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The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Martin. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steffen Iversen on Miles Addison. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.
Nathaniel Clyne fouled by Scott Wiseman, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Anthony Gardner concedes a free kick for a foul on David Perkins. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Davies on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
Bobby Hassell concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Martin. Darren Ambrose delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Bobby Hassell.
Chris Martin takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post. (Barnsley) makes a substitution, with Miles Addison coming on for Jacob Butterfield.
Foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi on David Perkins, free kick awarded. Jacob Butterfield takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Stephen Foster by Steffen Iversen results in a free kick. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.
Steffen Iversen joins the action as a substitute, replacing Glenn Murray.
Ricardo Vaz Te finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnsley 2-1 Crystal Palace.Assist by Jacob Butterfield.
Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, save by Luke Steele.
Inswinging corner taken by Jim O'Brien from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by David Wright.
Corner taken by Jim O'Brien from the left by-line to the near post, Glenn Murray manages to make a clearance.
Craig Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick McCarthy. The offside flag is raised against Danny Haynes. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jim O'Brien, Craig Davies takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
Ricardo Vaz Te has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
Effort from deep inside the area by Chris Martin clears the bar.
Chris Martin fouled by Stephen Foster, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Darren Ambrose, save made by Luke Steele.
Effort from deep inside the area by Glenn Murray misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line, clearance by Peter Ramage.
Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by David Wright.
A cross is delivered by Jim O'Brien, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.
A cross is delivered by Jim O'Brien, comfortable save by Julian Speroni.
Patrick McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Nile Ranger. Ricardo Vaz Te has an effort direct from the free kick. Danny Haynes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nile Ranger. Chris Martin replaces Jermaine Easter.
Craig Davies takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a fantastic save.
Patrick McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Davies. Patrick McCarthy booked. The referee shows Anthony Gardner a yellow card. Jacob Butterfield takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Darren Ambrose on Jim O'Brien, free kick awarded. Darren Ambrose shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.
Unfair challenge on Nile Ranger by Anthony Gardner results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jacob Butterfield, Peter Ramage makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line, Glenn Murray manages to make a clearance.
Scott Wiseman crosses the ball, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
Jacob Butterfield takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Darren Ambrose manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield, Glenn Murray makes a clearance.
Daniel Drinkwater leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Wiseman. Patrick McCarthy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dekel Keinan.
The ball is crossed by David Perkins, clearance by Dekel Keinan.
Nile Ranger fouled by David Wright, the ref awards a free kick. David Perkins takes the indirect free kick.
Shot by Darren Ambrose from just outside the area goes over the net.
Daniel Drinkwater takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, Dekel Keinan makes a clearance.
Jermaine Easter produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Jim O'Brien produces a cross.
Nile Ranger is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.
A goal is scored by Jermaine Easter from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-1 Crystal Palace.
Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Clearance by Daniel Drinkwater. Corner taken by Darren Ambrose played to the near post, Daniel Drinkwater makes a clearance.
Glenn Murray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
David Perkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha. Darren Ambrose crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Luke Steele. Glenn Murray takes a shot. Clearance by Bobby Hassell.
Nile Ranger produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dekel Keinan by Nile Ranger. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Effort on goal by Craig Davies from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Foul by Anthony Gardner on Nile Ranger, free kick awarded. Daniel Drinkwater restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Darren Ambrose from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Nile Ranger. Dekel Keinan restarts play with the free kick.
Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a comfortable save.
Wilfried Zaha concedes a free kick for a foul on David Perkins. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
Jim O'Brien sends in a cross, Dekel Keinan makes a clearance.
Ricardo Vaz Te finds the back of the net with a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-0 Crystal Palace.The assist for the goal came from Jacob Butterfield.
Perkins in the picture
Barnsley midfielder David Perkins will return to contention for the home game with Crystal Palace following suspension.
Perkins, a free summer recruit from Colchester, missed the weekend win at Peterborough due to a one-game ban under the totting-up procedure.
Danny Drinkwater, on loan from Manchester United, returned to the starting line-up in Perkins' absence on Saturday and manager Keith Hill must decide whether to retain him alongside skipper Jacob Butterfield in central midfield.
Nile Ranger made his first start for the Tykes at Peterborough since arriving on loan from Newcastle and is expected to continue his partnership up front alongside Craig Davies, who has fired six goals in his last six matches.
Andy Gray could return to the squad following an Achilles injury, but Hill already has fellow front men Ricardo Vaz Te and Danny Haynes on the bench.
Crystal Palace will be without Sean Scannell and Dean Moxey.
Winger Scannell is still sidelined by the thigh injury he suffered at Manchester United last week, although he could be back in time to face Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Left-back Moxey was also injured at Old Trafford and his knee problem is set to keep him out until Christmas.
Boss Dougie Freedman made 10 changes to his Carling Cup semi-finalists for Friday's 1-1 draw against Derby so the likes of Anthony Gardner, Nathaniel Clyne, David Wright, Kagisho Dikgacoi and Wilfried Zaha will be back in the reckoning.
Jonathan Williams (broken leg), Alex Marrow (ankle) and Lee Hills (knee) are still on the sidelines.
Vaz Te brace sinks Eagles
Ricardo Vaz Te scored after just seven seconds and then bagged the winner as Barnsley continued their fine npower Championship form with a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.
Vaz Te blasted in a stunning effort from the edge of the area straight from kick-off to put the Tykes ahead and register their fastest ever goal at Oakwell.
In an open game, Palace levelled when Jermaine Easter capitalised on some sloppy defending to poke home in the 33rd minute and then they could have led through Darren Ambrose.
But Barnsley were dominant after the break and Vaz Te had the final say as he finished coolly after Jacob Butterfield's effort had been spilled with 13 minutes remaining.
The three points saw Barnsley make it five wins out of six and they leapfrogged Palace, who are now without a win in seven league games.
If Keith Hill's side thought they had used up their allocation of spectacular goals in Saturday's thrilling 4-3 win at Peterborough, they were mistaken as it took less than 10 seconds for them to produce another and leave those who had made it into their seats in time stunned.
Vaz Te received the ball on the left straight from Butterfield's kick-off, advanced to the angle of the penalty area and then crashed an unstoppable effort into the top corner past a helpless Julian Speroni.
The Portuguese forward had plundered one in from similar distance in that victory at London Road, but this was an even better effort and he missed out on breaking a Football League record for fastest goal by three seconds.
That early strike set the tone for an open game and Barnsley should have doubled their lead close to the half-hour mark as on-loan Nile Ranger, making his home debut, burst through on goal but his placed shot went the wrong side of the post.
And they nearly paid the price at the other end as Palace came within inches of levelling, but Glenn Murray saw his header cleared off the line by Bobby Hassell after Luke Steele had spilled Ambrose's free-kick.
That miss did not matter, though, as five minutes later the visitors did equalise when Easter took advantage of Stephen Foster's weak header back to steal in and hook the ball over Steele.
Palace could easily have gone in at half-time in front as Wilfried Zaha hooked wide with Steele out of position and Ambrose blazed over after a fine passing move.
Barnsley started the second period much the stronger and Ranger dithered when he could have shot while Craig Davies' effort on the turn was kept out by Speroni.
The home pressure was incessant and Vaz Te flashed just wide from distance, while Davies headed straight at Speroni before seeing a goalbound effort blocked by Paddy McCarthy.
Eventually the goal came with 13 minutes left and it was Vaz Te again. He calmly slotted home from 12 yards after Speroni had parried Butterfield's testing drive.
It was no more than the Tykes merited and they saw it out to clinch a deserved three points.
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