Barnsley 1-2 Reading

17 Sep

Garath McCleary


Garath McCleary has scored three goals for Reading this season

Garath McCleary scored before being sent off as Reading beat Barnsley despite playing more than half the game with 10 men.

McCleary saw his penalty saved by Adam Davies, after John Swift was brought down, before firing in the rebound.

Swift then curled in a second before McCleary was sent off for shoving Barnsley captain Conor Hourihane to the ground.

Adam Armstrong fired in a low shot for Barnsley late on but Reading held firm.

It was a disappointing result for the Tykes, who had thrashed Wolves 4-0 at Molineux on Tuesday.

Ryan Kent went close to putting them ahead when he struck the crossbar but it was the visitors who took the lead after Swift was brought down in the box by keeper Davies.

Davies did well to save the penalty but was unable to deny McCleary’s follow-up attempt.

Following Swift’s sublime finish to put Reading 2-0 up, McCleary was sent off for his reaction to a seemingly innocuous foul by Hourihane on Danny Williams.

But, despite having an extra man, Barnsley struggled to create clear chances, with only Armstrong being able to find the net.

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 1, Reading 2.

Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Reading 2.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ali Al Habsi.

Attempt saved. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Armstrong.

Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Hourihane with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Danny Williams.

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley).

Stephen Quinn (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Obita (Reading).

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cole Kpekawa with a cross.

Substitution, Reading. Joseph Mendes replaces Yann Kermorgant.

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Andy Yiadom.

Goal! Barnsley 1, Reading 2. Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Bradshaw with a headed pass.

Foul by Cole Kpekawa (Barnsley).

Stephen Quinn (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Saidy Janko with a cross.

Stephen Quinn (Reading) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Barnsley).

Substitution, Reading. Stephen Quinn replaces Roy Beerens.

Attempt blocked. Angus MacDonald (Barnsley) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ali Al Habsi.

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Saidy Janko.

Attempt blocked. Marc Roberts (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

Substitution, Barnsley. Saidy Janko replaces Ryan Kent.

Substitution, Barnsley. Tom Bradshaw replaces Sam Winnall.

Attempt saved. Yann Kermorgant (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tyler Blackett.

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Conor Hourihane following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ali Al Habsi.

Foul by Roy Beerens (Reading).

Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

George Evans (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Barnsley).

Paul McShane (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Paul McShane.

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Reading).

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