Brad Collins saved an injury-time penalty as Barnsley beat Coventry City 1-0 in their first home game in front of fans without restrictions in almost 18 months.
Dominik Frieser opened the scoring with his first Oakwell goal just before the break.
Jordan Williams conceded a spot-kick in the second minute of injury-time but Collins sprang to his right to deny Viktor Gyokeres.
Coventry had more chances overall but Barnsley came out on top in the key moments in front of 13,961 fans, most of whom went home delighted.
Markus Schopp has kept the same starting 11 from last Saturday's 1-1 draw at Cardiff City.
Barnsley almost took the lead in the second minute when, after a fine move down the right involving Romal Palmer and Frieser, Carlton Morris played in Cauley Woodrow. A defender tackled the Reds captain but almost put the ball past his own goalkeeper Simon Moore who made a good close-range save.
A minute later, after a good move by the visitors down the same flank, Coventry's dangerman Callum O'Hare fired over the bar from the edge of the box.
Coventry then had the better of the first half and should have taken the lead.
After 20 minutes, Kyle MzFadzean headed over a right-wing Gustavo Hamer free-kick from close range. Six minutes later, Ian Maatsen's left-wing cross was volleyed at the back post by Viktor Gyokeres but it hit the crossbar.
Carlton Morris then had to go off injury, having collapsed to the ground with no other players around him on the attack. He tried to continue but had to walk down the tunnel and was replaced by Clarke Oduor.
The opener came in the 39th minute when Frieser ran onto a throughball by Palmer and was one-on-one with the goalkeeper before finding a fine finish from the right of the box into the bottom left corner. It was the first time Barnsley had scored in front of their fans at Oakwell in 541 days.
Coventry started the second half well and almost equalised in the 58th minute when, after a corner on the right, Michael Rose's header was nodded off the line by Woodrow.
Brad Collins then had to make his first save of the afternoon as he tipped over a free-kick by Gustavo Hamer midway through the second half.
The second half became scrappy, with referee John Busby booking eight Barnsley players. He then awarded a penalty against Williams for a trip on Jamie Allen on the right of the box but Collins saved to spark huge celebrations which continued after the final whistle.
Barnsley (3-4-3): Collins: mark out of ten: 9; Sibbick 7, Helik 8, Kitching 6; Brittain 7, Palmer 8 (Benson 64mins), Styles 7, B Williams 6 (J Williams 70); Frieser 7, Woodrow 7, Morris 6 (Oduor 33, 7). Unused: Walton, Moon, Halme, Adeboyejo. Yellow cards: Kitching, Woodrow, Palmer, Styles, Sibbick, Benson, Collins, Frieser. Goals: Frieser 39.
Coventry (3-4-1-2): Moore; Rose (Clarke-Salter 78mins), McFadzean, Hyam; Dabo, Hamer, Sheaf (Allen 78), Maatsen; O'Hare; Walker, Gyokeres (Waghorn 17). Unused: Wilson, Jones, Shipley, Dacosta. Yellow cards: O'Hare, Dabo.
Attendance: 13,961 (1,719 Coventry fans).
Referee: John Busby (Oxfordshire).
  • 3:04pm
  • 3:05pm
    2 Barnsley come close in the second minute, after a good move on the right involving Romal Palmer and Frieser, Woodrow is played in my Morris and a Coventry defender almost beats his own goalkeeper but Simon Moore saves from close range
  • 3:06pm
    3 Big chance for Callum O'Hare at the other end. He fires wide on the edge of the box after a good move down the left
  • 3:09pm
    A minute's applause in the fifth minute for Eric Winstanley, the Reds legend who died in May
  • 3:13pm
    9 Callum Styles' free-kick on the right. It's a good one, but just goes over Michal Helik's head then whizzes across the six-yard box and out
  • 3:15pm
    11 Tyler Walker takes out Brad Collins on the edge of the box. Barnsley get a free-kick. Looked a painful one for Collins but he's back on his feet
  • 3:16pm
    Coventry are having a good spell here, with a lot of possession in the Reds half.
  • 3:18pm
    Tyler Walker is down injured, so the players have come to the touchline for a break
  • 3:19pm
    Martyn Waghorn is on the Tyler Walker who looks to have hurt his shoulder
  • 3:23pm
    20 Coventry free-kick on the right by Hamer, headed over by MzFadzean
  • 3:28pm
    Barnsley started the game playing good football but have gone more direct since then and it hasn't worked so far.
  • 3:29pm
    26 Big chance for the visitors. Maatsen's cross from the left is volleyed onto the crossbar by Viktor Gyokeres then O'Hare fires the rebound over
  • 3:32pm
    Carlton Morris has gone down injured off the ball. Receiving treatment. He looks in pain but is up walking again.
  • 3:35pm
    Carlton Morris has walked dawn the tunnel. Tried to warm up again to go back on but shook his head and looked really upset. Hopefully not as bad as it seems. Clarke Oduor comes on
  • 3:39pm
    Barnsley have had a good spell since the injury, Clarke Oduor has started well
  • 3:39pm
    37 Callum Brittain takes a free-kick from the right but it is scuffed low and easily cleared
  • 3:41pm
    Dominik Frieser gets his first Oakwell goal!
  • 3:44pm
    A fine through ball by Palmer down the right puts Frieser clean through, and he finds a good finish from the right of the box into the bottom left corner
  • 3:48pm
    Three added minutes
  • 3:48pm
    That's Barnsley's first goal in front of their fans at Oakwell since Conor Chaplin scored the winner against Middlesbrough in February last year. 541 days
  • 3:52pm
    FULL-TIME: Barnsley 1, Coventry 0. Dominik Frieser's good finish separates the teams at the break
  • 3:52pm
    Dominik Frieser at Oakwell behind-closed-doors or limited crowds: 0 goals in 25 games. Dominik Frieser at Oakwell with full capacity: A goal after 39 minutes.
  • 4:08pm
  • 4:09pm
    Coventry have started the half brightly with a few attacks. Brad Collins has punched away a corner
  • 4:12pm
    50 Barnsley corner on the left. Woodrow takes and it is headed away then Brittain heads it back in and Helik scoops an eight-yard shot over the bar on the turn. Half chance
  • 4:16pm
    Romal Palmer. Wow. He set up the goal, played a part in the other early chance, and has now absolutely brilliantly turned a Coventry player in the middle of the pitch before spreading out a pass to the wing.
  • 4:16pm
    Great tackles by Liam Kitching in the box. He has had a good game
  • 4:21pm
    Coventry are having a decent spell here. They win a corner on the right taken by Maatsen which causes head tennis then Michael Rose's headed is nodded off the line by Woodrow (may have been hitting the post).
  • 4:25pm
    Palmer replaced by Benson in Barnsley's second change. He's had an excellent game
  • 4:29pm
    The second half has not provided too much action so far. Barnsley will be looking to kill the game off if they can
  • 4:31pm
    67 Gustavo Hamer's free-kick is brilliantly tipped over by Collins
  • 4:31pm
    68 The corner is cleared then Hamer blasts over
  • 4:32pm
    Jordan Williams replaces Ben Williams in the hosts' final change
  • 4:33pm
    Liam Kitching goes into the book for a foul on the left wing
  • 4:36pm
    73 Benson free-kick on the right. Styles then wins a free-kick on the edge of the box
  • 4:37pm
    74 Josh Benson's free-kick is blocked by the wall
  • 4:39pm
    Coventry bring on Jake Clarke-Salter for Michael Rose and Jamie Allen for Ben Sheaf
  • 4:43pm
    Into the final ten minutes now, Coventry have had the better chances in this half but they aren't exactly banging on the door for a leveller
  • 4:45pm
    Cauley Woodrow is booked for tripping Callum O'Hare, who the Barnsley fans think has gone down too easily this afternoon
  • 4:45pm
    83 Collins collects the free-kick easily
  • 4:48pm
    Barnsley playing a back four with Sibbick at right-back, J Williams left and Brittain in centre mid with Styles.
  • 4:52pm
    A flare up with in front of the East Stand with a bit of pushing and shoving between players. Barnsley and their fans are frustrated after the referee issued seven bookings to the Reds. Make that eight now with Liam Kitching. 0-0 into the 90th minute
  • 4:53pm
    Six added minutes
  • 4:54pm
    Penalty to Coventry
  • 4:56pm
  • 4:56pm
    The goalkeeper dives to his right to make a fine save from Viktor Gyokeres
  • 5:00pm
    FULL-TIME: Barnsley 1, Coventry 0. Dominik Frieser's goal and Brad Collins' injury-time penalty save secure three points in Barnsley's first game at Oakwell with no restrictions on fans for 18 months