Ricardo Vaz Te struck a hat-trick as Barnsley ended a run of three consecutive defeats by completing the double over Yorkshire rivals Leeds.

The Portuguese fired past Andy Lonergan to open the scoring after referee Neil Swarbrick had played a good advantage.

His ninth and 10th of the season, separated by Craig Davies' long-range effort, followed from Matty Done's corner and Bobby Hassell's pass.

Luciano Becchio headed in late on, but it was little consolation.

The Tykes are now just two points behind Leeds - who themselves are two points away from the play-off zone.

Barnsley also beat Leeds 2-1 at Elland Road at the end of November. 

The visitors, for whom chairman Ken Bates has insisted that promotion is a must this season, have now gone four games without a win.

Vaz Te began the afternoon on the bench, but took his chance superbly after being thrust into the action on 15 minutes following an injury to Jacob Butterfield.

Leeds could have taken the lead as Andy Keogh went close with the scoreline still blank, but his team were comprehensively beaten and the match finished with home fans questioning whether visiting boss Simon Grayson would keep his job.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 02 Hassell
  • 03 McEveley
  • 06 Foster
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 15 McNulty
  • 17 Addison
  • 10 Done (Gray - 78' )
  • 11 Perkins
  • 19 Butterfield (Vaz Te - 15' )
  • 09 Davies

Substitutes

  • 12 Preece
  • 04 Edwards
  • 18 Vaz Te
  • 24 Noble-Lazarus
  • 27 Gray

Leeds

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 02 Connolly Booked
  • 03 Kisnorbo
  • 28 White
  • 48 O'Dea Booked
  • 07 Vayrynen Booked (Clayton - 54' )
  • 08 Brown
  • 16 Pugh
  • 20 Nunez
  • 38 Keogh (Becchio - 54' )
  • 44 McCormack

Substitutes

  • 21 McCarthy
  • 04 Bruce
  • 11 Sam
  • 15 Clayton
  • 10 Becchio
Ref: Swarbrick
Att: 17,499

Match Stats

Shots

15 13

On target

10 7

Corners

9 4

Fouls

15 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:15 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:50

Scott Wiseman delivers the ball, Shot from deep inside the area by Craig Davies clears the bar.

90:00 +0:41

Assist on the goal came from Ramon Nunez.

90:00 +0:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Luciano Becchio - Barnsley 4 - 1 Leeds Luciano Becchio finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Barnsley 4-1 Leeds.

90:00 +0:13

Miles Addison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Pugh. A cross is delivered by Ramon Nunez,

88:41

Ricardo Vaz Te decides to take the corner short.

87:34

Foul by Jay McEveley on Ross McCormack, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adam Clayton, clearance by Stephen Foster.

86:15

Corner taken by Adam Clayton from the left by-line, save made by Luke Steele.

86:04

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

84:55

Shot on goal by Ross McCormack from just inside the area goes over the target.

84:42

Ramon Nunez takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

82:58

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ricardo Vaz Te, Effort from inside the area by Miles Addison misses to the right of the goal.

82:42

Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Patrick Kisnorbo gets a block in.

81:44

Miles Addison takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

81:02

Corner taken right-footed by Ricardo Vaz Te from the right by-line, clearance by Darren O'Dea.

80:50

Craig Davies takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

77:32 Substitution

Substitution Andy Gray on for Matty Done.

76:39

Adam Clayton fouled by Miles Addison, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Brown restarts play with the free kick.

74:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Clayton, Patrick Kisnorbo takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

72:28

Craig Davies challenges Patrick Kisnorbo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Clayton takes the direct free kick.

71:07

The assist for the goal came from Bobby Hassell.

71:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Ricardo Vaz Te - Barnsley 4 - 0 Leeds Ricardo Vaz Te scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnsley 4-0 Leeds.

70:20

Luciano Becchio has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

69:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Miles Addison on Luciano Becchio. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Clayton from left channel, clearance by Jay McEveley.

68:14

Luciano Becchio fouled by Jimmy McNulty, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Connolly takes the free kick.

67:16

Ricardo Vaz Te fouled by Adam Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ricardo Vaz Te.

66:56

Short corner taken by Matty Done from the left by-line.

66:19

Corner taken by Matty Done from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Patrick Kisnorbo.

66:07

Matty Done takes a shot. Adam Clayton gets a block in.

64:53

Craig Davies produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

64:08

Unfair challenge on David Perkins by Michael Brown results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Foster.

62:38

Jay McEveley takes the direct free kick.

62:38 Booking

Booking Paul Connolly receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

62:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te by Paul Connolly.

61:38

Unfair challenge on Scott Wiseman by Luciano Becchio results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jimmy McNulty.

60:08

Assist on the goal came from David Perkins.

60:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Davies - Barnsley 3 - 0 Leeds A goal is scored by Craig Davies from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Barnsley 3-0 Leeds.

58:31

Unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te by Michael Brown results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matty Done.

54:52

Ramon Nunez produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

53:50 Substitution

Substitution Luciano Becchio on for Andrew Keogh.

53:50 Substitution

Substitution Adam Clayton on for Mika Vayrynen.

50:36

Assist on the goal came from Matty Done.

50:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Ricardo Vaz Te - Barnsley 2 - 0 Leeds Ricardo Vaz Te finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 2-0 Leeds.

50:13

Corner taken by Matty Done,

49:15

Corner taken by Ricardo Vaz Te from the left by-line played to the near post, Mika Vayrynen makes a clearance.

49:00

Matty Done takes a shot. Blocked by Darren O'Dea.

48:28

Foul by Patrick Kisnorbo on Craig Davies, free kick awarded. David Perkins takes the direct free kick.

47:57

Mika Vayrynen delivers the ball, clearance made by Bobby Hassell.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +3:33 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +3:08

Patrick Kisnorbo fouled by Craig Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

43:57

Drilled right-footed shot by Ramon Nunez. Save by Luke Steele.

41:21

Ramon Nunez crosses the ball, Andrew Keogh takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

37:56

Craig Davies takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

36:52

Foul by Craig Davies on Patrick Kisnorbo, free kick awarded. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

35:02

Jay McEveley takes the free kick.

35:02 Booking

Booking Booking for Mika Vayrynen for unsporting behaviour.

34:43

David Perkins fouled by Mika Vayrynen, the ref awards a free kick.

32:28

Shot comes in from Ricardo Vaz Te from the free kick.

32:28 Booking

Booking Darren O'Dea is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

32:27

Foul by Darren O'Dea on Matty Done, free kick awarded.

31:12

Corner taken right-footed by Ricardo Vaz Te from the right by-line to the near post, Patrick Kisnorbo makes a clearance.

30:33

Darren O'Dea has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

29:54

Corner taken right-footed by Ramon Nunez from the right by-line to the near post, Ricardo Vaz Te manages to make a clearance.

29:37

Unfair challenge on Miles Addison by Ramon Nunez results in a free kick. Miles Addison restarts play with the free kick.

27:47

Ross McCormack fouled by Miles Addison, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Brown crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jay McEveley manages to make a clearance.

26:36

Craig Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Darren O'Dea.

23:33

Unfair challenge on Mika Vayrynen by Scott Wiseman results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Darren O'Dea.

22:37

Corner taken right-footed by Ramon Nunez from the left by-line to the near post, Craig Davies makes a clearance.

22:19

Ramon Nunez has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Luke Steele.

21:21

A cross is delivered by Jay McEveley, clearance by Aidan White.

18:44

Matty Done crosses the ball, clearance made by Darren O'Dea.

17:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Vaz Te on Michael Brown. Free kick taken by Michael Brown.

15:58

Craig Davies provided the assist for the goal.

15:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Ricardo Vaz Te - Barnsley 1 - 0 Leeds Ricardo Vaz Te fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-0 Leeds.

14:34 Substitution

Substitution Ricardo Vaz Te replaces Jacob Butterfield.

14:21

Shot from just outside the box by Ramon Nunez misses to the right of the goal.

13:00

Unfair challenge on Mika Vayrynen by Jay McEveley results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ross McCormack, clearance by Jay McEveley.

12:10

Ross McCormack fouled by Jay McEveley, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ross McCormack, Stephen Foster makes a clearance.

11:22

David Perkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Brown. Free kick taken by Paul Connolly.

7:11

Effort from deep inside the area by Andrew Keogh misses to the left of the goal.

6:30

Craig Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Brown. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

5:29

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield played to the near post, Ross McCormack manages to make a clearance.

5:19

David Perkins crosses the ball, Andy Lonergan makes a clearance.

2:58

Michael Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacob Butterfield. Free kick crossed by David Perkins.

1:16

Mika Vayrynen concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy McNulty. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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