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Barnsley vs Sheffield Wednesday.

Sky Bet Championship.

Barnsley 1

  • C Woodrow (24th minute)

Sheffield Wednesday 1

  • J Windass (16th minute)

Barnsley 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday: Cauley Woodrow earns point for Tykes

Report from the Sky Bet Championship clash at Oakwell

Saturday 8 February 2020 17:58, UK

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday.

Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday shared the points at Oakwell with a 1-1 draw in a gripping South Yorkshire derby.

Wednesday new boy Josh Windass had put the Owls in front on his debut before a calamitous Cameron Dawson mistake gifted Cauley Woodrow the equaliser.

Both sides came into the game on poor form and Wednesday boss Garry Monk looked to change that with five positive changes to his starting XI, including full debuts for Connor Wickham and Windass.

Barnsley made only two changes. Brad Collins and Elliot Simoes replaced Samuel Radlinger and Aapo Halme.

Barnsley v Charlton Athletic - Sky Bet Championship - Oakwell | Barnsley's Cauley Woodrow celebrates scoring his team's opening goal, 17 August 2019
Image: Cauley Woodrow scored the equaliser for Barnsley

The opening stages lacked quality with neither side managing to take control, until Wednesday grabbed the opener in the 16th minute.

A fortunate bounce fell to Windass who, inside the box, despatched his shot past Collins for his debut goal.

However, Barnsley were gifted an equaliser just eight minutes later. A mix-up in the Wednesday backline led to a woeful clearance from Dawson straight to Woodrow, who spotted the goalkeeper out of position and guided his effort into an empty net from 25 yards.

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Conor Chaplin nearly edged the home side in front after a free kick ricocheted to him inside the box, but his shot was straight at Dawson.

The Tykes were looking the better side and nearly took the lead through Jacob Brown, who charged into the penalty area before his low effort was stopped by Dawson.

Moments later, Wickham produced a brilliant forward run of his own, the on-loan striker carrying the ball past the halfway line and into the box - but he was unable to find anyone with his cross.

Chaplin nearly provided an early goal in the second half after some good work down the left allowed him to deliver an inviting cross which Brown was unable to reach.

Fernando Forestieri clipped a diagonal ball to Alessio Da Cruz, whose volleyed effort went just wide - but neither side were dominating the game.

Barnsley were looking positive on the attack however and nearly created a goal after some good interplay between substitute Callum Styles and Jordan Williams led to a low cross which flashed across the face of goal.

Styles, who had impressed after coming on, went close with a left-footed strike from outside the box which Dawson got down well to save.

Barnsley were pressing for a late winner and nearly found it with Williams, who raced once again from full-back but saw his strike superbly blocked by Liam Palmer.

The hosts were looking the most likely to grab a winning goal but the two sides had to settle for a point.

What the managers said...

Barnsley's Gerhard Struber: "I'm happy with the performance but in our situation, one point is not enough. That is the disappointing reality, it's not easy because we played so well. We worked so hard to get the momentum, we had the momentum. The oppositions goal was very lucky, but we never gave up after that.

"The atmosphere was amazing today and I think the engagement and energy from my team was very good. We created a high intensity game especially in the second half. Every single player gave it their all in this game and I think this was our aim. We wanted to show the Barnsley fans a good game, a good performance and hard work."

Sheffield Wednesday's Garry Monk: "We knew it was going to be a battle. I think for both teams, being a local derby, it was a fight to win that battle. For ourselves, we lacked consistency and composure with the ball. I think the times we did show composure on counter attacks and forward play we did show we could get into dangerous situations, but we didn't show that enough.

"I appreciate it was difficult conditions being a derby, but we have to be able to make decisions at the right times. We didn't do that at the right times. The competitive side was there from both teams, but both teams didn't show that care on the ball. The times we did that, we looked a threat, but it just let us down today."

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