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Barnsley 1-1 Ipswich Town

Tom Lawrence (centre)
Lawrence has scored 11 goals for Ipswich since joining on loan from Leicester

Ipswich's Tom Lawrence scored an injury-time equaliser to deny Barnsley victory at Oakwell.

The home side appeared to be heading for only their second win in nine games when Marley Watkins put them in front.

He rolled the ball home from Barnsley man of the match Matty James' pass after a break out of defence.

Adam Hammill should have added a second for Barnsley, but Lawrence converted Brett Pitman's cross to level before being booked for over-celebrating.

The result extended Ipswich's unbeaten run under former Barnsley centre-back Mick McCarthy to eight matches, but they remain 16th in the Championship table having drawn their past six games.

Barnsley stay 11th and 11 points adrift of the play-offs.

Christophe Berra glanced an early header just wide for the Tractor Boys, and home keeper Adam Davies made a double save to foil David McGoldrick and Cole Skuse.

Barnsley saw a number of chances before Watkins produced a controlled finish into the corner under pressure from the Ipswich defence to finally gave them the lead.

The last word went to Lawrence, though, as Lawrence arrived late and escaped his marker at the far post to net his 11th goal of the season.

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom: "I always say it, you only get what you deserve and we didn't kill them off, simple as that.

"Ipswich showed what they're all about, why they've not been beaten in so long because they're resolute and keep going to the very end, which I think we like to think we do.

"Our disappointment today is we didn't put the game to bed earlier. We prepared as well as we could for this game and in terms of what we wanted from a performance, we delivered it."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "It's the first thing I've stolen from here, actually. I was here a long time and never took a paper-clip, pen, piece of paper or anything else, but we burgled a point today.

"It's part of the game, the game goes for as long as the referee adds time on. We were poor today, they were much better.

"Did we deserve it? Did we hell, but I'll take it."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 17Yiadom
  • 4Roberts
  • 5MacDonald
  • 29Jones
  • 15Watkins
  • 36James
  • 6Scowen
  • 7Hammill
  • 20Bradshaw
  • 32ArmstrongSubstituted forR Williamsat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Moncur
  • 13Townsend
  • 18Jackson
  • 27Mowatt
  • 28R Williams
  • 34Hedges
  • 40Kent

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Chambers
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 12Spence
  • 37DiagouragaSubstituted forWardat 52'minutes
  • 8SkuseBooked at 45mins
  • 44HuwsSubstituted forPitmanat 84'minutes
  • 30KenlockSubstituted forSearsat 63'minutes
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 27Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 5Smith
  • 11Pitman
  • 17Bru
  • 18Ward
  • 20Sears
  • 28Moore
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
11,836

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home22
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home5
Away16

Live Text

Booking

Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Ipswich Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Ipswich Town 1. Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brett Pitman with a cross.

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Matthew James.

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Barnsley).

Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).

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

Offside, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick tries a through ball, but Brett Pitman is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Angus MacDonald.

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Brett Pitman replaces Emyr Huws.

Attempt missed. Matthew James (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

Attempt saved. Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Freddie Sears.

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Williams replaces Adam Armstrong.

Foul by Grant Ward (Ipswich Town).

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

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cole Skuse with a headed pass.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Gethin Jones.

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley).

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matthew James (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Marley Watkins (Barnsley) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears replaces Myles Kenlock.

Attempt blocked. Matthew James (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Matthew James (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

goal

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