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Barnsley 1-1 Huddersfield Town

Marley Watkins
Marley Watkins' seventh league goal of the season was enough to earn Barnsley a point

Barnsley goalkeeper Adam Davies starred to deny promotion-chasing Huddersfield a seventh straight Championship win.

Davies produced wonderful saves to keep out Aaron Mooy, Izzy Brown and Collin Quaner and end Town's winning streak.

Defender Michael Hefele powered home a header from Mooy's corner to open the scoring after 18 minutes.

Marley Watkins volleyed Adam Hammill's cross in at the near post to equalise for Barnsley, who twice cleared off the line from Brown.

David Wagner's side are now five points off second-placed Newcastle and six adrift of Championship leaders Brighton, who won 3-0 at home to Reading.

However, Huddersfield came up against an inspired goalkeeper in the form of Davies and a determined defence, which withstood plenty of pressure to claim a hard-fought draw.

Barnsley, who came into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Brighton, were denied a chance to take the lead when Ryan Kent's appeal for a penalty was waved away.

After Hefele's fifth league goal of the season had put the visitors ahead, Huddersfield made several chances, but Davies kept his side in it - a double save from Mooy and Brown the stand-out.

The Tykes had failed to find the net in three of their past four league matches, but Watkins finished smartly to give them something to hold on to and they survived a few scares to become the first side to take points off Huddersfield in six weeks.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I was pleased with the point because we weren't at our best today.

"The second half we were better, we played with more drive and intensity. We relied on a couple of saves from Adam Davies.

"We were pleased to be in at 1-0 down at half-time and in the second half we were much better and played with a better energy but just not the quality."

Huddersfield boss David Wagner told BBC Radio Leeds:

"Everybody has seen that we deserved more from that performance, but that's football and sometimes you have to accept that you only get one point when you deserve three.

"We created great opportunities and I think their goalkeeper was man of the match. Unfortunately we only got a draw because we missed too many chances, I can accept this.

"Sometimes you play against a goalkeeper who has their best match of the season. I was very happy with the performance."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 17Yiadom
  • 4Roberts
  • 5MacDonald
  • 29JonesBooked at 23mins
  • 27MowattSubstituted forBradshawat 62'minutes
  • 6Scowen
  • 36James
  • 40KentSubstituted forHammillat 62'minutes
  • 15Watkins
  • 32ArmstrongSubstituted forR Williamsat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hammill
  • 10Moncur
  • 13Townsend
  • 18Jackson
  • 20Bradshaw
  • 28R Williams
  • 38Elder

Huddersfield

  • 1Ward
  • 2SmithBooked at 41mins
  • 44Hefele
  • 26SchindlerSubstituted forStankovicat 51'minutes
  • 15Löwe
  • 4WhiteheadBooked at 52minsSubstituted forBillingat 59'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 10MooyBooked at 25mins
  • 9Kachunga
  • 37BrownBooked at 90mins
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forLolleyat 81'minutes
  • 23Quaner

Substitutes

  • 8Billing
  • 12Holmes-Dennis
  • 14Cranie
  • 16Payne
  • 18Lolley
  • 27Stankovic
  • 39Coddington
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
18,075

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

Attempt blocked. Isaiah Brown (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Lolley.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Williams replaces Adam Armstrong.

Booking

Adam Davies (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Isaiah Brown (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Isaiah Brown (Huddersfield Town).

Adam Davies (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Philip Billing (Huddersfield Town).

Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Gethin Jones.

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marley Watkins with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc Roberts.

Attempt blocked. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

Attempt blocked. Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Löwe with a cross.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Andy Yiadom.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Joe Lolley replaces Rajiv van La Parra.

Attempt saved. Collin Quaner (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra with a cross.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

Isaiah Brown (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Marc Roberts (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Collin Quaner.

Dangerous play by Isaiah Brown (Huddersfield Town).

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Isaiah Brown tries a through ball, but Collin Quaner is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Isaiah Brown (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Huddersfield Town 1. Marley Watkins (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town).

Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jon Gorenc Stankovic (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Aaron Mooy with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Adam Hammill.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town).

Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Collin Quaner (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Delay in match Angus MacDonald (Barnsley) because of an injury.

Michael Hefele (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Barnsley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton33218457263171
2Newcastle33224764273770
3Huddersfield3320584436865
4Leeds341941146341261
5Reading34186104745260
6Sheff Wed34177104233958
7Fulham331411856391753
8Preston341410104641552
9Norwich331561258471151
10Barnsley34148125248450
11Derby33139113630648
12Cardiff34137144749-246
13Brentford33127145048243
14Birmingham341110133649-1343
15Ipswich331011123441-741
16QPR34117163748-1140
17Aston Villa33912123138-739
18Nottm Forest34107174658-1237
19Burton3499163447-1336
20Wolves3298153944-535
21Bristol City3396184450-633
22Wigan34710173040-1031
23Blackburn3279163750-1330
24Rotherham3445253277-4517
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