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Npower Championship Matchday Six: Barnsley v Leeds United

14 Sep 2010 10:36:46

Npower Championship Matchday Six: Barnsley v Leeds United

Match Preview Team News: New loan signing Garry O’Connor is in line to make his debut after signing too late to start against Norwich at the weekend. Hugo Colace is still struggling with a calf injury, so Nathan Doyle should continue. Incidentally Doyle has started just three games this season- the three Barnsley have lost! Likely Lineup: Luke Steele Jay McEveley Jason Shackell Stephen Foster Bobby Hassell Adam Hammill Diego Arismendi Nathan Doyle Kieran Trippier Goran Lovre Andy Gray/ Garry O’Connor Head To Head: Barnsley and Leeds have met each other exactly 50 times, with 25 at Oakwell and 25 at Elland Road. The Reds just shade it at the Well, having won 10 compared to Leeds seven but they have won just one of the last seven meetings, home or away with that coming the last time the two sides met in South Yorkshire. Back in 2006-2007, both sides were battling to avoid the drop into League One on a cold November day. Indeed Barnsley were in the bottom three, with Leeds just outside. It proved to be a humdinger of a Yorkshire derby as the lead changed hands three times before The Reds finally edged a thriller 3-2. Martin Devaney had put Barnsley ahead but Shaun Derry and Robbie Blake both scored a minute before half-time to send Leeds in ahead. Roared on though by a fervent crowd, Michael McIndoe hit a stunner to haul Barnsley level before Brian Howard curled a beauty to spark a mini pitch invasion. Teams: Barnsley: Colgan, Austin, Kay, Reid, Heckingbottom, Devaney, Togwell, Howard (Wroe, 80 ) , McIndoe,Richards (Nardiello, 55 ) , Wright (Hayes, 89 )  Subs not used: Healy,Williams,  Leeds: Stack, Kelly, Butler, Kilgallon, Lewis, Westlake ( Johnson, 80 ) , Derry, Douglas ( Einarsson, 87 ) , Healy, Horsfield ( Cresswell, 61 ) , Blake  Subs not used: Warner, Foxe,  Barnsley also claimed a valuable point in the return in West Yorkshire the following month. Two excellent strikes from Daniel Nardiello saw Barnsley go level and then in front after Tresor Kandol had put Leeds in front. Unfortunately The Reds couldn’t hold on as Ugo Ehiogu levelled right on the half time whistle. Teams: Leeds: Stack, Douglas, Ehiogu, Heath, Crainey, Kandol, Derry (Richardson, 64 ) , Westlake, Lewis, Blake (Healy, 80 ) , Thomas-Moore (Carole, 88 )  Subs not used: Warner,Beckford,  Barnsley: Colgan, Austin, Hassell, Reid, Heckingbottom, Hayes, Togwell, Howard, McCann, Nardiello (Richards, 79 ) , Knight  Subs not used: Letheren, Tonge, Williams, Devaney. They proved to be a valuable four points as, before Leeds were deducted 10 points for going into administration; Barnsley had finished above their relegated rivals by… four points! Those two results are a rarity against the Whites, with Leeds having the upper hand in recent times. Due to both sides spending most of the last 20 years in different divisions, they have only met in the league four times in that period. The two Championship encounters four years ago followed two epic Premier League tussles in 1997-1998. At Oakwell in November 1997, The Reds came into the game on the back of a famous 1-0 win at Liverpool and raced into a two goal lead by the half hour mark with strikes from Andy Liddell and Ashley Ward. But in something that probably summed up The Reds sole season at English footballs top table, they capitulated in spectacular style. Alf-Inge Haaland, Rod Wallace and Derek Lilley turned it around to win it for Leeds. Teams: Barnsley: Leese, Eaden, De Zeeuw, Redfearn, Liddell (Hristov, 85 ) , Bullock (Appleby, 79 ) , Bosancic(Moses, 72 ) , Tinkler, Barnard, Ward, Markstedt  Subs not used: Watson,Hendrie,  Leeds: Martyn, Kelly, Robertson, Haaland ( Molenaar, 69 ) , Radebe, Wetherall, Wallace, Hasselbaink,Ribeiro, Bowyer ( Lilley, 77 ) , Halle ( Maybury, 45 )  Subs not used: Beeney, Laurent,  Barnsley were also the architects of their own downfall at Elland Road in April 1998. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink put Leeds in front but that was cancelled out by Georgi Hristov right before the break. The Reds looked like holding on for a great point until Adie Moses had probably his worst moment in his career. He sent a brilliant bullet header into the net with 10 minutes remaining…. Unfortunately it was his own net! It was a killer blow for The Reds, as, despite beating Sheffield Wednesday in their next game that would be their last Premier League victory. Teams: Leeds: Martyn, Kelly, Wetherall, Molenaar, Martin Hiden, Harte, Halle, Bowyer, Ribeiro (McPhail, 46 ) ,Kewell, Hasselbaink  Subs not used: Hopkin,Lilley,Jackson,Beeney,  Barnsley: Watson, Eaden, Moses, Redfearn, Bullock ( Marcelle, 79 ) , Bosancic, Jones ( Fjortoft, 82 ) ,Hristov(sent off 89), Barnard, Ward, Morgan  Subs not used: Sheridan, De Zeeuw, Leese,  Those two matches are the only ones where the two sides have met in league combat, outside the second tier. They have met three times in the FA Cup and Barnsley are yet to win one. In the 1990-91 season Barnsley were paired with Leeds in the Third Round at Oakwell. They drew 1-1, but Leeds would win the replay 4-0. They were paired together in the Third Round again in 2000-01, this time at Elland Road, and Leeds- who reached the Champions League semi-finals that year- just sneaked past Barnsley thanks to an early goal from Mark Viduka. Teams: Leeds: Robinson, Mills, Radebe, Ferdinand, Matteo, Bakke, Dacourt, Batty, Viduka, Smith, Keane(Wilcox, 86 )  Subs not used: Martyn,Harte,Woodgate,Burns,  Barnsley: Kevin Miller, Morgan ( Corbo, 75 ) , Barker, Chettle, O'Callaghan, Salli, Ward ( McClare, 29 ) ,Neil, Appleby ( Dyer, 46 ) , Shipperley, Sheron  Subs not used: Lee Jones, Bullock,  Barnsley 3-2 Leeds Match Report 4/11/06 Last Six Barnsley v Leeds results: 2/12/06 Leeds 2-2 Barnsley (Championship) 4/11/06 Barnsley 3-2 Leeds (Championship) 6/12/01 Leeds 1-0 Barnsley (FA Cup) 4/4/98 Leeds 2-1 Barnsley (Premier League) 29/11/97 Barnsley 2-3 Leeds (Premier League) 9/1/91 Leeds 4-0 Barnsley (FA Cup) Overall Record: Barnsley Wins: 15 Leeds Wins: 20 Draws: 15 Barnsley Goals: 61 Leeds Goals: 78 At Oakwell: Barnsley Wins: 10 Leeds Wins: 7 Draws: 8 Barnsley Goals: 37 Leeds Goals: 32 Last Season/This Season: Leeds United finally made their way back to the Championship last season after a three year absence. It was a close run thing however. Simon Grayson’s side looked a shoo-in for the title at the end of 2009 when they sat top, eight points clear of second place. They then went to Old Trafford and knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup, and almost imploded in the league, winning just three out of their next 16 games, to allow Norwich to storm to the top of League One. They recovered to take second place however by winning five of their final seven matches, securing promotion by a point on the last day when they defeated Bristol Rovers 2-1 at Elland Road. They have taken that fine end of season form into the Npower Championship, and are unbeaten since a 2-1 home defeat to Derby on the opening day. Leeds have also won their last three matches, to storm into the top six, and are unbeaten away from Elland Road. They have though conceded the opening goal in four of their five games but are the only team so far to come from behind to win in two games. Barnsley are yet to concede a goal or drop a point at home this season- defeating Crystal Palace 1-0 and Middlesbrough 2-0. If they win tonight it will be their best start to a season in seven years and would give them a points tally in double figures after six games at this level for the first time since 1996-1997 when they ended up securing promotion to the Premier League. It is five years since they last went unbeaten in their first three home games, which also comprised of winning the first two 1-0 and 2-0- again a season which ended with promotion. The Reds haven’t won their opening three home games without conceding at this level since 1981, when their third victory was against Yorkshire neighbours, on that occasion being Sheffield Wednesday. Last six 2010-2011 results: Barnsley: 11/9/10 Norwich 2-1 Barnsley (Championship) 28/8/10 Barnsley 2-0 Middlesbrough (Championship) 21/8/10 Bristol City 3-3 Barnsley (Championship) 14/8/10 Barnsley 1-0 Crystal Palace (Championship) 10/8/10 Barnsley 0-1 Rochdale (Carling Cup) 7/8/10 QPR 4-0 Barnsley (Championship) W: 2 D: 1 L: 3 F: 7 A: 10 GD: -3 Points: 7 Leeds: 11/9/10 Leeds 2-1 Swansea (Championship) 28/8/10 Watford 0-1 Leeds (Championship) 24/8/10 Leeds 1-2 Leicester (Carling Cup) 21/8/10 Leeds 3-1 Millwall (Championship) 15/9/10 Nottingham Forest 1-1 Leeds (Championship) 10/8/10 Leeds 4-0 Lincoln (Carling Cup) W: 4 D: 1 L: 1 F: 12 A: 5 GD: +7 Points: 10 On This Day: Barnsley have won seven and lost seven of their 20 matches on the 14th September, but haven’t won any of the last three. Their last success on this date came in 1991 when they defeated Ipswich 1-0. Since then they have lost 3-1 to QPR in 1996- that was their first defeat of the season having won the opening five on the way to promotion to the Premier League. The last two have both been 1-1 draws, with Stockport in 1999 and Plymouth in 2002. Tuesday’s encounter with Leeds will be the seventh consecutive 14th September match that has been played at home. Their last away game on this date was back in 1963 when The Reds drew 2-2 at Hull. Barnsley: Played 20, Won 7, Drawn 6, Lost 7, Scored 30, Conceded 37. Leeds have an average record on the 14th September having won eight and lost seven of the 18 matches played. The Whites have though won their last five matches on this date, and have lost just one of the last eight. Leeds also have the honour of having beaten both Chelsea and Manchester United on the 14th September, and the United one is included in their current hot streak. Harry Kewell securing a 1-0 success in 2002. The others are Blackburn, 4-3, in 1997, Partizan Belgrade, 3-1, in 1999, Plymouth, 1-0, in 2004 and their most recent game on this date, 3-0 at Bristol Rovers in 2007. Leeds: Played 18, Won 8, Drawn 3, Lost 7, Scored 22, Conceded 20. Mad Sites: www.barnsley-mad.co.uk www.leedsunited-mad.co.uk Official Sites: www.barnsleyfc.co.uk www.leedsunited.com Other Fixtures: Bristol City v Watford, 19:45 Doncaster v Norwich, 19:45 Hull v Derby, 19:45 Ipswich v QPR, 19:45 Leicester v Cardiff, 19:45 Middlesbrough v Burnley, 19:45 Millwall v Reading, 19:45 Preston v Nott'm Forest, 19:45 Sheff Utd v Scunthorpe, 19:45 Swansea v Coventry, 19:45 Crystal Palace v Portsmouth, 20:00


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