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Barnsley 2-3 Queens Park Rangers

Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin

Charlie Austin scored the 100th goal of his professional career as QPR prepared for the Championship play-offs with a win at relegated Barnsley.

Armand Traore teed up Austin to fire Rangers in front and they quickly made it 2-0 when Jean-Yves Mvoto turned Kevin Doyle's cross into his own net.

Barnsley replied when Chris O'Grady headed home Dale Jennings' cross.

But Yun Suk-Young restored QPR's two-goal cushion with a fine solo goal before O'Grady's second.

QPR will play Wigan in the first leg of their play-off semi-final next weekend.

Both teams made a host of changes. With most of Barnsley's loan players returning this week the hosts made five, while QPR fielded seven changes with one eye on the match with Wigan.

Barnsley exerted the early pressure and, after a succession of corners, Dale Jennings hit the side-netting when played through by player-of-the-season O'Grady.

Things were livened up when QPR grabbed the lead in the 42nd minute. Austin, who signed from Burnley last August, found space in the box, received the ball and with time to compose himself neatly finished.

Within moments the visitors' lead was doubled by an own goal.

Doyle's dipping cross from the right caused uncertainty and Yves Mvoto's intervention could only slice the ball over his keeper and into the net, giving QPR a two-goal cushion at half-time.

With the game more open after the interval Barnsley pulled one back - Jennings' left-wing cross found O'Grady eight yards out and the striker's low header hit the target.

However, chances of a home fightback were all but extinguished in the 68th minute when Yun scored a scintillating individual goal where he beat three Barnsley defenders then finished emphatically.

Danny Wilson

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Barnsley manager Danny Wilson

O'Grady gave Barnsley hope with a curling effort from 25 yards, but it was too late for the hosts as QPR held on.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson: "We were playing against a top-quality team and you're going to have parts of the game where you lose possession to them, but we held our own very well.

"It'll be tough to get the players in that we want next season, but I'd like to think that in League One we're a bit of a draw.

"It's bound to be a much-changed side in August."

QPR assistant manager Kevin Bond: "I always felt once we took the lead that we'd hold them off. You never like to concede goals but we had a much-changed side than we normally play.

"We needed to have one eye on whoever we're going to play next Friday in the play-offs, so we did what we thought was the right thing.

"We want to bounce straight back up, desperately. We're going to face Wigan now and it's going to be a very difficult game."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Steele
  • 6Cranie
  • 4Kennedy
  • 7O'Brien
  • 3Ramage
  • 22MvotoSubstituted forBreeat 73'minutes
  • 19CywkaSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 72'minutes
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forHassellat 80'minutes
  • 32Rose
  • 10O'Grady
  • 16Jennings

Substitutes

  • 2Hassell
  • 24Noble-Lazarus
  • 30Dibble
  • 33Oates
  • 34Boakye-Yiadom
  • 35Bree
  • 36Cowgill

QPR

  • 1Green
  • 38Donaldson
  • 13Yun Suk-young
  • 20Henry
  • 18Hughes
  • 15Onuoha
  • 35BenayounSubstituted forPetrassoat 76'minutes
  • 36O'Neil
  • 9AustinSubstituted forKeaneat 57'minutes
  • 14Doyle
  • 3TraoreSubstituted forKranjcarat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Carroll
  • 12Keane
  • 19Kranjcar
  • 23Hoilett
  • 26Murphy
  • 42Petrasso
  • 43Gibbons
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
10,298

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Queens Park Rangers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Queens Park Rangers 3.
Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Michael Petrasso tries a through ball, but William Keane is caught offside.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Luke Steele.
Attempt saved. Michael Petrasso (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Niko Kranjcar.
Attempt missed. Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Queens Park Rangers 3. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Rose.
Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Bree with a cross.
Foul by Coll Donaldson (Queens Park Rangers).
Danny Rose (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Niko Kranjcar tries a through ball, but William Keane is caught offside.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by James Bree.
Attempt blocked. Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Robert Hassell replaces Stephen Dawson.
Attempt saved. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.
Attempt blocked. William Keane (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary O'Neil.
Attempt blocked. Kevin Doyle (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Petrasso.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Michael Petrasso replaces Yossi Benayoun.
Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Kevin Doyle tries a through ball, but William Keane is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. James Bree replaces Jean-Yves Mvoto.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Tomasz Cywka.
Offside, Barnsley. Dale Jennings tries a through ball, but Chris O'Grady is caught offside.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Niko Kranjcar.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Queens Park Rangers 3. Yun Suk-Young (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Karl Henry.
Attempt missed. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jim O'Brien.
Attempt blocked. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy.
Foul by Yossi Benayoun (Queens Park Rangers).
Dale Jennings (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).
Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stephen Dawson (Barnsley).
Attempt blocked. Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).
Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Robert Green.
Attempt saved. Peter Ramage (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Yun Suk-Young.
Attempt blocked. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.
Attempt missed. William Keane (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Niko Kranjcar with a cross.
Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Dale Jennings (Barnsley).
Attempt saved. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris O'Grady with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Niko Kranjcar replaces Armand Traore.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. William Keane replaces Charlie Austin.
Hand ball by Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers).
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Peter Ramage.
Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Karl Henry.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Queens Park Rangers 2. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dale Jennings with a cross.
Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Armand Traore tries a through ball, but Yossi Benayoun is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Armand Traore (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary O'Neil.
Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.
Offside, Barnsley. Jim O'Brien tries a through ball, but Danny Rose is caught offside.
Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).
Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jim O'Brien.
Offside, Barnsley. Jim O'Brien tries a through ball, but Thomas Kennedy is caught offside.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.
Attempt blocked. Danny Rose (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Martin Cranie with a cross.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester46319640102
2Burnley46261553593
3Derby462510113285
4QPR462311121680
5Wigan462110151373
6Brighton461915121572
7Reading461914131471
8Blackburn46181612870
9Ipswich46181414668
10Bournemouth46181216166
11Nottm Forest46161713365
12Middlesbrough461616141264
13Watford461515161060
14Bolton46141715-159
15Leeds4616921-857
16Sheff Wed46131419-253
17Huddersfield46141121-753
18Charlton46131221-2051
19Millwall46111520-2848
20Blackpool46111322-2846
21Birmingham46111124-1644
22Doncaster46111124-3144
23Barnsley4691225-3339
24Yeovil4681325-3137
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