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Leeds United 2-1 Barnsley

Kyle Bartley scores for Leeds
Leeds scored more than once in a Championship game for just the fourth time this season

Leeds won for the fifth time in six games as they beat Barnsley in a Yorkshire derby at Elland Road.

Kyle Bartley bundled home a corner as the home side took the lead against the run of play in the first half.

Pablo Hernandez shot wide for the home side from the edge of the box before doubling the lead as he calmly slotted home after a long ball.

Barnsley pulled one back as Leeds defender Charlie Taylor turned Cole Kpekawa's cross into his own net.

Listen to Leeds United boss Garry Monk speaking to BBC Radio Leeds

Listen to Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield

Both clubs played for the first time since Barnsley assistant manager Tommy Wright and Leeds owner Massimo Cellino were named in the Daily Telegraph's investigation into alleged corruption in football.

Wright was sacked on Thursday over claims he took cash for trying to engineer certain transfers - a claim he "categorically denied".

Cellino, meanwhile, was filmed offering undercover reporters, posing as an investment firm, a way to get around FA and Fifa third-party ownership rules. Leeds said the claims were a "non story".

On the field, neither side made the goalkeepers work hard until Bartley got away from Sam Winnall and on to the end of Hernandez's corner.

Hernandez should have doubled the lead early in the second half when he shot just wide from the edge of the area after a defensive mix-up, but made amends four minutes later when he finished well after Eunan O'Kane's long ball.

Chris Wood spurned two great chances to put the game beyond doubt before Taylor's own goal set up a tense finale as Barnsley looked for a winner.

The Tykes stay 10th in the division while Leeds move up to 11th, behind their opponents on goal difference.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk:

"The way we started the second half - that first 20 minutes - was some of the best football we've played. We looked so aggressive and threatening all the time.

"We got the second goal and at that point you can sense blood. We should have got the third that would have killed the game but for one moment we switched off.

"Overall we're very pleased with the result and with the way this period of games has gone.

"It's a shame the international break has come. The last one we went in with a loss and felt it had come at the right time, but now we want the games to keep coming."

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom:

"It's not been a nice week.

"We just got on with it and tried to win, but it's not been nice.

"It was never in doubt that the players would give me application, effort and keep on doing what we do. That's what's brought us success and that's what we'll keep relying on.

"But there's definitely more positives than negatives from that performance."

Jamie Clapham
Ex-Ipswich Town defender Jamie Clapham (centre) was in the Barnsley dugout for the first time

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Green
  • 2Ayling
  • 5Bartley
  • 18Jansson
  • 21TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 14O'Kane
  • 23Phillips
  • 24SackoSubstituted forAntonssonat 75'minutes
  • 19HernándezSubstituted forRoofeat 84'minutes
  • 15DallasSubstituted forVieiraat 89'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 6Cooper
  • 7Roofe
  • 10Antonsson
  • 12Silvestri
  • 25Vieira
  • 27Mowatt
  • 31Coyle

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 17Yiadom
  • 4Roberts
  • 5MacDonald
  • 19Kpekawa
  • 40KentSubstituted forBradshawat 82'minutes
  • 8Hourihane
  • 6Scowen
  • 7Hammill
  • 32ArmstrongSubstituted forWatkinsat 65'minutes
  • 9Winnall

Substitutes

  • 3White
  • 11Lee
  • 13Townsend
  • 15Watkins
  • 18Jackson
  • 20Bradshaw
  • 29Morsy
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
27,350

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 2, Barnsley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Barnsley 1.

Offside, Barnsley. Josh Scowen tries a through ball, but Sam Winnall is caught offside.

Booking

Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Ronaldo Vieira replaces Stuart Dallas.

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley).

Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Leeds United).

Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

Robert Green (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Hourihane.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Eunan O'Kane.

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Bradshaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Kemar Roofe replaces Pablo Hernández.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Tom Bradshaw replaces Ryan Kent.

Offside, Barnsley. Marc Roberts tries a through ball, but Marley Watkins is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Attempt saved. Marcus Antonsson (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a through ball.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Andy Yiadom.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Marcus Antonsson replaces Hadi Sacko.

Goal!

Own Goal by Charlie Taylor, Leeds United. Leeds United 2, Barnsley 1.

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnsley).

Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Angus MacDonald (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Marley Watkins replaces Adam Armstrong.

Ryan Kent (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pablo Hernández (Leeds United).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Cole Kpekawa.

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnsley).

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Hadi Sacko following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Hadi Sacko.

goal

As It Stood

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1Huddersfield11812148625
2Norwich117222115623
3Newcastle1171322101222
4Brighton11632147721
5Bristol City116231912720
6Birmingham11551149520
7Brentford11533189918
8Reading115331215-318
9Sheff Wed115241314-117
10Barnsley115152116516
11Leeds115151213-116
12Wolves114341514115
13QPR114341417-315
14Fulham113531013-314
15Burton113441616013
16Ipswich1134489-113
17Preston114161214-213
18Nottm Forest113351922-312
19Aston Villa111731012-210
20Derby11245610-410
21Wigan112361214-29
22Blackburn112271220-88
23Cardiff11227819-118
24Rotherham111371125-146
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