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Barnsley 1-2 Burton Albion

Jose Morais
Jose Morais has managed in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and Greece

Burton moved off the bottom of the Championship table with victory over fellow strugglers Barnsley.

The Reds, under new boss Jose Morais for the first time, fell behind inside the first minute when Jamie Allen hammered a powerful shot into the top corner from outside the penalty area.

Jacob Davenport's terrific free-kick made it 2-0 just before the interval.

Kieffer Moore gave the hosts hope when he touched in Dani Pinillos' shot to pull a goal back, but Burton held on.

The Tykes, without a win since 1 January, thought they had grabbed a dramatic last-minute equaliser only for Mamadou Thiam's effort to be ruled out for offside.

A comeback had looked highly improbable when Man City loanee Davenport scored his first league goal in the final minute of the first half to complement Allen's fine strike after just 57 seconds.

However, Morais will have been encouraged by his side's second half showing with Tom Naylor clearing Oli McBurnie's shot off the line brilliantly and Gary Gardner forcing a fine save from Brewers goalkeeper Stephen Bywater before Pinillos scored.

The Portuguese takes his new side to Birmingham on Saturday while Burton, who are now one point above the Tykes, host Millwall.

Barnsley manager Jose Morais:

"It was a very good performance in the second half and I really believe that we're in a good direction and we will achieve what we want.

"There are players with quality enough to change the situation that we are in.

"The less good thing was that we conceded two goals in the first half. We gave space to the opponents and we weren't effective enough to have control and create chances in the first half."

Burton Albion coach Andy Garner:

"We deserved it tonight, especially with the first-half performance. We are absolutely delighted with the result.

"It was a game of two halves. We knew there would be a response in the second half and 45 minutes was a long time hanging in there.

"It was total bombardment, but thankfully we got the three points.

"Perhaps they were a little shocked at how well we played in the first 15 minutes. That's as good as we've played for a long, long time."

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Townsend
  • 17Yiadom
  • 5Mills
  • 6Lindsay
  • 23Pinillos
  • 11IsgroveSubstituted forThiamat 45'minutes
  • 22Gardner
  • 4WilliamsBooked at 55mins
  • 7HammillSubstituted forPottsat 57'minutes
  • 15McBurnie
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forMooreat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 10Moncur
  • 12Cavare
  • 18Jackson
  • 19Moore
  • 20Potts
  • 26Thiam

Burton

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Bywater
  • 10AkinsBooked at 74mins
  • 15NaylorBooked at 62mins
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 50mins
  • 11Dyer
  • 19Davenport
  • 20Samuelsen
  • 4AllenBooked at 88minsSubstituted forVarneyat 88'minutes
  • 21Akpan
  • 26SbarraSubstituted forBuxtonat 84'minutes
  • 27BoyceSubstituted forBentat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Murphy
  • 9Bent
  • 14McCrory
  • 16Varney
  • 23Buxton
  • 24Campbell
  • 25Barker
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
11,774

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home20
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 1, Burton Albion 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Burton Albion 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Barnsley. Brad Potts tries a through ball, but Gary Gardner is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kieffer Moore (Barnsley).

  5. Post update

    Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Williams.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Mills with a headed pass.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Luke Varney replaces Jamie Allen.

  13. Booking

    Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Allen (Burton Albion).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Jake Buxton replaces Joe Sbarra.

  17. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Jacob Davenport (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Barnsley 1, Burton Albion 2. Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  20. Booking

    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

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2Cardiff32187748272161
3Aston Villa33179749301960
4Derby321610648262258
5Fulham321510754361855
6Bristol City32141174738953
7Sheff Utd32164124638852
8Middlesbrough331561243311251
9Preston33121564032851
10Brentford331311950401050
11Millwall331112103935445
12Leeds32136134441345
13Ipswich32136134442245
14Norwich32129113235-345
15QPR33109143646-1039
16Sheff Wed33813123540-537
17Nottm Forest33114183651-1537
18Reading3289153542-733
19Bolton3389162951-2233
20Birmingham3386192249-2730
21Hull32611154350-729
22Burton3378182659-3329
23Barnsley32610163147-1628
24Sunderland33511173458-2426
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