Barnsley 4-2 Sheffield Wednesday – BBC Sport
Barnsley scored two late goals to end the 23-game unbeaten streak of South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday, who dropped to second place in League One.
The game started in the 10th minute when Mads Andersen slipped the ball to Devante Cole on the left side of the box and the striker defeated goalkeeper Cameron Dawson with a low angle shot.
James Norwood increased Barnsley’s lead two minutes later with a low shot from just outside the box after receiving the ball from Cole.
Wednesday reduced the deficit when a long ball from Will Vaulks found Michael Smith on the right and he overplayed a low cross that Lee Gregory turned in from close range just after the half-hour.
It was 2-2 when Barry Bannan’s ball over the top found Marvin Johnson down the left and his low cross was completed by Gregory – who completed his brace – from close range after 74 minutes.
When Luca Connell’s ball into the box caused problems for defenders on Wednesday, Max Watters fired past Dawson with seven minutes to go to put the hosts ahead.
Liam Kitching added a fourth goal in added time as Barnsley consolidated their fourth-place finish and extended their league unbeaten run to 12 games.
Match report by PA Media.
- 6AndersenBooked at 81 minutes
- 2WilliamsBooked at 57 minutes
- 30PhillipsBooked at 48 minutesReplaced byThomasat 62′protocol
- 48Connel90 minutes booked
- 8thKaneReplaced bybensonat 80′protocol
- 7caddenReplaced bycundyat 87′protocol
- 44cabbageReplaced bywatterat 80′protocol
- 9NorwoodBooked at 62 minutesReplaced bytedicat 61′protocol
- 15Fame90 minutes booked
- 8thadeniranReplaced byDele-Bashiruat 66′protocol
- 9GregoryBooked at 89 minutes
- 24blacksmith35 minutes booked
- 22ship tone
- Ross Joyce
Game ends, Barnsley 4, Sheffield Wednesday 2nd
Second half ends, Barnsley 4, Sheffield Wednesday 2nd
Akin Famewo (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Luca Connell (Barnsley) is shown a yellow card for excessive partying.
Goal! 4. Barnsley, 2. Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Kitching (Barnsley) left footed shot from the center of the box to the center of the goal. Assisted by Luke Thomas after a quick break.
attempt failed. Slobodan Tedic (Barnsley) right footed shot from more than 30 yards misses to the right.
Foul by Michael Smith (Sheffield Wednesday).
Bobby Thomas (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Barry Bannan tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.
attempt failed. Will Vaulks (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the center of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Barry Bannan following a set piece situation.
Aden Flint (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Josh Benson (Barnsley).
delay over. You are ready to move on.
The game was stopped due to injury Harry Isted (Barnsley).
Lee Gregory (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Lee Gregory (Sheffield Wednesday).
Harry Isted (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
attempt saved. Fisayo Dele-Bashiru (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the center of the goal.
Substitution Barnsley. Robbie Cundy replaces Nicky Cadden.
Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.