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Unfair challenge on Richard Wood by Adam Hammill results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
Unfair challenge on Jacob Butterfield by Nathan Cameron results in a free kick. Jason Shackell takes the direct free kick.
Shot on goal by Aron Gunnarsson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Kieran Trippier is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Keiren Westwood takes the indirect free kick.
Short corner taken by Kieran Trippier.
Shot from just outside the box by Adam Hammill goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Wood on Adam Hammill. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Wood on Stephen Foster. Luke Steele takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Freddy Eastwood from the left by-line, clearance made by Andy Gray.
Garry O'Connor leaves the field to be replaced by Jacob Butterfield.
Andy Gray takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, Unfair challenge on Matthew Hill by Lee Carsley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Handball decision goes against Andy Gray. Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.
The ball is swung over by Kieran Trippier, save by Keiren Westwood.
Andy Gray comes on in place of Goran Lovre. Free kick awarded for a foul by Goran Lovre on Aron Gunnarsson. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, save made by Luke Steele.
Martin Cranie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill. Bobby Hassell takes the direct free kick.
Gary McSheffrey decides to take the corner short.
Unfair challenge on Nathan Doyle by Lee Carsley results in a free kick. Jason Shackell takes the free kick.
Effort from just outside the box by Michael Doyle goes over the bar.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey.
Freddy Eastwood is caught offside. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.
Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.
Adam Hammill takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Doyle on Kieran Trippier. Free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.
Goran Lovre gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnsley 2-1 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Garry O'Connor.
Foul by Richard Wood on Adam Hammill, free kick awarded. Kieran Trippier crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Michael Doyle manages to make a clearance.
Handball by Bobby Hassell. Martin Cranie restarts play with the free kick.
Garry O'Connor takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a brilliant save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Cameron on Garry O'Connor. Adam Hammill fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Stephen Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Carsley fouled by Matthew Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Freddy Eastwood from the free kick, blocked by Matthew Hill.
Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line, clearance by Garry O'Connor.
Nathan Doyle takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in.
Adam Hammill takes the outswinging corner, Gary McSheffrey manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Hammill, Nathan Cameron manages to make a clearance.
Stephen Foster goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Clive Platt by Stephen Foster results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Gary McSheffrey from the free kick, save by Luke Steele.
Shot from just outside the box by Freddy Eastwood misses to the left of the target.
The ball is sent over by Kieran Trippier, save by Keiren Westwood.
Freddy Eastwood finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Barnsley 1-1 Coventry.Assist by Nathan Cameron.
Goal scored by Freddy Eastwood from close in low into the middle of the goal. Barnsley 1-1 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Aron Gunnarsson.
Lee Carsley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Goran Lovre. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Bobby Hassell, Stephen Foster concedes a free kick for a foul on Clive Platt. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
Aron Gunnarsson produces a cross, clearance by Stephen Foster.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Foster by Clive Platt. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Handball decision goes against Freddy Eastwood. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.
Gary McSheffrey takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Nathan Doyle manages to make a clearance.
The official flags Clive Platt offside. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey, clearance by Jason Shackell.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Kieran Trippier. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
Foul by Nathan Cameron on Garry O'Connor, free kick awarded. Bobby Hassell takes the free kick.
Richard Keogh has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
Freddy Eastwood crosses the ball, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Kieran Trippier. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Goran Lovre on Michael Doyle. Free kick crossed right-footed by Richard Keogh from right wing, clearance made by Stephen Foster.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Diego Arismendi. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Adam Hammill, Nathan Cameron makes a clearance.
Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Goran Lovre. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Trippier on Gary McSheffrey. Free kick crossed by Gary McSheffrey, Bobby Hassell makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill by Aron Gunnarsson. Adam Hammill takes the direct free kick.
Martin Cranie on for James McPake.
Gary McSheffrey fouled by Diego Arismendi, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Freddy Eastwood, clearance made by Bobby Hassell.
A goal is scored by Nathan Doyle from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-0 Coventry.
Goran Lovre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Carsley. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
The game kicks-off.
The match has reached half-time.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Hammill doubt for Tykes
Barnsley are expected to be without winger Adam Hammill for the home clash with Coventry, but striker Garry O'Connor is available.
Hammill, who has attracted the attention of several Premier League clubs ahead of the January transfer window, was forced out of the action with a knock late on in the New Year's Day draw at Nottingham Forest.
If Hammill fails to recover in time Jim O'Brien is likely to start.
O'Connor, who has signed a permanent deal at Oakwell, is now eligible to play following the expiry of his contract at Birmingham.
Midfielder Diego Arismendi and defender Matt Hill returned to the side in place of O'Brien and Hugo Colace on Saturday and could retain their places following one of Barnsley's best away displays of the season.
Defenders Jay McEveley and Luke Potter remain sidelined with knee injuries.
Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd will be without suspended striker Marlon King.
The experienced 30-year-old was dismissed after an hour of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Ipswich for a two-footed lunge on Darren O'Dea and will begin a three-match ban.
Winger Gary McSheffrey returns from suspension and is likely to replace King in the starting XI with Freddy Eastwood given a rare chance up front following his goal which earned the Sky Blues a point.
Midfielder Aron Gunnarsson is also available after a three-match ban.
Defender Ben Turner, who recently agreed a new three-and-a-half year contract at the Ricoh, is still sidelined with a knee injury.
Tykes earn breathing space
Barnsley moved further away from the npower Championship relegation zone after grinding out a 2-1 win over Coventry at Oakwell.
The Tykes made a flying start and went ahead after four minutes through a stunning 30-yard strike from Nathan Doyle. before Freddy Eastwood drew Coventry level in the 35th minute with his second goal in as many games.
The visitors looked more likely to go in front at the end of the first half but their defence let them down once again when Goran Lovre was left all alone to put Barnsley in front just before the hour mark.
Coventry had a good chance to equalise at the end, but Aron Gunnarsson fired over when clean through as Barnsley held out for a win that moves them eight points clear of the bottom three.
The defeat extended Coventry's winless run to six matches and they slipped down to 11th place as a result.
Barnsley started strongly and took the lead in style with when the Coventry defence backed off Doyle and he smashed in a looping shot, which gave Kieren Westwood no chance.
Coventry were struggling to get a foothold in the game and Barnsley had another chance when a free-kick found Matt Hill on the left-hand side, but he opted to shoot instead of passing and the effort went well over.
The Sky Blues did eventually start to exert some pressure and Barnsley almost gifted them an equaliser in bizarre circumstances midway through the half. A long ball forward was cleared by Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele into the path of Diego Arismendi, who inexplicably played the ball back towards his own goal. Clive Platt was completely unmarked but failed to react quickly enough and Steele got back to save.
With 35 minutes gone, Coventry made the pressure tell. Gunnarsson was afforded a lot of space on the right and whipped in a cross which just missed Platt but Eastwood was on hand to bundle the ball over the line.
The equaliser buoyed the visitors and they came close to going in front before half-time when Richard Wood almost got a vital touch on to Gary McSheffrey's corner, but Barnsley somehow scrambled it away.
Coventry finished the first half on top but they found themselves behind once again 12 minutes after the restart after more shocking defending. A hopeful ball into the box found Garry O'Connor and from his flick-on Lovre was left completely unmarked to slot the ball home from close range.
Once again Adrian Boothroyd's side found themselves chasing the game but they reacted well with McSheffrey's 25-yard shot bringing a good save out of Steele.
They had to wait until injury-time for their best chance to equalise but Gunnarsson fired over when he should have done better.
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