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Live Reporting

Dafydd Pritchard

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks and goodbye

    FT: Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    That's all for this evening, folks.

    Barnsley and Swansea will renew their rivalry with the second leg at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening.

    Before then, we'll have live coverage of the other EFL play-offs, including tomorrow night's League Two ties.

    We hope you'll join us for those and, until then, take care and have a nice night. Bye!

    Barnsley fans
  2. 'The pressure is still on Swansea' - Ismael

    FT: Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael told Sky Sports: "Firstly a big thank you to the fans, it was an incredible atmosphere.

    "It was great to play in front of them, the first 20 minutes we felt the emotion and we didn't play well in transition.

    "The goal is frustrating, it looked a clear offside position, and to lose the game like that is very frustrating.

    "But now it is half time, I think it will be good for us to play away next without any pressure.

    "We will play like we did in the second half today, but from the first minute on Saturday.

    "This is the third time we have played Swansea and not scored, we have a few days now to prepare and we need to show more desire.

    "We have nothing to lose and the pressure is still on Swansea."

    Valerien Ismael
  3. 'The final whistle in the next game is the important one'

    FT: Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Swansea City head coach Steve Cooper told Sky Sports: "It was a good effort from the boys, we managed to show some bits of quality, the goal being the obvious one.

    "It was great to have supporters back, I can't wait to get back to our place on Saturday now.

    "It was fine margins, I was just really pleased with the resilience of the boys.

    "Marc [Guehi] has been brilliant all season, I really believe in him, these boys are performing while growing as young men.

    "We've got it all to do again, tonight was a real effort from everyone but we've been here before.

    "The final whistle in the next game is the important one."

    Steve Cooper
  4. 'Really tough second leg to come' - Guehi

    FT: Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Swansea City's Marc Guehi told Sky Sports: "It was a massive performance, we knew how tough it would be and Barnsley made it really tough.

    "It's a good start ahead of what will be a really tough second leg.

    "I love defending, we all do and it starts from the front, and I thought Freddie [Woodman] was amazing and it was nice to have fans back, the atmosphere was great.

    "We had to adjust to the fans at the start, but we had to relish the moment.

    "It was a fantastic finish from Andre [Ayew], he's done it all season for us.

    "But this tie is not done, the way they finished they will come with the same intensity, but if we show the same resilience we will be okay."

    Marc Guehi
  5. Still all to play for

    FT: Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Ian Woodcock

    BBC Sport at Oakwell

    You would not have thought Barnsley had lost that from the reception the home fans gave them at full-time.

    It's set up very nicely for that second leg back in south Wales now because you know Barnsley will keep going right until the end.

    Let's see if the home fans at the Liberty can get their team over the line.

  6. Post update

    FT: Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Ian Walsh

    Former Wales striker on BBC Radio Wales

    Naughton, Bidwell, Cabango and Guehi were magnificent. They took everything that was thrown at them.

    But this is far from over.

  7. FULL-TIME - Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Swansea really had to dig deep to hold on to their lead.

    Barnsley were relentless in their pursuit of an equaliser but a combination of fine goalkeeping, dogged defending and the woodwork kept them at bay.

    What an absorbing game. Let's hope Saturday's return leg at the Liberty Stadium gives us more of the same.

    Swansea celebrate

    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Barnsley substitute Carlton Morris flicks on from a corner but it hits the bar!

  9. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Alex Mowatt swings in a Barnsley corner from the right, and Swansea manager to clear.

    Callum Styles sends in another cross and Conor Hourihane hurriedly boots the ball out for another corner.

  10. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Freddie Woodman catches a cross from Barnsley substitute Jordan Williams.

    Swansea's goalkeeper has had an excellent game.

    We're into added time now.


    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Barnsley striker Daryl Dike's work is done for the evening and he is replaced by Victor Adeboyejo.

    Ben Cabango and Marc Guehi have done an excellent job of containing Dike this evening.

  12. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Andre Ayew shoots from a similar area to the one from where he scored the game's only goal, but this time his effort is blocked.

    Conor Hourihane then lays the ball off to Matt Grimes, who connects well with a shot from more than 30 yards out but it's a comfortable save for Bradley Collins.

  13. Swans happy to hold on

    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Ian Woodcock

    BBC Sport at Oakwell

    It's probably fairly obvious that Barnsley are going to keep doing what they've been doing all night as we head into the final few minutes here.

    For Swansea it seems to be a case of what we have, we hold and the time they're taking over set pieces is starting to really get the home support's back up.

    They've had a couple of dangerous moments on the break in the past 10 or 15 minutes but they're in no rush to force anything at the expense of leaving the back door open.

  14. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Barnsley captain Alex Mowatt, sporting a beard shaped with remarkable precision, floats a free-kick into the Swansea box.

    Freddie Woodman gathers and wastes a little more time before clearing.

  15. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Now it's Swansea's turn to have a half-hearted penalty appeal waved away, this time after Wayne Routledge goes down under a challenge from Mads Andersen.

  16. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Ian Walsh

    Former Wales striker on BBC Radio Wales

    This lads at the back for Swansea City have been a mountain up to this point.


    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Barnsley make another change. Midfielder Romal Palmer is off and Jordan Williams come on in his place, slotting in at right wing-back.

    It looks like Callum Brittain is moving into midfield.

  18. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    With 15 minutes left, Swansea goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is already delving into his playbook of timewasting ploys.

    It's only a few seconds here and there at the moment, holding on to the ball a little longer than he might otherwise do, taking his time over goal kicks.

    Swansea are trying to take the sting out of this fiery encounter.

  19. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Barnsley's vociferous fans want a penalty for what they think is a Kyle Naughton foul on Cauley Woodrow.

    It looks like the Swansea defender gets the ball and, despite Woodrow's protestations, referee Geoff Eltringham waves play on.

  20. Post update

    Barnsley 0-1 Swansea

    Swansea come close to a second goal.

    Jamal Lowe does superbly to engineer a chance for himself, dribbling into the Barnsley penalty area, cutting on to his right foot and curling a shot towards the top corner which goes narrowly over.