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Southend United 0-3 Barnsley

Jacob Brown red card
Jacob Brown was shown a straight red card by Kevin Johnson

Barnsley moved to within two points of League One leaders Luton Town with a dominant victory at Southend United, despite playing almost an hour with 10 men.

The visitors scored three times in the second half - Cameron McGeehan squeezing in a low shot, Cauley Woodrow slotting into the bottom corner and Jordan Green tapping into an empty net to stretch the Tykes' unbeaten league run to 15 matches.

Jacob Brown was given a straight red card for a knee-high tackle on Sam Mantom before the break, just hours after winning the EFL's Young Player of the Month for January.

But Barnsley were good value for their win, with Alex Mowatt and Mamadou Thiam also sending efforts just off target, as the hosts struggled to create clear-cut chances.

Teenage substitute Charlie Kelman came close to equalising in the second half but failed to bring the ball under control just a couple of yards out and Barnsley goalkeeper Adam Davies clawed it away.

Daniel Stendel's side, who are bidding to return to the Championship at the first time of asking, have not lost in the league since 8 December and are five points clear of third-placed Sunderland.

The Black Cats have two games in hand in what now looks to be a three-horse automatic promotion race along with Luton following Portsmouth's demise in form.

For an out-of-sorts Southend it was a seventh game without a win and 18th loss of the season - only bottom two Bradford and AFC Wimbledon have more defeats.

Despite being 13th in the table, Chris Powell's Shrimpers are just seven points above the relegation zone and have played at least a game more than many other sides around them.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2Bwomono
  • 6Turner
  • 23Moore
  • 42Hart
  • 20Klass
  • 18MantomSubstituted forKelmanat 62'minutes
  • 8Dieng
  • 7KightlySubstituted forBunnat 61'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forYearwoodat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hyam
  • 15Kiernan
  • 16Yearwood
  • 22Smith
  • 26Lennon
  • 30Bunn
  • 34Kelman

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 12Cavaré
  • 5Pinnock
  • 6LindsayBooked at 57mins
  • 23Pinillos
  • 8McGeehan
  • 4DougallSubstituted forGreenat 76'minutes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 33BrownBooked at 35mins
  • 9WoodrowSubstituted forJacksonat 90'minutes
  • 26ThiamSubstituted forBähreat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hedges
  • 13Walton
  • 15Green
  • 18Jackson
  • 21Bähre
  • 22Williams
  • 29Adeboyejo
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
6,217

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Barnsley 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Barnsley 3.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Barnsley 3. Jordan Green (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Adam Davies.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dimitri Kevin Cavaré.

Attempt missed. Jordan Green (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Adam Jackson replaces Cauley Woodrow.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ethan Pinnock.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Dru Yearwood replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

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

Attempt saved. Charlie Kelman (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Sam Hart (Southend United).

Jordan Green (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hart (Southend United).

Jordan Green (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Cameron McGeehan.

Attempt blocked. Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jordan Green.

Attempt blocked. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jordan Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jordan Green replaces Kenneth Dougall.

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 0, Barnsley 2. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mike-Steven Bähre.

Foul by Charlie Kelman (Southend United).

Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

Foul by Michael Klass (Southend United).

Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Stephen McLaughlin.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mike-Steven Bähre replaces Mamadou Thiam.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ethan Pinnock.

Michael Klass (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton35229469294075
2Barnsley352010562283470
3Sunderland341814261322968
4Portsmouth351811660372365
5Charlton35179951351660
6Doncaster341510960431755
7Peterborough351510105648855
8Coventry35148133838050
9Fleetwood351310124637949
10Blackpool341212103433148
11Burton351111134241144
12Wycombe351110144452-843
13Southend35125184448-441
14Accrington331011123444-1041
15Plymouth35118164556-1141
16Scunthorpe35118164260-1841
17Shrewsbury35913133845-740
18Gillingham35117174658-1240
19Oxford Utd35912144353-1039
20Walsall35109163755-1839
21Bristol Rovers34910153537-237
22Rochdale3597194274-3234
23Bradford3596203960-2133
24Wimbledon3586212853-2530
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