Barnsley came from behind to draw 1-1 at Stoke City in an incident-packed game on Wednesday which saw a penalty save and four red cards for players and coaches.
The Reds conceded early but levelled through Cauley Woodrow's magnificent free-kick then Brad Collins gave away but saved a penalty just before the break.
Collins continued to keep the Reds in the game after the break but Barnsley also missed chances then Tommy Smith was sent off for the hosts along with three coaches as the game ended with a series of bad-tempered incident.
Markus Schopp sprang some surprises in his line-up, after bringing in Aapo Halme for the injured Ben Williams and full debutant Aaron Leya Iseka for Clarke Oduor who dropped to the bench. Callum Brittain, usually a right wing-back, played in central midfield with Toby Sibbick on the right wing.
Barnsley did not have a shot in Saturday's 3-0 loss at Bournemouth but, in Stoke, Woodrow's low 22-yard effort after a counter-attack from a home corner was pushed around the left corner by Josef Bursik in the tenth minute.
The Reds had started brightly but conceded in the 16th minute when Tommy Smith was released down the right by Joe Allen and his low cross was not properly cleared by Michal Helik so the ball fell to Sam Surridge to tap in from close range.
The same player should have doubled the lead ten minutes later when once again he was found by a low right-wing cross from Smith but, unmarked eight yards out, he missed the ball with his right foot and it hit his left. Mario Vrancic's low 25-yard shot was then easily saved by Collins.
Woodrow levelled on 37 minutes when he curled a sensational free-kick from almost 30 yards into the top left corner. It was his 51st goal for the club and a moment of magic from the Reds captain.
Ex-Red Jacob Brown should have made it 2-0 just before the break when he chested down a Smith cross from the right but fired over from 12 yards.
Stoke missed an even better chance in stoppage time when, after Romal Palmer lost the ball in a dangerous area from a wild Jasper Moon pass, Surridge was played through on goal and judged to have been tripped by Collins. The goalkeeper brilliantly pushed Vrancic's penalty onto the crossbar in the final action of the first half.
Schopp brought on Claudio Gomes and Victor Adeboyejo at half-time for Palmer and Iseka.
Stoke had a succession of corners approaching the hour-mark, but Barnsley scrambled them all away eventually with Collins particularly impressing as he saved a powerful Surridge volley from five yards out, with a strong right hand, then smothered a Brown effort from even closer.
Collins then denied Vrancic again from a close-range header from a right-wing cross which was repelled by a superb reaction save.
Barnsley could have taken the lead on 74 minutes but Brittain shot wide of the bottom left corner from 15 yards after Frieser pulled the ball back from the byline. At the other end, Stoke substitute Sam Clucas headed wide when unmarked seven yards out from Josh Tymon's left-wing cross.
Woodrow tried another free-kick from a similar distance to the goal but it took a big deflection and was pushed wide by Bursik.
Surridge missed yet another chance when he met a low left-wing cross six yards out but shot straight at Collins who made another save when an effort either side would have brought a goal. Seconds later at the other end, Adeboyejo met a Brittain cross five yards out but could not turn the ball in.
Smith was then sent off on 85 minutes for a tackle on Gomes. There was a melee in the dugouts in injury-time after a Stoke coach ran into the Barnsley technical area to get the ball. Barnsley coach Joe Laumann, as well as Stoke coaches Dean Holden and Rory Delap, were all sent off.
Barnsley: Collins; Halme, Helik, Moon; Sibbick (Hondermarck 80mins), Brittain, Palmer (Gomes HT), Styles; Woodrow, Frieser, Iseka (Adeboyejo HT). Unused: Walton, Oduor, Sraha, Cole. Yellow cards: Brittain, Helik, Collins, Adeboyejo. Goals: Woodrow 37.
Stoke: Bursik; Ostigard, Souttar, Wilmot; Smith, Sawyers, Vrancic, Allen (Clucas 72mins), Tymon; Surridge (Doughty 86), Brown (Sima 76). Unused: Davies, Batth, Doughty, Thompson, Ince. Red cards: Smith. Goals: Surridge 16.
  • 7:47pm
    As expected, Brittain is in central midfield with Palmer, Sibbick right wing back
  • 7:48pm
    Frieser is in the middle of the front three with Woodrow right and Iseka left
  • 7:48pm
    2 Iseka wins a corner on the left
  • 7:49pm
    3 Woodrow's left-wing corner is played short and it goes all the way back to half way before Barnsley lose it
  • 7:51pm
    5 A sloppy Woodrow pass almost plays Stoke through on goal but Sibbick recovers with a tackle
  • 7:52pm
    6 Ex-Red Jacob Brown is played into some space on the right wing but his weak cross is easily cut out by Collins
  • 7:54pm
    The Barnsley fans behind Brad Collins' goal are making themselves known with regular songs in support of their team
  • 7:55pm
    Stoke's tactics are pretty clear, long balls in the air or ground behind the Reds back three for Jacob Brown to run onto
  • 7:55pm
    9 Smith's cross is turned behind by Sibbick for a corner
  • 7:57pm
    10 Barnsley clear the corner and break, they have a four on three but Iseka cannot work it quickly enough and Stoke catch up, But Barnsley keep hold of it and eventually Cauley Woodrow shoots from 25 yards and Bursik gets down to his left to save
  • 7:59pm
    11 Styles' corner is pushed away
  • 7:59pm
    That was Barnsley's first shot, I believe, since Styles' goal v Birmingham.
  • 8:03pm
    Sam Surridge opens the scoring
  • 8:05pm
    Oh dear. Another decent start undone by the hosts' first real chance. Tommy Smith is released down the right and his cross is not cleared by Helik so Surridge can net from close range.
  • 8:06pm
    Callum Brittain booked for dragging back Jacob Brown in the centre circle
  • 8:08pm
    Surridge has now scored against Barnsley for Oldham, Bournemouth and Stoke
  • 8:09pm
    23 Styles free-kick on the left is swung in by the referee gives a free-kick against Barnsley
  • 8:12pm
    25 Big chance for another Surridge goal from a similar route. Sawyers plays in Smith on the right and his low cross finds an unmarked Surridge eight yards out but he swings and misses the ball which hits his standing foot. Vrancic then has a shot from 25 yards which is easily saved by Collins
  • 8:14pm
    Callum Styles kicks the ball into Cauley Woodrow's face. Ouch
  • 8:16pm
    Half an hour gone. Another tough game so far for the Reds who are 1-0 down and defending a lot as the hosts look to add to their lead
  • 8:22pm
    Dominik Frieser is up against the huge Harry Souttar who is towering over him and winning all the headers at the moment
  • 8:24pm
    37 Cauley Woodrow shoots from a 25-yard free-kick and it flies in the top corner ! Cauley Woodrow
  • 8:27pm
    That was a real 'I'm the captain, I'm the goal-scorer, I'm going to make something happen here' kind of moment from Cauley Woodrow. His team really needed it
  • 8:28pm
    The away end really enjoyed that. The home crowd have gone a bit quieter
  • 8:32pm
    45 Another chance for Stoke - they are all coming from good balls down the right to Tommy Smith. He sends in a good volleyed cross which Jacob Brown chests down but he fires over about 12 yards out. The away fans chant some rather colourful language at their former player
  • 8:33pm
    Stoke penalty
  • 8:33pm
    Foul by Brad Collins
  • 8:34pm
    Brad Collins makes his second penalty save of the season! Half-time
  • 8:35pm
    HALF-TIME: Collins pushes Vrancic's penalty onto the crossbar after he was judged to have fouled Surridge. It's 1-1 after Cauley Woodrow's superb free-kick cancelled out Surridge's opener
  • 8:49pm
    Two Reds changes. Iseka and Palmer off for Adeboyejo and Gomes
  • 8:49pm
  • 8:51pm
    47 Halme has an early header from a free-kick tipped over, but he is given offside
  • 8:52pm
    Interesting changes at the break, Palmer could have done better with the penalty incident and Iseka was fairly quiet.
  • 8:55pm
    51 Stoke corner on the right is swung under the bar and touched by Collins for a corner on the other side
  • 8:56pm
    Attendance: 17832. 753 from Barnsley
  • 8:57pm
    52 the next corner is headed clear and Gomes leads a counter but his pass is just a bit too strong for Frieser who was looking to break into the box
  • 8:59pm
    55 Another corner headed against Adeboyejo for another one
  • 9:00pm
    56 The latest corner goes over every one then is cleared but the follow up ball is met at the back post by Surridge who forces a fine Collins save from about five yards out on the volley
  • 9:00pm
    56 The latest corner leads to another Collins save as he blocks from Jacob Brown on the right of his six yard box
  • 9:01pm
    I make that five corners in three minutes, all of which were cleared eventually by Barnsley with Collins impressing with two good saves
  • 9:05pm
    60 Another top stop by Collins. Vrancic heads a cross from the right but the goalkeeper makes a sensational reaction stop
  • 9:08pm
    Barnsley have been really hanging on in the last ten minutes or so. They have defended pretty well, with Collins coming to the rescue as well, and are showing good resolve. But they need to calm the game down, have a bit of possession and start to attack themselves
  • 9:13pm
    Two thirds through the game. It has calmed down a little bit of late which will suit Barnsley. They will be pleased with a point here but may also have chances on the break
  • 9:16pm
    Stoke bring on Sam Clucas for Joe Allen
  • 9:19pm
    74 Chance for the Reds. Callum Brittain, who has never scored for the club, fires wide of the bottom left corner from 15 yards after Frieser pulls the ball back from the byline
  • 9:19pm
    Abdallah Sima replaces Jacob Brown
  • 9:21pm
    77 Big chance for the hosts. Josh Tymon's left-wing cross is headed wide at the back post by the unmarked Sam Clucas
  • 9:24pm
    79 Woodrow comes close with another free-kick. It takes a big deflected and Bursik tips it wide
  • 9:25pm
    80 Another massive Stoke chance as a left-wing cross is met by Surridge six yards out but he shoots straight at Collins who saves again
  • 9:26pm
    82 Wow. Chances at either end now. Abeboyejo is picked out by a Brittain cross and looks set to volley in five yards out but gets it worn and the ball floats wide. Bad miss
  • 9:29pm
    Tommy Smith sent off
  • 9:29pm
    Tommy Smith sent off for Stoke for lunging in on Gomes with studs up. 1-1 with five minutes left
  • 9:35pm
    Bench clearance! As they say in ice hockey. A Stoke coach runs into the Barnsley technical area to get the ball. The Barnsley coaches push him away. Loads of Stoke staff rush over and there is a big melee of pushing and shoving. The players also join in. Kev Pilkington fuming.
  • 9:36pm
    Coach Joe Laumann sent off for Barnsley. He was in the centre of that fracas.
  • 9:40pm
    Stoke coaches Dean Holden and Rory Delap also sent off
  • 9:41pm
    FULL-TIME: Stoke 1, Barnsley 1. Cauley Woodrow's superb free-kick and a string of Brad Collins save, including one from a penalty, earned a point in a good recovery after Saturday's humbling