Barnsley remain bottom of the Championship despite a hard-fought draw at Yorkshire rivals Leeds in Danny Wilson's first game back in charge.

Wilson, who returned to Oakwell earlier this week, watched his team earn only their fifth away point of the season.

Leeds's Matt Smith wasted two early chances at Elland Road before Marcus Tudgay poked wide for the Tykes.

The hosts dominated after Tudgay was sent off for a high tackle in the late stages, but could not find a winner.

How times change

Danny Wilson's last match in charge of Barnsley was a 2-0 home defeat by Manchester United in May 1998, their last match of their only season in the top flight

But the Whites, who were aiming for a sixth home win in seven attempts, still moved above Reading and up to fifth courtesy of Wigan's 2-1 victory at the Madejski Stadium.

Leeds had won only one of their last six matches against Barnsley and ex-Oldham striker Smith should have scored twice in the opening 12 minutes.

Jason Pearce launched a long ball to the 6ft 6in striker, who smartly chested down before seeing his fierce shot blocked at point-blank range by Barnsley goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Moments later, Smith was put clean through again and this time he could only prod the ball tamely at the England international.

Barnsley, who lost eight of their previous 10 away matches, almost took the lead when Tudgay managed to hold off a weak challenge from Leeds defender Marius Zaliukas before shooting wide.

Leeds needed to improve their supply to leading scorer Ross McCormack after the break but when the Scotland international eventually had a chance from 15 yards he shot straight at Butland.

Following Tudgay's red card for a high challenge on Zaliukas, Leeds upped the tempo with Danny Pugh's weak shot being their clearest sight of the Barnsley goal.

Leeds manager Brian McDermott:

"It was a red card offence [Tudgay's sending off].

"It was not a good tackle. Danny will be disappointed when he sees the tackle again and so will the player who went over the ball.

"If Barnsley play like they did, they have a major chance of staying up, but with so many matches to play and so many twists and turns to come, no-one can make those calls."

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson:

"It was a very good performance. For large parts of the first half we played really well after our keeper had made a good save.

"We made some chances and if one of them had gone in it would have given us an even bigger incentive.

"We had to defend in great numbers, which is to be expected when you come to Leeds. McDermott has put a good team together and there is no doubt in my mind that they will be right up there come the end of the season."

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (6)

Leeds United

  • 01 Kenny
  • 02 Peltier (Byram - 45' )
  • 16 Pugh
  • 05 Pearce
  • 24 Zaliukas
  • 04 Lees
  • 06 Murphy Booked (Poleon - 79' )
  • 08 Austin Booked
  • 44 McCormack
  • 20 Smith
  • 36 Mowatt Booked (Tonge - 45' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 15 Warnock
  • 17 Brown
  • 18 Tonge
  • 21 Diouf
  • 25 Byram
  • 26 Poleon
  • 33 Cairns

Barnsley

  • 12 Butland Booked
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 05 Nyatanga
  • 02 Hassell (Dawson - 63' )
  • 06 Cranie
  • 03 Ramage
  • 07 O'Brien Booked (Scotland - 83' )
  • 11 Perkins
  • 50 Tudgay Dismissed
  • 21 Mellis Booked
  • 19 Cywka (Etuhu - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Kennedy
  • 08 Dawson
  • 09 Scotland
  • 20 Pedersen
  • 22 Mvoto
  • 23 Etuhu
  • 34 Fox
Ref: Keith Stroud
Att: 31,031

Match Stats

Shots

14 11

On target

7 3

Corners

5 5

Fouls

19 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leeds United 0, Barnsley 0.

90:00 +6:18 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Barnsley 0.

90:00 +4:30

Foul by Jason Scotland (Barnsley).

90:00 +4:30

Danny Pugh (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:43

Attempt blocked. Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Scotland.

90:00 +2:06

Attempt saved. Danny Pugh (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Tonge.

89:33 Booking

Booking Jack Butland (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

87:21

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:21

Foul by Tom Lees (Leeds United).

86:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

84:42

Delay in match Marius Zaliukas (Leeds United) because of an injury.

83:41 Dismissal

Dismissal Marcus Tudgay (Barnsley) is shown the red card.

83:37

Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Barnsley).

83:37

Marius Zaliukas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Jason Scotland replaces Jim O'Brien.

81:12

Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:12

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Leeds United).

78:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Dominic Poleon replaces Luke Murphy.

77:40

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

76:56

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Barnsley).

76:56

Luke Murphy (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:46

Attempt saved. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Perkins.

73:00

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:00

Foul by Danny Pugh (Leeds United).

72:17 Booking

Booking Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72:13

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

72:13

Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:31

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

68:35 Booking

Booking Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

68:20

David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:20

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

67:33

Hand ball by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

66:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Kelvin Etuhu replaces Tomasz Cywka.

65:49

Attempt saved. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Pugh.

63:39

Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:39

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

63:07

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jack Butland.

63:03

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

62:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Stephen Dawson replaces Robert Hassell because of an injury.

62:09

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

61:14

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

60:40

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

59:40

Delay in match Robert Hassell (Barnsley) because of an injury.

57:13

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Sam Byram.

57:10

Attempt blocked. Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jim O'Brien.

54:46

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

50:56

Martin Cranie (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:56

Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

49:23

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Byram.

48:09

Attempt saved. Michael Tonge (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jason Pearce.

47:10 Booking

Booking Michael Tonge (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

46:54

David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:54

Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Leeds United).

45:49

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jack Butland.

45:00

Second Half begins Leeds United 0, Barnsley 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Michael Tonge replaces Alex Mowatt.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Sam Byram replaces Lee Peltier.

45:00 +2:23 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leeds United 0, Barnsley 0.

45:00 +0:01

Offside, Barnsley. Jim O'Brien tries a through ball, but Marcus Tudgay is caught offside.

43:50

Jack Butland (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:50

Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

41:26

Offside, Barnsley. Marcus Tudgay tries a through ball, but David Perkins is caught offside.

41:07

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tom Lees.

40:37

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:37

Foul by Danny Pugh (Leeds United).

38:55

Attempt missed. Marcus Tudgay (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jim O'Brien.

37:59

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rodolph Austin.

37:09

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Patrick Kenny.

37:07

Attempt saved. Marcus Tudgay (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Robert Hassell.

36:21

Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:21

Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Leeds United).

34:48

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Lee Peltier.

33:26

Marcus Tudgay (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:26

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

32:37

Attempt saved. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Hassell.

32:13 Booking

Booking Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31:56

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:56

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Leeds United).

30:01

Attempt missed. Peter Ramage (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Hassell following a set piece situation.

29:26 Booking

Booking Luke Murphy (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29:19

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:19

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

28:50 Booking

Booking Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

24:53

Attempt missed. Robert Hassell (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

23:26

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Pugh with a headed pass.

20:59

Attempt missed. David Perkins (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jim O'Brien.

17:59

Foul by Peter Ramage (Barnsley).

17:59

Matt Smith (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:07

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:07

Foul by Danny Pugh (Leeds United).

16:23

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jim O'Brien.

13:48

Peter Ramage (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:48

Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

12:39

David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:39

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

11:26

Offside, Barnsley. Scott Wiseman tries a through ball, but Jim O'Brien is caught offside.

11:07

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

7:09

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jacob Mellis with a headed pass.

6:00

Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:00

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

3:41

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

3:41

David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:35

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jason Pearce.

3:11

Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:11

Foul by Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley).

2:12

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Patrick Kenny.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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