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Barnsley 2-2 Bristol City

Kieffer Moore
Kieffer Moore's headed goal was his third since joining Barnsley in January

Josh Brownhill headed a late equaliser for play-off hopefuls Bristol City to deny Barnsley their first home win in the Championship since early November.

Kieffer Moore gave the home side an early lead when he beat goalkeeper Frank Fielding to a corner to head in.

Famara Diedhiou curled home a superb equaliser, but Brad Potts fired home from eight yards for Barnsley's second.

Midfielder Brownhill, though, had the final word as he scored with a looping header from Joe Bryan's cross.

City have not won away from home for 11 games, but remain seventh in the Championship table, while Barnsley will slip into the bottom three if Birmingham beat Ipswich on Saturday.

Jose Morais' side carved out the majority of the chances, both before and after Diedhiou's strike, with Fielding denying Potts early in the second half and then making two saves from Moore in the space of a minute with the score at 1-1.

It looked like they would register only their fourth home victory of the campaign when Moore cut the ball back for Potts to restore their advantage.

But Brownhill followed Aston Villa's Conor Hourihane and Josh Scowen of QPR, all three members of the Barnsley team that won the 2016 League One play-off final, in scoring vital goals against them since the start of 2018.

Barnsley boss Jose Morais told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I congratulated the players for their effort and the performance. I have the feeling that we will get the points that we want.

"We were in a good position to win but football is like this. Sometimes you deserve something else from the game and sometimes you have the opinion that decisions did not go in your favour.

"I believe in the quality of these players and they are starting to believe that something remarkable will happen."

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I thought it was a resilient point in the end. I didn't think we were at our best.

"I thought it was a difficult game. The pitch, conditions and environment were difficult, and Barnsley worked their socks off, so you have to give them credit.

"I thought we started a little bit poesy. We were a little bit slow to get on the front foot, and that was a little bit disappointing. It's quite difficult to come back from that."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 17Yiadom
  • 18Jackson
  • 6Lindsay
  • 3Fryers
  • 20PottsBooked at 79mins
  • 22Gardner
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forWilliamsat 61'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 11IsgroveSubstituted forHammillat 61'minutes
  • 19MooreSubstituted forMcCarthyat 88'minutes
  • 15McBurnie

Substitutes

  • 2McCarthy
  • 4Williams
  • 7Hammill
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 16Pinnock
  • 21Mahoney
  • 30Walton

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Pisano
  • 5WrightBooked at 6mins
  • 6Baker
  • 3Bryan
  • 8Brownhill
  • 21PackSubstituted forDjuricat 76'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 20PatersonSubstituted forKentat 65'minutes
  • 9Diedhiou
  • 14Reid

Substitutes

  • 12Walsh
  • 15Steele
  • 22Djuric
  • 25Kelly
  • 31Hegeler
  • 39Diony
  • 40Kent
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
12,236

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home23
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 2, Bristol City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Bristol City 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Joe Bryan.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Barnsley. Ezekiel Fryers tries a through ball, but Adam Hammill is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Liam Lindsay.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Barnsley 2, Bristol City 2. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Jason McCarthy replaces Kieffer Moore because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  11. Post update

    Delay in match Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ezekiel Fryers.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Milan Djuric (Bristol City).

  14. Post update

    Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Eros Pisano (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joe Williams (Barnsley).

  19. Booking

    Brad Potts (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Barnsley 2, Bristol City 1. Brad Potts (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieffer Moore with a cross.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves39267671343785
2Cardiff38247761322979
3Fulham392012768412772
4Aston Villa38209961372469
5Derby381614856381862
6Middlesbrough391881355381762
7Bristol City391614956441262
8Millwall3916131048371161
9Sheff Utd39187145244861
10Preston39151594941860
11Brentford391413125547855
12Leeds39158165254-253
13Ipswich38157164748-152
14Norwich391313134146-552
15QPR391211164556-1147
16Nottm Forest39137194356-1346
17Sheff Wed391014154553-844
18Hull38912175359-639
19Reading39912184557-1239
20Bolton39912183458-2439
21Barnsley39713193958-1934
22Birmingham3896232857-2933
23Sunderland39613204269-2731
24Burton3979232870-4230
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