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Barnsley 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday: Josh Windass scores on Owls debut in derby draw

Josh Windass.
Josh Windass scored just nine goals in 56 appearances for Wigan but opened his Sheffield Wednesday account only 16 minutes into his Owls tenure

Barnsley striker Cauley Woodrow cancelled out Josh Windass' debut goal for Sheffield Wednesday as their South Yorkshire derby ended in a draw that helped neither side's plight at opposite ends of the table.

Windass drilled home at Brad Collins' near post to put the Owls ahead in his first game since a loan move from Wigan on transfer deadline day.

However, Woodrow's 12th goal of the season quickly levelled matters as he capitalised on Owls keeper Cameron Dawson's poor clearance to fire into an empty net from around 35 yards.

The draw keeps 23rd-placed Barnsley rooted in the Championship relegation zone while Wednesday, in 11th, are six points adrift of the play-off places.

Both sides came into the contest in poor form, Wednesday's top-six hopes having been damaged by a run of just one win in seven games, while Barnsley had suffered three straight Championship defeats.

It was little surprise, then, that both goals came from errors - Windass pouncing on a ricochet off two Barnsley defenders to give the visitors the lead before Woodrow punished Dawson's wayward punt downfield.

Dawson did partially make amends for that error by saving well with his feet from Jacob Brown late in a first half that the Tykes shaded.

Wednesday created the better of the chances after the break but Alessio Da Cruz volleyed wide from a Fernando Forestieri cross and Connor Wickham, another arrival on deadline day, headed over.

Barnsley have now gone 12 meetings, dating back to 2009, without a win over Wednesday and this was the fourth successive 1-1 draw at Oakwell between the sides.

Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber:

"I'm happy with the performance but in our situation, one point is not enough. That is the disappointing reality, it's not easy because we played so well.

"We worked so hard to get the momentum, we had the momentum. The opposition's goal was very lucky, but we never gave up after that.

"It's a good next step for my team in their mentality. Hopefully we will kick on after a frustrating time, this was the next stop in the right direction.

"Sheffield Wednesday are a very big team with great experience and key players with special quality, but we worked so hard defensively, not just on the ball."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk:

"We knew it was going to be a battle. I think for both teams, being a local derby, it was a fight to win that battle.

"I appreciate it was difficult conditions being a derby, but we have to be able to make decisions at the right times. We didn't do that at the right times.

"The competitive side was there from both teams, but both teams didn't show that care on the ball. The times we did that, we looked a threat, but it just let us down today.

"This is a big job, there's a lot of things that need to be corrected to move forward. Everyone is frustrated, I'm frustrated we're in a patch where we're not coming out the right side of it."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 40Collins
  • 2Williams
  • 18Sollbauer
  • 6Andersen
  • 22Oduor
  • 16ThomasSubstituted forStylesat 62'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 27Mowatt
  • 28Simoes InacioSubstituted forSchmidtat 83'minutes
  • 9Woodrow
  • 11ChaplinSubstituted forBähreat 68'minutes
  • 7Brown

Substitutes

  • 4Dougall
  • 10Bähre
  • 13Walton
  • 14Ludewig
  • 19Schmidt
  • 20Styles
  • 24Halme

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 27Iorfa
  • 15Lees
  • 13Börner
  • 2Palmer
  • 8PelupessySubstituted forLeeat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Bannan
  • 38Da CruzBooked at 87mins
  • 47Windass
  • 45ForestieriSubstituted forMurphyat 71'minutes
  • 19WickhamSubstituted forNuhiuat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Lee
  • 7K Harris
  • 14Murphy
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 29Hunt
  • 44Urhoghide
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
17,789

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Booking

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Bradley Collins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Windass (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jordan Williams.

Offside, Barnsley. Jordan Williams tries a through ball, but Cauley Woodrow is caught offside.

Booking

Alessio Da Cruz (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Alessio Da Cruz (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Williams.

Mads Andersen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alessio Da Cruz.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Julian Börner.

Offside, Barnsley. Alex Mowatt tries a through ball, but Jacob Brown is caught offside.

Hand ball by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Patrick Schmidt replaces Elliot Simoes.

Offside, Barnsley. Mike-Steven Bähre tries a through ball, but Jordan Williams is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Williams (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Clarke Oduor with a cross.

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

Foul by Alessio Da Cruz (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Connor Wickham.

Booking

Callum Styles (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum Styles (Barnsley).

Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Michael Sollbauer.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jordan Williams.

Foul by Michael Sollbauer (Barnsley).

Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Callum Styles (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.

Elliot Simoes (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Elliot Simoes (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Williams.

Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Elliot Simoes.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jacob Murphy replaces Fernando Forestieri.

goal

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