League One
BarnsleyBarnsley1BurtonBurton Albion0

Barnsley 1-0 Burton Albion

Conor Hourihane
Conor Hourihane came off the bench before scoring the only goal from the penalty spot

Conor Hourihane's penalty gave Barnsley a narrow victory over Burton Albion.

Marc Roberts went close to giving the hosts an early lead before Burton's Abdenasser El Khayati twice threatened with low drives.

Substitute Hourihane won it from the spot after Josh Scowen had been brought down in the area by Damien McCrory.

Mark Duffy missed a great chance to level from inside the box before Brewers sub Timmy Thiele rattled the bar with a tremendous 30-yard shot.

Tykes boss Lee Johnson confirmed after the game that former Manchester City full-back Reece Wabara has joined the club on a short-term deal.

The 25-year-old left South Yorkshire rivals Doncaster at the end of last season.

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"The boys did well. The first 20 minutes I thought they had it difficult but after that we looked good. We were the better side. Their keeper worked a lot harder than our goalkeeper. I think our goalkeeper didn't have a save to make in the first half.

!They had a lot of ball possession but they didn't really create. I think we created a lot more. We get a penalty against and then it's always difficult because they don't need to come out. They can keep the ball and make it difficult for us."



Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Davies
  • 2Bree
  • 26Mawson
  • 4Roberts
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 3SmithSubstituted forCrowleyat 45'minutes
  • 7ScowenBooked at 50mins
  • 19Pearson
  • 20RothwellSubstituted forHourihaneat 54'minutes
  • 15Watkins
  • 9WinnallSubstituted forWilkinsonat 89'minutes


  • 8Hourihane
  • 10Williams
  • 13Townsend
  • 14Digby
  • 18Wilkinson
  • 21Crowley
  • 22Williams


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 15NaylorBooked at 28mins
  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 10AkinsSubstituted forBinnom-Williamsat 64'minutes
  • 8WeirSubstituted forPalmerat 80'minutes
  • 14McCrory
  • 21Duffy
  • 11El Khayati
  • 9BeavonSubstituted forThieleat 80'minutes


  • 7Reilly
  • 12Butcher
  • 19O'Connor
  • 20Thiele
  • 22Binnom-Williams
  • 23Palmer
  • 31Matthews
Jeremy Simpson

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBurton
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 1, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Burton Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Marc Roberts.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Conor Wilkinson replaces Sam Winnall.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Timmy Thiele (Burton Albion) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  9. Post update

    Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Matthew Palmer replaces Robbie Weir.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Stuart Beavon.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

  14. Post update

    Marc Roberts (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion).

  16. Post update

    Alfie Mawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Ben Pearson (Barnsley).

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.