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Barnsley 2-0 Blackpool

Blackpool's alarming slump continued as bottom-of-the-table Barnsley ended their seven-game winless run with a 2-0 Championship triumph at Oakwell.

Tykes' top-scorer Chris O'Grady got both goals, opening the scoring with a penalty in first-half injury time.

The points were sealed with a close-range header minutes after the restart.

The success was manager Danny Wilson's first since returning to the club last month, while for Blackpool it was an eighth league loss in nine fixtures.

The Tangerines looked secure in the play-off spots when they beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 on 30 November, but have now sunk to 14th with a solitary point since.

Paul Ince's struggling side threatened first when Steve Davies's header forced a save from home goalkeeper Luke Steele.

The Tykes soon stole the momentum, however, forcing Matt Gilks into two close-range saves to prevent midfielder Jim O'Brien breaking the deadlock.

Barnsley were not to be denied for long, and after on-rushing midfielder Stephen Dawson was upended in the box by Gilks, O'Grady calmly found the top right-hand corner with the last kick of the opening half.

The advantage was doubled within three minutes of the restart when O'Grady headed in from a Jim O'Brien centre. The goals brought a response from Blackpool, with Tom Ince having a penalty appeal waved away and Chris Basham seeing a powerful effort blocked.

But Blackpool's goalless run extended to a fourth successive league game as substitute Nathan Tyson shot well over at the death.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson:

"I think we fully deserved it. To get three points at this stage is a fantastic return. It just makes people aware that we're not going to lie down and we're still there fighting.

"We had a couple of hairy moments to defend at the end when they were throwing everything at us. Possibly we could have done a bit better with the counter-attacking but overall we defended it really well and I thought, throughout the game, we looked in control.

"It is a tough job but it's not just ourselves, that's the thing. We're not so adrift that we're having to win four or five games to get back into the pack - there's only a couple of wins at most that gets us back in there."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Steele
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 4Kennedy
  • 8Dawson
  • 3Ramage
  • 6Cranie
  • 16Jennings
  • 21MellisSubstituted forLawrenceat 83'minutes
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forDigbyat 87'minutes
  • 7O'BrienBooked at 72mins
  • 33SheaSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nyatanga
  • 14Lawrence
  • 17Digby
  • 24Noble-Lazarus
  • 30Dibble
  • 42McCourt

Blackpool

  • 1Gilks
  • 12BishopBooked at 22minsSubstituted forHarrisat 80'minutes
  • 3RobinsonBooked at 45mins
  • 16Ferguson
  • 6Broadfoot
  • 20Cathcart
  • 11InceBooked at 70mins
  • 18OsbourneBooked at 5minsSubstituted forTysonat 53'minutes
  • 9DaviesBooked at 56mins
  • 31MartínezSubstituted forChopraat 49'minutes
  • 17Basham

Substitutes

  • 7Tyson
  • 8Chopra
  • 13Warner
  • 22Caton
  • 23Eccleston
  • 33Harris
  • 37Cameron
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
9,866

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Blackpool 0.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) because of an injury.
Offside, Barnsley. Dale Jennings tries a through ball, but Paul Digby is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Harris with a cross.
Nathan Tyson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Paul Digby replaces Chris O'Grady.
Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Michael Chopra.
Attempt saved. Chris Basham (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Nathan Tyson.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Liam Lawrence replaces Jacob Mellis.
Attempt missed. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.
Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Harris.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Robert Harris replaces Neal Bishop.
Foul by Dale Jennings (Barnsley).
Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Barnsley).
Jack Robinson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Brek Shea.
Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).
Offside, Barnsley. Jacob Mellis tries a through ball, but Jim O'Brien is caught offside.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Peter Ramage.
Attempt blocked. Chris Basham (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matthew Gilks.

Booking

Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.
Offside, Barnsley. Martin Cranie tries a through ball, but Chris O'Grady is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).
Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Thomas Ince (Blackpool).
Foul by Jacob Mellis (Barnsley).
Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Brek Shea (Barnsley) because of an injury.
Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nathan Tyson (Blackpool).
Offside, Barnsley. Chris O'Grady tries a through ball, but Dale Jennings is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Steve Davies (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).
Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Tyson replaces Isaiah Osbourne.
Attempt missed. Jack Robinson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Isaiah Osbourne.
Attempt missed. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Chris O'Grady with a headed pass.
Peter Ramage (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Chopra (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Michael Chopra replaces Ángel.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Blackpool 0. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jim O'Brien with a cross.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Neal Bishop.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jim O'Brien.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnsley 1, Blackpool 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barnsley 1, Blackpool 0.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Blackpool 0. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Jack Robinson (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.
Penalty Barnsley. Stephen Dawson draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Matthew Gilks (Blackpool) after a foul in the penalty area.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester2618352057
2QPR2615741552
3Burnley2614931951
4Derby2614571647
5Nottm Forest26111141344
6Reading261187941
7Brighton261097739
8Blackburn261079037
9Middlesbrough26998836
10Ipswich26998636
11Wigan251069236
12Leeds2610511035
13Huddersfield269710434
14Blackpool268810-832
15Watford257108531
16Bournemouth268711-1331
17Birmingham267811-229
18Bolton2661010-1128
19Sheff Wed255119-126
20Millwall266713-2325
21Charlton255911-924
22Doncaster266614-2124
23Yeovil255515-1720
24Barnsley254813-1920
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