Ricardo Vaz Te scored inside 10 seconds to set Barnsley on their way to a fifth win in six matches.

Former Bolton man Vaz Te drove in from the edge of the area as Keith Hill's side attacked from the kick-off.

Jermaine Easter equalised but Vaz Te added a second with 13 minutes left.

Defeat leaves Dougie Freedman's Palace side, who beat Manchester United to reach the Carling Cup semi-finals last week but are winless in seven league matches, in 13th place.

The hosts, who have recovered well after a shaky start to the season, could not have asked for a better opening at Oakwell.

Portuguese forward Vaz Te, 25, received the ball on the left from Jacob Butterfield's kick-off and thumped it past Julian Speroni from the corner of the area.

On-loan Newcastle striker Nile Ranger should have added a second when he broke clear only to shoot wide.

But Easter replied when he took advantage of Stephen Foster's weak back-header to steal in and hook the ball over Luke Steele for his fourth of the season.

Barnsley dominated the second period and were rewarded when Vaz Te responded quickest to touch in after Speroni had blocked Butterfield's drive.

The Yorkshire club move up to eighth in the Championship and are now just two points off the play-off places.

But Barnsley manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Sheffield: "For me, more importantly it puts us 10 points clear of third bottom.

"I thought the substitute impact probably won us the game, but it's a squad game and no individual is bigger than the team."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 02 Hassell
  • 06 Foster
  • 15 McNulty
  • 08 O'Brien
  • 11 Perkins
  • 19 Butterfield (Addison - 82' )
  • 20 Drinkwater (Wiseman - 46' )
  • 09 Davies
  • 18 Vaz Te
  • 40 Ranger (Haynes - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Preece
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 17 Addison
  • 10 Done
  • 07 Haynes

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 02 Clyne
  • 03 Wright
  • 06 Gardner Booked
  • 37 Keinan (McCarthy - 46' Booked )
  • 38 Ramage
  • 07 Ambrose Booked
  • 08 Dikgacoi
  • 16 Zaha
  • 17 Murray (Iversen - 78' )
  • 19 Easter (C Martin - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Price
  • 05 McCarthy
  • 15 Jedinak
  • 09 Iversen
  • 35 C Martin
Ref: Bates
Att: 9,524

Match Stats

Shots

13 10

On target

9 4

Corners

9 2

Fouls

6 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:27 Full time

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

90:00 +2:51

The referee blows for offside against Chris Martin. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.

90:00 +2:09

Steffen Iversen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Miles Addison. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:31

Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne by Scott Wiseman results in a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

87:13

Anthony Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Perkins. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

86:17

Foul by Craig Davies on Patrick McCarthy, free kick awarded. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

82:56

Bobby Hassell concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Martin. Free kick crossed by Darren Ambrose, clearance by Bobby Hassell.

81:07 Substitution

Substitution Miles Addison joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jacob Butterfield.

81:07

Long range shot by Chris Martin goes wide right of the goal.

79:05

Unfair challenge on David Perkins by Kagisho Dikgacoi results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jacob Butterfield.

78:31

Steffen Iversen challenges Stephen Foster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

78:12

Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

77:44 Substitution

Substitution (Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Steffen Iversen coming on for Glenn Murray.

76:46

The assist for the goal came from Jacob Butterfield.

76:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Ricardo Vaz Te - Barnsley 2 - 1 C Palace Ricardo Vaz Te grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnsley 2-1 Crystal Palace.

76:09

Corner from the left by-line taken by Darren Ambrose, save made by Luke Steele.

75:20

Jim O'Brien takes a inswinging corner to the near post, David Wright makes a clearance.

74:14

Jim O'Brien takes the inswinging corner, Glenn Murray makes a clearance.

69:27

Craig Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick McCarthy. Danny Haynes is ruled offside. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

65:01

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jim O'Brien, Craig Davies takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

64:05

Ricardo Vaz Te has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

62:41

Shot from inside the area by Chris Martin clears the bar.

61:39

Unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Stephen Foster results in a free kick. Darren Ambrose has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Luke Steele.

61:04

Effort from inside the area by Glenn Murray misses to the left of the target.

60:37

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line, Peter Ramage makes a clearance.

59:51

Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield to the near post, clearance made by David Wright.

59:39

A cross is delivered by Jim O'Brien, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

59:03

A cross is delivered by Jim O'Brien, save made by Julian Speroni.

56:37 Substitution

Substitution Chris Martin comes on in place of Jermaine Easter.

56:37 Substitution

Substitution Nile Ranger leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Haynes.

56:37

Patrick McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nile Ranger. Shot comes in from Ricardo Vaz Te from the free kick.

54:02

Craig Davies takes a shot. Fantastic save by Julian Speroni.

53:16

Jacob Butterfield takes the free kick.

53:16 Booking

Booking Anthony Gardner booked.

52:53 Booking

Booking The referee books Patrick McCarthy for unsporting behaviour.

52:39

Unfair challenge on Craig Davies by Patrick McCarthy results in a free kick.

52:03

Bobby Hassell takes the indirect free kick.

52:03 Booking

Booking Darren Ambrose is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

51:55

Darren Ambrose concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim O'Brien.

48:47

Anthony Gardner concedes a free kick for a foul on Nile Ranger. Free kick crossed by Jacob Butterfield, clearance made by Peter Ramage.

47:00

Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line, Glenn Murray makes a clearance.

46:52

Centre by Scott Wiseman, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Dekel Keinan leaves the field to be replaced by Patrick McCarthy.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Scott Wiseman is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Drinkwater.

45:00 +2:13 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:21

Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line to the near post, Darren Ambrose makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:28

Inswinging corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line, clearance made by Glenn Murray.

44:47

The ball is sent over by David Perkins, clearance by Dekel Keinan.

44:07

David Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nile Ranger. Indirect free kick taken by David Perkins.

42:00

Shot from just outside the area by Darren Ambrose goes over the bar.

40:52

Daniel Drinkwater takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

40:16

Jacob Butterfield takes the inswinging corner, Dekel Keinan manages to make a clearance.

39:03

Jermaine Easter produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

38:16

The ball is crossed by Jim O'Brien.

34:34

The referee blows for offside. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

32:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Jermaine Easter - Barnsley 1 - 1 C Palace Jermaine Easter scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-1 Crystal Palace.

29:00

Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Daniel Drinkwater manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose played to the near post, Daniel Drinkwater makes a clearance.

28:40

Glenn Murray is caught offside. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

27:22

David Perkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Darren Ambrose from right wing, Luke Steele makes a save. Glenn Murray takes a shot. Clearance made by Bobby Hassell.

26:24

Shot by Nile Ranger from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

23:13

Nile Ranger concedes a free kick for a foul on Dekel Keinan. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

19:07

Shot from just outside the area by Craig Davies goes over the bar.

17:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Gardner on Nile Ranger. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Drinkwater.

15:47

Darren Ambrose produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

15:29

Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

11:22

The offside flag is raised against Nile Ranger. Free kick taken by Dekel Keinan.

10:01

Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

8:55

David Perkins fouled by Wilfried Zaha, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

6:29

The ball is delivered by Jim O'Brien, Dekel Keinan manages to make a clearance.

0:07

Assist by Jacob Butterfield.

0:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Ricardo Vaz Te - Barnsley 1 - 0 C Palace Ricardo Vaz Te finds the net with a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-0 Crystal Palace.

0:00

The match begins.

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