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QPR 1-3 Barnsley: Tykes record sixth straight win to keep up play-off push

Carlton Morris
Carlton Morris has scored four goals in 10 games for Barnsley since joining in January

Barnsley beat QPR to record a sixth successive victory and keep up their unlikely play-off push.

The visitors took the lead through Daryl Dike's near-post header from Alex Mowatt's corner but Charlie Austin quickly levelled with a tap in after Brad Collins had parried Yoann Barbet's initial effort.

Mowatt restored Barnsley's advantage just two minutes later with a wonderful free-kick into the top corner.

Sub Carlton Morris finished well after being played in behind the home defence by Mowatt's brilliant ball over the top.

It is only the second time the Tykes have won six games in a row in the second tier and the first in 100 years, having last achieved the feat between May and September 1921.

Valerien Ismael's men are now unbeaten in eight league games and challenging for a return to the Premier League for the first time since being relegated in 1998.

The game came to life with three goals across a six-minute spell in the first half, but once Mowatt restored the Barnsley lead with a brilliant free-kick in the 29th minute the hosts rarely looked like getting back into it.

The South Yorkshire side welcome struggling Birmingham on Saturday, while Mark Warburton's men visit improving Bristol City.

QPR manager Mark Warburton:

"Barnsley are very good at what they do. They're direct, commit bodies forward and take risks at the back.

"We had to time our runs and not play to their strengths. In the first 10 minutes we did that and created a couple of great chances. We've got to get our rewards.

"We've got to be better in front of goal. If you give away set-pieces and don't take your own rewards, you pay the price.

"At 2-1 down we've got to be patient, make sure we impose ourselves on the game and don't play to their strengths. To then give away a goal like that - we're attacking down the left and then don't get into shape - is criminal."

Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think it was a great performance from the guys.

"It was one of the first times this season that we had a two-goal lead to manage and I think we did it well.

"Alex Mowatt was fantastic. He's playing at a high level and he's a great example for the young guys.

"We're just focused on ourselves and the next game. We want to keep the pressure up on our opponents."

Line-ups

QPR

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Dieng
  • 4DickieBooked at 89mins
  • 20Cameron
  • 6Barbet
  • 2KaneSubstituted forAdomahat 66'minutes
  • 12BallSubstituted forFieldat 66'minutes
  • 14Johansen
  • 3Wallace
  • 10ChairSubstituted forKelmanat 87'minutes
  • 45AustinSubstituted forBonneat 86'minutes
  • 9DykesSubstituted forWillockat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lumley
  • 7Bonne
  • 15Field
  • 19Thomas
  • 21Willock
  • 24Kakay
  • 25Hämäläinen
  • 29Kelman
  • 37Adomah

Barnsley

Formation 3-4-3

  • 40Collins
  • 20Sibbick
  • 30Helik
  • 6Andersen
  • 7Brittain
  • 21PalmerSubstituted forHalmeat 70'minutes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 4StylesSubstituted forWilliamsat 89'minutes
  • 11ChaplinSubstituted forFrieserat 56'minutes
  • 10DikeSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 56'minutes
  • 9WoodrowSubstituted forMorrisat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Walton
  • 2Williams
  • 8Kane
  • 14Morris
  • 22Oduor
  • 24Halme
  • 26Sollbauer
  • 28Frieser
  • 29Adeboyejo
Referee:
Andy Woolmer

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Barnsley 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Barnsley 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Albert Adomah (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Yoann Barbet tries a through ball, but Macauley Bonne is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Field (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Wallace.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Jordan Williams replaces Callum Styles.

  9. Booking

    Robert Dickie (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Robert Dickie (Queens Park Rangers).

  11. Post update

    Carlton Morris (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Seny Timothy Dieng.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dominik Frieser.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Charlie Kelman replaces Ilias Chair.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Macauley Bonne replaces Charlie Austin.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Robert Dickie tries a through ball, but Chris Willock is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dominik Frieser (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Carlton Morris.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Toby Peter Sibbick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sam Field (Queens Park Rangers).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich34227548252373
2Brentford34189761362563
3Watford34189745242163
4Swansea32188641231862
5Reading34176114637957
6Bournemouth341510949331655
7Barnsley33166114137454
8Cardiff341581153351853
9Middlesbrough34148124036450
10Millwall34101683431346
11Stoke341112113939045
12Bristol City34143173646-1045
13Luton33128132837-944
14Preston34134173844-643
15Blackburn33117154639740
16Nottm Forest341010142833-540
17QPR321010123239-740
18Derby33108152537-1238
19Huddersfield34107173951-1237
20Coventry34811153146-1535
21Birmingham34811152642-1635
22Rotherham3295183543-832
23Sheff Wed3397172440-1628
24Wycombe3358202355-3223
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