Barnsley 2-1 Blackburn Rovers: Points secure for Barnsley as they ease past Blackburn Rovers 2-1

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Technical card:
Barnsley: Victor Adeboyejo (Carlton Morris, min.55), Romal Palmer (Herbie Kane, min.64), Mads Andersen, Callum Styles (Jordan Williams, min.45), Toby Sibbick, Cauley Woodrow (Daryl Dike, min.55), Alex Mowatt, Michal Helik, Bradley Collins, Conor Chaplin (Dominik Frieser, min.55) and Callum Brittain
Blackburn Rovers: Adam Armstrong, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Elliott Bennett (Tyrhys Dolan, min.76), Darragh Lenihan, Thomas Kaminski, Lewis Travis (Joe Rothwell, min.84), Sam Gallagher (Ben Brereton, min.87), Stewart Downing (Corry Evans, min.76), Barry Douglas, Bradley Dack (Harvey Elliott, min.76) and Jarrad Branthwaite
Stadium: Oakwell Ground
Goals: Carlton Morris (1-0, min. 72), Alex Mowatt (2-0, min. 90) and Adam Armstrong (2-1, min. 90)

Barnsley strolled past Blackburn Rovers with a 2-1 win on Wednesday at Oakwell Ground. Barnsley were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run, following a 2-0 victory against Brentford. Blackburn Rovers, on the other hand, lost 2-1 in the last match they played against Preston North End. As the table looks today, Barnsley and Blackburn Rovers currently occupy 10th and 12th spots in the league, with 42 points and 39 points respectively after 30 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Barnsley continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, beginning with Carlton Morris opening the scoring, 72 minutes in. Later, Barnsley scored again thanks to a goal from Alex Mowatt, 90 minutes in to establish the 2-0. However, Blackburn Rovers hit back just before the final whistle, with a goal from Adam Armstrong in the 90th minute and seeing the game end 2-1.

For Barnsley, Jordan Williams, Carlton Morris, Daryl Dike, Dominik Frieser and Herbie Kane came on for Elliott Bennett, Stewart Downing, Bradley Dack, Lewis Travis and Sam Gallagher, while Blackburn Rovers brought on Tyrhys Dolan, Corry Evans, Harvey Elliott, Joe Rothwell and Ben Brereton to replace Elliott Bennett, Stewart Downing, Bradley Dack, Lewis Travis and Sam Gallagher.

There were bookings for Mads Andersen from Barnsley and Taylor Harwood-Bellis for Blackburn Rovers.

Blackburn Rovers and Barnsley will next play away to Nottingham Forest and Bristol City respectively.

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