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Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Barnsley

Barnsley maintained their League One automatic promotion push with a clinical win at relegation-threatened Plymouth Argyle.

Striker Cauley Woodrow smashed Barnsley's 15th-minute opener after chesting down right-back Jordan Williams' brilliant cross-field ball to the left.

Woodrow took the ball in his stride and volleyed into the far corner past a diving Kyle Letheren.

Barnsley doubled their lead in the 21st minute when Jacob Brown fired home after latching on to a Dani Pinillos cross into the box.

Alex Mowatt further increased the lead with a superbly-taken free-kick from outside the box, curling the ball into the top corner from the right, out of the reach of Letheren.

The Argyle keeper made outstanding one-handed diving saves to keep out Mike Bahre's goal-bound strike and again to deny Cameron McGeehan in the 88th minute.

Argyle's best chances fell to Yann Songo'o, whose shot was deflected just around the post.

Barnsley skipper Adam Davies then denied Songo'o with a superb 65th-minute save.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 21Letheren
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 5Edwards
  • 20Jones
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8FoxSubstituted forNessat 80'minutes
  • 4Songo'o
  • 10Carey
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forAndersonat 80'minutes
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forFletcherat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Macey
  • 6Ness
  • 13Anderson
  • 14Canavan
  • 17Ainsworth
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 29Fletcher

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 22Williams
  • 5Pinnock
  • 6Lindsay
  • 23Pinillos
  • 8McGeehan
  • 27Mowatt
  • 33Brown
  • 21BähreSubstituted forHedgesat 79'minutes
  • 26ThiamSubstituted forMooreat 69'minutes
  • 9WoodrowSubstituted forStylesat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Fryers
  • 7Hedges
  • 13Walton
  • 15Green
  • 18Jackson
  • 19Moore
  • 20Styles
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
10,898

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away11
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Barnsley 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Barnsley 3.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jamie Ness.

Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lloyd Jones (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jordan Williams.

Foul by Callum Styles (Barnsley).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Attempt saved. Ryan Hedges (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (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.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley).

Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Callum Styles (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Paul Anderson replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Alex Fletcher replaces Ryan Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jamie Ness replaces David Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Hedges replaces Mike-Steven Bähre.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Callum Styles replaces Cauley Woodrow.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Barnsley).

Lloyd Jones (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Lloyd Jones (Plymouth Argyle).

Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Kyle Letheren.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Kieffer Moore replaces Mamadou Thiam.

Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley).

Attempt saved. Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton432612584374790
2Barnsley442513677364188
3Portsmouth432511779463386
4Sunderland432218377423584
5Charlton4424101067402782
6Doncaster4319121271541769
7Peterborough431812136556966
8Coventry441810165351264
9Blackpool441517124947262
10Burton4416121663531060
11Oxford Utd441514155559-459
12Fleetwood431512165650657
13Gillingham441410205870-1252
14Rochdale44149215383-3051
15Bristol Rovers441214184549-450
16Shrewsbury441214185058-850
17Wycombe441311205365-1250
18Accrington431212194364-2148
19Southend44138235366-1347
20Plymouth441211215273-2147
21Scunthorpe441210224977-2846
22Wimbledon43129223860-2245
23Walsall441110234671-2543
24Bradford44107274675-2937
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