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Barnsley 0-2 Leeds United

Samuel Saiz
Samuel Saiz opened the scoring at Oakwell, his ninth Championship goal of the season.

First-half goals from Samuel Saiz and Ezgjan Alioski helped Leeds United to a comfortable Championship victory over Yorkshire rivals Barnsley.

Leeds, beaten 4-1 by leaders Wolves on Tuesday, went ahead when Saiz squeezed a shot through goalkeeper Adam Davies.

Alioski doubled their lead with a rare moment of quality in an otherwise scrappy game, curling in from 18 yards.

The Tykes, who took an hour to muster their first shot on target, slipped to a second successive home defeat.

Paul Heckingbottom's side struggled for creativity throughout and never looked likely to break down a resolute Leeds defence.

Visiting goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald was relatively untroubled having been recalled to the side in place of Andy Lonergan following the midweek loss at Molineux.

They may even have put the game to bed sooner, but Caleb Ekuban could only fire into the side netting after Pablo Hernandez's brilliant pass had sent him clear.

Prior to the 15:00 GMT matches, Leeds moved up to eighth in the table, level on points with sixth-placed Middlesbrough.

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 17Yiadom
  • 5MacDonald
  • 6Lindsay
  • 3Fryers
  • 4Williams
  • 7HammillBooked at 75minsSubstituted forHedgesat 76'minutes
  • 20Potts
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forGardnerat 45'minutesBooked at 48mins
  • 15BarnesBooked at 15minsSubstituted forUgboat 45'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw

Substitutes

  • 2McCarthy
  • 8McGeehan
  • 19Ugbo
  • 22Gardner
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 30Walton
  • 34Hedges

Leeds

  • 13Wiedwald
  • 2AylingBooked at 15mins
  • 18JanssonBooked at 3mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 28Berardi
  • 14O'KaneSubstituted forShaughnessyat 58'minutes
  • 23Phillips
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forGrotat 88'minutes
  • 21Sáiz
  • 19HernándezBooked at 53mins
  • 45EkubanSubstituted forRoofeat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lonergan
  • 5Pennington
  • 7Roofe
  • 8Anita
  • 11Grot
  • 24Sacko
  • 35Shaughnessy
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
16,399

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away12
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 0, Leeds United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Leeds United 2.

Offside, Barnsley. Ezekiel Fryers tries a through ball, but Ike Ugbo is caught offside.

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

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Leeds United).

Attempt blocked. Jay-Roy Grot (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ike Ugbo.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Hedges (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ike Ugbo.

Attempt saved. Ryan Hedges (Barnsley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jay-Roy Grot replaces Ezgjan Alioski.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Angus MacDonald.

Attempt blocked. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kemar Roofe with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Kemar Roofe replaces Caleb Ekuban.

Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz with a cross.

Attempt saved. Gary Gardner (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Yiadom.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Hedges replaces Adam Hammill.

Booking

Adam Hammill (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

Caleb Ekuban (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Attempt blocked. Ezekiel Fryers (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Williams.

Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Adam Hammill.

Offside, Barnsley. Brad Potts tries a through ball, but Andy Yiadom is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andy Yiadom with a cross.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Adam Hammill.

Attempt blocked. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Hand ball by Joe Williams (Barnsley).

Hand ball by Joe Williams (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Angus MacDonald (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ezekiel Fryers with a cross following a set piece situation.

Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves19142340172344
2Cardiff18114325131237
3Sheff Utd19121632211137
4Aston Villa19105428171135
5Bristol City1997330201034
6Derby189542920932
7Middlesbrough198562418629
8Leeds199282924529
9Nottm Forest189092627-127
10Ipswich188283028226
11Sheff Wed196852321226
12Fulham196852524126
13Preston196852221126
14Norwich196671723-624
15Brentford185852624223
16QPR185672026-621
17Barnsley185582325-220
18Reading185582023-320
19Millwall194781920-119
20Hull194693235-318
21Birmingham1944111028-1816
22Sunderland192892535-1014
23Burton1935111237-2514
24Bolton1927101636-2013
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