Barnsley drew 1-1 at home to promotion rivals Reading to remain fifth in the Championship with seven games remaining.
The visitors took the lead ten minutes before half-time but Alex Mowatt levelled with a penalty after the break then the hosts had a succession of chances and a goal ruled out. At the other end, Reading's Lucas Joao inexplicably missed an open goal at 1-1.
The Reds remain fifth in the Championship but are just three points ahead of seventh-placed Bournemouth who have a game in hand.
Valerien Ismael made one change from the side that lost at home to Sheffield Wednesday before the international break, with Victor Adeboyejo replacing Daryl Dike.
The hosts started well but Mads Andersen gifted the visitors a big chance in the seventh minute when he lost the ball to Yakou Meite who went clean through on goal but blazed over 12 yards out on the right of the box.
Reading then had a good spell with Lucas Joao blazing over ten yards out in the box after a low corner from the right was flicked on.
Michal Helik had the Reds' first shot on target in the 30th minute when he met Alex Mowatt's right-wing free-kick eight yards out but headed straight at the goalkeeper Rafael.
The deadlock was broken in the 35th minute when a long ball over the top by Andy Rinhomota was brought down by Ovie Ejaria who shot into the bottom right corner from just inside the box. He had run between Callum Brittain and Michal Helik with Michael Sollbauer out of position.
Barnsley responded well with Brittain's cross almost floating in but it hit the crossbar then Romal Palmer headed over from a Cauley Woodrow corner.
The Reds had started and finished the first half well, and played some good football at times, but seemed to lose their way in-between with Reading creating the better chances.
Ismael took off Woodrow and Adeboyejo at the break with Carlton Morris and Daryl Dike coming on then Aapo Halme came on for his 50th Reds appearance just before the hour-mark for Palmer.
The leveller arrived just after the hour-mark when Callum Styles was pulled down in the box by former Reds captain Andy Yiadom and current skipper Mowatt blasted in the penalty.
The visitors should have re-taken the lead on 75 minutes. Meite, who had run out of play after an earlier attack, appeared from behind goalkeeper Collins when Styles passed it back to him and won the ball then it rolled to Joao who inexplicably fired wide of an open goal from 12 yards out.
The Reds then created a series of chances. Styles blazed over a more difficult chance from 15 yards out after Dike headed a long ball to him. Andersen thought he had scored after goalkeeper Rafael dropped a Mowatt free-kick but his scuffed effort while on the floor seven yards out trickled onto the base of the left post.
Morris then beat Yiadom on the left of the box but his low shot was easily saved by Rafael before Halme headed over a left-wing Mowatt corner from ten yards out.
Barnsley had the ball in the net from a Mowatt corner but it was ruled out for a foul on the goalkeeper.
Barnsley (3-4-3): Collins; Sollbauer, Helik, Andersen; Brittain, Mowatt, Palmer (Halme 58mins), Styles; Frieser, Woodrow (Dike HT), Adeboyejo (Morris HT). Unused: Walton, J Williams, Sibbick, Chaplin, Oduor, Moon. Yellow cards: Woodrow, Palmer, Halme. Goals: Mowatt (pen) 61.
Reading (4-2-3-1): Rafael; Yiadom, Morrison (Holmes 43mins), Moore, Gibson; Rinhomota, Laurent; Olise (Semedo 84), Meite, Ejaria; Joao. Unused: Southwood, Esteves, Richards, Baldock, Aluko, Tetek, Puskas. Goals: Ejaria 35.