Barnsley conceded two late goals in a 2-0 home defeat to local rivals Leeds United in a Sunday lunchtime kick-off. 

It was an entertaining and even Yorkshire derby with both sides having plenty of chances, but it was the visitors who struck in the 83rd minute before adding a penalty soon after. 

The Reds could have been ahead at that point after being the better team in the second half but suffered a second successive home defeat and have now not won in seven games in all competitions. 

Leeds went to the top of the Championship with that win while Barnsley remain fourth bottom with five points from seven league matches. 

Jordan Williams, Alex Mowatt, Jacob Brown and Cauley Woodrow all returned from injury and were put back into the team in place of the suspended Ben Williams as well as benched trio of Mike Bahre, Conor Chaplin and Mamadou Thiam. 

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Brown played on the right wing with Luke Thomas moving to the left and Mallik Walks joining Woodrow up front in a 4-4-2. Jordan Williams, usually a right-back, played at left-back. 

The Reds played well in the first half, pressing their high-flying visitors – who looked rattled – and seemed confident and creative going forward while creating almost as many chances as Leeds who had some big opportunities just before the break. 

The visitors almost took the lead in the fourth minute when Jamie Shackleton’s throughball released Patrick Bamford on the right wing and he went clean through but Brad Collins made a good one-on-one save from a tight tangle. 

But the Reds had their first shot on target in the seventh minute when former Leeds player Wilks wriggled into the box from the right and had a 15-yard shot which goalkeeper Kiko Casilla dived to his right to push away. 

Barnsley had another huge chance in the 21st minute when a good move, started by a marauding run by Halme, ended in Alex Mowatt playing Thomas clean through on the left of the box but Casilla made a good one-on-one save with his left leg. 

Bamford had another opportunity in the 36th minute when he was played in on the left of the area but his first touch took him wide and his effort from a tight angle was saved by Collins. The visitors had a better chance seconds later when Barnsley could not clear their area and Jack Harrison squared for Pablo Hernandez who was unmarked 12 yards out but blazed over the bar. 

Wilks had his second chance of the game on the stroke of half-time as he was played in by Mowatt on the left of the box but fired his 12-yard shot across Casilla and inches wide of the right post. 

Leeds still had time to miss another glaring opportunity as Kalvin Phillips’ corner from the right went through everyone and fell to Harrison five yards out on the left of goal but he hit the left post with the net gaping. 

Leeds started the second half on top and, for the third time, Bamford tested his former Chelsea team-mate Collins but his tame effort from the right of the box was easily held.

But, for the next half an hour, Barnsley were the better side and could have taken the lead. Brown almost broke the deadlock with a curling left-footed 25-yard effort which Casilla tipped over the bar. 

The Whites thought they had taken the lead in the 49th minute when half-time substitute Helder Costa’s low cross was tapped in by Bamford but the goal was ruled out for offside. Ezgjan Alioski and Bamford then both headed well wide from inside the box. 

Wilks had his third chance of the game in the 55th minute when the ball broke for him and he burst into the box on the left but could only hit the side netting 12 yards out. Seconds later, Woodrow looped a difficult headed chance into Casilla’s arms from a left-wing cross. 

Wilks then brilliantly turned Liam Cooper just inside the Barnsley half and burst past Phillips as he advanced into the box but Casilla came out and smothered his attempted shot. Woodrow, after a fine exchange of passes with Mowatt, tried his luck from 30 yards and Casilla had to fling himself to his right to push the ball away from the bottom corner. 

Mads Andersen had a superb chance in the 72nd minute when he met Mowatt’s right-wing corner but his wayward header six yards out hit the hand of his team-mate Halme and a free-kick was given.  Collins then made his best save of the game in the 74th minute as Stuart Dallas volleyed from 15 yards and the goalkeeper got down well to his right to keep the ball out. 

Andersen and Halme then challenged for a Woodrow cross after going up the pitch for a corner and one of them could have headed home eight yards out. 

The first goal came in the 83rd minute when Phillips’ right-wing free-kick was fired home by substitute Eddie Nketiah who slid in at the back post from ten yards out. The second goal came just minutes later when Halme was judged by the linesman to have fouled Nketia in the box and Mateusz Klich scored the resulting penalty. 

Barnsley team: Collins; Cavare, Halme, Andersen, J Williams 7 (Pinillos 70mins); Brown 8 (Bahre 78), Sibbick, Mowatt, Thomas 7 (Thiam 66mins); Wilks, Woodrow.  Subs: Walton, Green, Oduor, Chaplin.  Yellow cards: Sibbick.

Leeds team: Casilla; Dallas, White, Cooper, Alioski; Shackleton, Phillips, Klich; Harrison (Costa HT), Bamford (Nketiah 70mins), Hernandez  Subs: Meslier, Douglas, Roberts, Nketiah, Berardi, Gotts.  Goals: Nketiah 83, Klich 88 (pen). 

AS IT HAPPENED
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    1 The Reds take the kick-off and immediately Alex Mowatt sends a long ball to Mallik Wilks, who joins Cauley Woodrow up front.
  • 12:35pm
     
    1 Mowatt pings another ball to the right wing for Mallik Wilks to chase, but the forward trips the defender as he stretches for the ball and gives a free kick to the visitors.
  • 12:37pm
     
    3 It's a good save from Brad Collins to deny Patrick Bamford, who had been released down the visitors' right wing by Jamie Shackleton and cut into the box.
  • 12:38pm
     
    4 Aapo Halme deals with another quick Leeds attack, stopping a low cross into the box and hoofing the ball out for a throw-in.
  • 12:41pm
     
    6 Alex Mowatt with a superb sliding tackle wins the ball and feeds it through to Mallik Wilks, who shows some good footwork to avoid the defender's challenge and get off a powerful left-footed shot. It's well saved by Casilla.
  • 12:42pm
     
    7 The Reds were already 2-0 down by this point in their last game here at Oakwell against Luton Town, but they've started this game much better.
  • 12:43pm
     
    9 Jacob Brown sends his man the wrong way with some brilliant dribbling after collecting Cauley Woodrow's long ball to the wing. But the young forward's low ball into the box is cleared.
  • 12:46pm
     
    12 Still 0-0, but it could easily be one apiece. The Reds might even say they've been the better of the two sides so far, pressing high and winning the ball back in some dangerous positions.
  • 12:47pm
     
    13 Patrick Bamford dribbles past Jordan Williams with a quick step-over, but goes too tight to the touchline to get the ball into the box and it's blocked for a corner.
  • 12:49pm
     
    15 Aapo Halme is being escorted to the sidelines after picking up a knock. The corner is dealt with, and the visitors get a throw in.
  • 12:51pm
     
    16 Alex Mowatt with another excellent sliding challenge that's deemed to be a foul by the ref. Leeds take the free kick quickly and another attack leads to a corner from the right.
  • 12:53pm
     
    19 Another inventive bit of a dribbling by Jacon Brown as he skins Alioski on the halfway line and sends the full-back sprawling. Unfortunately, his cross into the box can't find a teammate and is collected by the goalkeeper.
  • 12:54pm
     
    20 What a chance for the Reds. Luke Thomas plays a one-two with Alex Mowatt on the left side of goal, but his low side-footed strike is saved by Kiko Casilla from close range.
  • 12:56pm
     
    22 Yet another corner for Leeds is dealt with comfortably, this time Brad Collins punching the ball clear. Barnsley win a throw-in in their own half.
  • 12:58pm
     
    23 Ezgjan Alioski dribbles forward and is dispossessed by Toby Sibbick. He plays it to Alex Mowatt, who can find Jacob Brown in the space left by the full-back. Brown's cross is narrowly behind Mallik Wilks in the box, and Cauley Woodrow gives chase before attempting a shot from just outside the box. Another excellent chance for the Reds.
  • 13:00pm
    Dimitri Cavare in action today
  • 13:00pm
    Cauley Woodrow with Jamie Shackleton
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    27 Pablo Hernandez drifts out onto the left wing but is stopped well by Dimitri Cavare. Toby Sibbick then juggles the ball over the head of his man before clearing. Barnsley are dealing with any attacks pretty comfortably so far, a far-cry from some of their defensive performances in the early part of this season.
  • 13:04pm
     
    29 Patrick Bamford is found in acres of space on the right and attempts a cross, which manages to find the referee on the edge of the box. He blows his whistle and restarts play with a drop ball. He likely wasn't expecting to be hit by the ball from where he was stood.
  • 13:06pm
     
    32 Jacob Brown looks like he's making up for the time he's missed on the sidelines. He wins the ball from Kalvin Phillips with a great sliding tackle and it goes for a throw-in.
  • 13:09pm
     
    35 Leeds break quickly and Patrick Bamford is found on the left with a through ball. He strikes the ball low towards goal and it's saved by Brad Collins. The Reds left a lot of space at the back.
  • 13:10pm
     
    36 Another break with Jack Harrison finding Pablo Hernandez just inside the box in a central position. The midfielder blazes his effort well over the bar.
  • 13:12pm
     
    YELLOW CARD
    37 A sloppy period of play from the Reds. Jacob Brown gives the ball away and Toby Sibbick takes one for the team by swiping away the legs of Jamie Shackleton.
  • 13:15pm
     
    40 Alex Mowatt with a huge effort to help out Jordan Williams, who had been caught out by Stuart Dallas' surge down the right. The skipper won the ball and then a free kick as the Leeds full-back tripped him.
  • 13:17pm
     
    42 Inches wide from Mallik Wilks, who got the turn on Ben White and fired it towards the far post. The home fans feel like their side should've had a free kick in the build-up as Cauley Woodrow went down on the edge of the box.
  • 13:19pm
     
    44 Jack Harrison gets on the end of a Kalvin Phillips corner with a powerful strike that spins off the post. He didn't have much to aim at from a tight angle on the far post, and it's out for a goal kick.
  • 13:20pm
     
    HALF-TIME: A very entertaining first half finishes level. Both sides had some really good chances to go ahead.
  • 13:34pm
     
    SUB OFF
    Jack Harrison off at half-time for the visitors.
  • 13:34pm
     
    SUB ON
    Helder Costa replaces the midfielder.
  • 13:37pm
     
    45 Leeds get the game back underway and almost immediately carve a good chance for themselves. Patrick Bamford finds a bit of space in the box and forces a save from Brad Collins.
  • 13:39pm
     
    47 Jacob Brown with a dipping left-footed shot from outside the box after Luke Thomas surges forward from the halfway line and gets tackled. The strike was goal-bound until Kiko Casilla tipped it over the bar.
  • 13:41pm
     
    49 Patrick Bamford gets the ball in the net but is found offside. The striker was found on the back post by Helder Costa on the left wing.
  • 13:43pm
     
    51 Stuart Dallas finds Ezgjan Alioski on the far post with a pin-point cross from the right, but the full-back heads wide. It's been end-to-end so far this half.
  • 13:46pm
     
    54 Helder Costa darts into the box and gets a low cross away but it misses everyone. Seconds later, Mallik Wilks breaks up the other end of the pitch but the forward can only find the side netting with his powerful effort from the left.
  • 13:48pm
     
    56 Another rapid passing move from Leeds, but Dimitri Cavare is on hand to dig the Reds out of danger as he pokes away a cross. The ball goes back into the box but Patrick Bamford's header is into the turf and out for a goal kick.
  • 13:50pm
     
    58 Another cross is dealt with, this time by Mads Andersen who can head the ball clear. Mallik Wilks attempts an overhead kick to clear but fluffs it completely. Thankfully for the Reds, no one can capitalise on the error.
  • 13:52pm
     
    60 Mallik Wilks nearly goes all the way after collecting the ball from Alex Mowatt in his own half and sprinting up the pitch. He tries to lift it over Kiko Casilla but the keeper blocks the shot.
  • 13:53pm
     
    62 Patrick Bamford heads over from Kalvin Phillips' corner from the right side.
  • 13:56pm
     
    64 Aapo Halme with a foul on Patrick Bamford in a good position on the right. The Leeds forward seemingly raised an arm after the challenge, which was admittedly bungled from behind, and the ref gives both players a talking to.
  • 13:56pm
     
    SUB OFF
    65 Luke Thomas makes way.
  • 13:57pm
     
    SUB ON
    65 Mamadou Thiam replaces the winger.
  • 13:58pm
     
    66 Cauley Woodrow forces Kiko Casilla to save at full stretch with a strike from well out, after a one-two with Alex Mowatt on the left.
  • 13:59pm
     
    67 Aapo Halme's header is blocked from the resulting corner, and as the ball comes out Ezgjan Alioski fouls Dimitri Cavare on the right.
  • 14:00pm
     
    SUB OFF
    69 Patrick Bamford off for the visitors.
  • 14:00pm
     
    SUB ON
    69 Eddie Nketiah comes on.
  • 14:01pm
     
    SUB OFF
    69 Jordan Williams is taken off.
  • 14:01pm
     
    SUB ON
    69 Dani Pinillos on at left-back.
  • 14:02pm
     
    71 Mads Andersen gets on the end of a corner and looks to have headed it in, but it hits Aapo Halme who was in an offside position.
  • 14:06pm
     
    73 Brad Collins with a great save to deny Stuart Dallas after a few attempts on goal from Leeds were blocked by the Reds defenders who were getting any part of their body in the way that they could. The full-back's strike forced the keeper to go to ground very quickly.
  • 14:09pm
     
    77 Nearly a very unlucky moment for Aapo Halme, who has played well at the heart of the Reds' defence. A strike was deflected off a Leeds player and hit the Finn, going out for a corner past the post.
  • 14:10pm
     
    SUB OFF
    78 Jacob Brown makes way after a fantastic return to the starting 11 following his long injury lay-off.
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    SUB ON
    78 Mike Bahre replaces Brown.
  • 14:12pm
     
    80 Mads Andersen and Aapo Halme, both up the field following an earlier corner, get in each other's way after Cauley Woodrow crosses the ball back into the box.
  • 14:14pm
     
    82 Mamadou Thiam gives away a free kick on the left-hand corner of the box.
  • 14:14pm
     
    GOAL!
    83 Eddie Nketiah found on the far post from Kalvin Phillips' free kick. The forward side-footed it past Brad Collins from close range.
  • 14:16pm
     
    84 Dimitri Cavare muscles his way past Helder Costa and wins a corner, but the ball's hit over the bar from the set-piece.
  • 14:18pm
     
    85 Eddie Nketiah is found in space as Barnsley get men up the pitch, but he's stopped by Brad Collins as he advances into the box and the keeper collects.
  • 14:19pm
     
    87 Penalty for Leeds as Aapo Halme trips Nketiah in the box.
  • 14:20pm
     
    GOAL!
    88 Mateusz Klich sends Collins the wrong way with the spot kick.
  • 14:21pm
     
    ADDED TIME
    4 minutes added time.
  • 14:22pm
     
    SUB OFF
    90+1 Mateusz Klich
  • 14:22pm
     
    SUB ON
    90+1 Gaetano Berardi
  • 14:24pm
     
    90+3 Cauley Woodrow receives the ball from a throw-in and crosses the ball directly into the hands of Kiko Casilla.
  • 14:25pm
     
    FULL-TIME: Barnsley 0, Leeds United 2. The Reds will feel hard done-by after a good performance that isn't reflected in the final score.