Barnsley are out of the FA Cup after a 1-0 loss at Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town in the fourth round.

The hosts scored in the 20th minute and had by far the better chances before Barnsley had a goal ruled out in injury-time for the second game in arow.

The Reds have not won in their last 18 away games in all competitions since a 1-0 victory at Huddersfield last April.

They offered very little in attack, especially in the first half and, while they improved slightly after the break, they did not have a shot on target.

Poya Asbaghi made six changes from the side that lost 1-0 at home to Cardiff City in the league on Wednesday.

There were full debuts for new signing Amine Bassi and 18-year-old Aiden Marsh from Monk Bretton who has come through the academy.

Jack Walton, Aapo Halme – playing for the first time since September after injury – Romal Palmer and Aaron Leya Iseka also came back into the 11.

Dropping out were Brad Collins, Josh Benson, Remy Vita, Michal Helik, Devante Cole, who were all on the bench, and the cup-tied Domingos Quina.

Barnsley played a 4-4-1-1 with Marsh and Callum Styles on the wings while Bassi was just behind striker Iseka.

After a very quiet start to the game, Huddersfield's Jordan Rhodes had the first chance on 15 minutes as he slid in at the front post to meet Sorba Thomas' right-wing cross but found the side netting six yards out.

The opener arrived five minutes later as Thomas' long ball from the right totally split centre-backs Mads Andersen and Halme so Josh Koroma was free to head the ball into the path of Duane Holmes who ran into the box and beat Walton one-on-one. It was an extremely soft goal, as Halme had been sucked into midfield and Andersen was left marking two players.

Barnsley almost levelled within a minute in bizarre circumstances as Kitching's left-wing cross was touched beyond the home goalkeeper by Town defender Naby Sarr but it hit the inside of the right post and stayed out.

Koroma could have doubled the lead after being played in on the left of the box by Jon Russell, following an excellent run, but his shot was kept out by Walton diving to his left. Russell then sent a looping header from 15 yards onto the roof of the net.

Former Barnsley defender Matty Pearson then headed well wide from a right-wing corner under pressure from Halme.

Jordan Williams gifted his former club a huge chance on the stroke of half-time as he chested the ball into the path of Koroma who was clean through on goal but Walton blocked at his feet then Andersen put in a good tackle from the rebound.

Huddersfield had been easily the better side in the first half, and should have been further ahead, with Barnsley offering very little in attack.

Asbaghi made three changes at half-time with Halme, Marsh and Iseka replaced by Helik, Benson and Carlton Morris.

Barnsley were better at the start of the second half, but struggled to create clear opportunities with Kitching heading over a difficult chance from a Benson cross on 62 minutes. Minutes later, Morris cut in from the left wing and curled wide of the top right corner from about 15 yards.

Huddersfield then had a good spell with substitute Ollie Turton netting from close range but the flag rightly went up for offside as he latched onto Danel Sinani's header. Sinani then shot wide from 20 yards after good work from Rhodes.

The hosts then saw substitute Danny Ward smash a ten-yard volley off the left post after a left-wing cross by Josh Ruffels.

Thomas should have netted minutes later when another left-wing cross was headed down by Sinani and Thomas blasted straight at Walton eight yards out then fired the rebound over.

Helik thought he had levelled in injury-time when he headed in but the goal was disallowed for a push by Bassi on Pearson.

Russell should have made it 2-0 in injury-time when he was put clean through but he shot wide.

Huddersfield (4-3-3): Blackman; Pipa (Turton 31mins), Pearson, Sarr, Ruffels; Holmes, Russell, Eiting (O'Brien 60); Koroma (Sinani 60), Rhodes, Thomas.

Unused: Nicholls, Toffolo, High, Ward, Lees.

Yellow cards: Koroma.

Goals: Holmes 20.

Barnsley (4-4-1-1): Walton; Williams, Halme (Helik HT), Kitching, Andersen; Marsh (Benson HT), Gomes, Palmer (Cole 78mins), Styles; Bassi; Iseka (Morris HT).

Unused: Jinadu, Collins, Hondermarck, Vita, Thompson.

Yellow cards: Kitching, Helik.


  • 3:04pm

    Barnsley using a 4-4-1-1 at the moment with Bassi just behind Iseka. Styles left wing, Marsh right
  • 3:05pm

    Not much to report so far, Huddersfield have had a few ventures into the Barnsley half but no chances
  • 3:07pm

    Huddersfield trying to play out from the back. Their debutant goalkeeper Jamal Blackman has already shanked a couple of passes out for throws
  • 3:08pm

    Aapo Halme is back after injury and playing his first game since September
  • 3:10pm

    Poor conditions here, very windy and cold with rain coming down
  • 3:13pm

    Barnsley have had a decent couple of minutes, getting the ball regularly in the home half, but they haven't got the ball in the box yet
  • 3:15pm

    15 First chance of the game, but it's not a big one. Thomas gets down the right and crosses low for Jordan Rhodes who, sliding in five yards out, sends the ball into the side netting from five yards out
  • 3:18pm

    Huddersfield trying to play out from the back and spread play but some of their passes have just gone straight out, mainly from Blackman and Sarr
  • 3:19pm

    Duane Holmes opens the scoring
  • 3:20pm

    Such an easy goal
  • 3:21pm

    Sorba Thomas' long pass from the right wing splits the home centre-backs and Koroma can easily head into the path of Holme who has sprinted into the box and he beats Walton one on one
  • 3:22pm

    Barnsley almost level within a minute, in bizarre circumstances as Kitching crosses from the left and Naby Sarr touches the ball past his goalkeeper and onto the inside of the post
  • 3:25pm

    Barnsley have responded pretty well to that soft goal with a couple of attacks
  • 3:28pm

    Huddersfield aren't playing that well, struggling to pass their way up the pitch. But Barnsley aren't offering much at all on the attack when they get the ball
  • 3:28pm

    The Reds will be very disappointed with that goal, both centre-backs seemed to totally lose their positions
  • 3:30pm

    Sorba Thomas gives Halme a five yard head start as he kicks the ball past him but still beats him to it. Luckily the faster Liam Kitching gets back to tackle him
  • 3:30pm

    Huddersfield's Pipa comes off injured
  • 3:31pm

    Ollie Turton comes on for Pipa
  • 3:34pm

    33 Chance for the hosts. Jon Russell brilliantly charges 40 yards up the centre of the pitch and slips the ball to Koroma on the left of the box. He shoots for the right bottom corner but Walton makes a pretty comfortable save
  • 3:35pm

    Koroma is booked
  • 3:36pm

    36 Corner from Huddersfield's right. Headed out
  • 3:37pm

    37 Another half chance for the hosts. A deep cross from the right is headed by Russell from the edge of the box and it lands on the roof of the net
  • 3:40pm

    Entering the last five minutes of the first half. Barnsley have been second best and Huddersfield have had the better chances overall
  • 3:42pm

    42 Huddersfield corner on the right. It's headed well wide by former Barnsley player Matty Pearson under pressure from Halme
  • 3:44pm

    43 Styles' cross from the right is headed by Pearson behind. Bassi was offside if it had dropped to him
  • 3:45pm

    44 Big error by former Huddersfield youngster Williams as he chests the ball while running towards his goal and puts Koroma clean through. Williams is saved by Walton who dives at the feet of Koroma one on one then Andersen makes a good tackle from the rebound
  • 3:46pm

    Two added minutes
  • 3:46pm

    45+1 Styles shanks a 25 yard shot well over
  • 3:48pm

    HALF-TIME: Huddersfield 1, Barnsley 0. The hosts have had by far the better chances. Barnsley only looked like scoring when home defender Naby Sarr hit his own post
  • 4:04pm

    Triple change. Helik on for Halme, Morris for Iseka and Benson for Marsh
  • 4:05pm

  • 4:08pm

    Morris now up front, with Bassi just behind him, Benson is in the left wing and Styles still on the right wing
  • 4:11pm

    51 Thomas released on right, crosses and Helik puts it behind for a corner
  • 4:11pm

    51 Town play the corner short to Thomas whose shot is blocked in the box
  • 4:13pm

    53 Barnsley having a slightly better spell, Williams has a cross from the right cleared
  • 4:15pm

    55 Another Williams cross is met at the back post by Morris who heads against a defender and out for a corner, which is cleared
  • 4:16pm

    This is Barnsley's best spell of the game as they are regularly getting the ball in and around the home box, but no chances as yet
  • 4:19pm

    Huddersfield bring on Lewis O'Brien for Eiting and Danel Sinani for Koroma
  • 4:21pm

    61 Chance for Barnsley. Bassi plays in Benson on the right of the box and he crosses to the left where Kitching heads over from 12 yards out. Not the easiest opportunity but the best Barnsley have created all game
  • 4:25pm

    64 Morris cuts in from the left wing and curls wide of the top right corner from 15 yards out.
  • 4:29pm

    69 Huddersfield free-kick headed out by Andersen then further clear by Morris
  • 4:31pm

    We're approaching the final 15 minutes and Barnsley are yet to have a shot on target
  • 4:32pm

    This second half has been pretty flat and uneventful. Huddersfield seem happy to sit back on their lead and ask Barnsley to break them down, which they are struggling to do
  • 4:32pm

    73 Andersen puts the ball behind for a corner
  • 4:33pm

    73 Huddersfield corner from the right. Helik clears then Bassi turns and tries to start a counter attack but cannot find Styles on the left wing
  • 4:36pm

    After Barnsley were slightly the better team for the first 20 minutes of the second half, the match is now more even with Huddersfield attacking more often. No side looks particularly threatening though
  • 4:37pm

    77 Andersen puts the ball behind for another corner
  • 4:37pm

    Cole comes on for Palmer
  • 4:38pm

    78 Corner cleared by Helik, crossed back in and headed down by Sarr but cleared by Williams
  • 4:39pm

    78 Amine Bassi blazes a shot well over from just outside the box
  • 4:41pm

    Into the last ten minutes, Barnsley have never truly looked like scoring all game but can they find a leveller?
  • 4:42pm

    82 Ollie Turton has the ball in the net but it's given offside
  • 4:43pm

    82 Now Sinani fires wide from 20 yards out after a good run by Rhodes
  • 4:44pm

    Huddersfield bringing on Tom Lees for Holmes and Danny Ward for Jordan Rhodes
  • 4:46pm

    Five minutes left now. Barnsley have lost momentum after a comparatively good spell early in the second half
  • 4:48pm

    87 Almost game over, Danny Ward meets Ruffels' low left wing cross but volleys against the post from ten yards out
  • 4:48pm

    Liam Kitching booked for bringing down a Town player on the attack
  • 4:49pm

    89 Another big chance for 2-0. Sinani heads down a cross to Thomas and eight yards out he blasts straight at Walton who saves then the save player blazes over
  • 4:50pm

    Three added minutes
  • 4:50pm

    90+1 Helik heads in but the flag is up for offside
  • 4:52pm

    Helik was onside when he headed that in. The second time in two games the Reds have been denied an equaliser in injury time by the offside flag
  • 4:53pm

    GAME OVER: Huddersfield 1, Barnsley 0. Helik had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside right at the end but the hosts missed a series of clear cut chances and were the better side overall . Barnsley are out of the FA Cup