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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

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 2, Peterborough United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Peterborough United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Darren Lyon.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Kenneth Dougall.

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley).

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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