Barnsley earned their first win of the season with two first-half goals against Huddersfield at Oakwell.

Chris O'Grady opened the scoring on eight minutes, while on-loan striker Marcus Pedersen added the second just after the half-hour.

James Vaughan pulled a goal back for the visitors after 61 minutes.

The hosts held on for a much-needed victory following two heavy defeats in the Championship and the Capital One Cup in the past week.

A 5-2 loss at Blackburn last Saturday was followed by a 5-1 thrashing by Southampton at home on Tuesday, but David Flitcroft's side looked to have shaken off those performances from the outset.

O'Grady had already had one half-chance blocked by the time he latched on to a loose ball in the area to drive the ball home with his left foot.

The 27-year-old shot over the bar before Pedersen, on loan from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, beat Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies with a shot on the turn.

Terriers midfielder Adam Clayton went close early in the second half, then set up Vaughan with a deft pass that the striker drilled past Mike Pollitt in Barnsley's goal.

Vaughan later volleyed straight at Pollitt, on loan from Wigan, while Jean-Yves Mvoto was denied by desperate Huddersfield defending in stoppage time with Smithies still upfield following a corner.

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft:

"It's really pleasing to get three points on the board after going toe to toe with an in-form Huddersfield team and putting in a good performance.

"We've been knocked and not won games we possibly should have won so I'm pleased that we've come out on top today. All the players deserve credit.

"The players were fighting for the cause and fighting for each other and I thought they were excellent."

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"There are no qualms about the result. In the first half we were overran but in the second half we were better. Barnsley were committed and scored a couple of goals before we got out of the blocks.

"At half-time we had a conversation and things changed a little bit for us. We looked more likely to score in the second half.

"There's no substitute for working hard and trying to close people down and they did that better than us. That can't happen again."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Barnsley

  • 31 Pollitt
  • 04 Kennedy
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 22 Mvoto
  • 07 O'Brien
  • 08 Dawson Booked
  • 11 Perkins
  • 23 Etuhu
  • 24 Noble-Lazarus (Mellis - 73' )
  • 10 O'Grady
  • 20 Pedersen (Dagnall - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Steele
  • 15 McNulty
  • 16 Jennings
  • 19 Cywka
  • 21 Mellis
  • 09 Scotland
  • 13 Dagnall

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 05 Clarke
  • 33 Lynch
  • 39 Gerrard
  • 04 Norwood Booked
  • 06 Hogg (Stead - 88' )
  • 08 Clayton
  • 12 Hammill
  • 25 Carroll (Paterson - 77' )
  • 07 Scannell (Ward - 53' )
  • 09 Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett
  • 15 Wallace
  • 27 Smith
  • 10 Gobern
  • 11 Ward
  • 14 Stead
  • 17 Paterson
Ref: Mason
Att: 13,593

Match Stats

Shots

11 7

On target

3 2

Corners

1 4

Fouls

8 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:07 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4:38

Jean Yves Mvoto takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

90:00 +3:54

Clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

90:00 +3:43

Corner taken by Daniel Ward from the left by-line.

90:00 +2:53

Michael Pollitt restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:42

Tom Kennedy fouled by Adam Hammill, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +1:59

Jim O'Brien makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:15

Clearance by Scott Wiseman.

88:24

Daniel Ward produces a cross.

88:15

Adam Clayton restarts play with the free kick.

88:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Dawson on Joel Lynch.

87:41 Substitution

Substitution Jon Stead on for Jonathan Hogg.

87:27

Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.

86:21

Jacob Mellis takes a shot. Alex Smithies safely holds on.

85:45

Clearance made by Joel Lynch.

85:12

Free kick taken by Michael Pollitt.

85:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Hammill on Tom Kennedy.

84:23

Shot by Jacob Mellis cleared the target.

80:47

Clearance by Scott Wiseman.

79:28

Shot by Chris Dagnall went wide of the left-hand upright.

79:07

Clearance made by Adam Hammill.

77:51

Stephen Dawson makes a clearance.

76:50

Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

76:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris O'Grady on Joel Lynch.

76:18 Substitution

Substitution (Huddersfield) makes a substitution, with Martin Paterson coming on for Jake Carroll.

75:35

Foul by James Vaughan on Jean Yves Mvoto, free kick awarded.

74:40 Substitution

Substitution Chris Dagnall comes on in place of Marcus Pedersen.

74:18

Stephen Dawson takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

72:34 Substitution

Substitution Reuben Noble-Lazarus leaves the field to be replaced by Jacob Mellis.

71:57

Jim O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

71:51

Corner taken by Adam Hammill.

71:36

Clearance by Scott Wiseman.

71:27

Daniel Ward sends in a cross.

68:46

Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

68:38

The referee blows for offside against Chris O'Grady.

67:42

Adam Clayton makes a clearance.

67:37

Free kick crossed by Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

67:05

Unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien by Jonathan Hogg results in a free kick.

66:36

James Vaughan has an effort at goal. Michael Pollitt safely holds on.

65:33

Free kick taken by Joel Lynch.

65:24

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu on Jonathan Hogg, free kick awarded.

65:04

David Perkins restarts play with the free kick.

64:56

David Perkins fouled by Oliver Norwood, the ref awards a free kick.

62:43

Clearance by Kelvin Etuhu.

62:28

Adam Hammill crosses the ball in from the free kick.

62:21

Adam Clayton fouled by David Perkins, the ref awards a free kick.

61:29 Booking

Booking

61:29

The referee shows Oliver Norwood a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

61:17

Oliver Norwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Dawson.

60:11

Adam Clayton provided the assist for the goal.

60:11 Goal scored

Goal! - James Vaughan - Barnsley 2 - 1 Huddersfld James Vaughan scores with a right foot finish. Barnsley 2-1 Huddersfield.

59:14

Scott Wiseman makes a clearance.

58:11

Clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.

57:45

Shot by Adam Hammill went over the crossbar.

57:16

Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.

56:33

Scott Wiseman manages to make a clearance.

54:22

Shot by James Vaughan went wide right of the post.

52:40 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Ward on for Sean Scannell.

51:13

Shot by Marcus Pedersen went over the net.

49:27

Free kick taken by Michael Pollitt.

49:11

The official flags Sean Scannell offside.

48:16

Clearance made by Chris O'Grady.

48:09

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Hammill.

47:46

Adam Clayton takes a shot. Blocked by Tom Kennedy.

47:26

Scott Wiseman manages to make a clearance.

46:34

Shot by Stephen Dawson went over the bar.

46:26

Clearance by Adam Clayton.

46:18

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jim O'Brien.

45:46

Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:11

The ball is swung over by Sean Scannell.

45:00 +0:55

Jim O'Brien makes a clearance.

44:15

Header at goal by Jean Yves Mvoto to the left of the net.

44:04

Stephen Dawson takes the free kick.

43:32

Joel Lynch concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Pedersen.

42:55

Scott Wiseman manages to make a clearance.

42:17

Tom Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

41:59

Unfair challenge on David Perkins by Adam Hammill results in a free kick.

40:32

Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.

40:27

Corner taken by Adam Hammill.

40:12

Shot by Oliver Norwood. Blocked by Tom Kennedy.

39:34

Scott Wiseman manages to make a clearance.

38:53

Clearance by Joel Lynch.

38:44

Reuben Noble-Lazarus delivers the ball.

37:47

David Perkins takes the free kick.

37:39

Oliver Norwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Pedersen.

36:43

Adam Clayton restarts play with the free kick.

36:06

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu on Oliver Norwood, free kick awarded.

35:22

Clearance made by Peter Clarke.

33:47

Free kick taken by Anthony Gerrard.

33:42

Foul by Stephen Dawson on Adam Clayton, free kick awarded.

33:10

Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.

31:01

Assist on the goal came from Tom Kennedy.

31:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Marcus Pedersen - Barnsley 2 - 0 Huddersfld Marcus Pedersen grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Barnsley 2-0 Huddersfield.

29:06

Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.

29:00

Stephen Dawson crosses the ball.

28:09

Stephen Dawson restarts play with the free kick.

27:59

Anthony Gerrard challenges Marcus Pedersen unfairly and gives away a free kick.

27:14

Clearance made by Adam Hammill.

26:38

Free kick taken by Stephen Dawson.

26:31

Unfair challenge on Stephen Dawson by Oliver Norwood results in a free kick.

25:17

Michael Pollitt takes the free kick.

25:02

The referee blows for offside.

24:23

Jim O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

22:41

Clearance by Scott Wiseman.

22:36

A cross is delivered by Jake Carroll.

21:00

Shot by Oliver Norwood went over.

19:55

Clearance by Anthony Gerrard.

19:44

Free kick taken by Jim O'Brien.

19:27

Foul by Anthony Gerrard on Chris O'Grady, free kick awarded.

18:58

Peter Clarke manages to make a clearance.

18:24

A cross is delivered by James Vaughan.

14:48

Clearance by Jim O'Brien.

14:21

Clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

14:15

Free kick crossed by Oliver Norwood.

13:35

Stephen Dawson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

13:35 Booking

Booking

13:24

Joel Lynch fouled by Stephen Dawson, the ref awards a free kick.

10:13

Chris O'Grady takes a shot and cleared the bar.

9:05

Clearance by Scott Wiseman.

7:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris O'Grady - Barnsley 1 - 0 Huddersfld Chris O'Grady scores a left footed goal. Barnsley 1-0 Huddersfield.

6:24

Jonathan Hogg makes a clearance.

5:50

Michael Pollitt restarts play with the free kick.

5:39

The referee blows for offside.

5:07

Joel Lynch restarts play with the free kick.

4:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Pedersen on Joel Lynch.

3:31

Tom Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

3:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Perkins by Jonathan Hogg.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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