League One
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Barnsley 1-0 Peterborough United

George Williams wins it late for Barnsley against Peterborough
George Williams scored his first goal of the season to claim a late win for Barnsley

George Williams scored a late winner to secure a vital three points for Barnsley against Peterborough in their pursuit of a League One play-off spot.

The win moved Barnsley level on points with sixth-placed Gillingham.

Posh were reduced to 10 men when Chris Forrester picked up two bookings in the space of 20 first-half seconds.

Ben Alnwick looked to have denied the hosts the win with a string of fine saves before Williams nodded in Adam Hammill's cross with seconds to go.

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 7Scowen
  • 4Roberts
  • 26Mawson
  • 22Williams
  • 34IsgroveSubstituted forChapmanat 65'minutes
  • 11Brownhill
  • 8HourihaneBooked at 40mins
  • 20Hammill
  • 24ToneySubstituted forFletcherat 59'minutes
  • 9Winnall

Substitutes

  • 5Nyatanga
  • 12McCourt
  • 13Townsend
  • 18Fletcher
  • 19Khan
  • 25Tuton
  • 32Chapman

Peterborough

  • 1AlnwickBooked at 88mins
  • 6Baldwin
  • 8BostwickBooked at 45mins
  • 12Almeida SantosSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 90+3'minutes
  • 18Fox
  • 7Taylor
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forAngolat 45'minutes
  • 16Beautyman
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forZakuaniat 45'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 39Coulthirst
  • 33ForresterBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 5Zakuani
  • 14Tyler
  • 22Da Silva Lopes
  • 24Angol
  • 36Samuelsen
  • 41Williams
  • 42Nabi
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
8,886

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 1, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Peterborough United 0.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Andrew Fox.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes replaces Ricardo Santos.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Peterborough United 0. George Williams (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

Booking

Ben Alnwick (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Harry Chapman (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Harry Chapman (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.

Foul by Harry Chapman (Barnsley).

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley).

Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Andrew Fox (Peterborough United).

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

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by George Williams (Barnsley).

Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Barnsley).

Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Harry Chapman replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc Roberts (Barnsley).

Attempt saved. Lloyd Isgrove (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Marc Roberts.

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ashley Fletcher replaces Ivan Toney.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Lloyd Isgrove (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan432215673403381
2Burton432391152361678
3Walsall422112961431875
4Millwall432191365471872
5Bradford432011124840871
6Gillingham4319121267491869
7Barnsley432161664511369
8Rochdale431811146354965
9Sheff Utd431811146354965
10Scunthorpe431811145547865
11Coventry4317121462461663
12Port Vale431711155251162
13Southend431611165556-159
14Peterborough43176207367657
15Bury431512165265-1357
16Swindon431410195869-1152
17Oldham431118144353-1051
18Chesterfield43148215567-1250
19Fleetwood431114184953-447
20Shrewsbury421211195168-1747
21Blackpool43129223954-1545
22Doncaster431012214561-1642
23Colchester43912225492-3839
24Crewe43613244379-3631
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