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Barnsley 2-2 Coventry City

Barnsley were twice pegged back by fellow League One promotion hopefuls Coventry in an entertaining draw at Oakwell.

The Tykes held the lead on two occasions through Alex Mowatt and Cauley Woodrow but were pegged back by goals from Jordy Hiwula and Luke Thomas.

Barnsley took the lead in the 10th minute, counter-attacking quickly from their own corner flag.

Woodrow picked out Mamadou Thiam with a cross and a one-two with Ryan Hedges sent him to the byline where he pulled the ball back to Mowatt for an easy finish.

Hiwula levelled in the 35th minute when he chested the ball down and volleyed home from point-blank range.

The hosts regained the lead three minutes after the break. Hedges made a good run down the left and pulled the ball back for Woodrow, who slotted into the bottom corner for his 15th goal of the season.

City levelled again after 63 minutes when Thomas latched onto a loose ball inside the box and curled it beautifully into the top corner.

Coventry had a chance to snatch victory in stoppage time when a header from Amadou Bakayoko forced a stunning save from goalkeeper Adam Davies.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 12Cavaré
  • 5Pinnock
  • 6Lindsay
  • 28WilliamsBooked at 82mins
  • 27Mowatt
  • 8McGeehanBooked at 45mins
  • 33BrownSubstituted forGreenat 81'minutes
  • 26ThiamSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 88'minutes
  • 7HedgesSubstituted forBähreat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Woodrow

Substitutes

  • 13Walton
  • 15Green
  • 18Jackson
  • 20Styles
  • 21Bähre
  • 22Williams
  • 29Adeboyejo

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 17Sterling
  • 15Hyam
  • 4Willis
  • 3MasonSubstituted forBrownat 79'minutes
  • 23ThomasBooked at 63minsSubstituted forWakefieldat 86'minutes
  • 20Bayliss
  • 6Kelly
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 24Enobakhare
  • 21Bakayoko

Substitutes

  • 2Grimmer
  • 5Davies
  • 8Meyler
  • 12Brown
  • 26Shipley
  • 33Addai
  • 44Wakefield
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
13,593

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Coventry City 2.

Booking

Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Adam Davies.

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Mamadou Thiam.

Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Adam Davies.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wakefield (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Charlie Wakefield replaces Luke Thomas.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley).

Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ben Williams (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jordan Green replaces Jacob Brown.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley).

Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Junior Brown replaces Brandon Mason because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mike-Steven Bähre replaces Ryan Hedges.

Attempt saved. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Coventry City).

Foul by Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley).

Dujon Sterling (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ben Williams (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Luke Thomas (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Coventry City 2. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Bright Enobakhare.

Foul by Ryan Hedges (Barnsley).

Dujon Sterling (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Adam Davies.

Attempt saved. Luke Thomas (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

Bright Enobakhare (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Barnsley402213567303779
3Portsmouth392111768412774
4Sunderland371916264343073
5Charlton392010956371970
6Doncaster4017121168521663
7Peterborough391610136054658
8Blackpool401415114543257
9Coventry40169154545057
10Fleetwood391510145041955
11Burton391411145346753
12Oxford Utd401213154755-849
13Gillingham40139185464-1048
14Plymouth401211175163-1247
15Shrewsbury401113164452-846
16Bristol Rovers401112174145-445
17Wycombe391111174860-1244
18Accrington381111164055-1544
19Scunthorpe40128204869-2144
20Southend40126224759-1242
21Walsall40119204364-2142
22Wimbledon40126223658-2242
23Rochdale39119194877-2942
24Bradford40106244368-2536
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