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Fulham draw at Barnsley ~ Cham MD36 ~ 21/22

last updated Saturday 12th March 2022, 3:31 PM

Match Report

Barnsley (1) 1-1 (0) Fulham

Championship Match Day 36 21/22 at Oakwell Stadium

Saturday 12th March 2022     KO: 12:30

Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex)

Live on Sky

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A glorious late equaliser from Harry Wilson spared Fulham's blushes as they managed to salvage a 1-1 draw against Barnsley.

Carlton Morris fired in a penalty he had won in controversial circumstances to set the Tykes on their way to what looked like a shock victory at Oakwell, before the Welshman received a square ball from Fabio Carvalho and curled in a stunning late equaliser.

The Cottagers remain top of the Sky Bet Championship table with 10 games left to play, with Barnsley up to 22nd and four points from safety ahead of the remainder of Saturday's action.

With Fulham 13 points clear at the top of the league, the onus was on Barnsley to try and strengthen their survival bid on home soil.

But there was no early onslaught from the hosts and, instead, five minutes in, Michal Helik was called into action to clear Carvalho's shot off the line as the visitors eased their way into their sleek rhythm.

Barnsley never looked out of the game and perhaps could have had more chances to test their opponents had Amine Bassi's set-piece delivery been better, but it was from the penalty spot that they took a surprise lead.

Match Stats Barnsley Fulham
Goals (1) 1 1 (0)
Scorers Morris pen 44 Wilson 86
Goal attempts 8 16
On target 3 3
Shooting Accuracy 38% 19%
Possession 33% 67%
Passes 256 546
Passes Success 64% 82%
Crosses 15 19
Crosses Success 13% 32%
Corners 4 5
Tackles 18 18
Tackles Success 82% 63%
Saves 1 1
Fouls 15 13
Offsides 5 2
Yellows 4 3
Reds 0 0
source: SkySports
Tracked all the way down the left wing by Tosin Adarabioyo, Morris went down in the area after appearing to try and change direction; referee Tim Robinson pointed to the spot and the Tykes frontman smashed the opening goal straight down the middle.

With the bit between his teeth after his first goal in four games, Morris almost had a second with the final kick of the first half, but his effort from the tightest of angles was bravely hooked clear by Tim Ream.

Fulham were in control after the break, but found chances hard to come by - until the 86th minute, when Wilson drifted into space, received Carvalho's pass into foot and found the top left corner with his wand of a left foot.

He could have snatched all three points for Fulham deep into second half stoppage time, too, but inexplicably headed a cross from the left beyond the right-hand post.

Both teams are back in action on Tuesday, March 15. Barnsley host Bristol City at Oakwell at 7.45pm, while Fulham travel to The Hawthorns to face West Brom at 8pm. Both matches will be available to watch live across Sky Sports.

Barnsley: Collins, Helik, Kitching, Andersen, Brittain, Vita (Oduor 92), Wolfe (Palmer 68), Gomes, Bassi (Benson 82), Domingos Quina, Morris

Unused substitutes: Hondermarck, Halme, Walton, Cole

Morris pen 43(Barnsley are awarded a controversial penalty but no mistake from Carlton Morris, who smashes in the penalty he won just a minute earlier to give Barnsley a shock lead!)

Booked: Wolfe (23,f), Kitching (54,f), Morris (61, delaying the start), Quina (73,f),

Fulham: Rodak, Ream, Adarabioyo, Robinson, Williams, De Cordova-Reid (Muniz 80), Reed (Cavaleiro 71), Wilson, Seri (Cairney 45), Carvalho, Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Gazzaniga, Tete, Hector, Chalobah

Wilson 86 (A glorious equaliser. This is right out of the top drawer from Harry Wilson. Perhaps he's not closed down quite quickly enough, but he still has an awful lot to do when he receives a pass from Carvalho in the box. But he looks up, spots the top corner, and then picks it out with that magic left foot.)

Booked: Adarabioyo (43,f),Ream (66,f), Robinson (70,f),

Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex)

Attendance: 12,576

Source SkySports
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