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Leeds United 0-0 Barnsley

Leeds v Barnsley

Barnsley remain bottom of the Championship despite a hard-fought draw at Yorkshire rivals Leeds in Danny Wilson's first game back in charge.

Wilson, who returned to Oakwell earlier this week, watched his team earn only their fifth away point of the season.

Leeds's Matt Smith wasted two early chances at Elland Road before Marcus Tudgay poked wide for the Tykes.

The hosts dominated after Tudgay was sent off for a high tackle in the late stages, but could not find a winner.

But the Whites, who were aiming for a sixth home win in seven attempts, still moved above Reading and up to fifth courtesy of Wigan's 2-1 victory at the Madejski Stadium.

Leeds had won only one of their last six matches against Barnsley and ex-Oldham striker Smith should have scored twice in the opening 12 minutes.

Jason Pearce launched a long ball to the 6ft 6in striker, who smartly chested down before seeing his fierce shot blocked at point-blank range by Barnsley goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Moments later, Smith was put clean through again and this time he could only prod the ball tamely at the England international.

Barnsley, who lost eight of their previous 10 away matches, almost took the lead when Tudgay managed to hold off a weak challenge from Leeds defender Marius Zaliukas before shooting wide.

Leeds needed to improve their supply to leading scorer Ross McCormack after the break but when the Scotland international eventually had a chance from 15 yards he shot straight at Butland.

Following Tudgay's red card for a high challenge on Zaliukas, Leeds upped the tempo with Danny Pugh's weak shot being their clearest sight of the Barnsley goal.

Leeds manager Brian McDermott:

"It was a red card offence [Tudgay's sending off].

"It was not a good tackle. Danny will be disappointed when he sees the tackle again and so will the player who went over the ball.

"If Barnsley play like they did, they have a major chance of staying up, but with so many matches to play and so many twists and turns to come, no-one can make those calls."

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson:

"It was a very good performance. For large parts of the first half we played really well after our keeper had made a good save.

"We made some chances and if one of them had gone in it would have given us an even bigger incentive.

"We had to defend in great numbers, which is to be expected when you come to Leeds. McDermott has put a good team together and there is no doubt in my mind that they will be right up there come the end of the season."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Kenny
  • 2PeltierSubstituted forByramat 45'minutes
  • 16Pugh
  • 5Pearce
  • 24Zaliukas
  • 4Lees
  • 6MurphyBooked at 30minsSubstituted forPoleonat 79'minutes
  • 8AustinBooked at 69mins
  • 44McCormack
  • 20Smith
  • 36MowattBooked at 33minsSubstituted forTongeat 45'minutesBooked at 48mins

Substitutes

  • 15Warnock
  • 17Brown
  • 18Tonge
  • 21Diouf
  • 25Byram
  • 26Poleon
  • 33Cairns

Barnsley

  • 12ButlandBooked at 90mins
  • 14Wiseman
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 2HassellSubstituted forDawsonat 63'minutes
  • 6Cranie
  • 3Ramage
  • 7O'BrienBooked at 73minsSubstituted forScotlandat 83'minutes
  • 11Perkins
  • 50TudgayBooked at 84mins
  • 21MellisBooked at 29mins
  • 19CywkaSubstituted forEtuhuat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kennedy
  • 8Dawson
  • 9Scotland
  • 20Pedersen
  • 22Mvoto
  • 23Etuhu
  • 34Fox
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
31,031

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 0, Barnsley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Barnsley 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jason Scotland (Barnsley).

  4. Post update

    Danny Pugh (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Scotland.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Pugh (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Tonge.

  7. Booking

    Jack Butland (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lees (Leeds United).

  10. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  11. Post update

    Delay in match Marius Zaliukas (Leeds United) because of an injury.

  12. Dismissal

    Marcus Tudgay (Barnsley) is shown the red card.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Barnsley).

  14. Post update

    Marius Zaliukas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Jason Scotland replaces Jim O'Brien.

  16. Post update

    Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Poleon (Leeds United).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Dominic Poleon replaces Luke Murphy.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Mellis (Barnsley).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley21127233151843
2QPR21126324111342
3Leicester21133533221142
4Derby21124545271840
5Leeds2110473223934
6Reading219753024634
7Nottm Forest218942922733
8Brighton218852518732
9Ipswich218763125631
10Blackpool218762425-131
11Blackburn218672624230
12Wigan208482423128
13Huddersfield217682524127
14Watford216873129226
15Bournemouth2174102639-1325
16Birmingham216692626024
17Middlesbrough215883231123
18Bolton215882327-423
19Millwall2156102542-1721
20Doncaster2155111837-1920
21Charlton2147101726-919
22Sheff Wed203892231-917
23Yeovil2145121728-1117
24Barnsley2137111938-1916
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