Who else but Wednesday?


Remnants of a bygone era as glass shards line the top of the West Stand at Oakwell
Remnants of a bygone era as glass shards line the top of the West Stand at Oakwell

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The Tykes welcomed league strugglers Sheffield Wednesday to Oakwell in what proved to be an agonising Yorkshire derby for Barnsley who saw their 12 game unbeaten run come to an end.

Alex Mowatt #27 of Barnsley and Barry Bannan #10 of Sheffield Wednesday bump fists after the coins toss
Alex Mowatt #27 of Barnsley and Barry Bannan #10 of Sheffield Wednesday bump fists after the coins toss

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Darren Moore manager of Sheffield Wednesday gives his team instructions
Darren Moore manager of Sheffield Wednesday gives his team instructions

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Barnsley were straight out the blocks as an early corner found an unmarked Michael Sollbauer arriving at the back post who blazed his effort over the bar. Should have been one nil. Wednesday started to build some momentum going forward. A mistake from sweeper keeper Brad Collins gave Jordan Rhodes a free attempt on goal, luckily for Collins it was just wide of the mark.



Jordan Rhodes #20 of Sheffield Wednesday shoots on an open net and misses
Jordan Rhodes #20 of Sheffield Wednesday shoots on an open net and misses

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The Reds looked to have found their rhythm again, a ball in from the left found Dike’s feet who was blatantly pulled down by Lees, some more abysmal refereeing saw the foul waved away.

Wednesday found the break through when Bannan was given too much space to pick out the run of Jordan Rhodes who lost his man and headed past a helpless Collins. Awful defending from Barnsley punished, the Owls lead.



Jordan Rhodes #20 of Sheffield Wednesday scores to make it 0-1
Jordan Rhodes #20 of Sheffield Wednesday scores to make it 0-1

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Jordan Rhodes #20 of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates his goal to make it 0-1
Jordan Rhodes #20 of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates his goal to make it 0-1

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Half time Barnsley 0-1 Wednesday.


Pensive looks from Ismael as he walked his team in for half time after a competitive 45 minutes of football.

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

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An instant reaction from Ismael making a triple change including Halme, Morris and Sibbick as he tried to find a solution to claw back into the game...

The first five minutes of the half looked positive for Barnsley who were starting look more dangerous as they showed more intent going forward. However, the Reds failed to capitalise and lost momentum as the clock ticked.



A low blow for Barnsley, Styles robbed of possession too easily let Josh Windass race through to square the ball to Rhodes for his second of the game. Another avoidable goal. Barnsley weren’t done yet. A long throw from Brittain was flicked on to the feet of Carlton Morris, a fierce strike combined with a wicked deflection rattled the net.


Carlton Morris #14 of Barnsley scores to make it 1-2
Carlton Morris #14 of Barnsley scores to make it 1-2

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Carlton Morris #14 of Barnsley celebrates his goal to make it 1-2
Carlton Morris #14 of Barnsley celebrates his goal to make it 1-2

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Full time Barnsley 1-2 Wednesday.

The late lifeline just wasn’t enough for the Reds who’s unbeaten run of 12 games sadly came to an end at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday. We don’t need to dwell too much, all good runs eventually come to an end.


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


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