Furious Barnsley boss Mark Robins hit out at his side after a late collapse saw them lose 3-0 to 10-man Reading.
After dominating the game without reward, Reading found themselves a man light midway through the second half when Zurab Khizanishvili was sent off.
However, the Tykes failed to make use of their advantage as Jimmy Kebe capped a sensational individual performance with a 78th-minute goal, before Ian Harte and Hal Robson-Kanu topped the result off with late strikes.
"That was a shocking performance. We got exactly what we deserved and that was nothing," said Robins.
"Believe it or not we had a game plan but you couldn't tell. The players either don't listen or don't take any notice."