Ian Holloway's Crystal Palace were held at home by Barnsley, who moved a point clear of the relegation zone.

Referee Kevin Stroud ruled that both Barnsley's home and away strips clashed with Palace's red and blue kit, so they had to wear the Eagles' away shirts.

Palace had the better of the chances but Glenn Murray saw a first-half clipped effort saved by Luke Steele.

Substitute Aaron Wilbraham headed wide late on for the promotion-chasing hosts who have not scored in four games.

Points match

After their first goalless draw of the season, Barnsley are now on 48 points, the total they reached last season, when they finished fourth from bottom

Although they remain in the play-offs, a run of five games without a win has left them eight points adrift of the automatic promotion places with five games remaining.

Jason Scotland tried his luck with two long-range shots early on for David Flitcroft's relegation-threatened Tykes, wearing Palace's yellow and blue away shirts, who came into the game on the back of three wins from their last four.

But Palace gained control of the game soon after, with Steele denying Andre Moritz's free-kick before saving from Murray, the Championship's leading scorer.

Wilbraham came on with 10 minutes remaining but failed to hit the target with three chances late on as the point kept Barnsley out of the bottom three.

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway:

"The more we get a point and not three the worse it will be, all we have to do is try and get some rhythm back to us and start scoring goals again.

"We have to take it in small steps, we have definitely stayed up, then you have to try and get enough to get in the play-offs, then that first or second spot after that.

"What we have to do is get on a better run than this, the people that time those runs are normally successful."

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft:

"I think the experience of Stephen Foster and Bobby Hassell marshalled Glenn Murray really well which you have to do, he is the best striker in the league.

"Having two experienced heads in there helped us and it is important down the centre of pitch that you have leaders.

"The lads have stuck to their task to a man."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 02 Ward
  • 27 Delaney
  • 28 Ramage
  • 04 Parr
  • 07 Bolasie (Dobbie - 77' )
  • 15 Jedinak Booked
  • 20 Williams Booked
  • 30 Moritz (K Phillips - 64' )
  • 16 Zaha
  • 17 Murray (Wilbraham - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Price
  • 33 Gabbidon
  • 03 Richards
  • 12 Marrow
  • 09 K Phillips
  • 11 Dobbie
  • 18 Wilbraham

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele Booked
  • 02 Hassell Booked
  • 06 Foster
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 33 Kennedy
  • 07 Dawson Booked
  • 11 Perkins Booked
  • 21 Mellis (Cywka - 90' )
  • 09 Scotland (Dagnall - 68' )
  • 23 Etuhu (O'Brien - 62' Booked )
  • 27 O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 12 Alnwick
  • 08 O'Brien
  • 18 Jones
  • 19 Cywka
  • 13 Dagnall
  • 16 Harewood
  • 32 Rose
Ref: Stroud
Att: 21,281

Match Stats

Shots

23 3

On target

12 0

Corners

9 1

Fouls

8 19

Live Text Commentary

95:21 Full time

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

90:00 +5:07

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

90:00 +4:19

Jonathan Williams takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +4:19 Booking

Booking Jim O'Brien receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +4:14

Foul by Jim O'Brien on Jonathan Parr, free kick awarded.

90:00 +2:17

Mile Jedinak produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

90:00 +1:29

Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

90:00 +1:29 Substitution

Substitution Tomasz Cywka replaces Jacob Mellis.

90:00 +1:29

Chris O'Grady concedes a free kick for a foul on Mile Jedinak.

90:00 +0:59

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Parr.

89:55

The ball is swung over by Wilfried Zaha, Effort from deep inside the area by Aaron Wilbraham clears the bar.

89:18

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Foster.

89:04

Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

87:31

Jonathan Williams has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

86:57

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Stephen Dobbie from right wing, clearance by Stephen Foster.

86:57 Booking

Booking David Perkins is cautioned.

86:53

Foul by David Perkins on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded.

85:13

Effort on goal by Kevin Phillips from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

84:29

Jonathan Parr produces a cross, Close range header by Aaron Wilbraham misses to the right of the target.

84:16

The ball is crossed by Wilfried Zaha.

83:28

Centre by Mile Jedinak, Aaron Wilbraham produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

80:59

Centre by Chris Dagnall, blocked by Peter Ramage. Corner taken by Jacob Mellis, Stephen Dobbie manages to make a clearance.

80:31

Shot from just outside the box by Aaron Wilbraham misses to the right of the target.

79:54 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Wilbraham on for Glenn Murray.

79:15 Booking

Booking Luke Steele is cautioned.

78:45

Unfair challenge on David Perkins by Wilfried Zaha results in a free kick. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

78:09

Stephen Dobbie decides to take the corner short.

77:40

Stephen Dawson challenges Glenn Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Dobbie delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Jim O'Brien.

76:54 Substitution

Substitution Stephen Dobbie is brought on as a substitute for Yannick Bolasie.

75:59

Centre by Jacob Mellis.

75:22

Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

75:22 Booking

Booking Jonathan Williams goes into the book.

75:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Jonathan Williams.

74:06

Foul by Mile Jedinak on Stephen Dawson, free kick awarded. Tom Kennedy delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Peter Ramage.

73:19

Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Foster. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.

72:08

Kevin Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

71:18

Unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Chris O'Grady results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joel Ward.

68:35

Jacob Mellis takes a shot.

67:54 Substitution

Substitution Chris Dagnall on for Jason Scotland.

64:58

Yannick Bolasie takes a short corner.

63:18 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Phillips is brought on as a substitute for Andre Moritz.

62:28

Centre by Wilfried Zaha, save by Luke Steele. Inswinging corner taken by Andre Moritz, Close range headed effort by Glenn Murray misses to the right of the goal.

60:28 Substitution

Substitution Jim O'Brien replaces Kelvin Etuhu.

60:28

Mile Jedinak takes the direct free kick.

60:28 Booking

Booking Booking for Bobby Hassell for unsporting behaviour.

60:24

Bobby Hassell concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha.

59:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Delaney on Jason Scotland. Scott Wiseman takes the direct free kick.

59:00

The referee blows for offside against Chris O'Grady. Joel Ward takes the free kick.

57:35

Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball.

56:39

Stephen Dawson challenges Jonathan Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andre Moritz crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Bobby Hassell manages to make a clearance.

55:30

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu on Andre Moritz, free kick awarded. Mile Jedinak takes the free kick.

52:24

Stephen Foster concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray. Strike on goal comes in from Andre Moritz from the free kick, Luke Steele makes a save.

51:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Chris O'Grady. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

49:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Ward on Chris O'Grady. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jacob Mellis, clearance made by Damien Delaney.

47:06

Andre Moritz sends in a cross, Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

46:32

Corner taken right-footed by Yannick Bolasie, clearance made by Stephen Foster.

46:04

Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball, clearance made by Kelvin Etuhu.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

42:36

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.

38:50

The offside flag is raised against Glenn Murray. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.

38:27

Centre by Jonathan Parr, Andre Moritz takes a shot. Clearance made by David Perkins.

37:14

Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a comfortable save.

36:58

The ball is sent over by Yannick Bolasie.

36:39

Chris O'Grady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak. Mile Jedinak takes the direct free kick.

36:18

Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

35:44

Chris O'Grady is caught offside. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

34:44

Foul by Stephen Dawson on Jonathan Williams, free kick awarded. Mile Jedinak takes the direct free kick.

33:40

The official flags Glenn Murray offside. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.

32:46

Yannick Bolasie has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

31:26

Jonathan Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Scotland. Bobby Hassell takes the free kick.

29:24

Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.

26:14

David Perkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Yannick Bolasie. Andre Moritz crosses the ball in from the free kick, blocked by Jacob Mellis. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andre Moritz from the right by-line, Bobby Hassell makes a clearance.

25:49

Yannick Bolasie sends in a cross, David Perkins gets a block in.

25:13

Direct free kick taken by Mile Jedinak.

25:13 Booking

Booking Mile Jedinak is cautioned.

24:57 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Stephen Dawson for unsporting behaviour.

24:35

Stephen Dawson challenges Jonathan Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick.

21:46

Centre by Jonathan Parr.

20:30

Jonathan Parr crosses the ball, clearance by Scott Wiseman.

19:35

Yannick Bolasie concedes a free kick for a foul on David Perkins. Direct free kick taken by Tom Kennedy.

16:58

Inswinging corner taken by Andre Moritz from the right by-line, Peter Ramage takes a shot. Comfortable save by Luke Steele.

15:50

Kelvin Etuhu concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Williams. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Andre Moritz, Luke Steele makes a save.

14:40

Stephen Dawson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Parr. Free kick taken by Damien Delaney.

12:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Jacob Mellis. A cross is delivered by Andre Moritz, Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a comfortable save.

10:37

Chris O'Grady concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Ward. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

8:10

Wilfried Zaha takes a short corner.

4:25

Andre Moritz takes a corner.

3:47

Corner from the left by-line taken by Yannick Bolasie, save by Luke Steele.

3:19

The ball is sent over by Joel Ward, Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

3:02

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Williams by Kelvin Etuhu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mile Jedinak.

2:26

Jason Scotland produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

1:59

The referee blows for offside. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

1:18

Shot from outside the box by Jason Scotland goes wide right of the target.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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