Barnsley came from behind to win for the first time since their promotion to the Championship last year as they won 2-1 at Birmingham City on Tuesday evening. 
The hosts took the lead early in the second half but Cauley Woodrow levelled from the penalty spot after a foul on Callum Brittain then Callum Styles won it with six minutes remaining. 
It was a fifth win in eight games under Valerien Ismael and lifted them to 13th in the Championship, seven points off the top six and nine clear of the bottom three. 
Victor Adeboyejo came in for the benched Luke Thomas – to make his first Championship start and his first in a Barnsley league game since March last year –  while Aapo Halme was back among the substitutes instead of Jasper Moon. 
The Reds were the better side in the first half but, like at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, they missed several good chances to take the lead. 
The visitors had the first chance of the game as Cauley Woodrow latched onto a good pass down the left by Mads Andersen but Barnsley's top-scorer volleyed the difficult opportunity over the bar from a tight angle 12 yards out. 
Conor Chaplin should have put the Reds in front in the seventh minute when he fired across goal and wide from the left of the six-yard box after Adeboyejo won the ball from former Barnsley captain Marc Roberts following a quick Herbie Kane free-kick. 
Woodrow came close again in the 16th minute when Callum Brittain passed from the right wing to Chaplin who cushioned an excellent pass between two home defenders to his fellow striker who fired over from the right of the box 15 yards out. 
Birmingham's Ivan Sanchez sent a free-kick over the bar from 25 yards out while Callum Styles fired off target from a similar distance before Chaplin curled wide of the bottom left corner on the turn 18 yards out. 
Woodrow then smashed a very powerful effort just over the bar 22 yards out after Styles won the ball deep in the Blues half. Woodrow's pass put Adeboyejo through on goal but he took a heavy first touch and it was cleared. 
The hosts took the lead on 56 minutes when Andersen and Michal Helik both went to close down Jonathan Leko in the right corner and the home man impressively back heeled the ball between them to the onrushing Maxime Colin who squared for Scott Hogan to tuck into the bottom left corner from close range. The goal by the former Barnsley trialist was the game's first shot on target. 
Callum Brittain should have levelled with his first Barnsley goal midway through the second half when Chaplin's left-wing low cross fell to him but his 12-yard effort went over the bar. 
Brittain made amends minutes later when he went down under a challenge by Kristian Pedersen and referee Tony Harrington pointed to the penalty spot. Woodrow fired in for his sixth goal of the season and 40th for the club. 
Barnsley then made a quadruple change with Romal Palmer, Matty James, Thomas and Dominik Frieser on coming for Mowatt, Kane, Chaplin and Adeboyejo. 
The Reds then went in front after 84 minutes when a long throw by substitute Frieser was hooked out to Styles who volleyed into the bottom left corner via a slight deflection from the edge of the box.
Barnsley (3-4-3): Walton; Sollbauer, Helik, Andersen; Brittain, Mowatt (Palmer 77mins), Kane (James 77), Styles; Adeboyejo (Frieser 77), Woodrow (Halme 86), Chaplin (Thomas 77). 
Unused: Collins, Oduor, Miller, Schmidt.  Yellow cards: Andersen. Goals: Woodrow (pen) 71, Styles 84. 
Birmingham (5-3-2): Etheridge; Colin, Roberts, Dean, Clarke-Salter (Friend 81mins), Pedersen (Bela 81); San Jose, Sanchez, McGree (Sunjic 81); Leko (Toral 85), Hogan (Jutkiewicz 85).  Unused: Prieto, Dacres-Cogley,  Gardner, Kieftenbeld. Yellow cards: Leko, McGree.  Goals: Hogan 56. 

 

AS IT HAPPENED
  • GAME UNDERWAY
  • 7:48pm
    A couple of minutes in and no attacks of note, Barnsley have probably just shaded possession
  • 7:50pm
    4 First chance of the game is for the Reds. Mads Andersen plays a good pass down the left wing into the box for Woodrow to run onto and he volleys a difficult bouncing ball over from a tight angle
  • 7:51pm
    Victor Adeboyejo down injured at the moment
  • 7:52pm
    Adeboyejo back on after some treatment
  • 7:52pm
    7 Big chance for the Reds. Conor Chaplin fires wide of the bottom right corner after the ball falls for him seven yards out on the left.
  • 7:53pm
    Good battling by Victor to win Barnsley the ball in a scramble in the box. Should have scored.
  • 7:56pm
    Barnsley will be happy with their start, they have created the two chances of the game whereas the hosts are yet to really attack.
  • 7:56pm
    The Reds will remember how much they dominated early on at Blackburn on Saturday but did not score. They know they need to make this good start count
  • 8:01pm
    15 Barnsley win a free-kick on the right. They chose not to play it into the box and play it short. Eventually Chaplin plays it to Brittain on the right of the box but his cross is blocked
  • 8:02pm
    16 Another half chance for Woodrow. Very nice move ends with Chaplin clipping the ball beyond the home defence to Woodrow on the right of the box but his shot is over. It was from about 15 yards out at a tight angle
  • 8:04pm
    The Reds are having plenty of the ball here, barely letting their hosts into the Barnsley half, and they are passing it around confidently and with intent
  • 8:05pm
    20 Birmingham free-kick 40 yards out on the right. First real test for the Reds. San Jose takes. Headed out by Michal Helik
  • 8:08pm
    Midway through the first half. Barnsley have had the only three chances and really should be leading
  • 8:09pm
    24 Appeal for a penalty on Woodrow just on the edge of the box after a good one two with Brittain
  • 8:11pm
    26 Now Callum Styles shoots off target from long range
  • 8:12pm
    27 Birmingham win a free-kick 25 yards from goal
  • 8:12pm
    28 Ivan Sanchez free-kick goes well over the bar
  • 8:14pm
    Birmingham have been slightly better in last ten minutes or so, winning a few free-kicks which is their normal route to goal. But they do not look like breaking their visitors down
  • 8:14pm
    29 Chaplin now tries a shot from outside the box and wide on the right. It is well wide
  • 8:17pm
    31 Chance for Leko in the box after Kane lost the ball but Andersen and Styles get back to block
  • 8:17pm
    It's a much more even game after the Reds missed several chances in the first 16 minutes
  • 8:20pm
    35 Styles wins the ball deep in the Blues half and it runs to Woodrow who unleashes a fierce 22-yard effort which goes just over the bar
  • 8:22pm
    37 Woodrow plays Adeboyejo clean through on goal but the first touch is heavy and the ball is cleared. If he had brought that under control, he would have been one on one with the goalkeeper
  • 8:22pm
    Barnsley's front three is very fluid and mobile, which is proving very difficult for the experienced but fairly slow home defence
  • 8:24pm
    Approaching the final five minutes of the first half. Barnsley by far the more threatening, attacking, creative team but once again have not been clinical enough
  • 8:28pm
    A scrappy few minutes here with neither side hanging on to the ball for more than a few seconds
  • 8:29pm
    44 Birmingham put all their big men forward a free-kick from near halfway which is played to the right of the box where Harlee Dean tries to head it back across goal but gets it wrong and it goes out for a goal kick
  • 8:32pm
    HALF-TIME: Birmingham 0, Barnsley 0. The Reds have had all the chances but have not take then, with Woodrow firing three efforts over but Chaplin missing the best opportunity from just six yards out early on
  • 8:49pm
    SECOND HALF UNDERWAY
  • 8:51pm
    47 San Jose played a free-kick into the box which is half cleared then the Reds concede another free-kick on the right wing
  • 8:52pm
    48 Free-kick from the right headed out by Mowatt
  • 8:53pm
    49 A nice move almost all the way up the pitch with passes by Chaplin, Adeboyejo, Woodrow and Chaplin again then Brittain's cross wins a corner
  • 8:53pm
    49 Mowatt corner played short to Kane whose cross is blasted clear
  • 8:56pm
    51 Birmingham more lively in the attack this half. Pedersen beats three players on the left going into the middle then Sanzhes' shots deflected for a corner.
  • 8:56pm
    52 The left wing corner is cleared by the Reds who have dealt with the set piece threat easily so far
  • 8:59pm
    Ten minutes gone of the second half, Very even so far but no real chances
  • 9:00pm
    GOAL!
    Scott Hogan opens the scoring
  • 9:02pm
    Leko back heels the ball between Andersen and Helik to Colin who squares to the former Barnsley trialist who finds the bottom right corner from close range
  • 9:03pm
    YELLOW CARD
    Mads Andersen first name in the book
  • 9:04pm
    That goal is a sucker punch for the Reds. It was the first shot on target of the game. Barnsley have not collected a point when conceding the first goal this season
  • 9:10pm
    A better spell for the Reds as they have had a lot of the ball around the Blues box but the last chance is either mishit or intercepted on several occasions
  • 9:11pm
    66 Big chance for the leveller. Brittain could have scored his first Barnsley goal when a low Chaplin cross from the left comes to him unmarked on the right but he fires over 12 yards out
  • 9:15pm
    Penalty to Barnsley. Won by Brittain. Pedersen foul
  • 9:16pm
    GOAL!
    Cauley Woodrow fires in the penalty for 1-1
  • 9:17pm
    40 Barnsley goals for Cauley Woodrow. The last two players to do that were Sam Winnall and Bruce Dyer. Nice early birthday present as he turns 26 tomorrow
  • 9:19pm
    75 Mowatt now fires wide from about 25 yards
  • 9:19pm
    The Reds on top since the goal. Birmingham giving the ball away in dangerous areas
  • 9:22pm
    Barnsley make four changes in one go. Palmer on for Mowatt, James on for Kane, Thomas on for Chaplin, Frieser on for Adeboyejo
  • 9:25pm
    Birmingham make a triple change. Bela on for Pedersen, Friend on for Clarke-Salter and £7m signing Ivan Sunjic on for McGree
  • 9:26pm
    Into the last eight minutes. Can someone find a winner?
  • 9:28pm
    GOAL!
    Callum Styles fires in via a deflection!
  • 9:30pm
    A long throw by Frieser eventually falls to the youngster who fires in from the edge of the box
  • 9:30pm
    Halme on for Woodrow
  • 9:34pm
    Five added minutes
  • 9:35pm
    This would be a big win for the Reds, and their first after falling behind since they were promoted from League One last year
  • 9:37pm
    Three minutes of the five have gone, Birmingham yet to create any chances since they took the lead
  • 9:40pm
    The five minutes are done but there has been a long break after a free-kick was given
  • 9:40pm
    FULL-TIME: Birmingham City 1, Barnsley 2. Goals in the final 20 minutes from Cauley Woodrow and Callum Styles secure a fifth win in eight games under Valerien Ismael