Dike Delivers the magic...

The Reds bring home the expected three points after beating Wycombe three goals to one.


Valérien Ismaël manager of Barnsley applauds his players
Valérien Ismaël manager of Barnsley applauds his players

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Wycombe began proceedings instantly going route one, foreshadowing the rest of the 90 minutes.... however, they pinned the Reds in for the first 10, peppering them with long balls and throw ins.


Valérien Ismaël manager of Barnsley gives Alex Mowatt #27 of Barnsley instructions
Valérien Ismaël manager of Barnsley gives Alex Mowatt #27 of Barnsley instructions

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The game’s speed gradually slowed down as the lively Wycombe owner provided the most entertainment with some interesting vocabulary through the first half.

The game looked to be falling Barnsley’s way as the first clear chance broke to Freiser as he pressed high to win the loose ball, he blazed the ball over the bar with his weaker foot.



The cagey first half looked to be ended goalless until Helik looked to be pulled down in the box earning a controversial penalty in the 47th minute. I will not be quoting the Wycombe owners reaction. Who else but Cauley Woodrow stepped up to slot the ball into the bottom corner despite the keepers best efforts.


Cauley Woodrow #9 of Barnsley scores a penalty to make it 0-1
Cauley Woodrow #9 of Barnsley scores a penalty to make it 0-1

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Cauley Woodrow #9 of Barnsley celebrates his goal to make it 0-1
Cauley Woodrow #9 of Barnsley celebrates his goal to make it 0-1

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A livid Gareth Ainsworth walked the referees into the tunnel for half time rightfully feeling hard done by as his side trailed at the break.


Gareth Ainsworth manager of Wycombe Wanderers reacts with the fourth official
Gareth Ainsworth manager of Wycombe Wanderers reacts with the fourth official

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Barnsley were quick out the blocks in the second half, as in the 48th minute, a delightful cross found the towering Mads Andersen’s head which found a leaping Dike to nod home for his fourth Barnsley goal. Great move.


Daryl Dike #10 of Barnsley scores to make it 0-2
Daryl Dike #10 of Barnsley scores to make it 0-2

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Daryl Dike #10 of Barnsley celebrates his goal to make it 0-2with Michał Helik #30 of Barnsley
Daryl Dike #10 of Barnsley celebrates his goal to make it 0-2with Michał Helik #30 of Barnsley

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The game was starting to heat up... the referee had lost complete control of the game, eventually leading to Alex Mowatt seeing red for the second time in his Barnsley career despite winning all of the ball.


Referee Darren Bond referee gives Alex Mowatt #27 of Barnsley a straight red card and sends him off
Referee Darren Bond referee gives Alex Mowatt #27 of Barnsley a straight red card and sends him off

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This didn’t stop Barnsley. A stunning ball from Callum Brittain found the man of the moment Daryl Dike who was there to tap in. Another showing of excellent football!


Daryl Dike #10 of Barnsley watches the ball roll into the back of the net as he makes it 0-3
Daryl Dike #10 of Barnsley watches the ball roll into the back of the net as he makes it 0-3

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The Tykes looked to have sealed the win, but Wycombe didn’t go down without a fight . A flick on from the veteran striker Akinfenwa played in the Wycombe winger who put the ball on a plate for Ikpeazu to place it in the bottom corner, 3-1


Gareth Ainsworth manager of Wycombe Wanderers gives his team instructions
Gareth Ainsworth manager of Wycombe Wanderers gives his team instructions

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The Chair Boys consolation wasn’t enough to mount a come back and the Reds took the three points. Full time 3-1. Twelve unbeaten for the Reds. Despite tempers flying at times, true sportsmanship was shown between the players as they walked from the pitch.


Valérien Ismaël manager of Barnsley celebrates his teams 1-3 win
Valérien Ismaël manager of Barnsley celebrates his teams 1-3 win

Photo: Mark Cosgrove/News Images



Collins, Brittain, Sollbauer (Sibbick), Helik, Andersen, Styles (Williams), Mowatt, Palmer (Halme), Freiser (Morris), Dike, Woodrow (Kane).


Writeup - @OneManPress


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