• Date: Sat 06 February 2010
  • Venue: Oakwell Stadium
  • Ref: Graham, F
  • Attendance: 11,739


Hallfredsson (55)

1 - 0

Barnsley vs Watford

Team Lineups


Luke Steele
Darren Moore
Steve Foster
Carl Dickinson
Ryan Shotton
Hugo Roberto Colace
Filipe Teixeira
Emil Hallfredsson
Franca Anderson Silva (Jay Rodriguez, 53)
Nathan Doyle
Andy Gray


Scott Loach
Adrian Mariappa
Jay DeMerit
Lloyd Doyley (Will Hoskins, 84)
Jon Harley
Martin Taylor
Henri Lansbury
Don Cowie
Ross Jenkins (Danny Graham, 63)
John Eustace
Heidar Helguson

Match Report
Ten-man Barnsley secured their second win in five days after they grabbed three points with a narrow 1-0 home victory over Watford. After a first-half stalemate, the Tykes went ahead 55 minutes with a spectacular strike from Icelandic midfielder Emil Hallfredsson, but the home side finished with ten men after Ryan Shotton was sent off. Buoyed by the impressive midweek victory at Preston, Mark Robins named the same side to face a Watford outfit who had a comfortable win over high-flying Sheffield United. With Andy Gray the lone striker for the Oakwell side and Brazilian midfielder Anderson de Silva patrolling just behind, the home side produced a couple of early threats. Filipe Teixeira, on loan from West Brom, was heavily involved down the Barnsley right and did well to produce an early shot after good work by Hallfredsson. Hallfredsson went close when he smashed a shot just wide from the edge of the area as Scott Loach back-pedalled after being stranded at the edge of the box. On the break Lloyd Doyley pushed forward down the left and slotted an inch-perfect pass inside and Jon Harley should have done better, but dragged his shot wide. A sweeping move forward came close to breaking the deadlock but Gray was shut out after Hallfredsson's super cross from the left and then Teixeira's shot went wide. Watford saw half hearted appeals for a penalty turned down when Henri Lansbury crashed down in the box under a challenge from Darren Moore. Early in the second half Barnsley manager Mark Robins decided on a change taking off de Silva for Jay Rodriguez, on loan from Burnley. A minute later the home side were in front when Hallfredsson latched on to Gray's pass flicked the ball past Adrian Mariappa and smashed a super shot beyond Loach. Barnsley were hampered for the last 13 minutes after a rash lunging tackle from Shotton that brought him a straight red card. It set up a hectic finish as the Hornets hurled everything forward looking for an equaliser. Barnsley keeper Luke Steele made a brilliant late save to preserve the points when Lansbury hit a super free-kick.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.


Watford are replacing Lloyd Doyley with Will Hoskins.

Red Card

It's red. He's off. Ryan Shotton has been sent off.


Watford are replacing Ross Jenkins with Danny Graham.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Hugo Roberto Colace.


Goal!! Barnsley have scored with Emil Hallfredsson putting it in the back of the net.


Franca Anderson Silva is replaced by Jay Rodriguez.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by F Graham

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Adrian Mariappa.


It's 3pm on Saturday, February 6th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Barnsley face Watford at 3pm on Saturday, February 6th.