Barnsley lost a 2-0 lead in a 2-2 draw at leaders West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday evening. 

Cauley Woodrow netted twice in six minutes midway through the first half then, after the break, Bambo Diaby scored an own goal before the hosts levelled with eight minutes left.  The Reds are still bottom of the Championship while they have not won in 12 matches. 

Caretaker manager Adam Murray made one change from the side that drew 1-1 at home to Swansea City three days earlier as Mads Andersen replaced the injured Aapo Halme at centre-back.

The Reds were outstanding in the first half, soaking up a lot of pressure and restricting their hosts to barely any chances while scoring two fine goals at the other end. 

The opener came in the 18th minute when right wing-back Dimitri Cavare skipped past two defenders on the flank and floated in an excellent cross which was superbly headed in by Woodrow ten yards out. 

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Six minutes later it was 2-0 when another good passing move, this time down the left wing, led to Alex Mowatt finding Woodrow who fired in an excellent shot into the bottom left corner from outside the box. 

The goals were his fourth and fifth of the season and meant he had netted more away from home than his side had previously managed throughout the campaign. 

The hosts’ first shot came in first half injury-time when Grady Diagana’s effort from just outside the box on the right was touched wide by Brad Collins when it may have been off target anyway. 

Home manager Slaven Bilic made two changes at half-time and, although the hosts were improved, Barnsley also had more chances. 

Woodrow tried to score a spectacular hat-trick goal with a volley from 25 yards out when he had Conor Chaplin free on the right side of the penalty area. Woodrow came even closer to a third in the 55th minute when, after another good run and cross by Cavare, he struck the crossbar with a looping header before Mowatt fired the rebound wide.  Collins dropped a routine cross but reacted well as he blocked the ball at the feet of Filip Krovinovic. The hosts eventually netted midway through the second half when Diaby headed in right-wing corner from two yards out at the near post.  

Charlie Austin almost levelled with ten minutes left when, after good work by Jake Livermore and Pereira, he curled wide of the top right corner from 15 yards out. Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu then fired badly over after meeting a Conor Townsend cross at an awkward height eight yards out.

The equaliser came in the 82nd minute when Townsend’s cross was headed home from eight yards out by Pereira who had got in between Andersen and Toby Sibbick. 

Barnsley (3-5-2): Collins; Diaby, Andersen, Sibbick; Cavare, Mowatt, Dougall (Wilks 72mins), McGeehan, Brown; Chaplin, Woodrow (B Williams 88).  Unused: Walton, Bahre, Thomas, Oduor, Simoes.  Yellow cards: Brown, Andersen, Dougall, Cavare, Collins, Chaplin, Mowatt.  Goals: Woodrow 18, 24. 

West Brom: Johnstone; Furlong, Bartley, Ajayi, Ferguson (Townsend HT); Livermore, Sawyers; Edwards (Krovinovic HT), Pereira, Diangana (Robson-Kanu 68); Austin.  Unused: Bond, Hegazi, O’Shea, Brunt. Yellow cards: Furlong, Sawyers, Townsend  Goals: Diaby OG 69, Pereira 82. 

  • 20:05pm
    2 Minutes in and Barnsley have had the ball in the home half for most of the game so far but neither side have had an attack of note
  • 20:07pm
    Big game for Mads Andersen tonight. He's been dropped for the last two and now he's up against the very experienced Charlie Austin
  • 20:07pm
    Big game for Mads Andersen tonight. He's been dropped for the last two and now he's up against the very experienced Charlie Austin
  • 20:08pm
    5 Cavare's first long throw of the night is far too high and does not reach the area so it is easily cleared
  • 20:09pm
    7 Darnell Furlong's shot takes a deflection off Andersen and then hits Austin which takes it wide and, when he tries to play it back in on the right of the box, Brad Collins sticks out a leg and steers it away
  • 20:12pm
    Quite a quiet first 10 mins which will please Barnsley. The hosts have had more of the ball but are yet to carve out a chance
  • 20:15pm
    The home side are starting to pass around Barnsley but twice they have played someone in on the left of the box and he has correctly been flagged offside
  • 20:18pm
    WBA's attacking midfielders Grady Diangana and Matheus Pereira starting to show their talent with some nice flicks and touches but they have not opened their visitors up yet
  • 20:18pm
    The home fans are annoyed that Brad Collins, in their opinion, is taking too long to take goal kicks
  • 20:19pm
    Cauley Woodrow opens the scoring
  • 20:21pm
    What a run by Dimitri Cavare on the right wing then his cross is header in brilliantly by Woodrow
  • 20:25pm
    A massive goal for the Reds and their fans are really loud now compared to the quiet home support
  • 20:25pm
    Cauley Woodrow again!!
  • 20:31pm
    This time it's a long-range shot, from about 25 yards out, into the bottom left corner
  • 20:31pm
    The Reds all ran straight to Adam Murray after that second goal
  • 20:32pm
    The home fans and players look stunned here. It's been a masterclass in finishing by Woodrow and some really good counter attacking by his team
  • 20:33pm
    Mads Andersen booked for bringing down Matheus Pereira when he looked to be in the clear of the left about 30 yards from goal
  • 20:35pm
    A minute's applause here for Rob Spray, the Baggies fan who died while in Bulgaria to watch England last week
  • 20:36pm
    Barnsley have a chance now to shock the division and get an unexpected and morale-boosting win, maybe even a season-changing one
  • 20:39pm
    Woodrow's second goal
  • 20:39pm
    Woodrow celebrates
  • 20:41pm
    West Brom have had plenty of ball in the last 5-10 minutes but haven't managed to carve open their visitors and the home fans are getting frustrated. They expected an easy night tonight
  • 20:41pm
    Darnell Furlong is the first home player to be booked
  • 20:43pm
    Romaine Sawyers is also booked after chopping down Chaplin on the halfway line. The away fans want him to be sent off
  • 20:44pm
    So far this has been a sensational away performance from the Reds, they have soaked up a lot of pressure from the league leaders but not given them a single chance while scoring two excellent goals at the other end
  • 20:47pm
    Four minutes added time
  • 20:49pm
    45+1 WBA finally have a shot. It is from Grady Diangana just outside the box and wide on the right. Collins touches it wide then punches away the corner
  • 20:51pm
    HALF-TIME: West Brom 0, Barnsley 2. Cauley Woodrow's goals in the 18th and 24th minutes have stunned the Championship leaders. The Reds have been excellent so far
  • 21:06pm
    West Brom have made two changes at the break
  • 21:07pm
    Conor Townsend and Filip Krovinovic have replaced Nathan Ferguson and Kyle Edwards
  • 21:08pm
  • 21:12pm
    Not much to report from the second half so far. The home fans are making plenty of noise, trying to get their team back into it. The next goal will be crucial
  • 21:14pm
    Cauley Woodrow tries to complete what would have been a sensational hat-trick by volleying from almost 30 yards but really he should have passed to Chaplin who would have been through on goal
  • 21:18pm
    55 Woodrow hits the bar! Cavare does really well again down the right, gets into the box and lifts up a cross which is headed onto the crossbar by the striker then Mowatt fires the rebound wide
  • 21:22pm
    Kenny Dougall gets the first booking of the second half after a tackle near the halfway line
  • 21:26pm
    63 Collins nearly gifts West Brom a goal as he drops what should be a routine cross and has to block the effort by Filip Krovinovic
  • 21:30pm
    WBA make their last change with Diangana being replaced by Hal Robson-Kanu
  • 21:31pm
    Bambo Diaby own goal
  • 21:33pm
    A disastrous moment for the Reds. Diaby, who has looked sloppy all night, heads in a right-wing corner at the near post
  • 21:33pm
    Adam Murray is having one of his pitch side chats with the team as Chaplin is down injured - especially Diaby and Anderson. Mallik Wilks coming on
  • 21:34pm
    Mallik Wilks replaces Kenny Dougall
  • 21:36pm
    Dimitri Cavare the latest Barnsley player in the book tonight after a foul 35 yards from goal on right wing
  • 21:39pm
    A nervous last 15 minutes now for the visitors. Can they hang on for a famous victory at the leaders?
  • 21:40pm
    Brad Collins booked for time wasting
  • 21:40pm
    Attendance; 22,086 (691 from Barnsley )
  • 21:42pm
    79 Chance for a leveller. After a good passing move involving Jake Livermore and Matheus Pereira, Charlie Austin curls just wide of the top right corner from 14 yards out
  • 21:43pm
    Matheus Pereira equalises
  • 21:45pm
    It's a cross from the left by Conor Townsend and the Brazilian gets in between Andersen and Sibbick to head home
  • 21:45pm
    Gutting for Barnsley and the hosts are now well on top backed by a boisterous crowd
  • 21:47pm
    Conor Chaplin is the sixth man in the book tonight as he stops a WBA counter attack following a Reds corner
  • 21:48pm
    Cameron McGeehan now booked as well! For a foul in the West Brom half
  • 21:50pm
    Woodrow taken off for Ben Williams with two minutes left
  • 21:51pm
    Jacob Brown has now gone up front with Williams replacing him at left wing-back
  • 21:53pm
    Five minutes added time
  • 21:54pm
    Barnsley have probably been the better side since the 2-2 goal. They have kept the ball well deep in WBA territory
  • 21:56pm
    Alex Mowatt is the eighth Reds player booked for a foul just inside his half
  • 21:58pm
    Conor Townsend booked for the hosts. We've past five minutes added time
  • 21:59pm
    FULL-TIME: West Brom 2, Barnsley 2.