Barnsley 2-2 Derby County: Cauley Woodrow makes Barnsley late draw as Tom Lawrence returns for Rams

Barnsley 2-2 Derby County: Cauley Woodrow makes Barnsley late draw as Tom Lawrence returns for Rams

Aapo Halme celebrates his early opener for Barnsley against

Aapo Halme’s early strike was the Finn’s very first goal for Barnsley given that his summer relocation from Leeds

Cauley Woodrow’s injury-time strike made Barnsley a draw in a pulsating game versus Derby at Oakwell.

The Tykes seemed heading for a third successive Championship defeat regardless of taking an early lead through Aapo Halme’s header.

However after the Rams went 2-1 prior to half-time, Woodrow diverted in Conor Chaplin’s strike to protect a point.

Chris Martin’s close-range finish had levelled ball games in a frenzied start prior to Tom Huddlestone’s charge put them ahead.

Tom Lawrence, remembered to the beginning line-up after the Welsh winger and Mason Bennett were charged with beverage driving following a vehicle crash recently, won the spot-kick which the previous Tottenham midfielder converted.

However, Woodrow struck in the 94 th minute to stop the Rams making it back-to-back wins, getting the final touch as the ball fizzed throughout goal following a short corner.

The Tykes remain 3rd from bottom with simply one league this season but will be buoyed a spirited display screen against a Rams side who have actually now drawn 6 of their 10 league games.

Woodrow’s late heroics made amends for a dreadful early miss, the striker somehow mis-kicking when well put.

But the wayward surface was quickly forgotten as Halme got on completion of Alex Mowatt’s wonderful inswinging free-kick to head house from close quarters.

Woodrow was then regrettable to see his goalbound header obstructed prior to Derby got on top.

Lawrence smashed a shot high and broad and team-mate Curtis Davies wastefully sent a diving header broad from six yards.

Martin then levelled – his 3rd goal in 3 video games – smashing the ball house thanks to a mix of cool build-up play and defensive doubt.

Lawrence’s trickery then tempted Mads Andersen into a nasty and Huddlestone transformed the resulting spot-kick prior to limping off with a hamstring injury.

Both sides continued to develop opportunities after the break, with Lawrence twice going close to sealing the win prior to late home pressure was rewarded by Woodrow’s leveller.

Barnsley employer Daniel Stendel:

” Maybe this is the one moment that we require to turn the outcomes and I hope on Saturday in Preston that we can do it.

” For the team, for the players and for us and likewise for our supporters, it was a terrific minute to score in the eleventh hour. I think we deserved this point.”

Derby County manager Phillip Cocu:

” We were ineffective enough in front of objective. We had some excellent chances to finish the video game.

” They were a threat from set-pieces from free-kicks and corners and they scored two times. It is an essential part of football and it is something we definitely need to improve.”

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