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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Frank Nouble. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Haynes is cautioned by the ref for dissent.
Danny Haynes finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Barnsley 2-0 Preston.Assist by Jacob Butterfield.
Corner taken by Keith Treacy, clearance made by Jason Shackell.
Outswinging corner taken by Keith Treacy, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
Iain Hume fouled by Jason Shackell, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Keith Treacy from the free kick, Luke Steele makes a save.
Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
Jacob Butterfield produces a cross, Leon Cort makes a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Frank Nouble. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
Nathan Ellington is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Jim O'Brien takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. Keith Treacy fouled by Nathan Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Keith Treacy.
Jacob Butterfield replaces Jacob Mellis.
Keith Treacy takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Luke Steele.
Danny Mayor on for Leon Clarke.
Jacob Mellis decides to take a short corner.
Nathan Doyle challenges Leon Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean St. Ledger on Frank Nouble. Free kick crossed right-footed by Bobby Hassell.
Foul by Diego Arismendi on Sean St. Ledger, free kick awarded. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
The referee shows Leon Clarke a yellow card. Jim O'Brien is brought on as a substitute for Garry O'Connor. Leon Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacob Mellis. Bobby Hassell takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Barton on Jacob Mellis. Kieran Trippier crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Andy Lonergan.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Ian Ashbee goes wide right of the target.
Effort from 20 yards by Adam Barton. Fantastic save by Luke Steele.
Keith Treacy comes on in place of Craig Morgan. Adam Barton is brought on as a substitute for Barry Nicholson.
Billy Jones is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Kieran Trippier fouled by Billy Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Bobby Hassell crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor McLaughlin on Frank Nouble. Matthew Hill takes the direct free kick.
Sean St. Ledger booked for unsporting behaviour. Frank Nouble fouled by Sean St. Ledger, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Jacob Mellis, Garry O'Connor takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
Iain Hume takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Kieran Trippier.
Unfair challenge on Jacob Mellis by Sean St. Ledger results in a free kick. Bobby Hassell takes the free kick.
Nathan Ellington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bobby Hassell. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Ashbee on Diego Arismendi. Jason Shackell takes the free kick.
Ian Ashbee challenges Matthew Hill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from outside the area by Iain Hume misses to the left of the goal.
Foul by Garry O'Connor on Sean St. Ledger, free kick awarded. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
Leon Clarke produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Shot by Danny Haynes. Save by Andy Lonergan.
Iain Hume takes the inswinging corner, save by Luke Steele.
Bobby Hassell fouled by Leon Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Leon Clarke produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Iain Hume takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a fantastic save.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume played to the near post, clearance by Kieran Trippier.
Kieran Trippier concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Jones. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Iain Hume, clearance by Bobby Hassell.
Danny Haynes sends in a cross, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
Conor McLaughlin challenges Garry O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Hill.
Foul by Jacob Mellis on Barry Nicholson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
Sean St. Ledger challenges Garry O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jacob Mellis.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Nouble on Conor McLaughlin. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jason Shackell by Leon Clarke results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Hill.
Garry O'Connor scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Barnsley 1-0 Preston.Danny Haynes provided the assist for the goal.
Garry O'Connor fouled by Conor McLaughlin, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jacob Mellis, clearance by Leon Cort.
The official flags Danny Haynes offside. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.
Jacob Mellis takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
Foul by Nathan Doyle on Nathan Ellington, free kick awarded. Conor McLaughlin crosses the ball in from the free kick, Bobby Hassell manages to make a clearance.
Nathan Ellington takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Danny Haynes by Billy Jones results in a free kick. Jason Shackell takes the direct free kick.
Ian Ashbee concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Doyle. Bobby Hassell takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Billy Jones.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon Clarke. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Jacob Mellis fouled by Sean St. Ledger, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Nathan Doyle from left channel, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
Mellis set for Tykes debut
Barnsley are expected to include new loan signing Jacob Mellis in their squad for the home clash with Preston.
The 20-year-old Chelsea midfielder arrived on loan until the end of the season in time to be considered, but fellow new signing Frank Nouble's deal did not get completed in time for him to be included.
Skipper Stephen Foster remains doubtful with a gashed shin sustained in the recent derby win at Doncaster, so an unchanged back four of Jason Shackell, Bobby Hassell, Matt Hill and Kieran Trippier could start.
Teenagers Alistair Taylor and Steven Bennett stepped off the bench in the second half on Saturday and will be hoping to play bigger roles but defenders Jay McEveley and Luke Potter are still sidelined with knee injuries.
Preston boss Phil Brown could hand debuts to new signings Ian Ashbee and Leon Clarke.
Midfielder Ashbee has arrived from Hull and may go straight into the starting line-up at Oakwell.
North End last week signed QPR striker Leon Clarke on loan until the end of the season.
The 25-year-old joined Rangers on a free transfer over the summer after leaving Sheffield Wednesday, but has started just four matches for Neil Warnock's side.
Preston chairman Maurice Lindsay revealed the club turned down offers for Andrew Lonergan, Billy Jones and Sean St Ledger.
Cardiff faxed an offer for Lonergan on Sunday and Ipswich were chasing St Ledger, while a second bid by Bristol City for Jones was rejected.
Tykes ruin Brown record
Preston suffered their first defeat under Phil Brown as Garry O'Connor and Danny Hayes gave Barnsley a deserved 2-0 win.
Scotland international O'Connor's fourth goal of the season came with more than a touch of fortune after his 23rd minute shot deflected wickedly off North End defender Leon Cort and beyond Andy Lonergan despairing dive.
Lonergan came to his side's rescue on a number of occasions, but his botched clearance in injury time allowed Barnsley substitute Jacob Butterfield to break clear and leave Hayes with a tap in.
Brown set his stall out with an attacking 4-3-3 formation, but Preston rarely threatened Tykes goalkeeper Luke Steele' as on-loan Chelsea youngster Jacob Mellis dictated proceedings impressively on his debut.
Steele's best moment came two minutes from time when he dived full-length to palm away a swerving free-kick from Lilywhites substitute Keith Treacy.
Mark Robins' side have now lost just once in their past seven home games, while Preston are seven points from safety at the foot of the table.
Deadline day loan signings Mellis and Frank Nouble made their Barnsley debuts after joining from Chelsea and West Ham respectively, while Ian Ashbee and Leon Clarke pulled on Preston shirts for the first time.
Clarke should have opened the scoring in the ninth minute, but his faint back post touch on Billy Jones' in-swinging corner fell wide
Barnsley's first chance came in the 16th minute when England Under-19 international Mellis was given space to unleash a 25-yard drive that Lonergan could only parry.
With his goalkeeper floundering, Cort managed to muscle in front on O'Connor and hack clear from his own goalmouth.
O'Connor then got the better of Cort in the cruellest circumstances to give his side the lead after a surging run from on-loan Manchester City full-back Kieran Tripper had set up the Barnsley attack.
Steele saw his first action of the half 10 minutes before the interval when he saved well from Iain Hume's stinging 25 yarder.
A sweeping cross-field ball from the impressive Mellis instigated a Barnsley counter-attack in the 42nd minute, which resulted in Hayes being denied first by a last-ditch Conor McLaughlin block then a stunning Lonergan save.
Sean St Ledger and Jones entered the referee's notebook for ugly lunges on Nouble and Tripper as the second half opened in scrappy fashion.
Craig Morgan followed suit, hauling down Hayes shortly before he made way alongside Barry Nicholson for Treacy and Adam Barton as Brown looked to reinvigorate his floundering side.
Barnsley could have made it two when Tripper's 64th-minute free-kick found Diego Arismendi unmarked, only for the ball to bounce harmlessly off the Uruguayan midfielder's shins and into Lonergan's arms.
Clarke and Mellis were experiencing contrasting debuts - something underlined when the striker scythed through the back of his opponent, becoming the fourth Preston player to see Russell Booth's yellow card.
Barnsley ended the stronger of the two as Lonergan was forced to a trio of fine stops from Hayes, Nouble and Mellis in a frantic finish.
Then came Steele's finest moment from Treacy's set piece, before his opposite number's night ended in unfortunate fashion and Hayes sealed the points.
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