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  • 12:22pm
    Good afternoon and welcome to the Chronicle's live text coverage of Barnsley's FA Cup third round game at home to League Two Tranmere Rovers from 1.30pm.
  • 12:22pm
    Team news is expected at 12.30pm. Jordan Williams has been back in training after injury while Alex Mowatt, Conor Chaplin and Brad Collins could all return after Covid-19 related absences.
  • 12:30pm
    Barnsley: Collins; Sollbauer, Helik, Andersen; Brittain, Mowatt, Kane, Styles; Frieser, Woodrow, Chaplin Subs: Walton, J Williams, Sibbick, Moon, Palmer, Schmidt, Thomas, Oduor, Adeboyejo.
  • 12:30pm
    Brad Collins replaces Jack Walton in goal, Herbie Kane comes in for the departed Matty James and Conor Chaplin returns in place of Luke Thomas. Alex Mowatt back after isolating following positive Covid test. Jordan Williams and Toby Sibbick are on the bench.
  • 12:40pm
    Tranmere: Davies; O'Connor, Monthe, Ray, Ridehalgh; Spearing, Khan, Lewis; Ferrier, Vaughan, Woolery
  • 12:41pm
    Tranmere subs: Murphy, Morris, Blackett-Taylor, Banks, Hayde, Burton, Ellis, Nugent
  • 12:44pm
    Strong side as expected for Barnsley. With free weeks either side, makes sense to give first choice players a full run-out and keep them in a good rhythm.
  • 12:44pm
    Looks like about six normal first team players are missing for Tranmere including experienced duo Peter Clarke and Liam Feeney. Normally they would be just as experienced in Championship as Barnsley. They have had injuries and Covid problems.
  • 12:46pm
    There will be no replay, with the match settled by extra-time and penalties in the event of a draw.
  • 12:52pm
    Tranmere have the worst record of any club at Oakwell. They have not won any of their 26 visits, losing 15 while scoring 18 goals with 50 conceded.
  • 12:55pm
    Their manager Keith Hill also has some unhappy memories as, after being sacked as Reds boss there seven years ago this week, his returns with Rochdale brought defeats by scores of 5-0, 6-1 and 2-1.
  • 1:00pm
    Hill took over at Barnsley in 2011 and won 19 of 75 games, losing 41, before managing Rochdale and Bolton Wanderers.
  • 1:02pm
    Tranmere had won five successive games when Hill was appointed in November and he was victorious in his first three but they have won just one of their last five League Two games.
  • 1:04pm
    They are currently 13th in the fourth tier after their game at Colchester United was called off due to positive Covid-19 issues in both camps. Rovers travelled to Essex but the game was called off an hour before kick-off.
  • 1:07pm
    Head coach Valerien Ismael said: "I have seen some clips. They play football. They have a philosophy. You can see the formation and the principle out of possession and in possession. They have nothing to lose and they will come to win. We know we need a great performance to win."
  • 1:11pm
    Ismael added: "We will use the FA Cup game to prepare us for the next Championship game at home to Swansea City. We want to go through in the cup. We have to win this game. I want to put out the best players that I have. I don't want to try anything different. We prepare in the same way as in the Championship."
  • 1:16pm
    Barnsley have not won at home in the FA Cup third round or later since the week after Hill was sacked when they beat Burnley 1-0 thanks to Danny Rose's late strike.
  • 1:16pm
    That was their most recent progression to the fourth round until last season when Gerhard Struber's side won at Crewe Alexandra in the third round then lost 4-2 at Portsmouth.
  • 1:23pm
    Ismael's first game in English football was for Crystal Palace in a 3-0 FA Cup win over Leicester City in January 1998, before he played in both legs of a fifth round tie with Arsenal that went to a replay.
  • 1:23pm
    He said: "We won against Leciester at home and it was my first game in England so it was a great feeling. In all the countries where I was, the cups are important. I won the cup in France and Germany."
  • 1:23pm
    Attacking midfielder Otis Khan, who made three League One appearances from the bench in 2016 for Barnsley, signed for Tranmere in the summer after spells with Yeovil, Mansfield and Newport. He has not played since December 12. He is starting today
  • 1:24pm
    They also have Ollie Banks, the son of Barnsley legend Ian, who is on the bench today.
  • 1:30pm
    The Reds get the game underway
  • 1:31pm
    1 The home side win a throw high up the right side after a long ball from the kick off. A bit of pressure leads to Callum Brittain then giving a throw the other way.
  • 1:33pm
    3 Early free kick from just inside the opposition half for Barnsley as Herbie Kane is caught by Jay Spearing. It leads to a corner as the ball is sent high to the opposite side.
  • 1:34pm
    4 Kane's short corner is played to Cauley Woodrow but his low ball into the box is blocked and cleared.
  • 1:35pm
    5 A free kick from Tranmere is played into the box by Otis Khan but it's too long for the waiting James Vaughan and Brad Collins collects.
  • 1:37pm
    7 Callum Styles pressures Kayne Woolery on the visitors' right side, but the Tranmere man can win a throw in a decent position. They can't do much with it, though, and Brad Collins accepts the goal kick.
  • 1:39pm
    8 A creative ball over the top by Conor Chaplin on Barnsley's left is collected by Dominik Frieser, but the forward is under pressure and can't find a shot. It's cleared before Alex Mowatt overhits his attempt to find Callum Styles who was running down the wing. No clear chances so far.
  • 1:43pm
    12 Barnsley's first attempt is a decent one from Conor Chaplin, who hits a swerving long-range effort with his left that creeps past the right hand post.
  • 1:46pm
    15 Barnsley are upping the tempo and seeing a lot of the ball in the middle of the park, but have still had just the one attempt on Scott Davies' goal.
  • 1:46pm
    16 Conor Chaplin receives a long ball from Alex Mowatt in the box and controls it well, with a good finish tight on the left - but the offside flag was up.
  • 1:48pm
    18 Good save from Brad Collins after a free kick given away by Callum Brittain is played to the far post from the left. It was headed towards goal by Kayne Woolery.
  • 1:50pm
    20 Morgan Ferrier outmuscles Michael Sollbauer and advances up the pitch, playing it out to Otis Khan. Brad Collins comes out to collect his cross into the box.
  • 1:54pm
    23 The visitors are getting more into the game as time goes on. They win a corner on the right, swung in by Otis Khan but headed away by Mads Andersen. Conor Chaplin then gives a foul away on Khan in a crossing position.
  • 1:55pm
    25 The free kick is punched away by Brad Collins, who can then collect after Jay Spearing's long shot attempt is blocked by Alex Mowatt.
  • 1:57pm
    26 Dominik Frieser receives the ball from Alex Mowatt and plays a good through ball to Conor Chaplin, who knocks it around Lee O'Connor with a good bit of skill. The Tranmere man recovers to make a good tackle on Chaplin before he can take a shot.
  • 1:58pm
    28 A good move starts with Herbie Kane who finds Alex Mowatt in-field from the left. The skipper plays Callum Styles into the box, but the wing-back's strike is blocked for a corner.
  • 2:03pm
    32 Dominik Frieser gets to a rebound after Cauley Woodrow's strike is blocked by Scott Davies, but the forward is stretching and can only get a weak foot to the ball which is cleared by George Ray before it gets to the goal.
  • 2:06pm
    35 Cauley Woodrow with perhaps Barnsley's best chance, a header that creeps wide of the far post. The forward had played a good ball down the line for Dominik Frieser to advance down the left side, getting into the box for his return cross. Very close.
  • 2:08pm
    38 Angry exchanges between the two managers after a poor challenge on Mads Andersen by Paul Lewis after the centre-back had won the ball in the middle of the park.
  • 2:11pm
    40 The Reds win a succession of throw ins on the right but can't do much with them and their attacks are repelled.
  • 2:12pm
    42 Mads Andersen outpaced on the right by Kaiyne Woolery, who manages to get a cross in to James Vaughan. The striker gets a solid contact to turn it goalward, and Brad Collins gets his body in the way.
  • 2:14pm
    43 Dominik Frieser runs the ball out after a corner, and plays a good ball in-field to Herbie Kane from the right wing. The midfielder finds Callum Styles on the opposite side, who plays Conor Chaplin in - but the forward's shot is blocked by George Ray.
  • 2:16pm
    HALF-TIME: No added time after a half of few chances. Barnsley 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.
  • 2:34pm
    The sides make their way back onto the pitch. Luke Thomas is on for Dominik Frieser.
  • 2:35pm
    46 We're back underway and Tranmere are immediately backpedalling. Scott Davies, under pressure from Cauley Woodrow, fires it up-field.
  • 2:37pm
    48 Kaiyne Woolery is played down the right side and fires a low ball across goal, but there's no one in the box and Barnsley get it clear.
  • 2:39pm
    49 Alex Mowatt picks a good crossfield ball to Callum Brittain, who forces a throw-in with his ball in to Cauley Woodrow which Manny Monthe gets a foot to. Conor Chaplin gets a chance to fire at goal from the throw, but his effort is pretty tame.
  • 2:44pm
    54 Mads Andersen lofts a great ball over the defence for Cauley Woodrow to chase, and the forward touches it round Manny Monthe with a good piece of skill, but he can't get past the defender and loses the ball on the edge of the box.
  • 2:48pm
    58 Conor Chaplin with a good dummy as the ball comes towards him and ends up at the feet of Cauley Woodrow. He plays Chaplin in, and the forward wins a corner on the left.
  • 2:49pm
    Michal Helik puts the Reds in front with a great header.
  • 2:50pm
    60 The Polish centre-back pops up at the back post after a good move involving Luke Thomas, Conor Chaplin and Herbie Kane. The latter played an in-swinging cross over to Helik.
  • 2:51pm
    62 Conor Chaplin balloons an effort over the bar from long range.
  • 2:53pm
    63 Double change for the Reds. Conor Chaplin and Michael Sollbauer.
  • 2:53pm
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    63 Victor Adeboyejo and, making his first appearance since returning to the Reds, Toby Sibbick.
  • 2:56pm
    66 Morgan Ferrier.
  • 2:56pm
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    66 Corey Blackett-Taylor.
  • 2:59pm
    69 Mads Andersen gives away a free kick with a rash challenge on James Vaughan. Otis Khan fires over from the set piece, on the left side of the pitch about 25 yards out.
  • 3:01pm
    71 Kaiyne Wollery fires over with a decent effort from the far post after Otis Khan crosses from a free kick on the right. Alex Mowatt gave away the foul.
  • 3:01pm
    72 Alex Mowatt.
  • 3:01pm
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    72 Romal Palmer.
  • 3:03pm
    73 An effort from the edge of the box by Cauley Woodrow is blocked as Michal Helik cuts out a long ball and knocks it on for the forward to run with.
  • 3:05pm
    75 Liam Ridehalgh.
  • 3:05pm
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    75 Jake Burton.
  • 3:07pm
    77 A corner for Barnsley as it's played into Callum Styles on the near post by Callum Brittain, The Reds can't do anything with it and it's cleared.
  • 3:08pm
    79 Callum Brittain.
  • 3:08pm
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    79 Jordan Williams.
  • 3:10pm
    80 A good chance from a set piece. Romal Palmer collects the ball in the middle of the box and side-foots it towards goal. It comes back out to Toby Sibbick who plays Callum Styles in and, from a tight angle, the wing-back fires it at the heels of Victor Adeboyejo.
  • 3:12pm
    80 Otis Khan.
  • 3:12pm
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    80 Kieron Morris.
  • 3:16pm
    86 Corey Blackett-Taylor breaks down the right after a Reds move is stopped, but Mads Andersen stays strong to stop the midfielder and win the ball.
  • 3:18pm
    88 A good piece of skill from Victor Adeboyejo to fool the defence with an inside pass to Cauley Woodrow, but as the defence recover Adeboyejo then gives away a foul to stop the break.
  • 3:20pm
    4 minutes
  • 3:21pm
    90+1 Toby Sibbick with some superb defending as Kaiyne Woolery pings the ball across goal for Jake Burton. The defender got his foot to the ball first and conceded a corner.
  • 3:24pm
    90+4 Victor Adeboyejo slides the ball through for Cauley Woodrow on the right and the striker forces a save from Scott Davies with a powerful effort.
  • 3:24pm
    90+5 Penalty for Barnsley. Foul on Luke Thomas.
  • 3:24pm
    90+5 Cauley Woodrow nets, sending the 'keeper the wrong way.
  • 3:25pm
    FULL-TIME: Barnsley 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.