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Jacob Butterfield takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Effort from deep inside the area by Matt Phillips clears the bar.
Ian Evatt challenges Danny Haynes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Wiseman.
Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Save by Mark Howard.
Jacob Butterfield concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Ince. Caution for Jacob Butterfield. Ludovic Sylvestre restarts play with the free kick.
Matty Done is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.
Chris Basham replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Matty Done. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Howard.
Assist on the goal came from Stephen Crainey.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey by Scott Wiseman. Placed penalty scored by Matt Phillips. Barnsley 1-3 Blackpool.
Jacob Butterfield has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
Jay McEveley takes a shot. Save made by Mark Howard.
Jacob Butterfield takes the inswinging corner, Danny Haynes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ricardo Vaz Te. Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Stephen Crainey.
Foul by Andy Gray on Barry Ferguson, free kick awarded. Craig Cathcart restarts play with the free kick.
Thomas Ince is brought on as a substitute for Callum McManaman.
Callum McManaman takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.
Short corner worked by Ludovic Sylvestre, Matt Phillips gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-2 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from Ludovic Sylvestre.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Davies. Direct free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.
Ludovic Sylvestre takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.
Lomana Tresor LuaLua leaves the field to be replaced by Elliot Grandin.
(Barnsley) makes a substitution, with Andy Gray coming on for Jim O'Brien.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ricardo Vaz Te. Alex Baptiste takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Stephen Crainey from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Callum McManaman is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jay McEveley.
Shot from just outside the box by Jim O'Brien misses to the right of the target.
Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Mark Howard makes a save. Jacob Butterfield decides to take the corner short.
Craig Davies takes a shot. Save made by Mark Howard. Inswinging corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by Jimmy McNulty misses to the right of the target.
Matty Done is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Matt Phillips takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.
Shot by Alex Baptiste from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Stephen Crainey sends in a cross, clearance made by Jimmy McNulty. Ludovic Sylvestre takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Ricardo Vaz Te makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Jay McEveley by Lomana Tresor LuaLua results in a free kick. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.
Jacob Butterfield is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Mark Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Rob Edwards. Ludovic Sylvestre takes a short corner.
Matty Done takes a shot. Save made by Mark Howard.
Matt Phillips fires in a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-1 Blackpool.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre played to the near post, Ricardo Vaz Te manages to make a clearance.
Matt Phillips takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.
Foul by Ludovic Sylvestre on Jacob Butterfield, free kick awarded. Jacob Butterfield restarts play with the free kick.
Alex Baptiste delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Matt Phillips from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Ricardo Vaz Te handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ludovic Sylvestre takes the indirect free kick.
Craig Davies produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield, Gary Taylor-Fletcher manages to make a clearance.
Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Mark Howard makes a save.
Ricardo Vaz Te crosses the ball, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.
Barry Ferguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacob Butterfield. Stephen Crainey receives a caution. Jay McEveley takes the indirect free kick.
Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Blocked by Rob Edwards.
Lomana Tresor LuaLua fouled by Jim O'Brien, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Ferguson takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Steele by Ludovic Sylvestre. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Matty Done fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-0 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from Jim O'Brien.
Craig Davies fouled by Craig Cathcart, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Perkins.
Ricardo Vaz Te produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Ricardo Vaz Te. Alex Baptiste takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line, save by Mark Howard.
Craig Davies is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Ludovic Sylvestre goes over the bar.
Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Cathcart.
Centre by Callum McManaman, Luke Steele makes a save.
Duo missing for Tykes
Barnsley will be without on-loan pair Danny Drinkwater and Nile Ranger for the home clash with Blackpool.
Drinkwater, whose half-season loan spell from Manchester United expires on January 2, sustained a thigh injury in the recent home defeat to Ipswich.
Newcastle striker Ranger twisted his ankle in last week's narrow defeat at West Ham and is also sidelined.
Manager Keith Hill played five defenders in Drinkwater's absence last week, with Miles Addison and Rob Edwards returning to the side.
Hill has no other new injury or suspension worries and still has several options available to him up front, with Danny Haynes and Andy Gray pushing for recalls to the starting line-up.
Barnsley, five points adrift of the play-offs, have followed up four straight league wins with back-to-back defeats.
Blackpool could have Alex Baptiste and Elliot Grandin back in the fold.
The 25-year-old has been sidelined for three weeks after pulling up with a hamstring injury in the defeat at Leicester.
However, Baptiste looks set to be back in action as the Tangerines aim to close the gap on the npower Championship play-off places.
Grandin, meanwhile, marked his return from the foot injury which has forced him to miss the last 19 games by netting in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Everton this week.
The Frenchman, therefore, may get his opportunity at Oakwell, although he may have to settle for a place among the substitutes.
Keith Southern remains sidelined having undergone surgery to remove a testicular tumour.
Phillips treble inspires Seasiders
Matt Phillips fired a superb hat-trick to send Barnsley spinning to a third straight npower Championship defeat and lift his own side to within one place of the play-offs.
Phillips cancelled out Matty Done's 18th-minute opener for Barnsley with a thumping low drive shortly before half-time, cracked in an even better effort midway through the second period and made sure of the points with a late penalty.
They were Phillips' first goals for the Seasiders since the 20-year-old winger returned from a productive loan spell at Sheffield United in early November, while Ian Holloway's side, who have lost only one of their last nine matches, climbed to within a point of sixth-placed Reading.
Barnsley were looking up at the top six themselves three weeks ago after four straight league wins, but have followed that run up with three successive defeats and have slipped back to 15th place in the table.
Midfield pair Done and Jim O'Brien returned for Barnsley, while Alex Baptiste was recalled at right-back for Blackpool and goalkeeper Mark Howard made his debut in place of the injured Matt Gilks.
Barnsley striker Ricardo Vaz Te, scorer of the quickest ever goal at Oakwell - nine seconds - in the recent home win over Crystal Palace, was first to the trigger again in the fifth minute, but his goalbound effort from outside the penalty area was blocked by Blackpool defender Craig Cathcart.
Blackpool midfielder Ludovic Sylvestre could not keep his 25-yard shot down and Vaz Te dragged an angled drive wide before Barnsley took the lead through Done in the 18th minute.
O'Brien crossed from the right and the former Rochdale winger steered the ball home neatly from six yards.
The Seasiders began to enjoy a greater share of possession after the half-hour mark and deservedly equalised when Phillips lashed home his first goal since returning from a productive loan spell at Sheffield United, low into the bottom corner, from outside the area.
Both sides picked up where they left off in the first period and it was end-to-end Boxing Day action.
Baptiste, Lomana LuaLua and Phillips all went close for Blackpool before Howard saved in fine style twice in as many minutes to keep out a shot from Barnsley striker Craig Davies and another from Vaz Te.
But it was the visitors who made the crucial breakthrough in the 67th minute. The marauding Phillips cut in from the left wing after collecting Sylvestre's pass and arrowed a superb low shot into the bottom corner from 30 yards.
Barnsley were clearly rocked, but refused to throw in the towel as first defender Jay McEveley and then Jacob Butterfield fired in shots on target from outside the area.
But with a salvage mission still possible, the Tykes were sent spinning when defender Scott Wiseman was adjudged to have fouled opposing full-back Stephen Crainey in the area and Phillips strode up to place the subsequent spot kick into the bottom corner in the 82nd minute.
Phillips squandered a great chance for a fourth goal in time added on, but ballooned his 12-yard effort over the crossbar.
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