Match report: Barnsley 2-2 Bristol City

Barnsley fought back from two goals down to rescue a dramatic point in the 94th minute against Bristol City on Friday night.

Former Everton defender Ashley Williams had put the promotion hopeful Robins in front just before half-time when the centre-back was left unmarked to head home Niclas Eliasson’s free-kick.

Bristol City appeared to have another three points in the bag when Andreas Weimann doubled their lead with 20 minutes remaining. The Austrian international guided another wicked Eliasson set-piece into the bottom corner.

Aapo Halme game the hosts some late hope when he produced an excellent header to half the deficit seven minutes later.

The Tykes took the game to the visitors thereafter before Cauley Woodrow poked home the equaliser in the fourth minute of stoppage time with the final kick of the game.

Caretaker manager Adam Murray has now guided his side to three draws in their last four games whilst the club search for Daniel Stendel’s permanent replacement.

They actually produced 24 shots on goal to Bristol City’s nine at Oakwell this evening, and saw 55% of the possession. But for poor defending from two set pieces they may have taken all three points.

However, Barnsley remain winless since the opening weekend of the season but this evening’s point moves them off the bottom of the Championship table, at the expense of Stoke City, before Saturday’s games

Bristol City will see this as two points dropped as they missed the opportunity to go joint top of the league with West Bromwich Albion by failing to win on Friday evening. After successive 2-2 draws, Gary Johnson’s side travel to Cardiff City next Sunday.