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Barnsley 3-0 Bradford City

Promotion hopefuls Barnsley got back to winning ways in impressive fashion with victory over Bradford at Oakwell.

First-half goals from Jacob Brown and top scorer Kieffer Moore put the Tykes in charge and Alex Mowatt sealed a comfortable win late on after visiting midfielder Adam Chicksen had been sent off.

Barnsley took the lead in the 28th minute when Mowatt's cross from the by-line found Brown at the back post and he headed the ball across the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner.

The home side, who drew with Luton in their last league match before being knocked out of the FA Cup by Burnley, doubled their advantage seven minutes before the break in exquisite fashion.

Mamadou Thiam majestically flicked the ball with his heel over a defender to Mowatt who guided a pass through for Moore to score from point-blank range.

The Bantams could not get a foothold back into the game and finished with a man less after Chicksen was shown a straight red card in the 89th minute for bringing down Brown just outside the box.

Barnsley took full advantage as in the second minute of stoppage time when Mowatt added a third.

He got on the end of a lofted pass from Brown, switched the ball onto his left and calmly slotted home.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 12Cavaré
  • 5Pinnock
  • 6LindsayBooked at 58mins
  • 28Williams
  • 33BrownBooked at 68mins
  • 8McGeehanBooked at 35mins
  • 27MowattBooked at 81mins
  • 26ThiamSubstituted forMoncurat 86'minutes
  • 19MooreSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 81'minutes
  • 9WoodrowSubstituted forBähreat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dougall
  • 7Hedges
  • 10Moncur
  • 18Jackson
  • 21Bähre
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 35Greatorex

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 5O'ConnorSubstituted forMillerat 45'minutes
  • 6O'Connor
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 4McGowanBooked at 79mins
  • 38CaddisSubstituted forAkpanat 70'minutes
  • 39O'Brien
  • 3ChicksenBooked at 89mins
  • 10PayneBooked at 72minsSubstituted forWoodat 84'minutes
  • 40Ball
  • 9Doyle

Substitutes

  • 12Miller
  • 13Wilson
  • 21Akpan
  • 23Wood
  • 24Devine
  • 25Isherwood
  • 43Maltby
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
14,962

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away2
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 3, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 3, Bradford City 0.

Attempt missed. Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 3, Bradford City 0. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jacob Brown.

Attempt missed. Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Dismissal

Adam Chicksen (Bradford City) is shown the red card.

Foul by Adam Chicksen (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. George Moncur replaces Mamadou Thiam.

Attempt saved. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Connor Wood replaces Jack Payne.

Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Kieffer Moore.

Booking

Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

Ryan McGowan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ryan McGowan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Jacob Brown (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Chicksen (Bradford City).

Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

Foul by Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley).

Ryan McGowan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by David Ball (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jack Payne (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Payne (Bradford City).

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

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Hope Akpan replaces Paul Caddis.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mike-Steven Bähre replaces Cauley Woodrow.

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth27176446252157
2Luton27158450252553
3Sunderland261410247252252
4Charlton28155846311550
5Barnsley26147543222149
6Peterborough27138647341347
7Doncaster27136849351445
8Coventry28116113032-239
9Blackpool2610882725238
10Fleetwood2798103732535
11Burton27105123636035
12Southend27112143434035
13Wycombe2798103740-335
14Accrington269892735-835
15Scunthorpe2896133653-1733
16Walsall2788112943-1432
17Gillingham2794143945-631
18Shrewsbury2779112935-630
19Rochdale2886143458-2430
20Bristol Rovers2777132529-428
21Oxford Utd2769123343-1027
22Bradford2783163143-1227
23Plymouth2776143449-1527
24Wimbledon2765162138-1723
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