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Barnsley 2-2 Norwich City: Tykes will face Swansea in play-offs after draw

Norwich City players celebrate
Norwich finished on 97 points, six points clear of second-placed Watford

Championship champions Norwich City were held to a draw in an open and entertaining match against a Barnsley side who will face Swansea City in the play-offs after finishing in fifth place.

The Tykes led when Carlton Morris robbed the ball off Andrew Omobamidele and teed up Cauley Woodrow for a simple finish.

Emi Buendia headed the visitors level from a teasing Max Aarons cross.

Conor Chaplin restored the home lead with a brilliantly directed downward header.

A typically classy move brought the Canaries level after the break, when substitute Adam Idah struck from Todd Cantwell's pass, but they were unable to earn a 30th league win of the season.

Barnsley were rewarded for a bright start that saw Chaplin volley over and Jasper Moon's shot was well saved by Tim Krul before Woodrow struck.

Norwich's players and manager Daniel Farke claimed a foul in the build-up but soon drew level through Buendia's 15th goal of the season.

Woodrow and Chaplin both had chances before Chaplin did make it 2-1 from a Callum Styles cross.

Conor Chaplin scores for Barnsley against Norwich City
Conor Chaplin's first-half header was just his fourth goal in 39 appearances this season

Cantwell was just off target with a shot before the break but his clever pass saw Idah fire an effort into the roof of the net for the final goal of the game soon after the interval, his second in three matches.

Barnsley could have snatched all the points but Krul made a fine save to keep out strikes from Victor Adeboyejo and Romal Palmer.

At the other end Jordan Hugill squandered a glorious late chance for the visitors and Buendia was also guilty of a bad miss, but the post-match title celebrations were not affected by their failure to end the season with a win.

Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael: "It's an incredible achievement to finish the season where we have done after how it started and what happened last season.

"It's down to the players' commitment on the pitch. They have dedicated themselves to the principles of how we want to play football and I also want to pay tribute to my backroom staff, because everyone gives everything.

"I really hope we can now get a big reward in the play-offs because, when you believe in something, you can achieve some great results.

"It was important for us to finish strongly against the champions and I thought we were back to the intensity we have shown throughout the season."

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke: "It was a proud moment to lift the silverware.

"It was the peak of a fantastic season and I felt we finished it in style. I am pleased we came back from behind twice and Emiliano [Buendia] had a great chance to win it, but I am very pleased with 97 points nevertheless.

"Barnsley are very hard to play against. They are always competitive and we suffered a few injuries.

"I have full respect for what they have done this season and, after the game, they showed their class and they deserve their chance to finish the season off as a Premier League club too."

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 40Collins
  • 20SibbickBooked at 66minsSubstituted forKitchingat 82'minutes
  • 30Helik
  • 6Andersen
  • 7Brittain
  • 21PalmerBooked at 63mins
  • 34MoonSubstituted forWilliamsat 67'minutes
  • 4Styles
  • 11ChaplinBooked at 17minsSubstituted forFrieserat 55'minutes
  • 14MorrisSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 55'minutes
  • 9WoodrowSubstituted forDikeat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Walton
  • 2Williams
  • 5Kitching
  • 10Dike
  • 22Oduor
  • 24Halme
  • 26Sollbauer
  • 28Frieser
  • 29Adeboyejo

Norwich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Krul
  • 2Aarons
  • 44Omobamidele
  • 5Hanley
  • 30Giannoulis
  • 27TetteySubstituted forSørensenat 87'minutes
  • 23McLeanSubstituted forIdahat 52'minutes
  • 17BuendíaBooked at 90mins
  • 8Vrancic
  • 14CantwellSubstituted forHernándezat 87'minutes
  • 9HugillSubstituted forDowellat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Dowell
  • 11Placheta
  • 12Nyland
  • 16Quintillá
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 19Sørensen
  • 25Hernández
  • 26Mumba
  • 35Idah
Referee:
Josh Smith

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home23
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 2, Norwich City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Norwich City 2.

  3. Post update

    Grant Hanley (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Daryl Dike (Barnsley).

  5. Post update

    Dimitris Giannoulis (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dominik Frieser (Barnsley).

  7. Booking

    Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Jacob Sørensen (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Romal Palmer (Barnsley).

  10. Post update

    Grant Hanley (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Daryl Dike (Barnsley).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Jacob Sørensen replaces Alexander Tettey.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Onel Hernández replaces Todd Cantwell.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Grant Hanley (Norwich City).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Offside, Barnsley. Jordan Williams tries a through ball, but Dominik Frieser is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Emiliano Buendía (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Dowell.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Liam Kitching replaces Toby Peter Sibbick.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Norwich City. Mario Vrancic tries a through ball, but Adam Idah is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Andrew Omobamidele.

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