Barnsley lost 2-0 in their South Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. 

The hosts took the lead after 90 seconds then added another just before the hour-mark. 

Daniel Stendel kept the same 18-man squad for the opening day win over Fulham and, while there were glimpses of that excellent performance, the Owls had the better of the game and created more chances. 

The Reds had plenty of the ball in the first half and looked confident, creating some decent opportunities, but were always vulnerable to being passed through at the back. 

Barnsley got off to a terrible start as Cameron McGeehan lost the ball deep in his half and, after ex-Red Kadeem Harris’ shot was blocked, Owls deadline day signing Jacob Murphy was clean through on goal and beat Sami Radlinger ten yards out. 

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Alex Mowatt had the visitors’ first attempt on goal but his 35-yard free-kick was easily saved while Murphy whipped a free-kick wide from 25 yards. 

Luke Thomas had the chance to make it two goals in as many games when a Toby Sibbick cross was half-cleared and fell to him 15 yards out but his tame effort dribbled wide. 

Wednesday almost added a second on 33 minutes but Julian Borner nodded a right-wing free-kick straight at Radlinger who then made an even better save seconds later as Adam Reach was put clean through by Steven Fletcher but saw his shot blocked in a one-on-one situation. 

Barnsley’s Mallik Wilks then fizzed a shot from the left of the box across the box, which was a few feet away from an equaliser against the run of play. The Reds then had a much better chance to level when stand-in Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson made a point-blank save from Cauley Woodrow five yards out after McGeehan headed down a Wilks cross. 

The home side were more dominant in the second half and could have won by more than two goals. The Owls were furious seconds after the break when Radlinger rushed out of his box and appeared to handle the ball but no free-kick was given by referee Tony Harrington who also felt Mads Andersen had not fouled Murphy in the box soon after. 

Borner then headed over another chance from a right-wing Reach cross then Harris shot weakly at Radlinger on the right of the box after the away defence was again opened up by a long ball. 

Barnsley almost levelled on 57 minutes but Mowatt fired over on the volley at a tight angle on the left of the box following a scramble after a corner. 

The hosts doubled their advantage on 60 minutes when they worked the ball from the right wing into the centre where veteran striker Steven Fletcher fired a left-footed strike into the bottom right corner. 

Stendel responded by bringing on Conor Chaplin and Mamadou Thiam for captain Mike Bahre and Wilks. Thiam almost pulled one back midway through the second half when Wednesday lost the ball deep in their half and it was worked to the Frenchman whose deflected shot was cleared off the line by Borner. 

Fletcher fired a 25-year free-kick just over the bar then Mowatt limped off for Barnsley and was replaced by Callum Styles. 

Radlinger again made a one-on-one save from Massimo Luongo – who had just come on for his debut – with ten minutes to go after he exchanged passes in the box with McGeehan who again lost the ball in a dangerous area. 

Barnsley (4-4-1-1): Radlinger, Sibbick, Andersen, Diaby, Cavare; Thomas, McGeehan, Mowatt (Styles 77), Wilks 7 (Thiam 60); Bahre 6 (Chaplin 60), Woodrow.  Unused: Collins, Styles, Halme, B Williams, Miller.  Yellow cards: McGeehan. 

Wednesday: Dawson; Odubajo, Lees, Borner, Palmer; Reach, Hutchinson, Lee (Luongo 80), Harris; Murphy (Pelupessy 74), Fletcher (Rhodes 77).  Owls subs: Jones, Fox, Nuhiu, Forestieri.  Goals: Murphy 2, Fletcher 59.  Booked: Borner. 

  • 15:01pm
    Cameron McGeehan takes the kick-off for the Reds.
  • 15:03pm
    2 Jacob Murphy slides the ball under Sami Radlinger after a bad mistake by Cameron McGeehan.
  • 15:04pm
    The midfielder attempted to play a simple pass to full-back Toby Sibbick but got it horribly wrong and the loose ball was collected by Kadeem Harris, who took a shot at goal which rebounded to Wednesday's debutant.
  • 15:07pm
    5 Barnsley win a throw high up the pitch as they attempt to get back into the game after the early set-back, but the hosts clear and it's another throw in their own half for the Reds.
  • 15:10pm
    8 Free kick in a decent position for Barnsley after Adam Reach takes out Luke Thomas 40 yards out.
  • 15:11pm
    9 Alex Mowatt takes but it's collected easily by Cameron Dawson in the Wednesday goal.
  • 15:12pm
    9 The Reds are maintaining possession a little better now, but they're not troubling Wednesday who are doing a good job of cutting out passing options for the man on the ball.
  • 15:13pm
    12 Mike Bahre gives away a foul right on the touchline as he chases down an Alex Mowatt through-ball. Barnsley still haven't tested the Wednesday defence.
  • 15:15pm
    13 Wednesday get a free kick after Bambo Diaby attempts to dribble his way out of trouble and loses the ball 30 yards out and Adam Reach is tripped.
  • 15:15pm
    13 Jacob Murphy hits it towards the near post with purpose, but it's just wide.
  • 15:17pm
    15 Cameron McGeehan twice wins the ball with two excellent sliding tackles, sparking a Barnsley counter attack. The midfielder tries to find Luke Thomas with a raking ball into the box, but it's headed clear and the home side win a throw-in.
  • 15:18pm
    16 Alex Mowatt wins a free kick on the edge of the box as he's tripped while trying to chip the ball into the box.
  • 15:19pm
    17 The free kick is blocked by the wall and Mads Andersen gives away a return free kick for Wednesday as he challenges for the rebound.
  • 15:21pm
    19 Dimitri Cavare leaves a lot of space for Jacob Murphy on the wing but recovers well, and the ball finds Mike Bahre who takes on his man and gets a counter going. The German is then tripped on the half way line.
  • 15:21pm
    20 Luke Thomas pokes the ball wide from a tight angle after being played into the box by Toby Sibbick.
  • 15:23pm
    21 Cameron McGeehan with a good through ball to Luke Thomas on the right, but the winger can't quite get to it and trips Liam Palmer as he tries to recover the ball.
  • 15:25pm
    23 Another good attack by Barnsley but it fizzles out as the ball is played to Luke Thomas, who doesn't know whether to shoot or play the ball into the box. It came after a good combination between Cameron McGeehan and Cauley Woodrow.
  • 15:28pm
    25 Steven Fletcher with some quick thinking to take a free kick just inside the Reds' half quickly, pinging it over to Kadeem Harris who takes on Sibbick but has his cross collected by Sami Radlinger. The winger then got another chance but hit his shot over the bar from just inside the box, after a ball in by Kieran Lee.
  • 15:30pm
    28 A midfield battle but the Reds get the better of it, Alex Mowatt winning a loose ball and then Toby Sibbick with some good play, but neither instance leads to a solid chance.
  • 15:31pm
    29 Cauley Woodrow does well to work his way into the box from the left, but can't get a cross past the legs of Tom Lees.
  • 15:33pm
    31 Wednesday put the Reds' defence under some pressure as Kadeem Harris collects the ball on the left wing and plays a cross into Jacob Murphy, but Dimitri Cavare does well to clear.
  • 15:34pm
    32 Sami Radlinger stops Barnsley going two goals down, saving from Adam Reach after the midfielder broke the lines to collect a neat Steven Fletcher through ball. Good work by the keeper.
  • 15:37pm
    35 Wednesday win a free kick after Jacob Murphy goes down fairly easily on the right wing. Adam Reach's ball is collected easily by Radlinger.
  • 15:39pm
    37 Another good Barnsley move doesn't result in a shot, as Cauley Woodrow drops deep to lay the ball off to Luke Thomas on the right. The winger attempts to clip it over the top for Sibbick, but he just overhits his pass and it's out for a goal kick.
  • 15:41pm
    39 Kadeem Harris is found in acres of space by Jacob Murphy as the home side break. The winger sprints towards the left side of goal and cuts inside, but Toby Sibbick recovers to stop him getting a clean shot off.
  • 15:43pm
    41 Mallik Wilks collects a good ball from Alex Mowatt on the left and advances towards goal, drilling a low effort narrowly wide of the far post.
  • 15:46pm
    43 Bambo Diaby hits a cross-field ball to Mallik Wilks which evades Moses Odubajo and the winger lays the ball off inside but it's intercepted. It comes out to Dimitri Cavare, who hits a soft effort towards Cameron Dawson's goal.
  • 15:47pm
    45 Cauley Woodrow stretches to collect a ball in from Wilks, managing a shot from six yards which hits Cameron Dawson in the chest and goes for a corner.
  • 15:48pm
    HALF-TIME: The corner in is the last kick of the half, which the Reds have probably had the better of after going one-nil down early.
  • 16:03pm
    The teams are making their way back out for the second half.
  • 16:04pm
    45 The home side take the kick-off and Barnsley immediately get a throw-in in their own half.
  • 16:06pm
    47 Shouts of handball after Sami Radlinger comes out to collect a through ball to Kadeem Harris and appears to handle the ball outside the box.
  • 16:08pm
    49 Julian Borner booked for a trip on Luke Thomas, who had beaten the centre-back for pace on the right wing.
  • 16:10pm
    50 A free kick for the home side after Kadeem Harris races past Toby Sibbick and his low cross isn't met in the box. As it came out, Mallik Wilks tripped Murphy on the opposite side of the pitch.
  • 16:13pm
    53 Kadeem Harris is again found in space behind Toby Sibbick by a looping ball over the top. Thanfully for the Reds, the winger's effort on goal is a tame one.
  • 16:14pm
    54 A corner isn't dealt with and it's knocked back into the centre by Kieran Lee. Steven Fletcher heads it towards goal and it's collected by Radlinger.
  • 16:15pm
    55 Toby Sibbick brings it into the centre and plays in Wilks, whose cross to Cauley Woodrow is knocked out for a corner. Woodrow collects the corner, and it's out for another as he tries to play it inside.
  • 16:16pm
    56 Cameron McGeehan swings a low ball into the box from the corner, which is met by Mike Bahre. His effort is blocked and the ball comes to Alex Mowatt who, at a tight angle on the left, blazes the ball over.
  • 16:18pm
    58 Bambo Diaby takes a heavy hit from Kadeem Harris as he receives a short pass from Sami Radlinger and the Wednesday wide-man gives chase, but the centre-back barely moves and plays the ball forward.
  • 16:19pm
    59 Steven Fletcher with a powerful drive from the edge of the box. Sami Radlinger couldn't do much about that.
  • 16:20pm
    61 Mike Bahre
  • 16:20pm
    SUB ON
    61 Conor Chaplin
  • 16:20pm
    61 Mallik Wilks
  • 16:20pm
    SUB ON
    61 Mamadou Thiam
  • 16:21pm
    61 A double substitution by Daniel Stendel to try to get his side back into the game.
  • 16:25pm
    65 The home side with some neat passing on the left-hand side of the Reds box, and they win a free kick as Kieran Lee is fouled.
  • 16:27pm
    67 Alex Mowatt seizes on a loose ball from the Wednesday keeper and plays it to Luke Thomas on the edge of the box. He finds Mamadou Thiam, who shimmies and gets a shot off but it's blocked on the far post by Julian Borner. Good chance for the Reds.
  • 16:29pm
    69 A homer corner is taken short and Jacob Murphy can dribble into the box, but Alex Mowatt recovers and clears the ball. But the Reds can't get out of trouble, and the ball is played forward before Wednesday get a free kick on the edge of the box.
  • 16:30pm
    70 Steven Fletcher goes close from the free kick, his left-footed strike going narrowly over the bar.
  • 16:32pm
    72 Jacob Murphy gets a rapturous ovation from the home fans for his performance today.
  • 16:32pm
    SUB ON
    72 Joey Pelupessy replaces him.
  • 16:34pm
    74 Alex Mowatt has gone down in the middle of the pitch and is currently receiving treatment.
  • 16:35pm
    75 Second goalscorer Steven Fletcher goes off.
  • 16:35pm
    SUB ON
    75 Jordan Rhodes on.
  • 16:35pm
    75 Alex Mowatt can't continue after the injury and is subbed.
  • 16:36pm
    SUB ON
    75 Callum Styles replaces the midfielder.
  • 16:37pm
    77 Mamadou Thiam with a good ball into the box, which is knocked out for a corner. The corner is a short one, and the Reds get a couple of chances to cross the ball into the box but can't get a shot away. Wednesday eventually win a free kick.
  • 16:39pm
    79 Kieran Lee.
  • 16:39pm
    SUB ON
    79 Massimo Luongo makes his debut for Wednesday.
  • 16:40pm
    80 Luongo makes an immediate impact, forcing a save from Sami Radlinger after being played into the box.
  • 16:42pm
    82 Sam Hutchinson with a great piece of play, spinning clear of several players in his own half before breaking up the pitch and taking a shot at goal. His side footed effort was well held by Radlinger.
  • 16:43pm
    83 Cauley Woodrow heads over the bar after Barnsley break and Luke Thomas can cross the ball from the right.
  • 16:45pm
    85 Barnsley seem determined to play it out from the back - you wouldn't think they were two-nil down with five minutes to go. Radlinger is nearly caught in the six-yard box, but manages to knock it clear.
  • 16:47pm
    87 Dimitri Cavare is caught on the ball and gives away a free kick. He appears to exchange some heated words with the Wednesday player.
  • 16:48pm
    89 Cameron McGeehan booked for a wild lunge on Moses Adubajo on the home side's right wing.
  • 16:49pm
    90 The Reds give away another free kick in the corner, as Mamadou Thiam tries to stop Kieran Lee advancing into the box. Adam Reach swings a boot at the free kick and it's out for a corner.
  • 16:50pm
    5 minutes added time.
  • 16:53pm
    90+3 The home side are keeping the ball in the corner. Callum Styles manages to intercept and clear it, but it goes straight back again.
  • 16:55pm
    FULL-TIME: Sheffield Wednesday 2, Barnsley 0. The big moments in the game told as Wednesday come out the better side in this South Yorkshire derby. Barnsley recovered well after conceding early on, but the Reds were second-best in the second half.