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Barnsley 2-2 Bristol City: Cauley Woodrow gives Tykes last-gasp draw

Cauley Woodrow scores against Bristol City
Cauley Woodrow spent the 2017-18 season on loan with Bristol City prior to joining Barnsley

Cauley Woodrow scored with the final kick of the game as struggling Barnsley came from 2-0 down to draw with promotion hopefuls Bristol City.

Woodrow scrambled in from close range deep into stoppage time to lift the Tykes off the bottom of the Championship table and prevent City from moving up to second.

Wales defender Ashley Williams put the Robins in front shortly before half-time, heading Niclas Eliasson's free-kick in at the far post completely unmarked.

Andreas Weimann then doubled Bristol City's lead with 20 minutes remaining when he guided another wicked Eliasson set-piece delivery into the bottom corner.

But Aapo Halme's excellent header gave the hosts late hope and the Tykes, still winless since the opening weekend of the season, snatched a deserved draw through Woodrow's toe-poked finish.

It was Barnsley's third stalemate in four games under caretaker boss Adam Murray, whose side again showed signs of improvement and were good value for a point on the overall balance of play.

They were unfortunate to find themselves behind in the first half, with Robins goalkeeper Daniel Bentley making two superb saves - first tipping Mallik Wilks' curler around the post and then brilliantly diverting Conor Chaplin's snap shot onto the woodwork.

Barnsley mustered more than 20 attempts on goal across the entire game and, but for two lapses of concentration at set-plays, may well have won the match.

As it is, the Oakwell outfit are now 15 games without a victory in all competitions and on their longest winless run since 1959.

Bristol City's misery was compounded by the loss of captain Josh Brownhill in the first half, who added to their long list of injury woes by limping off with what was later revealed to be a back spasm.

They are already without first-team players such as Jay Dasilva, Adam Nagy and Benik Afobe, although Friday's game did mark the return of club-record signing Tomas Kalas at centre-half.

Barnsley caretaker manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"There's a little bit of anger and frustration but to nick a point is always nice.

"At points during the game we could have made more of the chances we had.

"But overall there's a sense of pride at the passion we've shown and it put a lump in my throat at the end of the game."

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I'm disappointed with the lads today for the first time this season - we had 45 seconds to see out for the win.

"We should have had enough at 2-0 up to see the game out.

"The crowd had completely gone at 2-0 but we allowed them a way back into the game."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 40Collins
  • 5DiabyBooked at 42mins
  • 24Halme
  • 21Sibbick
  • 4Dougall
  • 12Cavaré
  • 11ChaplinSubstituted forSchmidtat 73'minutes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 7BrownSubstituted forSimoes Inacioat 81'minutes
  • 36WilksSubstituted forThomasat 58'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 9Woodrow

Substitutes

  • 1Sahin-Radlinger
  • 6Andersen
  • 8McGeehan
  • 16Thomas
  • 19Schmidt
  • 22Oduor
  • 28Simoes Inacio

Bristol City

  • 1Bentley
  • 22Kalas
  • 29Williams
  • 23MooreSubstituted forBakerat 72'minutes
  • 32Lopes Pereira
  • 8BrownhillSubstituted forEliassonat 30'minutes
  • 42Massengo
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 25Rowe
  • 15WatkinsSubstituted forSemenyoat 73'minutes
  • 14Weimann

Substitutes

  • 5Wright
  • 6Baker
  • 18Semenyo
  • 19Eliasson
  • 31Ríos Lozano
  • 33Mäenpää
  • 45Palmer
Referee:
Jarred Gillett
Attendance:
12,178

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home24
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Bristol City 2.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Bristol City 2. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Patrick Schmidt.

Attempt blocked. Patrick Schmidt (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Bambo Diaby (Barnsley) header from very close range is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Pedro Pereira.

Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Han-Noah Massengo.

Offside, Bristol City. Tommy Rowe tries a through ball, but Antoine Semenyo is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick Schmidt.

Booking

Luke Thomas (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Barnsley).

Han-Noah Massengo (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Elliot Simoes replaces Jacob Brown.

Attempt blocked. Antoine Semenyo (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Aapo Halme (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacob Brown.

Offside, Bristol City. Nathan Baker tries a through ball, but Han-Noah Massengo is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Bristol City 2. Aapo Halme (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.

Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Toby Sibbick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Patrick Schmidt replaces Conor Chaplin.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Antoine Semenyo replaces Marley Watkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Nathan Baker replaces Taylor Moore.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, Bristol City 2. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Niclas Eliasson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Aapo Halme.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ashley Williams.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ashley Williams.

Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Thomas.

Jacob Brown (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Taylor Moore (Bristol City).

Luke Thomas (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Pedro Pereira (Bristol City).

Attempt blocked. Luke Thomas (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bambo Diaby.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Luke Thomas replaces Mallik Wilks.

Attempt missed. Bambo Diaby (Barnsley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Aapo Halme.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jacob Brown.

Foul by Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 1st November 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom147612617927
2Preston1474327161125
3Leeds14743178925
4Swansea147431813525
5Bristol City156722421325
6Sheff Wed147341810824
7Fulham146532314923
8QPR147252426-223
9Charlton146442116522
10Nottm Forest136431712522
11Birmingham147161416-222
12Brentford146351812621
13Hull145452020019
14Cardiff144641920-118
15Millwall144641619-318
16Derby144641620-418
17Blackburn144371721-415
18Wigan144371219-715
19Luton144282125-414
20Huddersfield143471621-513
21Reading133371419-512
22Middlesbrough142661117-612
23Barnsley151681429-159
24Stoke1422101325-128
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