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Barnsley 2-1 Preston North End: Victor Adeboyejo gives Tykes late win

Victor Adeboyejo celebrates scoring for Barnsley
Victor Adeboyejo has scored twice in 11 appearances for Barnsley this season

Victor Adeboyejo scored late on as Barnsley came from behind to beat Preston North End and earn a third consecutive Championship win.

Sean Maguire put North End ahead inside two minutes when he headed home after Cauley Woodrow failed to clear Paul Gallagher's corner.

Barnsley were level after the break as captain Alex Mowatt curled home for the hosts from long range.

They took the lead with 10 minutes to spare when Adeboyejo worked on to Woodrow's delivery to complete the turnaround.

The win moved Barnsley up to ninth in the Championship table, four points off the play-off places while Preston slip to 16th.

Barnsley came into the game off the back of three wins in their past four Championship matches, but they were on the back foot after Maguire's early header.

The Tykes found the net in the second half thanks to Mowatt's impressive strike that had Preston keeper Declan Rudd well beaten.

But Adeboyejo's late effort secured three points and fourth win from five league games.

Preston manager Alex Neil:

"I don't think there was anything in it. Our biggest frustration is that we take an early 1-0 lead and we then have arguably the best chance of the match.

"We made a couple of bad decisions and we don't capitalise on it. Their first was a very good goal. Their second is my biggest frustration. It was a free-kick and we don't stand over the ball or kick the ball away.

"To be fair to the lad, it was a good finish, but it was absolutely criminal from us. We've lost a match and probably over the piece, we deserved a draw. The game's decided on a mistake which shouldn't happen at this level."

Barnsley head coach Valerien Ismael:

"It was a really bad start but it was two game-changers for us. Just before half-time, Jack Walton made a big save to stay in it and the second game-changer was the substitution with Victor and Luke Thomas, who had a very good game.

"The second half was a big game with very good mentality. The transition game was more effective and the finishing was clinical this time.

"I'm very surprised from all the energy we can see in this team and I give the guys my big respect to win. It's a very important game (at Swansea) on Saturday for us against one of the best teams in the league."

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Walton
  • 26Sollbauer
  • 30Helik
  • 6Andersen
  • 7Brittain
  • 32JamesSubstituted forKaneat 78'minutes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 4StylesBooked at 84mins
  • 28FrieserSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 61'minutes
  • 11ChaplinSubstituted forThomasat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Woodrow

Substitutes

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

Preston

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Rudd
  • 2Fisher
  • 6Davies
  • 16Hughes
  • 3Earl
  • 8BrowneBooked at 63mins
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forBaylissat 78'minutes
  • 29BarkhuizenSubstituted forStockleyat 74'minutes
  • 11JohnsonBooked at 71mins
  • 19Riis JakobsenSubstituted forSinclairat 67'minutes
  • 24MaguireSubstituted forRaffertyat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bayliss
  • 10Harrop
  • 14Storey
  • 15Rafferty
  • 20Stockley
  • 23Huntington
  • 25Ripley
  • 31Sinclair
  • 32O'Reilly
Referee:
Dean Whitestone

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 2, Preston North End 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Preston North End 1.

  3. Post update

    Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Joshua Earl (Preston North End).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Thomas (Barnsley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Michal Helik with a headed pass.

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Luke Thomas (Barnsley).

  8. Post update

    Joseph Rafferty (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Michael Sollbauer (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jayden Stockley (Preston North End).

  11. Post update

    Jack Walton (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (Preston North End).

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Callum Styles (Barnsley).

  15. Post update

    Joseph Rafferty (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Michal Helik (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Scott Sinclair (Preston North End).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Barnsley 2, Preston North End 1. Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Jayden Stockley (Preston North End).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Herbie Kane replaces Matty James.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth19107235161937
2Norwich1811432517837
3Watford1997323131034
4Swansea1896321101133
5Reading1810352821733
6Brentford1988328171132
7Stoke198652420430
8Bristol City199372020030
9Barnsley198472324-128
10Middlesbrough187651914527
11Cardiff187562316726
12Luton187561720-326
13Blackburn1874732221025
14Millwall195951617-124
15Huddersfield187382227-524
16Preston1972102630-423
17Birmingham185761416-222
18Coventry185672027-721
19QPR194781826-819
20Rotherham1844101725-816
21Nottm Forest1944111324-1116
22Derby18279822-1413
23Wycombe1925121128-1711
24Sheff Wed1936101021-119
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