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Barnsley 2-0 Peterborough United

Barnsley earned a superb win to leapfrog promotion rivals Peterborough United and move up to fifth in the League One table.

The Tykes took the lead through Alex Mowatt's first-half strike before a wonder goal from Cauley Woodrow just after break sealed the three points.

Mowatt put the hosts in front after 25 minutes in when full-back Dimitri Cavare made a great run down the right-hand side and slotted a brilliant pass for Mowatt to convert from six yards.

Nine minutes before the break, Posh had their best chance of the game when Marcus Maddison aimed an accurate cross for Matt Godden but his header went narrowly wide.

Barnsley doubled their advantage four minutes after the restart when Woodrow hit a 30-yard piledriver over Conor O'Malley and into the top corner.

Mike-Steven Bahre fired just wide as the hosts pushed for a third before there was controversy with five minutes to play when Ivan Toney latched onto a misplaced pass and was through on goal before going down under contact from Kenny Dougall.

However, the referee felt the foul did not warrant a sending off and gave the Barnsley man a yellow card as Daniel Stendel's side wrapped up back-to-back league victories.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 12Cavaré
  • 5Pinnock
  • 6Lindsay
  • 23Pinillos
  • 8McGeehan
  • 4DougallBooked at 85minsSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 87'minutes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 20PottsSubstituted forBrownat 74'minutes
  • 21BähreSubstituted forThiamat 78'minutes
  • 25Woodrow

Substitutes

  • 7Hedges
  • 10Moncur
  • 18Jackson
  • 26Thiam
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 33Brown
  • 35Greatorex

Peterborough

  • 25O'Malley
  • 2NaismithSubstituted forLyonat 69'minutes
  • 16Bennett
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3DanielSubstituted forDembéléat 56'minutes
  • 15Ward
  • 4Woodyard
  • 8O'Hara
  • 21Maddison
  • 9GoddenSubstituted forCummingsat 57'minutes
  • 17ToneyBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 1Chapman
  • 10Dembélé
  • 11Reed
  • 19Cooper
  • 22Lyon
  • 26Stevens
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
12,843

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Peterborough United 0.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Darren Lyon.

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Kenneth Dougall.

Booking

Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

Foul by Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley).

Mark O'Hara (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley).

Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mamadou Thiam replaces Mike-Steven Bähre.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley).

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jacob Brown replaces Brad Potts.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Darren Lyon.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Darren Lyon replaces Jason Naismith because of an injury.

Booking

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt missed. Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jason Cummings replaces Matt Godden.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Siriki Dembélé replaces Colin Daniel.

Foul by Liam Lindsay (Barnsley).

Matt Godden (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth24156339211851
2Luton24155447222550
3Sunderland22137243222146
4Charlton24134739271243
5Barnsley23126538211742
6Peterborough24118541311041
7Doncaster2411673931839
8Blackpool239772624234
9Accrington239772728-134
10Fleetwood249693325833
11Southend24102123030032
12Wycombe248883435-132
13Coventry2495102529-432
14Walsall248792537-1231
15Burton2393112932-330
16Rochdale2486103343-1030
17Gillingham2484123538-328
18Shrewsbury2477102831-328
19Oxford Utd2468103136-526
20Bristol Rovers2465132329-623
21Bradford2463152440-1621
22Wimbledon2463151935-1621
23Scunthorpe2456132951-2221
24Plymouth2455142746-1920
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