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Barnsley 0-3 Aston Villa

Albert Adomah
Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah has now scored three goals in the past three games

Albert Adomah scored twice as Aston Villa beat Barnsley to earn only their second Championship win of the season.

The 29-year-old capitalised on a poor error by Tykes goalkeeper Adam Davies to tap into an empty net, before doubling Villa's lead from the spot after Keinan Davis was fouled.

Davis made it 3-0 after the break, heading home to spoil Barnsley's 130th anniversary celebrations at Oakwell.

Steve Bruce's side had drawn each of their last three games.

Villa, who move up to 13th in the table, also registered their first win away from Villa Park since March.

They were good value for their victory against a Barnsley side who are 20th after only two victories from their opening seven matches.

Adomah scored twice before half-time, the first under slightly fortuitous circumstances after Davies allowed a long ball forward to slip through his legs and the second a penalty confidently slotted into the top corner.

Davis, lively throughout, confirmed the result just before the hour mark, smartly heading Ahmed Elmohamady's cross into the bottom corner.

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom: "I thought Villa defended really well. They were very well organised. You could see they'd done a lot of work, but we competed right to the end.

"There were lots of good things, but we weren't a goal threat. There was a bit of belief missing.

"At half-time we knew a third goal would be everything in a game and they got it. Villa put the game to bed and had an easy half hour after that."

Villa boss Steve Bruce said: "We took our chances, that's three clean sheets in a row and unbeaten in six.

"It was a bit of everything. We have a nice mixture of youth and experience and things are coming on nicely.

"We have a nice blend and what we have to do now is put the results together and put a run together, which we are capable of doing. Let's build on this."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 2McCarthy
  • 18Jackson
  • 6Lindsay
  • 24Pearson
  • 4Williams
  • 7HammillBooked at 25mins
  • 20Potts
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forUgboat 45'minutes
  • 15BarnesSubstituted forHedgesat 45'minutes
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forThiamat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fryers
  • 8McGeehan
  • 13Townsend
  • 16Pinnock
  • 19Ugbo
  • 26Thiam
  • 34Hedges

Aston Villa

  • 1Johnstone
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 5Chester
  • 26Terry
  • 3Taylor
  • 7SnodgrassSubstituted forBjarnasonat 83'minutes
  • 6WhelanBooked at 76mins
  • 14HourihaneBooked at 90mins
  • 37Adomah
  • 22KodjiaSubstituted forOnomahat 61'minutes
  • 39DavisSubstituted forHoganat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Samba
  • 8Lansbury
  • 9Hogan
  • 13Steer
  • 18Onomah
  • 20Bjarnason
  • 21Hutton
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
14,633

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamAston Villa
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 0, Aston Villa 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Aston Villa 3.

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Hedges.

Booking

Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ike Ugbo (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa).

Joe Williams (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Terry (Aston Villa).

Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ike Ugbo (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mamadou Thiam.

Offside, Aston Villa. John Terry tries a through ball, but Birkir Bjarnason is caught offside.

Foul by Joe Williams (Barnsley).

Josh Onomah (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Birkir Bjarnason replaces Robert Snodgrass.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Glenn Whelan.

Ryan Hedges (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa).

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Albert Adomah.

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Offside, Aston Villa. Neil Taylor tries a through ball, but Scott Hogan is caught offside.

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

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Chester.

Booking

Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa).

Attempt missed. Scott Hogan (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Scott Hogan replaces Keinan Davis.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Keinan Davis (Aston Villa) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mamadou Thiam replaces Tom Bradshaw.

Foul by Adam Jackson (Barnsley).

Sam Johnstone (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Chester.

Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Neil Taylor (Aston Villa).

Attempt saved. Ike Ugbo (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross.

Foul by Joe Williams (Barnsley).

Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds85211431117
2Wolves8521138517
3Cardiff8521127517
4Preston843193615
5Ipswich7502128415
6Sheff Utd850386215
7Middlesbrough8422105514
8Bristol City83411510513
9Sheff Wed8341107313
10Nottm Forest84041113-212
11QPR83231212011
12Norwich8323812-411
13Aston Villa8242109110
14Fulham824287110
15Derby73131111010
16Millwall823311929
17Hull82241415-18
18Reading722367-18
19Burton8224615-98
20Barnsley7214811-37
21Sunderland8134712-56
22Brentford8044712-54
23Birmingham8116412-84
24Bolton8026416-122
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