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Norwich City 1-1 Barnsley

Josh Murphy
Josh Murphy celebrates scoring for a second successive game for Norwich City

Norwich ended a three-game losing run in the Championship but were held to a draw by Barnsley at Carrow Road.

Josh Murphy's deflected shot put Norwich in front against the early run of play.

City's Nelson Oliveira and Barnsley's Adam Hammill had two decent chances each before the break.

But it was Harvey Barnes who levelled for the Tykes early in the second half, getting his third goal in four games after excellent play by George Moncur.

Both sides remain in mid-table after sharing the points.

Having begun with a back four, City replaced James Husband with Christoph Zimmermann at half-time and switched to a back three, but the tactical change failed to pay off as Leicester City loanee Barnes fired past Angus Gunn almost immediately after the restart.

Angus MacDonald made an excellent block from Oliveira soon after the equaliser, while Tykes goalkeeper Adam Davies tipped over an effort from City attacker James Maddison.

Barnsley pushed for a winner as the game wore on, with Barnes curling over the bar deep into stoppage time.

Norwich boss Daniel Farke:

"The fans were feeling the same as us - very frustrated. It was a pretty poor performance and we certainly didn't deserve to win this game. I thought a draw was a fair result.

"We had a lot of good, technical players on the pitch but our passing quality was just not good enough.

"We gave the ball away too much and didn't move it quickly enough. We didn't create enough chances either and we also lost too many individual battles.

"I think the players have lost a bit of self-confidence and the only way that will change is if we start winning games. I think we would all take a narrow, hard-fought win at the moment."

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom:

"I thought we did enough to have won the game, and the fact we didn't is down to two reasons.

"Only one thing made me angry today and that was their goal. We knew they liked to take free-kicks quickly and on this occasion a few of the players thought a free-kick had been awarded harshly and turned to the referee instead of focusing on the ball.

"The other thing that was disappointing was that although we played well we didn't create as many chances as I would have liked. (Norwich goalkeeper) Angus Gunn had to make a few saves, but not nearly enough.

"I always try and look at the bigger picture and we've come a hell of a long way in a short space of time. I've just spoken to the lads and two things that came out were that we are now a match for anyone is this league, and we will keep getting better."

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 1Gunn
  • 2Pinto
  • 31Hanley
  • 15Klose
  • 3HusbandBooked at 34minsSubstituted forZimmermannat 45'minutes
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 19TrybullSubstituted forWildschutat 81'minutes
  • 8Vrancic
  • 11MurphySubstituted forWatkinsat 75'minutes
  • 23Maddison
  • 9Oliveira

Substitutes

  • 4Reed
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 10Jerome
  • 12Watkins
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 17Wildschut
  • 33McGovern

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 17YiadomBooked at 44mins
  • 5MacDonaldSubstituted forMcCarthyat 57'minutes
  • 6Lindsay
  • 3Fryers
  • 4WilliamsBooked at 87mins
  • 7HammillSubstituted forHedgesat 67'minutes
  • 20Potts
  • 10Moncur
  • 15Barnes
  • 9Bradshaw

Substitutes

  • 2McCarthy
  • 8McGeehan
  • 19Ugbo
  • 22Gardner
  • 26Thiam
  • 30Walton
  • 34Hedges
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
25,545

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Norwich City 1, Barnsley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Barnsley 1.

Attempt blocked. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivo Pinto.

Attempt missed. Harvey Barnes (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Bradshaw.

Attempt saved. Harvey Barnes (Barnsley) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Williams.

Foul by Yanic Wildschut (Norwich City).

Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Joe Williams (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Williams (Barnsley).

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by George Moncur.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Hedges (Barnsley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Moncur.

Attempt missed. Joe Williams (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ezekiel Fryers following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Ezekiel Fryers (Barnsley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Moncur.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Yanic Wildschut replaces Tom Trybull because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tom Trybull (Norwich City) because of an injury.

Foul by Tom Trybull (Norwich City).

Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Liam Lindsay.

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harvey Barnes.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Marley Watkins replaces Josh Murphy.

Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Hedges (Barnsley).

Foul by Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City).

Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ivo Pinto.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Yiadom.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Hedges replaces Adam Hammill.

Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Andy Yiadom.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Adam Davies.

Attempt saved. James Maddison (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mario Vrancic.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ezekiel Fryers.

Attempt saved. Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jason McCarthy replaces Angus MacDonald because of an injury.

Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harvey Barnes (Barnsley).

goal

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