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Scunthorpe United 0-1 Barnsley

Josh Scowen
Josh Scowen scored his first goal for Barnsley after joining from Wycombe Wanderers last month

Barnsley ended a run of seven straight away league defeats with a narrow win over Scunthorpe, despite Jean-Yves Mvoto's 55th-minute red card.

Paddy Madden twice went close for the hosts, while Conor Hourihane flashed a free-kick wide and had a shot saved.

Josh Scowen scored the game's only goal when he pounced on a defensive error to curl past goalkeeper Luke Daniels.

Mvoto was sent off for a second yellow card, but the Tykes held on to move up to 16th place.

Scunthorpe drop a place to 17th in League One, seven points above the relegation zone and five points off the play-off places.

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We weren't good enough tonight. Unfortunately we huffed and puffed but created a number of opportunities again and then we didn't take the chances.

"We spoke about the fact that the game could be decided on a horrendous goal against us and not to let that happen and guard against it.

"We weren't good enough to break them down, they sat in deep when they went down to 10 men and we just weren't good enough or creative enough to open them up which is disappointing."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 26Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 25Boyce
  • 6Canavan
  • 30WilliamsSubstituted forNolanat 43'minutes
  • 12BishopBooked at 33mins
  • 35OsbourneSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 64'minutes
  • 9Madden
  • 22O'NeilSubstituted forEvansat 73'minutes
  • 34Hopper
  • 10van Veen

Substitutes

  • 2Nolan
  • 15Evans
  • 16Adelakun
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 29Wootton
  • 32Llera
  • 39Anyon

Barnsley

  • 12Davies
  • 6Cranie
  • 15MvotoBooked at 56mins
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 20Smith
  • 31O'SullivanSubstituted forHolgateat 59'minutes
  • 7Scowen
  • 36PearsonBooked at 74mins
  • 32Bailey
  • 8HourihaneSubstituted forBerryat 90+3'minutes
  • 41WaringSubstituted forOatesat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Berry
  • 10Hemmings
  • 18Oates
  • 24Dibble
  • 27Holgate
  • 33Lita
  • 37Lalkovic
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
3,508

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Barnsley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Barnsley 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Rhys Oates replaces George Waring.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Luke Berry replaces Conor Hourihane.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mason Holgate (Barnsley).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Josh Scowen.

  10. Post update

    Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by James Bailey (Barnsley).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

    George Waring (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

  15. Post update

    Mason Holgate (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Booking

    Ben Pearson (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Martin Cranie (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Adam Davies.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City32207561303167
2MK Dons32188666313562
3Swindon32186859352460
4Preston31178647281959
5Sheff Utd3115794536952
6Bradford31129104136545
7Doncaster32129113940-145
8Fleetwood32128123233-144
9Oldham311110104144-343
10Chesterfield32119124444042
11Gillingham32119124649-342
12Port Vale32126144145-442
13Rochdale301251352421041
14Walsall321011113334-141
15Peterborough32125153843-541
16Barnsley32125154248-641
17Scunthorpe31117134347-440
18Notts County31108133339-638
19Crewe32115163255-2338
20Colchester3297163953-1434
21Coventry31712123243-1133
22Crawley3289153456-2233
23Leyton Orient3188154148-732
24Yeovil3278172547-2229
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