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Barnsley 0-2 Walsall

George Evans
George Evans made one appearance for Manchester City this season before joining Walsall on loan

George Evans scored on his Walsall debut to consign Barnsley to their fourth consecutive league defeat.

Sam Winnall came close for Barnsley in a quiet first half, but his close-range shot was scuffed wide.

Evans, who joined on loan from Manchester City hours earlier, fired a low strike across Nick Townsend in the second half to put Walsall ahead.

Former Barnsley man Milan Lalkovic scored from 15 yards to ensure the win which kept Walsall second in the table.

The Saddlers, who are unbeaten now in seven away league matches, remain two points behind league leaders Gillingham, while Barnsley slipped to 19th in the table.

Walsall manager Dean Smith told BBC WM:

"George Evans looked top notch. He is a really good footballer, someone we've been keeping tabs on for a while.

"We were outstanding in the second half. We played some really good football.

"It's a great away record and the players deserve it because they've been excellent. But, If I'm being really picky it could be six wins because we should have won at Peterborough."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 13Townsend
  • 32WabaraBooked at 29mins
  • 26Mawson
  • 4Roberts
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 3SmithSubstituted forK Harrisat 45'minutes
  • 7ScowenBooked at 51mins
  • 12SmithSubstituted forWilkinsonat 77'minutes
  • 19PearsonBooked at 52mins
  • 11JacksonSubstituted forCrowleyat 61'minutes
  • 9Winnall

Substitutes

  • 2Bree
  • 14Digby
  • 18Wilkinson
  • 21Crowley
  • 23Walton
  • 27K Harris
  • 30White

Walsall

  • 13MacGillivray
  • 2Demetriou
  • 6Downing
  • 27EvansBooked at 41minsSubstituted forFlanaganat 84'minutes
  • 16Preston
  • 14Henry
  • 7Chambers
  • 12FordeSubstituted forMorrisat 78'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 10Sawyers
  • 15LalkovicSubstituted forCookat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Baxendale
  • 17Flanagan
  • 18Morris
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 21Cook
  • 22Kinsella
  • 30Jezeph
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
8,561

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 0, Walsall 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Walsall 2.

Attempt saved. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Pearson (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Kadeem Harris (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Reece Flanagan replaces George Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Jordan Cook replaces Milan Lalkovic.

Conor Wilkinson (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Milan Lalkovic (Walsall).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Rico Henry.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

Rico Henry (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Daniel Crowley (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Kieron Morris replaces Anthony Forde.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Conor Wilkinson replaces Michael Smith.

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

Foul by Milan Lalkovic (Walsall).

Attempt saved. George Evans (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, Walsall 2. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Paul Downing.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, Walsall 1. George Evans (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Milan Lalkovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Daniel Crowley replaces Simeon Jackson.

Marc Roberts (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

Attempt missed. Ben Pearson (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jason Demetriou (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Ben Pearson (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley).

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnsley 0, Walsall 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham1493228141430
2Walsall148422181328
3Burton148241313026
4Coventry1373320101024
5Sheff Utd147342519624
6Bury146622419524
7Wigan146532417723
8Southend146351415-121
9Chesterfield146262120120
10Rochdale145451816219
11Bradford135441517-219
12Colchester145452128-719
13Peterborough145362624218
14Millwall135352022-218
15Port Vale144551616017
16Scunthorpe145271618-217
17Oldham142931722-515
18Shrewsbury144281721-414
19Barnsley134271620-414
20Doncaster133551116-514
21Blackpool133461018-813
22Fleetwood143381823-512
23Swindon143381824-612
24Crewe142481322-910
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