News – GB – Result: Barnsley 2-0 Stoke: Tykes approaching championship playoff spots


Barnsley moved within range of the Sky Bet Championship playoffs after a 2-0 win over Stoke at Oakwell

With a Callum Styles rocket in the first half and a late goal from Daryl Dike, the Tykes climbed to eighth place while Stoke slipped to tenth place overall

The Barnsley boss has made three changes to the team that won against Bristol City at the weekend Toby Sibbik replaced Michael Sollbauer, Carlton Morris came in for Conor Chaplin and Dominik Frieser was preferred over Dike

Stoke manager Michael O’Neill made a change from the side that defeated Luton on Saturday John Obi Mikel replaced Joe Allen

Barnsley’s Cauley Woodrow had the first chance of the game, but the Tykes striker fired the ball into a wall of Stoke defenders in the second minute

A Styles screamer in the eighth minute opened the scoring in South Yorkshire The Barnsley midfielder gave Angus Gunn no chance when he found the net from 25 yards

The visitors replied but could only come by when Danny Batth bandaged himself with Tommy Smith’s cross

Mikel threatened the Potters with an equalizer, but the Nigerian’s long-distance volley was deflected over Brad Collins’ crossbar

Romal Palmer attempted a Barnsley second when he bonded with Alex Mowatt mid-half, though it was a convenient stop for Gunn as the midfielder slammed straight into the arms of the Stoke goalkeeper

Frieser thought he had doubled Barnsley’s lead, but the Austrian was sidelined as he pursued Woodrow’s pass and passed Gunn

Harry Souttar of Stoke aimed from the sideline but hit high and wide as Stoke put the pressure on

Nick Powell had his first chance after the break when he shot a shot far from the edge of the area three minutes after the restart

Mowatt was looking for a second Barnsley goal as he clung to a Morris pass The striker’s attempt was blocked by the Stoke defense

Ismail followed with a double change when Dike and Victor Adeboyejo replaced Morris and Frieser shortly after the hour on the hour

Tykes striker Dike came in 77 Minute with a close combat attempt the hosts close

And Dike doubled Barnsley’s lead in 89th Minute by keeping his composure and shooting past Gunn for his first goal in a red shirt

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News – GB – Result: Barnsley 2-0 Stoke: Tykes nearing championship playoff spots