Saturday 27 January 2018, 3:00pm at Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley
Sky Bet Championship
Barnsley
1
Lindsay 30'
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Ryan Sessegnon 49', 90'+5; McDonald 90'+2

30' Goal

Liam Lindsay

36' Yellow Card

Adam Hammill Card was given for a foul

40' Yellow Card

Dimitri Kevin Cavare Card was given for a foul

45' 2nd Yellow Card

Dimitri Kevin Cavare Card was given for arguing during match

45'+1 Red Card

Dimitri Kevin Cavare

56' Yellow Card

Liam Lindsay Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Daniel Pinillos
Off:Tom Bradshaw

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Hedges
Off:Adam Hammill

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mamadou Thiam
Off:Kieffer Moore

49' Goal

Ryan Sessegnon

90'+2 Goal

Kevin McDonald

90'+5 Goal

Ryan Sessegnon
Assist by Neeskens Kebano

33' Yellow Card

Marcus Bettinelli

45'+1 Yellow Card

Stefan Johansen Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Targett
Off:Denis Odoi

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Lucas Piazon

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Stefan Johansen

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Two stoppage time goals saw Fulham move into the Play-Off spots with a 3-1 win at Barnsley.

Two stoppage time goals saw Fulham move into the Play-Off spots with a 3-1 win at Barnsley.

The hosts led through Liam Lindsay’s contentious goal, but they went into the interval a man light following a rush of blood to the head for Dimitri Cavare who raised his hands to Stefan Johansen.

The unchanged Whites capitalised soon after the restart when Ryan Sessegnon struck his 10th goal of the season after Ryan Fredericks had hit the post.

We pushed and probed for a winner and two goals eventually arrived in stoppage time when Kevin McDonald bundled home and Sessegnon converted Neeskens Kebano’s cross.

A minute’s silence was observed pre-match in memory of former Tykes chairman Patrick Cryne who passed away earlier this week, and it was his beloved team who had the game’s first chance on three minutes, Marcus Bettinelli beating away Stevie Mallan’s ferocious drive from distance.

The Whites had to wait until the 16th minute for their first effort, but Johansen’s free-kick from 30 yards was never troubling Adam Davies in the home goal.

Bettinelli made a superb reaction stop on 27 minutes when Gary Gardner’s ball into the box eluded everyone but seemed to be heading in, but an offside flag against Kieffer Moore meant it wouldn’t have counted anyway.

The hosts had enjoyed the better of the opening half hour, but Fulham fashioned a half chance when Sessegnon took the ball down in the box, only for Davies to beat Rui Fonte to his volleyed cross.

Barnsley took the lead shortly after when Lindsay poked home from a corner, but Bettinelli was incredulous after he appeared to be fouled on the goalline, preventing him from making the save. He was subsequently booked for his remonstrations.

It could have been two almost immediately after when Tom Bradshaw broke through, but Fredericks showed immense pace to get back and put in a crucial challenge.

Oliver Norwood looked to respond for his side with a set-piece from a very acute angle, but he lashed his low shot into the side-netting.

Adam Hammill joined Bettinelli in the book in the 36th minute following a crude lunge on Fonte in the middle of the park.

Sessegnon twice thought he’d won a penalty on 38 minutes, first when his cross hit a hand and then when Cavare wiped him out. A foul and card was given for the latter but the referee deemed it to be on the edge of the box. Norwood then smacked his free-kick into the wall.

Fulham had improved towards the end of the half and Fonte managed to get on the end of a clever Norwood ball over the top, but could only hit his shot wide at full stretch.

A moment of madness from Cavare saw him shown a straight red before the break. Johansen committed a foul for which he was booked, but the defender reacted by hitting the Norwegian square in the back of the head.

Both sides made a substitution at the start of the second half. Matt Targett was given a debut as he came on to replace Denis Odoi, while Barnsley reacted to the red card by bringing full-back Daniel Pinillos for striker Tom Bradshaw.

An early goal was the target for the Whites and Sessegnon obliged inside four minutes. A fantastic run by Fredericks deserved better than to end with him rattling the post, but it dropped kindly for Sessegnon who doesn’t miss those sorts of chances.

Lindsay was the latest player to have his name taken in the 56th minute when he cynically dragged back Fonte. Frustratingly an advantage wasn’t played as Lucas Piazon burst through.

Jokanović made his second change of the afternoon shortly after the hour mark when Kebano came on for Piazon.

In the 65th minute a lovely one-two between Fulham’s substitutes saw Targett flick the ball into Kebano’s path, but his curling strike sailed agonisingly over the bar.

Barnsley then withdrew Hammill – who was fortunate to escape a second booking for a foul on Fredericks moments earlier – and brought on Ryan Hedges.

The 66th minute saw both sets of fans get their smartphone torches out to ‘shine a light’ for Mr Cryne.

A final Fulham switch saw Aboubakar Kamara come on for Johansen as Jokanović looked to take the game to Barnsley further still.

With 20 minutes to go McDonald tried a pot-shot from distance that had Davies scrambling, but ultimately went a yard wide.

Barnsley were defending deep but almost provided a suckerpunch in the 78th minute when Hedges skipped beyond several challenges and tried his luck, but Bettinelli was equal to his powerful shot.

At the other end, Fredericks’ cross found Fonte who managed to inadvertently divert the ball towards goal, but Davies got across well to tip it behind.

The home side’s final substitution then saw Moore replaced by Mamadou Thiam.

With four minutes to go McDonald spun in the box with the ball at his feet and looked to plant one in the postage stamp of the goal, but he just got too much on it and the ball flew over.

Five minutes of stoppage time were added on, perhaps as a result of some game management from the home side, and in the second of those McDonald won it for his side.

Kebano’s header was saved by Davies but Barnsley couldn’t clear their lines, with McDonald eventually capitalising, sending the travelling fans behind the goal into ecstasy.

And things got even better in the final minute when the Whites countered with Kebano, whose cross was turned in by Sessegnon to cap a perfect January.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 27 January 2018
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley
Attendance: 12,147

Referee: Andy Davies

Barnsley

Line-up: Davies; Cavare, Matty Pearson, Lindsay, Yiadom; Moncur, Mallan, Gary Gardner, Hammill (Hedges 66'); Moore (Thiam 81'), Bradshaw (Pinillos 45')

Unused substitutes: Townsend, McCarthy, Potts, Brown

Manager: Paul Heckingbottom

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Odoi (Targett 45'); Norwood, McDonald; Lucas Piazon (Kebano 63'), Johansen (Kamara 70'), Ryan Sessegnon; Rui Fonte

Unused substitutes: Button, Steven Sessegnon, De La Torre, Cissé

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 65
2 Derby County 28 53
3 Cardiff City 28 51
4 Bristol City 29 51
5 Aston Villa 28 50
6 Fulham 29 48
7 Sheffield United 28 46
8 Middlesbrough 28 44
9 Leeds United 28 43
10 Brentford 29 43
11 Preston North End 28 42
12 Ipswich Town 29 40
13 Norwich City 29 40
14 Nottingham Forest 28 35
15 Millwall 28 34
16 Queens Park Rangers 29 33
17 Sheffield Wednesday 28 32
18 Reading 28 29
19 Barnsley 29 27
20 Bolton Wanderers 28 26
21 Hull City 28 25
22 Sunderland 28 25
23 Birmingham City 28 24
24 Burton Albion 28 24
Goals
1
3
Total Shots
8
18
Shots On Target
4
7
Passing Accuracy
65%
79%
Fouls
9
7
Corners
6
3
Offsides
4
0
Bookings
2
2
Sending Offs
1
0
Barnsley (4-4-2)
  • 1Adam Davies
  • 12Dimitri Kevin Cavare
  • 24Matty Pearson
  • 6Liam Lindsay
  • 17Andy Yiadom
  • 10George Moncur
  • 14Stephen Mallan
  • 22Gary Gardner
  • 7Adam Hammill
  • 19Kieffer Moore
  • 9Tom Bradshaw
Substitutes
  • 13Nick Townsend
  • 2Jason McCarthy
  • 23Daniel Pinillos
  • 20Brad Potts
  • 34Ryan Hedges
  • 26Mamadou Thiam
  • 35Jacob Brown
Manager
  • Paul Heckingbottom
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 9Rui Fonte
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 21Matt Targett
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Barnsley 1, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+5' Goal! Barnsley 1, Fulham 3. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano with a cross following a fast break.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 90'+4' Gary Gardner (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 90'+2' Goal! Barnsley 1, Fulham 2. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.
  • 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.
  • 90'+2' Attempt saved. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 89' Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 83' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 83' Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 81' Substitution, Barnsley. Mamadou Thiam replaces Kieffer Moore.
  • 80' Attempt saved. Tomas Kalas (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a cross.
  • 80' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Adam Davies.
  • 80' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 79' Attempt missed. Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Mallan with a cross following a corner.
  • 78' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Matt Targett.
  • 78' Attempt saved. Ryan Hedges (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matty Pearson.
  • 74' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matty Pearson.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 69' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 68' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 68' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 66' Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Hedges replaces Adam Hammill.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Targett.
  • 64' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 64' Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).
  • 63' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Lucas Piazon.
  • 62' Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Targett.
  • 60' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Foul by Kieffer Moore (Barnsley).
  • 56' Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 56' Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 56' Foul by Liam Lindsay (Barnsley).
  • 54' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 54' Foul by Liam Lindsay (Barnsley).
  • 53' Offside, Barnsley. Andy Yiadom tries a through ball, but Kieffer Moore is caught offside.
  • 51' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 50' Delay in match Gary Gardner (Barnsley) because of an injury.
  • 49' Goal! Barnsley 1, Fulham 1. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
  • 49' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 48' Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 48' Gary Gardner (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Second Half begins Barnsley 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Matt Targett replaces Denis Odoi.
  • 45' Substitution, Barnsley. Daniel Pinillos replaces Tom Bradshaw.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Barnsley 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 45'+3' Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+2' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 45'+1' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45' Delay in match Stefan Johansen (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 45' Second yellow card to Dimitri Kevin Cavare (Barnsley).
  • 45' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 45' Dimitri Kevin Cavare (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 44' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 44' Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnsley).
  • 44' Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Bradshaw.
  • 40' Attempt missed. Rui Fonte (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 39' Dimitri Kevin Cavare (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 38' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 38' Foul by Dimitri Kevin Cavare (Barnsley).
  • 36' Adam Hammill (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 36' Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 36' Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).
  • 34' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.
  • 33' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 33' Foul by Dimitri Kevin Cavare (Barnsley).
  • 31' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 30' Goal! Barnsley 1, Fulham 0. Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.
  • 30' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 27' Offside, Barnsley. Gary Gardner tries a through ball, but Kieffer Moore is caught offside.
  • 25' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 25' Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Offside, Barnsley. Adam Hammill tries a through ball, but Tom Bradshaw is caught offside.
  • 18' Offside, Barnsley. Matty Pearson tries a through ball, but Tom Bradshaw is caught offside.
  • 16' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.
  • 15' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 15' Foul by Liam Lindsay (Barnsley).
  • 14' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 14' Stephen Mallan (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Attempt missed. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kieffer Moore.
  • 9' Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Gardner.
  • 6' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matty Pearson.
  • 4' Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andy Yiadom.
  • 3' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 3' Attempt saved. Stephen Mallan (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Kieffer Moore.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.