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Barnsley 0-2 Peterborough United: Tykes on brink of Championship relegation

Barnsley 0-1 Peterborough United: Tykes on the brink of Championship relegation
Jack Marriott has scored eight goals in 27 appearances for Peterborough this season

Peterborough United kept their slim Championship survival hopes alive with a narrow win at Barnsley to all but confirm the Tykes’ relegation to League One.

Jack Marriott opened the scoring for Posh at Oakwell, striking home Sammie Szmodics’ pass in the 25th minute.

And Frankie Kent rounded off the win for the visitors, nodding in a corner 15 minutes from time.

With 21st-placed Reading drawing 4-4 with Swansea, Peterborough are seven points off safety with three games remaining.

Barnsley stay rooted to the foot of the table and are 11 points off the Royals with four matches left to play.

The Tykes will go down if they fail to beat Huddersfield Town on Friday.

Posh will be relegated if Reading beat Hull City on Saturday or they lose to Nottingham Forest on the same day.

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Barnsley were the better side for much of the game with Domingos Quina hitting the crossbar early in the first half and Carlton Morris forcing a fine save from Peterborough keeper David Cornell with a looping header.

But once Posh went in front through top-scorer Marriott they frustrated their opponents with Barnsley limited to half-chances in the second half.

Ultimately though, this result seems too little too late for both sides and it remains highly likely they will meet each other again in the third tier next season.

  • Line-ups
  • Match Stats
  • Live Text

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Walton
  • 7Brittain
  • 6Andersen
  • 5Kitching
  • 26VitaSubstituted forWoodrowat 45′minutes
  • 21PalmerBooked at 59minsSubstituted forWolfeat 75′minutes
  • 17Gomes
  • 4StylesSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 80′minutes
  • 27Bassi
  • 28Quina
  • 14Morris

Substitutes

  • 9Woodrow
  • 11Leya Iseka
  • 13Jinadu
  • 15Moon
  • 23Hondermarck
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 33Wolfe

Peterborough

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Cornell
  • 12Knight
  • 2Edwards
  • 6Kent
  • 23WardSubstituted forPokuat 45′minutesBooked at 52mins
  • 8Taylor
  • 42Fuchs
  • 16Burrows
  • 7Szmodics
  • 9Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forRandallat 80′minutes
  • 14MarriottBooked at 60minsSubstituted forJonesat 65′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Beevers
  • 10Brown
  • 15Poku
  • 17Jones
  • 24Mumba
  • 26Randall
  • 28Blackmore
Referee:
Darren Bond

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 0, Peterborough United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Peterborough United 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ronnie Edwards.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Domingos Quina (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Amine Bassi.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Claudio Gomes (Barnsley).

  6. Post update

    Jeando Fuchs (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Kitching (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Brittain with a headed pass.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ronnie Edwards.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Kitching (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harrison Burrows following a fast break.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kwame Poku (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Peterborough United. Joel Randall tries a through ball, but Ricky-Jade Jones is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Jack Walton (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ricky-Jade Jones (Peterborough United).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by David Cornell.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Domingos Quina (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Carlton Morris (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Joel Randall replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Callum Styles.

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