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Barnsley 1-1 Reading

Chris O'Grady's equaliser rescued a point for bottom-of-the-table Barnsley at home to Reading.

The Tykes' striker struck 11 minutes from the end to bring a run of four straight defeats to an end.

Reading had taken the lead early in the second half when midfielder Hal Robson-Kanu drilled the ball home from outside the penalty area.

The result pushes Reading up into fifth place, while Barnsley remain at the foot of the Championship.

David Flitcroft's side dominated for much of the evening against the Royals, who had won three consecutive games prior to their visit to Oakwell.

Barnsley's Jason Scotland shot wide of the post twice in the first half for the home side's best chances, but it was the visitors who went ahead in the 51st minute.

Robson-Kanu's shot from 20 yards out gave Barnsley's on-loan keeper Jack Butland no chance, but the Yorkshire side came close to levelling soon after when Alex McCarthy palmed away a Paddy McCourt effort.

Alex Pearce struck the bar for Reading, but Barnsley were rewarded for their improved performance when O'Grady steadied himself before slotting the ball home from inside the Reading area.

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft:

"I see a team that is fighting and that is what they did. But I was pleased with all aspects. The whole team was outstanding, and there was a lot of exciting points, I'm only looking forward.

"I needed a performance, we needed to show the fans we are fighting.

"That was against Reading, they'll be in the top three all season, no doubt about that and we have made a superior team look very ordinary."

Reading manager Nigel Adkins:

"Our mindset was to come for three points. We didn't underestimate the opposition, we have come away from home and I thought our front two were excellent.

"Barnsley may be where they are but they have brought some good players in and they are going to be a big threat going forward.

"We came for three points but we have come away with something so credit my players for hanging in there."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 12Butland
  • 14Wiseman
  • 4Kennedy
  • 6Cranie
  • 3Ramage
  • 34FoxSubstituted forDawsonat 81'minutes
  • 11Perkins
  • 21MellisBooked at 25minsSubstituted forCywkaat 76'minutes
  • 42McCourtBooked at 90mins
  • 9ScotlandBooked at 26minsSubstituted forPedersenat 65'minutes
  • 10O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 20Pedersen
  • 2Hassell
  • 19Cywka
  • 16Jennings
  • 8Dawson
  • 24Noble-Lazarus
  • 7O'Brien

Reading

  • 21McCarthy
  • 15MorrisonBooked at 58mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 2Gunter
  • 3Kelly
  • 6Baird
  • 12McClearySubstituted forMcAnuffat 67'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20GuthrieSubstituted forAkpanat 72'minutes
  • 19Robson-Kanu
  • 7PogrebnyakBooked at 90mins
  • 9Le FondreSubstituted forSharpat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 24Cummings
  • 14Sharp
  • 16Akpan
  • 17Gorkss
  • 1Federici
  • 37Obita
  • 11McAnuff
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
9,084

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamReading
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home23
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 1, Reading 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Reading 1.

Booking

Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Patrick McCourt (Barnsley).
Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Patrick McCourt.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Stephen Kelly.

Booking

Jobi McAnuff (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jobi McAnuff (Reading).
Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).
Stephen Kelly (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Billy Sharp replaces Adam Le Fondre.
Attempt missed. Martin Cranie (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Chris Gunter.
Attempt blocked. Thomas Kennedy (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Wiseman with a cross.
David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading).
Attempt saved. Peter Ramage (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Chris Gunter.
Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).
Stephen Kelly (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Patrick McCourt (Barnsley).
Jobi McAnuff (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Stephen Dawson replaces David Fox.
Foul by Marcus Pedersen (Barnsley).
Chris Baird (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading).

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Reading 1. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Wiseman.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Tomasz Cywka replaces Jacob Mellis.
Attempt missed. Jobi McAnuff (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Reading. Conceded by Jack Butland.
Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Hope Akpan.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Hope Akpan replaces Danny Guthrie.
Attempt saved. Marcus Pedersen (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. David Fox (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).
Sean Morrison (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Jobi McAnuff replaces Garath McCleary.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burnley107211323
2QPR9720823
3Leicester10721723
4Nottm Forest10541619
5Reading10541619
6Blackpool10541419
7Watford105321018
8Blackburn10433515
9Huddersfield10352414
10Ipswich10424314
11Leeds10424-114
12Brighton10343113
13Bournemouth10415-913
14Derby10334112
15Wigan8323311
16Millwall10325-811
17Birmingham10316-110
18Doncaster9234-39
19Middlesbrough10163-49
20Charlton9135-66
21Sheff Wed9054-65
22Yeovil10127-95
23Bolton10055-105
24Barnsley10127-145
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