Barnsley 1-3 Middlesbrough

Barnsley   1 - 3   Middlesbrough

Barnsley 1-3 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough fought back from an early own goal to snatch a win at Barnsley.

Barnsley, still looking for their first win of the campaign, were gifted a fifth-minute lead when Stephen McManus put into his own net.

But Scott McDonald headed home Barry Robson's corner in the 11th minute before the latter tapped home two minutes later.

Marvin Emnes, with his sixth goal in four games this season, completed the scoring on the stroke of half-time.

Barnsley's first goal of the season came from an unexpected source when David Perkins' cross was stabbed into his own net by McManus under pressure.

The visitors responded almost immediately, McDonald rising unmarked to glance home Robson's inswinging corner.

McDonald then tore apart the home defence and found Robson who clipped the ball home to put the visitors ahead with 13 minutes on the clock.

Barnsley striker Danny Haynes beat the offside trap as the home side looked to get back on level terms, but his weak effort was kept out by Carl Ikeme.

Robson was close to doubling his tally moments later but his curling free-kick drifted just wide.

Emnes then added a third for Middlesbrough two minutes before the break when he latched on to McDonald's pass and steered the ball under Luke Steele.

Julio Arca and McDonald were denied by Steele as Boro continued to press after the restart, before Emnes wasted the best chance of the second half when he failed to steal the ball from Steele's feet in a moment of confusion.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 03 McEveley
  • 04 Edwards
  • 06 Foster
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 17 Addison (Done - 84' )
  • 05 Doyle Booked (Davies - 60' )
  • 08 O'Brien Booked (Noble-Lazarus - 71' )
  • 11 Perkins
  • 19 Butterfield
  • 07 Haynes

Substitutes

  • 12 Preece
  • 02 Hassell
  • 10 Done
  • 09 Davies
  • 24 Noble-Lazarus

Middlesbrough

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 02 Hoyte (Hines - 75' )
  • 03 Bennett
  • 04 Bates
  • 06 McManus
  • 14 Williams
  • 10 Bailey
  • 17 Robson Booked
  • 18 Arca (Smallwood - 80' )
  • 07 McDonald
  • 09 Emnes

Substitutes

  • 21 Coyne
  • 15 Hines
  • 22 Martin
  • 33 Smallwood
  • 11 Kink
Ref: Drysdale
Att: 10,603

Match Stats

Shots

6 10

On target

2 8

Corners

2 4

Fouls

14 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:32 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +0:16

Scott McDonald is ruled offside. Rob Edwards takes the free kick.

89:12

Marvin Emnes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

86:51

Unfair challenge on Danny Haynes by Stephen McManus results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Craig Davies from the free kick.

83:59 Substitution

Substitution Matty Done on for Miles Addison.

83:18

The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott McDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Edwards.

81:30

Unfair challenge on Richard Smallwood by Miles Addison results in a free kick. Barry Robson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

80:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay McEveley on Barry Robson. Matthew Bates takes the free kick.

79:29 Substitution

Substitution (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Richard Smallwood coming on for Julio Arca.

76:44

Foul by Barry Robson on Rob Edwards, free kick awarded. Rob Edwards takes the free kick.

74:26 Substitution

Substitution Seb Hines is brought on as a substitute for Justin Hoyte.

73:06

Craig Davies is ruled offside. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.

71:45

Scott McDonald is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. David Perkins restarts play with the free kick.

71:14

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jacob Butterfield misses to the left of the target.

70:38 Substitution

Substitution Reuben Noble-Lazarus is brought on as a substitute for Jim O'Brien.

69:28

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, Luke Steele manages to make a clearance.

68:06

Direct free kick taken by Barry Robson.

68:06 Booking

Booking Jim O'Brien shown a yellow card.

68:00

Jim O'Brien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes.

67:35

Joe Bennett delivers the ball, clearance by Rob Edwards.

66:46

Unfair challenge on Julio Arca by Rob Edwards results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

65:54

Jay McEveley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca. Justin Hoyte takes the free kick.

64:31

Barry Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Foster. Miles Addison restarts play with the free kick.

60:58

Barry Robson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right side of penalty area, clearance made by Rob Edwards.

59:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Jacob Butterfield. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.

59:12 Substitution

Substitution (Barnsley) makes a substitution, with Craig Davies coming on for Nathan Doyle.

57:59

Miles Addison concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhys Williams. Direct free kick taken by Joe Bennett.

57:08

Foul by Rob Edwards on Scott McDonald, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Julio Arca.

52:17

Outswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line, clearance by Jacob Butterfield.

52:04

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

51:25

Miles Addison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.

49:11

Jim O'Brien takes the free kick.

49:11 Booking

Booking Barry Robson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

49:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacob Butterfield by Barry Robson.

48:27

Matthew Bates takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.

47:29

Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield played to the near post, Nicky Bailey makes a clearance.

46:34

Barry Robson fouled by Scott Wiseman, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:45 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:58

Scott McDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rob Edwards takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:58

Marvin Emnes is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Doyle.

45:00 +0:29

Effort on goal by Jacob Butterfield from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

44:38

Jacob Butterfield concedes a free kick for a foul on Julio Arca. Direct free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

43:29

Assist on the goal came from Scott McDonald.

43:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Marvin Emnes - Barnsley 1 - 3 Middlesbro Marvin Emnes grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-3 Middlesbrough.

39:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott McDonald on Rob Edwards. Direct free kick taken by David Perkins.

37:26

Marvin Emnes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

31:15

Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

31:15 Booking

Booking Nathan Doyle goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

31:10

Nathan Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca.

30:37

Jim O'Brien is caught offside. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

29:58

Barry Robson is caught offside. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

26:28

The ball is delivered by Justin Hoyte, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Barry Robson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

25:09

Jacob Butterfield has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

22:19

Stephen Foster challenges Scott McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Barry Robson from the free kick.

20:39

Jacob Butterfield takes the inswinging corner, save by Carl Ikeme.

17:12

Jay McEveley takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Bates.

15:51

Jacob Butterfield has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

12:48

The assist for the goal came from Scott McDonald.

12:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Barry Robson - Barnsley 1 - 2 Middlesbro Barry Robson finds the back of the net with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Barnsley 1-2 Middlesbrough.

10:21

The assist for the goal came from Barry Robson.

10:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott McDonald - Barnsley 1 - 1 Middlesbro Scott McDonald finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Barnsley 1-1 Middlesbrough.

10:10

Outswinging corner taken by Barry Robson,

9:48

Nicky Bailey takes a shot. Rob Edwards gets a block in.

8:28

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

6:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson by David Perkins. Barry Robson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Luke Steele.

5:25

Centre by Jay McEveley, clearance made by Stephen McManus.

4:33

Barry Robson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, David Perkins makes a clearance.

3:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen McManus - Barnsley 1 - 0 Middlesbro Stephen McManus concedes an own goal. Barnsley 1-0 Middlesbrough.

1:38

Scott McDonald is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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