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Summary

  1. FT: Barnsley 3-2 Leeds
  2. Kent shot on turn & Hourihane free-kick give Tykes lead
  3. Bradshaw equalises for Barnsley with header
  4. Wood taps in and adds penalty for Leeds
  5. Newcastle, Wigan, Huddersfield, Norwich, Derby, Cardiff & Forest win
  6. QPR 1-1 Fulham in early Championship game
  7. League One leaders Sheff Utd draw with Gillingham
  8. Doncaster & Plymouth win at top of League Two

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By Josh Hunt

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Ryan Kent celebrates goal for Barnsley
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So that brings an end to today's EFL action, and what a day it has been.

After five-goal thrillers at Derby and Barnsley, vitals wins for Nottingham Forest and Wigan plus Preston battling back to draw at Aston Villa, there have been plenty of talking points in the Championship.

It has also been another good day for in-form Fleetwood Town in League One and the top two in League Two, Doncaster and Plymouth.

Thanks for joining us and, wherever you are, have a good weekend.

We'll see you on Tuesday night when the EFL party rolls on.

'Naive defending'

Reaction: Aston Villa 2-2 Preston

Talking of Aston Villa, after his side's 2-2 draw at home to Preston, having led 2-0 at half-time, Villa boss Steve Bruce told BBC WM 95.6:

"We're frustrated because it is arguably the best we've played.

"Unfortunately, when (debutant Henri) Lansbury tired - and you could see he influence on the team - we let them back into it.

"We had opportunities to make it three. We should have seen it through.

"We were naive it our defending. We were still bombing forward when we were 2-0 up."

FT: Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

Conor Hourihane's free-kick might have been the pick of the three Barnsley goals.

The Tykes captain is rumoured to be in line for a move to Aston Villa - he spoke to Sky Sports after tonight's game:

"It's a fantastic club Aston Villa, when a manager like Steve Bruce comes looking for you, it does turn your head a little bit," the 25-year-old said.

FT: Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

That win was Barnsley's first in four games in all competitions, and they're now just four points outside the play-off places.

Leeds meanwhile are nine points outside the automatic promotion places - are their hopes of a top-two finish now over?

FULL-TIME: Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

Tom Bradshaw
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Barnsley hold on to make it five wins in their past six league games against Leeds.

Two goals from Chris Wood, the second from the penalty spot after a dubious decision from referee Mike Dean, weren't enough from the visitors, who miss out on the chance to go back into third place.

Tom Bradshaw, Ryan Kent and Conor Hourihane got the goals for Barnsley, who are back up to eighth.

Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

Barnsley take some time off the clock, bringing Ryan Williams off the bench for the final stages, with Adam Armstrong taken off.

The Tykes have it in the left-hand corner - I can't imagine they'll be swinging any crosses in from here.

Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

Surely the equaliser... No!

Kemar Roofe is completely unmarked at the back post, but he can't divert the ball goalwards with his chest as it deflects ever so slightly off the head of a Barnsley defender.

Just two minutes left now.

Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

Pablo Hernandez tries to wiggle free and make space for a shot on the edge of the Barnsley box, but he can't escape the attention of Josh Scowen, who pinches the ball away before buying the foul from Hernandez.

They're into five minutes of added time now.

Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

Another corner for Leeds - this one is too close to Adam Davies, who comes out to catch it under little pressure.

Barnsley struggled with their defending against set-pieces in the first half, but they've been solid as a rock in the second 45 minutes.

Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

A necessary attacking move for Leeds, winger Stuart Dallas coming on for holding midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

Barnsley haven't looked in any danger since Leeds reduced the deficit to one goal. Dallas has just five minutes to change that.

Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

Leeds are turning the screw a little more as the game enters its final stages, but Barnsley see off two corners.

Garry Monk still has two substitutions left. Surely he can't wait too much longer to make a change?

Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

That was unfortunately the last we'll see from Tom Bradshaw, who has impressed with his movement tonight.

On comes Adam Hammill for the remaining ten minutes or so, plus whatever time Mike Dean decides to add after the 90 minutes are up.

Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

Fewer than 15 minutes now for Leeds to rescue something from this match, but it's Barnsley who are continuing to apply more of the pressure.

Rob Green has to react sharply to deny Tom Bradshaw a second goal as he dives at the striker's feet. 

Bradshaw is hurt in the collision. Hopefully he's able to carry on.

Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

Conor Hourihane
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Appeals for a penalty from Barnsley as Josh Scowen is felled by Eunan O'Kane on the edge of the Leeds box.

The foul was outside the area, and United escape with conceding just a free-kick, with a yellow card shown to O'Kane.

Conor Hourihane tries to repeat his earlier heroics with the free-kick, but he sends this effort over the bar. 

GOAL: Barnsley 3-2 Leeds

Chris Wood

Chris Wood steps up and drills the penalty past Adam Davies, his 19th goal of the season.

The replays show the handball was clearly outside the area - it's at least a yard out of it - but Mike Dean waves away the protests.

Paul Heckingbottom will be fuming if that decision ends up costing Barnsley any points.

Penalty to Leeds

Barnsley 3-1 Leeds

Marc Roberts handballs in the Barnsley area, and Leeds have a chance to get back into the game...

Barnsley 3-1 Leeds

Perhaps Tom Bradshaw will be the man to take the departed Sam Winnall's mantle as Barnsley's leading attacking threat?

The Welshman has struggled for goals since signing from Walsall, but his record with the Saddlers shows how much of a threat he can be when he's on form.

He's shown good movement all game long tonight, and with Ryan Kent in sterling form on the wing, he's getting plenty of chances too.

Barnsley 3-1 Leeds

Still Barnsley press, with Tom Bradshaw heading over from James Bree's cross from the right.

Bradshaw, not for the first time, got ahead of Leeds centre-back Kyle Bartley with apparent ease. 

How the visitors are missing the suspended Pontus Jansson's presence at the back tonight.

Barnsley 3-1 Leeds

It's hard to believe this is the same Leeds team which beat Derby last weekend - they've been outplayed by Barnsley tonight.

Garry Monk makes his first change as he attempts to salvage something from the match, a straight swap with Eunan O'Kane coming on for Ronaldo Vieira in central midfield.

GOAL - Barnsley 3-1 Leeds

Conor Hourihane

If this isthe last game in a Barnsley shirt for Conor Hourihane, what a way that is to say goodbye.

Kemar Roofe concedes a free-kick about 25 yards out, which Aston Villa target Hourihane whips left-footed into the top corner of the Leeds goal.

That is as good a free-kick as you're ever likely to see at this level. Unstoppable.

Barnsley 2-1 Leeds

Leeds have plenty of attacking options on the bench, but they have to tighten up at the back or this game will get away from them quickly.

Barnsley will be up to eighth in the table if they can hold onto this lead at full-time. 

GOAL - Barnsley 2-1 Leeds

Ryan Kent

Ryan Kent
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Barnsley have turned the game around, and they deservedly lead in front of their home fans at Oakwell.

It's all about Ryan Kent, who controls the ball on his chest just inside the box, spins around full-back Lewie Coyle and fires low across the goal and into the bottom corner with his left-foot.

Stunning finish from the on-loan Liverpool winger.

Barnsley 1-1 Leeds

Back under way at Oakwell, as Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane kicks the second half off.

Just 45 minutes to find a winner and earn some Yorkshire derby bragging rights.

HT: Barnsley 1-1 Leeds

The second half is fast approaching, so might we see any changes to the teams as they emerge from the dressing room?

Barnsley were clearly on top towards the end of the first 45 minutes, but injuries and suspension mean Leeds have very few defensive options on the bench for Garry Monk to turn to.

It's hard to imagine Paul Heckingbottom will look to alter Barnsley's line-up, though Adam Hammill looms as a creative force to bring on if the scores are still level after the hour mark.

'We exchanged a few words'

Reaction: Aston Villa 2-2 Preston

After his side battled back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Villa Park, Preston boss Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"In the first half we were as bad as we have been over the past few weeks - we didn't do the basics right. We didn't lay a glove on them.

"We exchanged a few words at half-time and then you saw the proper team come out in the second half.

"They reacted to the criticism that I gave them at half-time.

"It was great character from us. We might have knicked a 3-2 win, which would have been very greedy."

'It was just a question of time'

Reaction: Newcastle 4-0 Rotherham

Rafael Benitez
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After his side eventually strolled to a 4-0 home win over bottom-of-the-table Rotherham to reclaim top spot in the Championship, Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez told BBC Radio 5 live:

"We needed to settle down - the first goal gave us some confidence.

"We had control and then it was just a question of time."

The Magpies had been held by Rotherham until Daryl Murphy's goal deep into first-half stoppage time broke the deadlock.

Half-time: Barnsley 1-1 Leeds

Chris Wood scores for Leeds against Barnsley
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Barnsley finished the half strongly and are deservedly level at the break, after Chris Wood had put Leeds ahead against the run of play early on.

The Tykes could have been in front as well, as Angus MacDonald guides a header wide with the last touch of the half.

The second half should be a belter. Excellent entertainment so far.

GOAL - Barnsley 1-1 Leeds

Tom Bradshaw

And now Barnsley are level!

Leeds switch off at the back, as a free-kick is taken short to Adam Armstrong on the right.

Armstrong, in acres of space, dinks a cross into the box, where Tom Bradshaw gets in front his marker to guide a header into the net. Lovely finish.

Barnsley 0-1 Leeds

Big chance for Barnsley!

Ryan Kent drifts another beautiful delivery into the box from a free-kick on the left, but Marc Roberts gets too much on his header and sends the ball high and wide of goal.

Kent, much like Pablo Hernandez for Leeds, has been outstanding with his set-pieces.

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The Razer: 8 straight league defeats....says it all LJ Out & Rowett In please Mr Lansdown.

It's also 11 league losses in 12 for Bristol City which has left them two points above the Championship relegation zone.

Barnsley 0-1 Leeds

It's got a bit scrappy towards the end of this first half, with the two sides more or less cancelling each other out.

Barnsley get chance to put the ball into the box from a free-kick, but they take it short to debutant Gethin Jones, whose cross fails to beat the first man.

Barnsley 0-1 Leeds

Leeds pose a major threat from corners, with Barnsley keeper Adam Davies fortunate to get away with a mistake as he flaps at a Pablo Hernandez delivery and misses it completely.

Shortly after though, Barnsley craft a chance of their own, as Ryan Kent's inswinging free-kick picks out Angus MacDonald.

He makes clean contact with his head, but Rob Green gets down to make a comfortable save.

Championship catch-up

Barnsley 0-1 Leeds

Leeds started this game far below their best, but they've got back to their usual levels of play since taking the lead. 

Barnsley are tested by a long string of corners, all of which are defended safely.

Tom Bradshaw and Adam Armstrong haven't seen much of the ball up front for the Tykes in the past 15 minutes. Perhaps a change of system will be in order at half-time if things don't change soon?

Barnsley 0-1 Leeds

Liam Bridcutt's shot is deflected behind for a Leeds corner, and Chris Wood's header from it is cleared away off the line.

This is a really good game on the pitch, though it's being marred by a little trouble off it.

The two sets of fans had to be separated following Wood's goal, and the police are in the stands again to stop a further flare up. 

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Pete Fairbairn: An early goal certainly helps when you've stayed up all night to watch at 5am in Sydney - go on Woody!

Barnsley 0-1 Leeds

If Chris Wood stays healthy, Leeds are a real danger in the Championship this season.

The New Zealand striker has scored 14 more goals than any of his team-mates, and his side are within touching distance of the automatic promotion spots as it stands.

How do Barnsley respond from here?

GOAL - Barnsley 0-1 Leeds

Chris Wood

Leeds take the lead with their first chance of the game.

Pablo Hernandez swings the corner in, and Chris Wood meets it with his shin to score his 18th goal of the season.

Barnsley won't believe they're behind. They'd been much the better team up to that point.

Barnsley 0-0 Leeds

It's hard not to be impressed with this performance from Barnsley, who have looked solid at the back and lively up front against one of the Championship's form teams.

The only question you'd might ask is where the goalscorers are in this side now Sam Winnall has gone. 

Their front pair tonight, Adam Armstrong and Tom Bradshaw, have combined for just seven goals in 43 games this season. 

Barnsley 0-0 Leeds

A terrific drilled cross from Adam Armstrong on the left almost opens up an opportunity for Barnsley, but so far Leeds' makeshift centre-back pairing are holding up well.

The visitors have yet to craft a chance of their own in the opening stages - not much for their large contingent of travelling fans to get excited about. 

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