Barnsley 2-4 Fulham

15 Oct

Chris Martin


Chris Martin powers the ball past Adam Davies for his first Fulham goal since arriving on loan from Derby

Fulham maintained their unbeaten Championship away record with their first win at Barnsley since 1970.

The London club twice fell behind as home strikers Marley Watkins and Sam Winnall beat the offside trap.

Lucas Piazon’s left-foot shot and Sone Aluko’s neat finish ensured Fulham were level at the interval and Scott Malone put them in front after the restart.

Chris Martin headed the fourth before Barnsley’s Josh Scowen was shown a straight red card for a rash tackle.

The match was the first meeting between the sides since 2001, but Barnsley went into it having managed only one point from their previous four games and without influential skipper Conor Hourihane.

His replacement, Sam Morsy, provided the passes for Watkins and Winnall to score with composed finishes, although it was Fulham who had the majority of possession in the first half of a high-tempo contest.

Home keeper Adam Davies was deceived by Malone’s cross-cum-shot as Slavisa Jokanovic’s team went in front for the first time, and the full-back then provided the assist for Martin’s header.

Scowen’s dismissal for a challenge on former England midfielder Scott Parker capped a dismal afternoon for the home side as Fulham moved up to ninth in the Championship table after their first league win since August, with Barnsley two places below them.

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom: “I am disappointed, watching the goals back they were terrible on our part. If you give four goals away like that you haven’t got a chance.

“When we went in front we didn’t keep the ball, and weren’t composed on the ball to give ourselves a rest to control the game.

(On Scowen’s dismissal) “I thought he won the ball but they are saying he was out of control because he left the floor. However, he was fouled twice in the build up, why the referee wants to play advantage I don’t know.

“Scowy won the ball in the box and was fouled and the referee played on. I thought that could have been managed a hell of a lot better.”

Fulham boss Slavia Jokanovic: “After a very bad September we started after the international break with victory, that’s very important for us.

“We are a team unbeaten away, but our problem is at home. We come under pressure and we are not as comfortable without the ball as we are away from Craven Cottage.

“We showed great ambition and good character after the poor start, we showed enough desire.

“We need to improve ourselves at home. We offer good afternoons for our away fans, now we need to do it at Craven Cottage.”

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Fulham 4.

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Fulham 4.

Attempt saved. Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Adam Hammill (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Chris Martin.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Denis Odoi.

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).

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

Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cole Kpekawa (Barnsley).

Attempt blocked. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Bree.

Offside, Barnsley. Adam Hammill tries a through ball, but Tom Bradshaw is caught offside.

Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Tom Cairney because of an injury.

Substitution, Barnsley. James Bree replaces Sam Morsy.

Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Scott Malone (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marc Roberts.

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Malone.

Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Parker.

Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Barnsley).

Substitution, Barnsley. Tom Bradshaw replaces Marley Watkins.

Substitution, Barnsley. Adam Armstrong replaces Sam Winnall.

Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Stefan Johansen.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Scott Parker (Fulham) because of an injury.

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Barnsley).

Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).

Ryan Kent (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal! Barnsley 2, Fulham 4. Chris Martin (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross.

Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

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