DW Stadium, the most they have faced this season (seven were on target)

Barnsley have conceded nine goals from the penalty spot now this season, the most since 2010-2011 (10)

This was the 11th league meeting between the two sides and Wigan have won six of those, losing just one (W6D3L1) That one defeat was a memorable occasion for Barnsley, a 4-1 victory on the final day of last season which secured a League One play-off spot.

A penalty has been scored in each of the last two DW meetings, one for each team.

Prior to this game Barnsley had scored as many league goals in the final 15 minutes of Championship games this season (19) as Wigan have in the second half in full, but with the Latics bagging three second half goals for the first time this season, they moved on to 22 second half strikes.

Barnsley lost when scoring a first half goal for the first time in the last nine occasions they have netted before half time (W7D1L1)

The four bookings Barnsley picked up is the joint most they have received this season.

Barnsley have now failed to win any of their past 11 matches prior to Easter Sunday. Their last victory was on Easter Saturday 2006 when they triumphed 3-0 at Oldham courtesy of goals from Chris Shuker, Stephen McPhail and Martin Devaney. (D3 L8)

Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Saidy Janko

Marc Roberts

Angus MacDonald

Gethin Jones

George Moncur

Matty James

Ryan Kent

Marley Watkins

Tom Bradshaw

Adam Armstrong


Josh Scowen (for Armstrong 80)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Callum Evans, Elliott Lee, Alex Mowatt, Ryan Williams, Ryan Hedges.


Match Reports:


Official Website



Sky Bet Championship results:

Thursday 13th April 2017:

Wigan 3-2 BARNSLEY

Powell 71,72          Armstrong 42, Kent 59

82 pen

Friday 14th April 2017:

Brentford 4-0 Derby

Vibe 32, 82

Jota 70, 90

Bristol City 2-1 QPR

Pack 14           Sylla 90+6

Paterson 40

Huddersfield 3-2 Preston

Kachunga 43     McGeady 23, Hugill 79

Payne 70

Quaner 90+6

Norwich 1-3 Fulham

 Jerome 76    Johansen 5, Cairney pen 48, Ayite 89

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Blackburn

                                        Hoban 78

Rotherham 1-1 Birmingham

Ward 85          Koyunlu 73

Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Cardiff

Forestieri 84

Wolves 0-2 Brighton

               Knockaert 45, 82

Burton 1-2 Ipswich

 Akins 86 pen  Varney 52 og, Sears 79

Newcastle 1-1 Leeds

Lascelles 67   Wood 90+5

Saturday 15th April 2017:

Aston Villa 1-3 Reading

Chester 14         Mendes 6, 46, Grabban 79 pen


Barnsley lie in 13th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 56 points from 42 games.

We are 16 points outside the Play-Offs, 29 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 33 points off First place and 13 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 15/04/17


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty-Three: Barnsley v Brentford, Monday 17th April 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm.


Up to 16th April 2017:

Adult: £10

Over 65: £5

Age 17-21: £5

Under 17: £5

Under 12: £5

If bought on day of game:

Category D

Adult: £23

Over 65: £16

Age 17-21: £16

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5     

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty-Four: Bristol City v Barnsley: Saturday 22nd April 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm


Adult: £25

Over 65: £22

Under 25: £22

Under 22: £19

Under 19: £15

Under 12: £10