League One
Barnsley1Coventry0

Barnsley 1-0 Coventry City

Barnsley striker George Waring
George Waring scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory for Barnsley for the second time in four days

George Waring scored the game's only goal as Barnsley beat Coventry City, who had newly appointed manager Tony Mowbray watching from the stand.

Martin Cranie headed Conor Hourihane's corner wide for the hosts before City's Marcus Tudgay struck the woodwork.

Waring then nodded in Hourihane's free-kick to net his second goal in a week.

Barnsley's Ben Pearson was forced into clearing Matthew Pennington's shot off the line to make it two wins out of two for new Tykes manager Lee Johnson.

Barnsley have now won four straight League One games to move up to 10th, within two points of the play-offs.

Coventry remain in 20th, stilll just one point above the relegation places.

Sky Blues manager Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"That's the harshness of football but, if you don't put the ball on the net, you don't win.

"We lost to a goal from a set play. Barnsley are number one in the division for scoring from set plays and we fell victim.

"There's plenty to work on. The result was disapppointing. Admittedly, it was a windy night on a bumpy pitch, but these are the days when you've just got to make sure you don't lose."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 12Davies
  • 27Holgate
  • 6Cranie
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 20Smith
  • 31O'SullivanSubstituted forBaileyat 82'minutes
  • 36Pearson
  • 7Scowen
  • 8Hourihane
  • 37LalkovicSubstituted forBerryat 82'minutes
  • 41WaringBooked at 58minsSubstituted forWinnallat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Berry
  • 9Winnall
  • 11Jennings
  • 15Mvoto
  • 18Oates
  • 24Dibble
  • 32Bailey

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 22Pennington
  • 30Stokes
  • 21MartinBooked at 41mins
  • 18Phillips
  • 17OdelusiSubstituted forNoubleat 64'minutes
  • 16BartonSubstituted forTurgottat 76'minutes
  • 7Fleck
  • 11O'Brien
  • 20TudgaySubstituted forProschwitzat 60'minutes
  • 14Samuel

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 9Proschwitz
  • 19Nouble
  • 25Turgott
  • 27Finch
  • 33Charles-Cook
  • 37Thomas
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
9,567

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 1, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Coventry City 0.

Attempt saved. Matthew Pennington (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by George Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Sam Winnall replaces George Waring.

Ben Pearson (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Blair Turgott (Coventry City).

Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley).

Chris Stokes (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. James Bailey replaces John O'Sullivan.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Luke Berry replaces Milan Lalkovic.

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Blair Turgott replaces Adam Barton.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley).

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. John O'Sullivan (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Milan Lalkovic (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Frank Nouble replaces Sanmi Odelusi.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Nick Proschwitz replaces Marcus Tudgay.

Booking

George Waring (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Coventry City 0. George Waring (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Conor Hourihane.

George Waring (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Barton (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Sanmi Odelusi (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by George Waring (Barnsley).

Aaron Martin (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jim O'Brien.

Attempt saved. Ben Pearson (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Dominic Samuel (Coventry City).

Attempt missed. George Waring (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Aaron Phillips.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnsley 0, Coventry City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barnsley 0, Coventry City 0.

Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City).

Attempt saved. Dominic Samuel (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

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2Preston33189653302363
3MK Dons34188868353362
4Swindon34187959382161
5Sheff Utd33158104739853
6Doncaster341310114342149
7Chesterfield34139124945448
8Bradford33139114238448
9Peterborough34145154244-247
10Barnsley34145154448-447
11Oldham331210114248-646
12Gillingham34129134950-145
13Port Vale34136154246-445
14Fleetwood34129133438-445
15Rochdale321351456431344
16Walsall341111123436-244
17Scunthorpe33119134650-442
18Notts County33118143440-641
19Crewe34116173259-2739
20Coventry33812133445-1136
21Leyton Orient3398164451-735
22Colchester3497183956-1734
23Crawley34810163558-2334
24Yeovil3479182649-2330
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