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  • Hallfredsson (55)
  • Date:2010-02-06
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Oakwell Stadium
  • Attendance:11739
  • Referee:Graham, F

Live Commentary

90mins

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

84mins

Watford are replacing Lloyd Doyley with Will Hoskins.

76mins

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

63mins

Watford are replacing Ross Jenkins with Danny Graham.

59mins

The referee has booked Hugo Roberto Colace.

55mins

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

53mins

Franca Anderson Silva is replaced by Jay Rodriguez.

46mins

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

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by F Graham

18mins

The referee has booked Adrian Mariappa.

0mins

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

0mins

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


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.

Barnsley

Watford

Corners

34

Fouls

1412

Goal attempts

Shots off target

72

Offsides

43

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