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Barnsley 0-1 Brentford: Ivan Toney nets winner for Bees

Ivan Toney (far right) heads Brentford ahead against Barnsley
Ivan Toney (far right) joined Brentford from Peterborough United in the summer

Ivan Toney scored his 11th goal of the season to give Brentford a narrow victory at in-form Barnsley.

The striker glanced Mathias Jensen's corner across goal and into the bottom right-hand corner midway through the second half.

In a game of few chances, Toney was denied a second from close range by Jack Walton and the Tykes keeper then saved a late effort from substitute Marcus Forss.

It was a first win in four for the Bees, last season's beaten play-off finalists, who had drawn four of their previous five games.

Thomas Frank's side move up to eighth and are two points off the top six, although the four clubs in the play-off places are all in action on Wednesday.

Barnsley, who had won four of their first five matches under new boss Valerien Ismael, were unchanged for the third game in a row.

A tight first half saw Rico Henry fire narrowly wide for the visitors, while Tykes midfielder Alex Mowatt had a low strike parried away by Bees keeper David Raya.

Brentford forward Bryan Mbeumo fired just over the bar after the break before Toney broke the deadlock with the west London club's first goal in three games.

Ismael made a triple change after Toney's opener but the hosts lacked inspiration in the final third, although they did have appeals for a penalty waved away by referee Darren Bond after Victor Adeboyejo's cross hit Vitaly Janelt.

Brentford, who secured a third successive clean sheet, are now unbeaten in six games.

Barnsley head coach Valerien Ismael told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We expected the best opponent in possession with a lot of quality. It is not easy to press an opponent like that because they are very calm and try to lure you.

"We need another approach to be more patient, and aggressive in some others.

"Out of possession we were really good but in possession we were not clinical enough in some situations. We have to work on this.

"It is a bit frustrating, but it was another level for us. It was like chess."

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank:

"It was a very good win and I was very pleased with the performance. Ivan is doing a good job for us.

"I think we looked very solid, structured and mature in more or less everything we did.

"I loved the patience in the first half because Barnsley are a very good side and I'm very impressed with them.

"They have made it unbelievably difficult for a lot of teams and they press with an extreme intensity."

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Walton
  • 26Sollbauer
  • 30Helik
  • 6Andersen
  • 7Brittain
  • 32JamesSubstituted forKaneat 71'minutes
  • 27MowattSubstituted forOduorat 71'minutes
  • 4Styles
  • 11ChaplinBooked at 40minsSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 71'minutes
  • 9Woodrow
  • 28FrieserSubstituted forThomasat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Kane
  • 16Thomas
  • 19Schmidt
  • 21Palmer
  • 22Oduor
  • 25Miller
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 34Moon
  • 40Collins

Brentford

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Raya
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 18Jansson
  • 5Pinnock
  • 3Henry
  • 8Jensen
  • 27Janelt
  • 14DasilvaSubstituted forMarcondesat 45'minutes
  • 19MbeumoSubstituted forCanósat 77'minutes
  • 17ToneySubstituted forForssat 87'minutes
  • 24Fosu-HenrySubstituted forGhoddosat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 7Canós
  • 9Marcondes
  • 15Forss
  • 20Ghoddos
  • 28Daniels
  • 29Bech Sørensen
  • 33Hammar
  • 34Pressley
Referee:
Darren Bond

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home3
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away12
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 0, Brentford 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Brentford 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jack Walton.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marcus Forss (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergi Canós.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Michal Helik.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Marcus Forss replaces Ivan Toney.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Saman Ghoddos replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Vitaly Janelt following a fast break.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Brentford) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pontus Jansson.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Clarke Oduor.

  12. Post update

    Rico Henry (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Herbie Kane (Barnsley).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Vitaly Janelt (Brentford).

  15. Post update

    Callum Styles (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canós replaces Bryan Mbeumo.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Pontus Jansson (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mathias Jensen (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mathias Jensen with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Callum Brittain.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich138321710727
2Bournemouth1375121111026
3Bristol City127231611523
4Swansea12642147722
5Watford126421510522
6Reading127141916322
7Stoke136342118321
8Brentford135531812620
9Luton135441113-219
10Blackburn1353525151018
11Middlesbrough1246296318
12Millwall12462119218
13QPR134541518-317
14Barnsley134451414016
15Preston135171617-116
16Huddersfield134361517-215
17Birmingham133641012-215
18Cardiff123541312114
19Rotherham133371216-412
20Nottm Forest13337916-712
21Coventry122371223-119
22Wycombe13238619-139
23Sheff Wed12336611-56
24Derby12138517-126
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