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Barnsley 1-1 Queens Park Rangers

Harvey Barnes
Nineteen-year-old Harvey Barnes scored for the second time since joining Barnsley on loan from Leicester City last month

QPR needed a late equaliser as they secured a deserved point at Barnsley.

Harvey Barnes' stunning goal put gloss on an otherwise drab first half as he curled into the top corner from 20 yards out for the Tykes.

Adam Jackson's header almost doubled the lead before the break, before QPR sprang into life in the second half.

Jamie Mackie, Luke Freeman and Pawel Wszolek all went close for Rangers before Freeman fired in from 25 yards after cutting in from the wing.

Rangers slipped to 14th in the Championship as they failed to win for a sixth time in seven games, while Barnsley are now two points and one place above the relegation zone.

Alex Smithies made a great save from Chelsea loanee Ike Ugbo as Barnsley tried to double their lead eight minutes after the break, while he was also called upon to stop Adam Hammill's dipping volley 15 minutes later.

But it was Rangers who had most of the chances - almost levelling when late substitute Matt Smith had two good chances before Freeman's excellent equaliser.

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom:

"Performance-wise it was disappointing from my point of view and obviously the result as well.

"I still thought we were the better team in the first half, but we're nowhere near the levels we have been throughout the game. That was disappointing because we can control that.

"Obviously it's not what we're after, but upon reflection to play that poorly and be disappointed not to come away with three points shows we've come a long way."

QPR manager Ian Holloway:

"You've got to earn rewards and I thought we kept going and tried to change things to get back in it. Luckily, we managed to get this out-of-this world strike from Luke Freeman.

"I'm a bit frustrated though, to be honest, as we were better in our performance. I thought the lads played well, but I wanted my wingers to get inside their full-backs, where we should have scored two goals.

"Luckily enough, in the end, we pinned them back and we managed to get one. That being said, we've only got two points away from home all season and I can see why."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 2McCarthy
  • 18Jackson
  • 6Lindsay
  • 3Fryers
  • 4WilliamsBooked at 49mins
  • 7Hammill
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forMcGeehanat 71'minutes
  • 20PottsSubstituted forHedgesat 80'minutes
  • 15BarnesSubstituted forBradshawat 45'minutes
  • 19Ugbo

Substitutes

  • 5MacDonald
  • 8McGeehan
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 13Townsend
  • 24Pearson
  • 26Thiam
  • 34Hedges

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 20Baptiste
  • 15CaulkerBooked at 23minsSubstituted forSmithat 74'minutes
  • 18Robinson
  • 3Bidwell
  • 21LuongoBooked at 39mins
  • 11Scowen
  • 7Freeman
  • 22Wszolek
  • 12MackieSubstituted forLua Luaat 76'minutes
  • 34Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forWashingtonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Lynch
  • 9Washington
  • 14Manning
  • 17Smith
  • 26Lumley
  • 35Lua Lua
  • 36Wheeler
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
10,920

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.

Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley).

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Pawel Wszolek.

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley).

Kazenga Lua Lua (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley).

Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Hedges (Barnsley).

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kazenga Lua Lua with a cross.

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Hedges replaces Brad Potts.

Attempt missed. Kazenga Lua Lua (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Washington.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Kazenga Lua Lua replaces Jamie Mackie.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Steven Caulker.

Attempt missed. Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Liam Lindsay (Barnsley).

Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ike Ugbo (Barnsley).

Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Cameron McGeehan replaces George Moncur.

Attempt missed. Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Alex Smithies.

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Bradshaw with a headed pass.

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley).

Alex Baptiste (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Joe Williams (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ezekiel Fryers.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

Attempt blocked. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Williams.

Foul by Ike Ugbo (Barnsley).

Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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