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Barnsley 1-1 Swansea City

Only one of Swansea top scorer Borja Baston's six goals this season has come away from home
Only one of Swansea top scorer Borja Baston's six goals this season has come away from home

Barnsley and Swansea were forced to settle for a point each in an entertaining encounter at Oakwell.

Ayew's header on 70 minutes gave the Swans the lead but they were pegged back within 180 seconds as Alex Mowatt levelled for the hosts with a calm finish after a quickfire break.

Both goalkeepers made key saves and both sides missed excellent chances.

Despite the point Barnsley slip to bottom of the Championship, while Swansea are third.

Barnsley are now winless in 13 games against Swansea in all competitions.

The hosts could have led inside 60 seconds but Cauley Woodrow was denied by exceptional save from Freddie Woodman after Swansea failed to deal with a long throw.

Barnsley were again close 10 minutes later, but Cameron McGeehan blazed over after Woodman could only parry Woodrow's effort.

Swansea did not register their first attempt until midway through the first half when Ayew's effort was saved by Bradley Collins, who also saved sharply to deny George Byers.

Ayew was the biggest threat for the Swans and he again tested Collins after the interval before McGeehan again fired over for the hosts from an encouraging position.

Swansea should have taken the lead just past the hour mark when Sam Surridge was sent clean through by Matt Grimes' clever pass, but Collins again produced a fabulous save to keep the scores level.

Collins was looking unbeatable and he again produced a big stop on 64 minutes to deny Bersant Celina from point-blank range after Ayew's teasing cross.

However, the momentum was with the Welsh side and they took the lead when Ayew headed home after Celina's shot was blocked by Collins on 67 minutes.

Swansea failed to hold their concentration though and Mowatt swept home to boosts the Tykes.

Swansea head coach Steve Cooper told BBC Sport Wales:

"I think having got through the first hour and then taken control of the game, to go 1-0 up and then concede as we did, we are obviously going to be quite frustrated at that.

"A point from home is never the worse thing in the world... but we should have gone on and won the game.

"We could have started the game better, but we played good football in the second half. We are disappointed to only score one goal.

"Andre Ayew has got three goals in as many games and that is good for us. We are really happy with him."

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 40Collins
  • 5DiabySubstituted forAndersenat 90+1'minutes
  • 24HalmeBooked at 77mins
  • 21Sibbick
  • 4Dougall
  • 12CavaréSubstituted forWilliamsat 84'minutes
  • 8McGeehanSubstituted forSimoes Inacioat 79'minutes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 7Brown
  • 9Woodrow
  • 11Chaplin

Substitutes

  • 3Williams
  • 6Andersen
  • 10Bähre
  • 13Walton
  • 16Thomas
  • 22Oduor
  • 28Simoes Inacio

Swansea

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27Woodman
  • 26Naughton
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 4RodonSubstituted forWilmotat 69'minutes
  • 24Bidwell
  • 14Carroll
  • 8Grimes
  • 22A Ayew
  • 28ByersBooked at 73minsSubstituted forGarrickat 84'minutes
  • 10Celina
  • 19SurridgeSubstituted forBastónat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nordfeldt
  • 9Bastón
  • 11Peterson
  • 15Routledge
  • 20Wilmot
  • 23Roberts
  • 41Garrick
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
12,424

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 1, Swansea City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Swansea City 1.

  3. Post update

    Jordan Garrick (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Toby Sibbick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Mads Andersen replaces Bambo Diaby because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Chaplin.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. André Ayew (Swansea City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bersant Celina.

  9. Post update

    Ben Wilmot (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Simoes (Barnsley).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jacob Brown.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Williams with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jacob Brown.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Elliot Simoes with a headed pass.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Ben Williams replaces Dimitri Kevin Cavaré because of an injury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Jordan Garrick replaces George Byers.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Aapo Halme.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Elliot Simoes replaces Cameron McGeehan.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ben Wilmot (Swansea City).

  20. Post update

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