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Barnsley 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday: Jordan Rhodes scores twice as Owls win at Oakwell

Jordan Rhodes scores
Jordan Rhodes has scored three goals in his past three appearances for Sheffield Wednesday

Darren Moore clinched his first victory as Sheffield Wednesday manager as two goals from Jordan Rhodes gave them a derby win at Barnsley.

The Tykes pulled one back late on through a volley from Carlton Morris but it was not enough as their 12-game unbeaten Championship run came to an end.

Wednesday remain in 23rd place and in the relegation zone but are now six points behind Birmingham in 21st with a game in hand on Blues.

Moore left League One Doncaster at the beginning of March and had lost three and drew one of his first four matches in charge of the Owls.

Rhodes' first goal came seven minutes before half-time when he headed in Barry Bannan's cross, and he tapped in his second after being set up by Josh Windass eight minutes after the break for his first double since 2019.

The loss for Barnsley was a blow for their hopes of returning to the Premier League for the first time since the 1997-98 season, although they remain in fifth and in the play-off places.

It was only the eighth time in 31 league games they had lost under Valerien Ismael and was their first Championship defeat since a 1-0 loss at Watford on 19 January.

The hosts had a late chance to snatch an equaliser but captain Alex Mowatt, who was able to play after having a red card against Wycombe on Wednesday rescinded, fired a free-kick over the crossbar.

Wednesday only managed two efforts on target but scored with both of them.

Barnsley head coach Valerien Ismael:

"We are disappointed to lose the game, especially when it's a derby game. We have to stay fair and say that Sheffield Wednesday were better and deserved to win.

"Even though we played badly, we should have been awarded two penalties. If the referee did his job, then maybe we could have won or at least stayed in the game.

"We are fifth with a play-off ticket. If you want to get in the play-offs, we need 75 points and at least four wins from the last eight games. Sheffield Wednesday played like a team who wanted to survive and had a fresher mindset than us."

Owls manager Darren Moore:

"I'm really pleased for everyone at the football club to get three much-needed points today. We wanted to finish the week strongly and I thought that we did that.

"Looking at the performance, we knew that we had to come here and be strong, resolute and dependable. Barnsley make it really difficult for teams coming here. We had to stand up against them and we did that.

"I've seen a slow improvement week after week and it was good to see the players apply themselves today. I'm really pleased with the players today. Feeling that adulation from the three points is really important for them."

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 40Collins
  • 26SollbauerSubstituted forSibbickat 45'minutes
  • 30Helik
  • 6Andersen
  • 7Brittain
  • 21PalmerSubstituted forHalmeat 45'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 27Mowatt
  • 4Styles
  • 28FrieserSubstituted forMorrisat 45'minutes
  • 9WoodrowSubstituted forChaplinat 68'minutes
  • 10Dike

Substitutes

  • 1Walton
  • 2Williams
  • 11Chaplin
  • 14Morris
  • 20Sibbick
  • 22Oduor
  • 24Halme
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 34Moon

Sheff Wed

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 28WildsmithBooked at 88mins
  • 19Urhoghide
  • 15LeesBooked at 25mins
  • 13BörnerBooked at 36mins
  • 2Palmer
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 10Bannan
  • 11Reach
  • 5PatersonBooked at 87mins
  • 18WindassSubstituted forGreenat 84'minutes
  • 20Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 7K Harris
  • 14Penney
  • 16Green
  • 24Brown
  • 29Hunt
  • 34Brennan
  • 37Galvin
  • 44Jackson
  • 45Kachunga
Referee:
Tim Robinson

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Carlton Morris (Barnsley).

  4. Post update

    Osaze Urhoghide (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Conor Chaplin (Barnsley).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Osaze Urhoghide.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Barry Bannan tries a through ball, but Andre Green is caught offside.

  8. Booking

    Joe Wildsmith (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Booking

    Callum Paterson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Callum Paterson (Sheffield Wednesday).

  12. Post update

    Daryl Dike (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Alex Mowatt.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andre Green (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joey Pelupessy.

  15. Post update

    Callum Brittain (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Callum Paterson (Sheffield Wednesday).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Andre Green replaces Josh Windass.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mads Andersen (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross following a set piece situation.

  19. Post update

    Daryl Dike (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Osaze Urhoghide (Sheffield Wednesday).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich38258556272983
2Watford38229755262975
3Swansea37209845291669
4Brentford371911765392668
5Barnsley38197124942764
6Reading381881252411162
7Bournemouth3716111055371859
8Cardiff3816101255371858
9Middlesbrough38168144639756
10Millwall381216103836252
11Stoke381313124242052
12QPR371311133943-450
13Luton37148153141-1050
14Bristol City38154193950-1149
15Blackburn381210165042846
16Preston38135203949-1044
17Nottm Forest381012163038-842
18Huddersfield37119174152-1142
19Derby381010182742-1540
20Coventry37912163248-1639
21Birmingham38911182850-2238
22Rotherham34105193847-935
23Sheff Wed37108192847-1932
24Wycombe3869232561-3627
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