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Barnsley 2-0 Brentford

Dean Smith
Dean Smith's Brentford can no longer achieve a place in the play-offs

Barnsley moved out of the Championship relegation zone with one game remaining thanks to a hard-fought win that ended visitors Brentford's play-off hopes.

Kieffer Moore opened the scoring against the run of play when his attempted cross went in off the post.

After the break, Oliver McBurnie's far-post header from a corner doubled the hosts' lead, helping them towards only their third win since New Year's Day.

Brentford's top-six chances were ended as Derby took a point at Aston Villa.

Barnsley could have been relegated on Saturday if they had failed to win, depending on other results, but they will now start the final day of the season outside the drop zone on goal difference.

The Tykes stayed level on points with rivals Burton Albion, as they both leapfrogged Bolton Wanderers - who lost 2-0 to the Brewers.

But Barnsley will now avoid the drop if they match or better both Burton and Bolton's results away at Derby on Sunday, 6 May.

Brentford, who put a lot of pressure on the home defence but were ultimately disappointing, only managing two shots on target, slipped to ninth in the table.

Bottom of the Championship table
Five sides go into the final day of the Championship season knowing they could be relegated to League One

Barnsley boss Jose Morais:

"Today the team showed what I expect them to show.

"I was willing the team to really show their capacity because I believe they have a lot of potential. a lot of quality, a lot of capacity that for some reasons in some moments just didn't come out.

"The seeds are there and this will come out. Today it came part of this and I believe there is still much more to come."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 30Walton
  • 17Yiadom
  • 16Pinnock
  • 6Lindsay
  • 3Fryers
  • 21MahoneySubstituted forThiamat 87'minutes
  • 20Potts
  • 22Gardner
  • 7HammillSubstituted forMoncurat 90+2'minutes
  • 19Moore
  • 15McBurnieSubstituted forCavareat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 10Moncur
  • 12Cavare
  • 14Mallan
  • 24Pearson
  • 26Thiam

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 14Egan
  • 33Mepham
  • 29BarbetBooked at 82mins
  • 15Woods
  • 7Jozefzoon
  • 4MacLeodSubstituted forYennarisat 59'minutes
  • 19SawyersSubstituted forMokotjoat 73'minutes
  • 47CanosSubstituted forMaupayat 59'minutes
  • 11Watkins

Substitutes

  • 5Bjelland
  • 8Yennaris
  • 9Maupay
  • 10McEachran
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 18Judge
  • 28Daniels
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
13,137

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Brentford 0.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ezekiel Fryers.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ollie Watkins.

Foul by Neal Maupay (Brentford).

George Moncur (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Dimitri Kevin Cavare replaces Oliver McBurnie.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. George Moncur replaces Adam Hammill.

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley).

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mamadou Thiam replaces Connor Mahoney.

Foul by Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford).

Ezekiel Fryers (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Yoann Barbet (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Yoann Barbet (Brentford).

Brad Potts (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Neal Maupay (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brad Potts (Barnsley).

Foul by Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford).

Connor Mahoney (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Chris Mepham (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Woods.

Yoann Barbet (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Kamohelo Mokotjo replaces Romaine Sawyers.

Foul by Neal Maupay (Brentford).

Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Oliver McBurnie.

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Oliver McBurnie.

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oliver McBurnie.

Attempt missed. Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Lindsay (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves45309682364699
2Cardiff452781069393089
3Fulham452513778433588
4Aston Villa4524111072413183
5Middlesbrough452291465432275
6Derby4519151166471972
7Preston4518161155451070
8Millwall4518151255451069
9Brentford4518141361511068
10Bristol City4517161265551067
11Sheff Utd45199175953666
12Norwich451515154855-760
13Ipswich45178205558-359
14Leeds45169205764-757
15QPR451511195868-1056
16Sheff Wed451315175459-554
17Nottm Forest45158224962-1353
18Hull451115196969048
19Reading451013224870-2243
20Birmingham45127263567-3243
21Barnsley45914224768-2141
22Burton451011243779-4241
23Bolton45913233672-3640
24Sunderland45616234980-3134
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