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Barnsley 2-2 Bristol City

Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham had gone four games without a goal before scoring at Oakwell

Adam Hammill's last-minute strike rescued a point for Barnsley at home to play-off hopefuls Bristol City.

Marley Watkins headed the Tykes into an early lead, before Sam Winnall's penalty, after he was fouled by Scott Golbourne, was saved by Frank Fielding.

Lee Tomlin equalised from the spot following Adam Jackson's handball, and Tammy Abraham slotted his 12th goal of the season to put City in front.

But Hammill's curling injury-time effort denied the visitors victory.

The 28-year-old former Wolves and Huddersfield winger, who had been linked with a move to Ashton Gate during the summer, had only been introduced from the bench in the final quarter of an hour.

His late equaliser was no more than Barnsley deserved, after they had mustered 20 shots at goal and struck the post through Adam Armstrong's 25-yard strike.

Yet the Robins looked to be heading for another remarkable comeback victory when 19-year-old loanee Abraham steered home a 12th goal of the season, having already overturned deficits to win four times in 2016-17.

Lee Johnson's side remain sixth in the Championship table, while Barnsley are 12th.

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom:

"It would have been a travesty if we hadn't got anything out of it, but when you've been behind and you score a late goal, you're satisfied with a point.

"The game could have been easy for us and then you're 2-1 down and you're scrambling to get a point and we managed to do it.

"The character of the lads is fantastic and, from the first minute to the last, they were great. Even in the build-up, helping Josh Kay through his debut."

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson:

"It was a rollercoaster for me, that's for sure. I'm disappointed to have not got the three points, but in fairness on the balance of play, a draw was probably a fair result.

"I have to look from the technical side of how we went from a throw-in in the top left-hand corner, with three minutes to go, to conceding 25 seconds later.

"It was end to end with lots of incidents. I thought the referee liked the sound of his own whistle in the first half. That was driving me a bit mad."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 2Bree
  • 5MacDonald
  • 18JacksonBooked at 58mins
  • 17Yiadom
  • 15WatkinsSubstituted forHammillat 76'minutes
  • 29MorsyBooked at 23mins
  • 41KayBooked at 42minsSubstituted forR Williamsat 88'minutes
  • 40Kent
  • 9Winnall
  • 32Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 7Hammill
  • 11Lee
  • 13Townsend
  • 16Evans
  • 19Kpekawa
  • 20Bradshaw
  • 28R Williams

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 27MatthewsSubstituted forBrownhillat 80'minutes
  • 4Flint
  • 23Magnusson
  • 13GolbourneSubstituted forBryanat 66'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 6O'Neil
  • 14ReidSubstituted forMooreat 66'minutes
  • 7SmithBooked at 45mins
  • 10Tomlin
  • 9Abraham
  • 18WilbrahamBooked at 28mins

Substitutes

  • 3Bryan
  • 8Brownhill
  • 12O'Donnell
  • 16Engvall
  • 17Moore
  • 20Paterson
  • 21Pack
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
11,869

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home20
Away17
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Bristol City 2.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Bristol City 2. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Armstrong.

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Williams replaces Josh Kay.

Taylor Moore (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Brownhill with a cross.

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Bree with a cross.

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Josh Brownhill replaces Adam Matthews.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Bristol City 2. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Adam Hammill replaces Marley Watkins.

Frank Fielding (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tammy Abraham.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.

Booking

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

James Bree (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Angus MacDonald.

Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary O'Neil.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Korey Smith.

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Armstrong.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Taylor Moore replaces Bobby Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Bryan replaces Scott Golbourne.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Kent (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Winnall.

Attempt saved. Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Armstrong.

Attempt saved. Marley Watkins (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Morsy with a through ball.

Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Ryan Kent.

Attempt saved. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary O'Neil.

Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle15111332122034
2Brighton159422391431
3Huddersfield159151617-128
4Norwich158342624227
5Reading157441718-125
6Bristol City157352317624
7Sheff Wed157351617-124
8Birmingham146531916323
9Leeds157261615123
10Brentford156452114722
11Fulham155642118321
12Barnsley156272724320
13Preston156271919020
14QPR155461621-519
15Ipswich154651214-218
16Aston Villa143831414017
17Wolves154561718-117
18Burton154561820-217
19Derby15456911-217
20Nottm Forest154382429-515
21Cardiff154381323-1015
22Wigan153571416-214
23Blackburn153481523-813
24Rotherham1514101635-197
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