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Barnsley 0-1 Bournemouth

Steve Cook

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook scored late into injury-time to dent Barnsley's Championship survival hopes.

The Tykes remain bottom of the table and three points from safety following this agonising defeat.

Martin Woods and Marcus Pedersen missed good opportunities for the hosts.

Matt Ritchie gave them a warning when he hit the woodwork and Cook made them pay in the 94th minute when he turned in the rebound after his effort from a corner was blocked.

The Yorkshire side remain three points behind 21st-placed Charlton, having played two games more, with 20th-placed Birmingham another five points ahead.

Barnsley started brightly with Chris O'Grady heading straight at Lee Camp within the opening 60 seconds.

Andrew Surman missed a good chance for the visitors, before Woods failed to take advantage of Camp's punch by missing an unguarded net.

After the break Pedersen saw a header saved by Camp before slicing a shot wide. He then missed another good chance when he fired off target following O'Grady's lay-off.

The Cherries had the better chances in the closing stages with Ritchie hitting the bar from distance, Tommy Elphick forcing a save and then Ritchie going close again from close range.

And they got their winner when Cook beat Luke Steele at the second attempt.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson:

"It's a very cruel game at times. When you find yourself in the position that we're in, you just want to have a stroke of luck at times and it went against us.

"Thankfully, we're still in the fight and still in the mix. If we can show this commitment and desire for the rest of the games, we'll have a chance.

"It's tough but it's not something that fazes us. We're going to have a real good go at it."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"Barnsley started the game well and had a couple of chances but overall I thought we were the dominant team and had more chances.

"It pleases me no end to get clean sheets because it's not something we've been associated with this year, but that has been a real improvement in the side in recent weeks.

"If the season finished now, I'd say that we'd achieved our objective. We're in a good position to move forward with a young team to get better next year."

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Steele
  • 12HuntBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCywkaat 45'minutes
  • 4Kennedy
  • 8Dawson
  • 3RamageSubstituted forMvotoat 83'minutes
  • 5NyatangaBooked at 80mins
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 11WoodsSubstituted forMellisat 78'minutes
  • 10O'Grady
  • 20Pedersen
  • 16Jennings

Substitutes

  • 9Proschwitz
  • 14Lawrence
  • 19Cywka
  • 21Mellis
  • 22Mvoto
  • 31Turner
  • 42McCourt

Bournemouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 42Camp
  • 2Francis
  • 14Harte
  • 32O'Kane
  • 5Elphick
  • 3S Cook
  • 30RitchieBooked at 45mins
  • 4Surman
  • 9Grabban
  • 18Kermorgant
  • 20Fraser

Substitutes

  • 1Allsop
  • 7Pugh
  • 8Arter
  • 10Pitman
  • 15A Smith
  • 22Ward
  • 28Rantie
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
9,392

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home12
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home6
Away13
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 0, Bournemouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Bournemouth 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Barnsley 0, Bournemouth 1. Steve Cook (Bournemouth) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ian Harte with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jean-Yves Mvoto.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Yann Kermorgant with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marcus Pedersen (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Steele.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Stephen Dawson (Barnsley).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Jean-Yves Mvoto replaces Peter Ramage because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match Peter Ramage (Barnsley) because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Grabban with a cross.

  17. Booking

    Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley).

  20. Post update

    Offside, Barnsley. Luke Steele tries a through ball, but Chris O'Grady is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester36256569343581
2Burnley372113362313176
3Derby37199965432266
4QPR37199946321466
5Wigan361881050351562
6Reading3716111058421659
7Nottm Forest37141585546957
8Brighton361511103930956
9Ipswich371412114842654
10Blackburn361311124445-150
11Bournemouth371310144552-749
12Watford3612121253431048
13Leeds36138155052-247
14Middlesbrough371015124541445
15Sheff Wed371112144643345
16Huddersfield37128174751-444
17Bolton37914144854-641
18Blackpool371011163252-2041
19Doncaster371010173354-2140
20Birmingham37910184453-937
21Charlton34711162544-1932
22Millwall37711193364-3132
23Yeovil37710203557-2231
24Barnsley36611193163-3229
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