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Barnsley 5-3 QPR: Conor Chaplin grabs hat-trick in Tykes' third win of the season

Conor Chaplin celebrates a goal for Barnsley
Following their opening day victory against Fulham, Barnsley had won just one of their subsequent 20 Championship matches before beating QPR

Barnsley beat QPR to win for just the third time in the Championship this season, with Conor Chaplin grabbing a hat-trick at Oakwell.

Barnsley's Chaplin opened the scoring in the seventh minute, before Luke Amos tapped in a rebound to equalise for QPR.

Chaplin completed his hat-trick with goals either side of half-time to give Barnsley a 3-1 lead before Amos grabbed his second to halve the deficit.

Cauley Woodrow's penalty on the hour made it 4-2, and Bambo Diaby netted a fifth, with Ilias Chair scoring a late consolation goal for Rangers in the 94th minute.

Barnsley's only other wins this season had been against Hull in November and Fulham on the opening day of the season.

But they were good value for their lead, Chaplin netting with a first-time shot following Jacob Brown's low cross.

After Amos' equaliser, Chaplin restored the home side's lead by firing a half-volley into the roof of the net and completed his hat-trick in the second half, turning in a rebound from a Joe Lumley save.

Amos made it 3-2 when Samuel Sahin-Radlinger parried Ryan Manning's cross straight to the Tottenham loanee.

Woodrow was then brought down in the penalty area after 60 minutes, and Barnsley's top-scorer stepped up to convert the spot-kick and claim his ninth goal of the season.

QPR rallied late on, with Eberechi Eze forcing a fine save from Tykes keeper Sahin-Radlinger and Chair striking the crossbar for the visitors in the second half.

However, defender Diaby netted Barnsley's fifth before Chair pulled a late goal back as Barnsley ran out 5-3 winners.

Barnsley head coach Gerhard Struber said:

"I'm very, very happy for my team and also for every Barnsley fan. I think this was a very important game for us to create a good performance and also gain important points.

"It was a very difficult week and in the end we have four points. It is our big challenge to stay in the league and I see today the mentality is not like a relegation team, which is very important for us.

"We have to deal with our defence in the next week. I have a plan for the next week over what we need to do to get better in the defence."

QPR manager Mark Warburton said:

"We can't defend like that. We've been really solid for three games but we've come and let ourselves down today, it's as simple as that.

"We've had a few heated words in the dressing room so I haven't seen a replay of the penalty yet and it wouldn't be fair to comment yet. Our players were not happy, but I'm not sure any player would be happy to give away a penalty.

"We knew that Barnsley would be a team scrapping for their lives, with young, hungry players. We spoke as a group about what we would face today.

"It's a tough place to come to and we had to meet that challenge. We can't give away soft goals and expect to win."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Sahin-Radlinger
  • 2Williams
  • 5Diaby
  • 6Andersen
  • 22OduorSubstituted forMcGeehanat 83'minutes
  • 4DougallBooked at 84mins
  • 10BähreSubstituted forThomasat 31'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 27MowattBooked at 85mins
  • 9Woodrow
  • 7BrownBooked at 81mins
  • 11Chaplin

Substitutes

  • 8McGeehan
  • 16Thomas
  • 21Sibbick
  • 26Thiam
  • 32Mottley-Henry
  • 37Marsh
  • 40Collins

QPR

  • 1Lumley
  • 2Kane
  • 4HallBooked at 89mins
  • 37Leistner
  • 3WallaceSubstituted forWellsat 56'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 5CameronSubstituted forChairat 67'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 8Amos
  • 14Manning
  • 10Eze
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
  • 9Hugill

Substitutes

  • 6Smith
  • 7Pugh
  • 12Ball
  • 16Mlakar
  • 19Chair
  • 21Wells
  • 33Barnes
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
12,212

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 5, Queens Park Rangers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 5, Queens Park Rangers 3.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 5, Queens Park Rangers 3. Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bright Samuel.

Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cameron McGeehan with a through ball.

Offside, Barnsley. Cameron McGeehan tries a through ball, but Cauley Woodrow is caught offside.

Booking

Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley).

Luke Amos (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Cameron McGeehan replaces Clarke Oduor.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 5, Queens Park Rangers 2. Bambo Diaby (Barnsley) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacob Brown with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jacob Brown (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers).

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

Foul by Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers).

Offside, Barnsley. Conor Chaplin tries a through ball, but Alex Mowatt is caught offside.

Luke Thomas (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Amos (Queens Park Rangers).

Booking

Luke Thomas (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Bright Samuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ilias Chair replaces Geoff Cameron.

Attempt missed. Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Eberechi Eze with a cross.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Clarke Oduor.

Attempt saved. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Thomas with a through ball.

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

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Geoff Cameron tries a through ball, but Eberechi Eze is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 4, Queens Park Rangers 2. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Barnsley. Cauley Woodrow draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Geoff Cameron (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bright Samuel.

goal

As It Stood

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3Preston2211473527837
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5Sheff Wed22106633201336
6Fulham2210573324935
7Bristol City229853432235
8Nottm Forest219752721634
9Blackburn2210483028234
10Swansea229762927234
11Millwall228952828033
12Cardiff228863432232
13QPR229493542-731
14Hull228683431330
15Birmingham2284102431-728
16Derby226882128-726
17Charlton2266102830-224
18Reading2165102527-223
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20Middlesbrough224991931-1221
21Luton2262142846-1820
22Stoke2253142435-1118
23Wigan2246122035-1518
24Barnsley2237122945-1616
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