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REDS MAKE IT SIX IN A ROW WITH QPR WIN

3 March 2021

Barnsley recorded a sixth straight victory in the Sky Bet Championship, seeing off hosts, QPR 3-1 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Valérien Ismaël's side created history in West London tonight, beating Queens Park Rangers and for the first time in 134 years, recording sixth consecutive second tier wins in a season. 

First half goals from Daryl Dike and Alex Mowatt had a Charlie Austin strike for the hosts sandwiched in between, before Carlton Morris grabbed another for the Reds after the break. 

It was, however, the hosts who started brightest, going close twice through strike partners Austin and Lyndon Dykes. The former saw a fierce drive clip the bar on its way over whilst the latter prodded wide when one-one-one with Reds stopper Brad Collins. 

The visitors weathered that early storm and soon grabbed the lead when Dike flashed a header beyond the Rangers' 'keeper following a sumptuous Mowatt corner kick. 

Instantly, the R's replied through Austin. A deep cross was lashed towards goal by Lee Wallace and after Collins' save from the full-back fell to Austin, the experienced striker made no mistake with the rebound from close-range. 

But the Reds edged back ahead just before the half-hour mark when the skipper, Mowatt curled home a delightful free-kick to give Barnsley a half-time lead.

HALF-TIME: QPR 1-2 Barnsley

The home side looked lively after the interval but weren't creating anything clear cut, and after Ismaël made a triple substitution, replacing all three forwards in one go, his side responded to put the game to bed. 

It was a Mowatt ball over the top that Morris chased down, before outstripping his defender, giving him space to slot home the ball under the 'keeper for his fourth goal for the club. 

Victor Adeboyejo went close with an excellent hooked volley over his shoulder, whilst the Reds' rearguard repelled incessant home forays. 

Dominik Frieser curled an effort just wide as Barnsley still looked to catch their hosts on the break.

There was little else to report in all honesty as the game became scrappy, the Reds happy with their evening's work and another priceless three points on the road. 

They moved onto 54 points and into the playoff places when the full-time whistle blew.

FULL-TIME: QPR 1-3 Barnsley

Collins, Brittain, Andersen, Helik, Sibbick, Styles (J.Williams), Mowatt, Palmer (Halme), Woodrow (Morris), Chaplin (Adeboyejo), Dike (Frieser).

Unused: Walton, Oduor, Sollbauer, Kane.


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