Barnsley will play Swansea City in the Championship play-off semi-finals after finishing the league season with a 2-2 draw at home to champions Norwich City.
Cauley Woodrow opened the scoring then, after Norwich levelled within seconds, Conor Chaplin made it 2-1 late in the first half. City levelled again just after the break.
Bournemouth's loss to Stoke City means the Reds moved up one place to fifth and will take on fourth-placed Swansea in the semi-final first leg on Monday May 17 then visit them on May 22.
They finished with 78 points, which is their fourth best ever tally.
The home side delivered a good performance overall, as they were on top in the first half before their visitors had the better chances after the break as the game began to fizzle out.
Reds captain Alex Mowatt was left out as a precaution due to a minor injury, in order for him to be fit for the play-offs.
Jasper Moon came in for Mowatt for his first career start while Toby Sibbick and Carlton Morris replaced Michael Sollbauer and Daryl Dike. Liam Kitching was on the bench for the first time following injury.
The Reds were very good in the first half, having by far the more shots and attacks while pressing their visitors well.
Chaplin had the first shot of the game in the sixth minute, firing over from 20 yards after Callum Styles' free-kick was headed down.
Moon then had the first shot on target in the 17th minute with a low effort from just inside the box which Tim Krul dived to his right to catch. That was after Barnsley were given a drop ball following a head injury and Styles again saw a cross headed out.
The opener arrived on 24 minutes when Morris outmuscled Andrew Omobamidele, amid cries of a foul by Norwich, then squared to Woodrow who tapped into an empty net for his 14th goal of the season.
But the lead lasted just two minutes as Max Aarons' cross from the right was turned in from close range by Emi Buendia.
Chaplin then had his second shot of the game but it was straight at the goalkeeper from just inside the box. Woodrow forced Krul into a better save, diving to his right to stop a 20-yard effort after fine touches by Chaplin and Mads Andersen in a good move. Woodrow then dragged another shot wide from the left of the box.
Chaplin made it 2-1 just before the break when he headed in an excellent left-wing Styles cross from seven yards out for his first goal in 11 games.
Norwich almost levelled with minutes again but Todd Cantwell sliced a shot wide from 15 yards out on the right of the box.
The visitors did make it 2-2 early in the second half when Jordan Hugill powered down the right wing and crossed low to Cantwell whose excellent touch set up Adam Idah to fire in seconds after coming off the bench.
Ismael responded by bringing on Victor Adeboyejo, fit-again Dominik Frieser and Dike for Morris, Woodrow and Chaplin.
Krul pushed away a powerful Adeboyejo shot from the left of the box then easily held Palmer's 20-yard effort.
Kitching came on for his Barnsley debut with ten minutes left, with Sibbick coming off.
Buendia missed a huge chance for the visitors in the 84th minute when he was put clean through but blazed wide of the left post.
Barnsley (3-4-3): Collins; Sibbick (Kitching 80mins), Helik, Andersen; Brittain, Moon (J Williams 67), Palmer, Styles; Chaplin (Frieser 56), Woodrow (Dike 56), Morris (Adeboyejo 56). Subs: Walton, Oduor, Halme, Sollbauer. Goals: Woodrow 24, Chaplin 43.
Norwich (3-5-2): Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Omobamidele, Giannoulis; Tetty (Sorensen 87mins), McLean (Idah 53mins); Cantwell (Hernandez 87), Vrancic, Buendia; Hugill (Dowell 72). Subs: Nyland, Mumba, Quintilla, Placheta, Stiepermann. Goals: Buendia 26, Idah 53.