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Barnsley 0-1 Burnley

Ashley Barnes heads Burnley into the lead at Barnsley

Burnley took another big step towards promotion to the Premier League with a win at relegation-threatened Barnsley to move them 11 points clear in second.

The Clarets could seal promotion with a win over Middlesbrough on Saturday, if Derby lose to Huddersfield.

At Oakwell, Ashley Barnes flicked Michael Kightly's cross into the net with his head for the opener.

He also had an offside goal ruled out as Burnley extended their unbeaten away run in the Championship to 10 games.

They have won five of those games to move within six points of already promoted Leicester - who were beaten at home by Brighton.

Barnsley, who had won two of their previous three games but failed to score in any of their last three home matches, are second from bottom with a five-point gap to safety.

The visitors, who welcomed top scorer Danny Ings back into the team after injury, started well and deservedly took the lead on just seven minutes with their first attack.

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Post-match: Burnley manager Dyche

Kightly's near-post cross was met first by Barnes, who glanced his header into the top corner.

Barnes then had a goal ruled out for offside before Jacob Mellis and Dale Jennings shot over for Barnsley.

Scott Arfield had a shot blocked for Burnley after the break as the visitors stayed solid to secure another valuable win.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson:

"We're disappointed, of course we are. Anything we could have taken off the team who are second would have been a real confidence booster for us.

"But we move on to Bolton on Saturday. There is still great belief. There's six games to go, 18 points to play for, which is a lot at this stage.

"We're still in with a chance, but it's down to ourselves. It's whether we believe or not that we can push it over the line and I certainly do."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"The next game for us is a big one. We've been focusing on it all season and that won't change.

"They're all tough games, so we'll be preparing for it.

"I've already told the players to enjoy tonight, but we're already prepping, recovering already and getting ready for the weekend.

"The outcome was the main part we were looking for - to come away from here with a 1-0 victory, a clean sheet and our keeper's not had a save to make."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Steele
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 4Kennedy
  • 11WoodsSubstituted forMcCourtat 81'minutes
  • 22Mvoto
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 21MellisBooked at 32minsSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 60'minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 10O'GradyBooked at 48mins
  • 19Cywka
  • 16Jennings

Substitutes

  • 2Hassell
  • 9Proschwitz
  • 12Hunt
  • 15Frimpong
  • 24Noble-Lazarus
  • 31Turner
  • 42McCourt

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 17Baird
  • 6Mee
  • 14Jones
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 19Kightly
  • 8MarneyBooked at 84mins
  • 10IngsSubstituted forTreacyat 88'minutes
  • 30Barnes
  • 37Arfield

Substitutes

  • 2Trippier
  • 7Wallace
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 22Stock
  • 26Treacy
  • 28Long
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
12,904

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home5
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 0, Burnley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Burnley 1.

Foul by Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Barnsley).

Chris Baird (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Keith Treacy replaces Danny Ings.

Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Baird (Burnley).

Booking

Dean Marney (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Paddy McCourt replaces Martin Woods.

Attempt missed. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Martin Woods (Barnsley).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Baird with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

Attempt saved. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Woods (Barnsley).

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Michael Duff.

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

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

Offside, Burnley. Michael Kightly tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Jacob Mellis.

Attempt missed. Martin Woods (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Luke Steele.

Attempt saved. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ashley Barnes.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Barnsley).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dale Jennings (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jean-Yves Mvoto.

Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

Booking

Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester4127863589
2Burnley41231443283
3Derby41219112572
4QPR412010111270
5Wigan411910121467
6Reading411712121363
7Brighton41161312961
8Ipswich41161312761
9Bournemouth41171014161
10Nottm Forest41141710759
11Blackburn41151412359
12Watford401414121656
13Middlesbrough41131612955
14Bolton41121514-351
15Sheff Wed41121316049
16Leeds4113820-1147
17Huddersfield41121019-746
18Birmingham41111020-1043
19Doncaster41111020-2543
20Blackpool41101219-2442
21Charlton39101118-2041
22Millwall4191220-3039
23Barnsley4081220-2836
24Yeovil4181122-2535
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