Tomasz Cywka's third goal in as many games earned Barnsley a point towards their Championship survival bid.

But David Flitcroft's side still dropped back into the bottom three after Wolves won 2-0 at Millwall.

Charlie Austin had given Burnley a ninth-minute lead, converting Danny Lafferty's cross to score his 26th goal of the season.

Austin had a penalty appeal rejected with 15 minutes left, before Cywka hit a sweet shot into the top corner.

Burnley went into the game having ended a six-match winless run with Saturday's 1-0 victory at Charlton, secured by a spectacular Austin winner.

And the striker found the net again when he met Lafferty's first-time cross with a deft clipped finish from close range.

But only a last-ditch block from Jason Shackell stopped Marlon Harewood from levelling the scores 10 minutes later after Sean Dyche's men failed to clear Tom Kennedy's corner.

Barnsley continued to press for an equaliser with Chris O'Grady flashing a 25th-minute effort just wide of the left-hand post from the edge of the area.

Their best chance of the first-half fell to Kelvin Etuhu, whose powerful header was well saved from Lee Grant.

Flitcroft made a half-time switch, with Cywka replacing Harewood, and Barnsley almost drew level soon after the break as O'Grady flicked on to Chris Dagnall who fired wide with a clear sight of goal.

The home side had a penalty shout with a quarter-of-an-hour to go as Martin Cranie appeared to bring down Austin, but referee Carl Boyeson waved away the striker's protests.

Cranie and his team-mates were given another let off seconds later as Austin missed the target with a left-foot strike when well placed.

And with six minutes remaining, Cywka found the top corner with a sweet strike beyond Grant.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "The performance was patchy. There were parts I was pleased with and we started very brightly but the interesting thing is, we have gone 1-0 up and there is an edge and that can affect the players.

"Most of Barnsley's play came because they were given a lease of life. Not one lease but three.

"The game should have been done. Decisions change the outlook of the game and I can't do anything about it."

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft: "Tomasz Cywka's work ethic has been incredible. The guy has been out of the team and he's been someone who has kept patience, been resilient and has epitomised everything I believe a human being should be.

"I'm not happy with the point, I came for all three. We wanted all three and we needed all three.

"I was disappointed in myself because of maybe the way we set the team up in the first half. Chris O'Grady led the fight in the second half but he should have been down the middle. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but it is definitely something I'll learn from."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Trippier
  • 03 Lafferty
  • 05 Shackell
  • 15 Edgar (McCann - 53' )
  • 28 Long
  • 11 Stanislas (Ings - 53' )
  • 19 Kacaniklic
  • 20 Bartley Booked
  • 10 Paterson (Vokes - 66' )
  • 23 Austin

Substitutes

  • 12 Jensen
  • 18 Mills
  • 06 McCann
  • 22 Stock
  • 26 Treacy
  • 09 Vokes
  • 14 Ings

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 06 Foster Booked
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 25 Cranie
  • 33 Kennedy
  • 11 Perkins
  • 21 Mellis Booked
  • 13 Dagnall (Scotland - 55' )
  • 16 Harewood (Cywka - 46' )
  • 23 Etuhu (O'Brien - 78' )
  • 27 O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 30 Lidakevicius
  • 02 Hassell
  • 05 Delap
  • 08 O'Brien
  • 19 Cywka
  • 28 Tunnicliffe
  • 09 Scotland
Ref: Boyeson
Att: 10,584

Match Stats

Shots

7 9

On target

5 5

Corners

5 7

Fouls

4 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:43 Full time

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

90:00 +3:47

Jim O'Brien takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Kennedy from the right by-line, clearance by Charlie Austin.

89:52

Shot by Jacob Mellis from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

89:24

Foul by Danny Lafferty on Jason Scotland, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Tom Kennedy, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.

87:51

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kieran Trippier.

86:04

Tomasz Cywka is ruled offside. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.

83:39

Assist by David Perkins.

83:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Tomasz Cywka - Burnley 1 - 1 Barnsley A goal is scored by Tomasz Cywka from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Burnley 1-1 Barnsley.

82:18

The ball is swung over by Kieran Trippier, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.

79:34

Charlie Austin takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Wiseman.

77:33 Substitution

Substitution Jim O'Brien is brought on as a substitute for Kelvin Etuhu.

76:26

Chris O'Grady has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

73:24

Charlie Austin takes a shot.

72:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Austin by David Perkins. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

69:36

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kieran Trippier, clearance made by Stephen Foster.

66:21

Corner taken left-footed by Tom Kennedy to the near post, clearance by Danny Ings.

65:08 Substitution

Substitution (Burnley) makes a substitution, with Sam Vokes coming on for Martin Paterson.

63:29

Alex Kacaniklic produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Chris O'Grady.

63:29 Booking

Booking The referee shows Jacob Mellis a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

63:10

Jacob Mellis challenges Alex Kacaniklic unfairly and gives away a free kick.

62:28

Tomasz Cywka takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Shackell. Corner taken by Jacob Mellis, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.

61:13

Jason Scotland concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Bartley. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.

54:29 Substitution

Substitution Jason Scotland comes on in place of Chris Dagnall.

53:43

Jason Shackell fouled by Chris Dagnall, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

52:24 Substitution

Substitution Chris McCann on for David Edgar.

52:24 Substitution

Substitution Danny Ings joins the action as a substitute, replacing Junior Stanislas.

51:08

Shot from just outside the box by Chris Dagnall misses to the right of the goal.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Tomasz Cywka joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marlon Harewood.

45:00 +1:49 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:42

Kelvin Etuhu takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save. Tom Kennedy takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Lee Grant makes a save.

44:55

Tom Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

44:55 Booking

Booking Marvin Bartley receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

44:47

Marvin Bartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall.

35:37

Marlon Harewood concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Long. Kieran Trippier takes the free kick.

33:33

The official flags Chris O'Grady offside. Lee Grant takes the free kick.

32:14

Strike on goal comes in from Kieran Trippier from the free kick.

32:14 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Stephen Foster for unsporting behaviour.

31:53

Unfair challenge on Charlie Austin by Stephen Foster results in a free kick.

29:33

The ball is sent over by Jacob Mellis, Lee Grant makes a save.

29:08

Corner taken by Tom Kennedy from the left by-line.

26:43

Alex Kacaniklic takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Marlon Harewood.

24:20

Effort from the edge of the area by Chris O'Grady goes wide of the left-hand upright.

23:56

David Perkins delivers the ball, save by Lee Grant.

22:36

Charlie Austin is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

21:11

Marvin Bartley fouled by Kelvin Etuhu, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Junior Stanislas, Kevin Long takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.

18:55

Corner taken left-footed by Tom Kennedy, clearance by Kevin Long. Marlon Harewood takes a shot. Jason Shackell gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jacob Mellis, save made by Lee Grant.

18:17

Foul by Alex Kacaniklic on Jacob Mellis, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jacob Mellis.

15:57

Centre by David Edgar, Luke Steele makes a save.

15:02

The referee penalises David Perkins for handball. Direct free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.

13:46

The ball is delivered by David Perkins, clearance made by Jason Shackell.

11:13

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas, clearance by Kelvin Etuhu.

10:24

Charlie Austin fouled by Stephen Foster, the ref awards a free kick. Junior Stanislas crosses the ball in from the free kick.

8:52

Assist by Danny Lafferty.

8:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Austin - Burnley 1 - 0 Barnsley Charlie Austin grabs a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Burnley 1-0 Barnsley.

8:28

The ball is crossed by Danny Lafferty,

4:14

Corner taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas from the left by-line, Shot from just outside the box by Marvin Bartley misses to the left of the target.

3:25

Marlon Harewood is caught offside. Free kick taken by Kevin Long.

1:57

Marvin Bartley challenges Jacob Mellis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Perkins.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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