Reds FT: Burnley 1 Barnsley 1

Barnsley's  David Perkins on the ball.
Barnsley's David Perkins on the ball.

FIRST things first. With the prospect of the FA Cup sixth round clash at Manchester City on Saturday tea-time in prospect, Barnsley tonight first set their attention on gathering league points at Burnley.

After Saturday’s home Championship defeat to Bolton, David Flitcroft’s side headed to Turf Moor looking to get back on track.

But they fell behind after just eight minutes with Charlie Austin giving the home side the lead with an effort from close range.

However with just six minutes remaining Tomasz levelled for the Reds.

Cywka’s third goal in as many games meant Barnsley gained a crucial point at Burnley in their attempts to avoid relegation.

Barnsley’s best chance of the first-half fell to Dickson Etuhu who found half a yard of space inside the area before directing a powerful header on target which brought a great parried save from Lee Grant.

David Flitcroft made a half-time switch with Cywka replacing Harewood and the new 4-4-2 formation almost paid immediate dividends with O’Grady flicking on to Chris Dagnall who should have done better, firing wide with a clear sight of goal.

Teams: Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Long, Shackell, Lafferty, Stanislas, Edgar, Bartley, Kacaniklic, Paterson, Austin.

Subs: Jensen, Ings, Mills, Treacy, McCann, Vokes, Stock.

Barnsley: Steele, Wiseman, Foster, Cranie, Kennedy, Mellis, Perkins, Etuhu, Dagnall, O’Grady, Harewood.

Subs: Lidakevicius, Scotland, Delap, O’Brien, Hassell, Cywka, Tunnicliffe.

Referee: Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire)