Barnsley conceded in the 94th minute of a 1-1 at home to Stoke City on Tuesday and are now five points off safety.

Domingos Quina’s excellent strike in the 70th minute looked to have given the Reds a third straight home win before poor defending allowed the Potters to level. Barnsley stay 23rd, five points off Reading who they no longer have a game in hand over.

The only change from Saturday’s loss at Derby saw Matty Wolfe drop to the bench with Liam Kitching starting. The Reds switched from 4-2-3-1 to 3-5-1-1 with Kitching on the left of the back three and Callum Styles moving into central midfield alongside Claudio Gomes and Domingos Quina with Amine Bassi just behind Carlton Morris.

Stoke came close in the ninth minute when, after Kitching was beaten to the ball deep in his own half, Lewis Baker rifled a 20-yard shot off the base of the left post.

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The visitors stayed on top but did not create another chance in a fairly dull encounter until the 30th minute when Baker’s right-wing corner was headed wide by Taylor Harwood-Bellis 12 yards out and unmarked.

Callum Brittain then had Barnsley’s first shot on target in the 33rd minute but his 15-yard effort from the right of the box was easily saved by Jack Bonham at his near post.

England international Phil Jagielka then had another headed chance after he met a Baker cross unmarked seven yards out following a corner but his weak effort was easily held by Collins. Barnsley had half-hearted appeals for a penalty waved away early in the second half after Bassi won the ball and Remy Vita sprinted 50 yards before going down in the box following minimal contact by Demeaco Duhaney.

Barnsley switched to a 4-2-3-1 formation with Vita, Bassi, Quina behind Morris.

Brown’s 25-yard shot whistled over the bar but it was his former club who opened the scoring. Quina picked up the ball on the left and dribbled along the edge of the box to the other side of the area before turning and curling a fine shot into the top left corner from just inside the box.

Stoke’s Josh Maja then sent a low shot just wide of the bottom left corner from 20 yards.

Quina went down in the box after brilliantly nutmegging a defender on the left but the referee again did not give a penalty. The equaliser saw Harwood-Bellis win a header on the right of the box before Gomes sliced a simple clearance and Devante Cole lost a 50/50 tackle on the edge of the box with the ball rolling to Baker who curled a fine strike on the edge of the box into the top left corner.

Barnsley (3-5-1-1): Collins; Andersen, Helik, Kitching; Brittain, Gomes, Styles (Wolfe 83mins), Quina, Vita; Bassi (Cole 89); Morris. Unused: Walton, Benson, Moon, Palmer, Oduor,. Goals: Quina 70.

Stoke (3-5-2): Bonham; Harwood-Bellis, Jagielka, Chester; Duhaney (Philogene-Bidace 71mins), Allen, Baker, Thompson, Tymon; Brown (Campbell 71), Maja. Unused: Bursik, Vrancic, Fletcher, Wilmot, Sawyers. Goals: Baker 90+4.

AS IT HAPPENED
  • GAME UNDERWAY
  • 7:47pm
    Barnsley playing 3-5-1-1 with Bassi just b behind Morris. Quina, Styles, Gomes in the middle
  • 7:49pm
    A Stoke player is down after being caught by a Style high foot so break in play
  • 7:51pm
    5 First shot of the game. Vita blazes over from about 30 yards out. After a decent move down the right with Brittain crossing low and Bassi touching the ball in the box
  • 7:53pm
    7 Decent Stoke move on left,. cross touched behind for corner on right
  • 7:53pm
    7 Stoke corner on the right. Taken short but the cross is over everyone and out
  • 7:54pm
    Even start. Neither side has created a chance of note
  • 7:56pm
    9 Off the post! Lewis Baker swaps passes with Brown after Barnsley lose the ball and rifles a 20-yard shot off the base of the left post
  • 8:01pm
    Stoke have edged this so far. They look the more dangerous in attack with Barnsley looking slightly nervous. Not a great deal in it though
  • 8:03pm
    Taylor Harwood-Bellis loses the ball then concedes a free-kick for a foul on Morris
  • 8:04pm
    17 Barnsley free-kick on the right wing. Styles takes. It is headed clear then the ball drops to Helik who shoots into the side netting from a very tight angle on the right
  • 8:07pm
    Not a huge amount of quality in this game. Both sides are trying to play long balls early and get crosses in the box but have lacked quality most of the time
  • 8:08pm
    23 Jacob Brown wins a corner on the right
  • 8:09pm
    23 Stoke corner from the right is cleared at the near post then Joe Allen slices wide from about 25 yard
  • 8:12pm
    27 Stoke corner on the right again. Headed out then Quina clears
  • 8:13pm
    Stoke starting to get on top. Good work by Baker and Brown leads to Tymon's cross deflected wide for another corner
  • 8:13pm
    28 Low corner is cleared. Ball put back in and Styles clears
  • 8:17pm
    32 Another good chance for the visitors. Baker's corner from the right is met by Harwood-Bellis unmarked about 12 yards out and he heads wide
  • 8:19pm
    32 Rare burst into the box for Barnsley but Quina's shot is blocked
  • 8:21pm
    33 Brittain just had Reds' first shot on target, from 15 yards out on right of box, saved near post
  • 8:23pm
    Barnsley have been better in the last five minutes or so, the crowd starting to get behind them
  • 8:25pm
    39 Bassi swings in a free-kick from the left but it is a few inches away from Kitching's foot at the back post
  • 8:28pm
    43 Stoke win a corner on the left
  • 8:30pm
    43 Stoke corner on the left, eventually falls to Baker who lifts the ball back inn from the right and Jagielka's six-yard header is easily caught by Collins
  • 8:34pm
    HALF-TIME: Barnsley 0, Stoke 0. The visitors have been the slightly better side, hitting the post and missing two headed chances. But it has been a dull encounter overall.
  • 8:49pm
    SECOND HALF UNDERWAY
  • 8:50pm
    Barnsley will need to be much better on the attack than in the first half when they offered very little
  • 8:51pm
    47 Tymon's cross from left is deflected and Collins punches it just before Maja gets there then Andersen turns behind
  • 8:52pm
    48 Stoke corner from, right heads behind for another
  • 8:53pm
    49 Barnsley break from a corner and Vita goes down in the box. The fans appeal for a penalty but it is not given
  • 8:56pm
    Barnsley have started the second half pretty well. There is a bit more energy about their play
  • 8:58pm
    Taylor Harwood-Bellis breaks out of defence and passes to Brown on the left whose low cross is touched away by his former Reds club mate Collins
  • 9:00pm
    58 Barnsley corner on the left is cleared easily at the front post then Quina smashes a shot well over from 25 yards
  • 9:02pm
    The second half has been more open, with Barnsley attacking more which has allowed Stoke to counter a few times
  • 9:03pm
    60 Ex Red Jacob Brown lets fly from 25 yards after a decent run but the effort goes about a metre over the bar
  • 9:05pm
    62 Stoke looking dangerous down their left, with Josh Tymon putting in some good crosses. The latest just evades Brown
  • 9:07pm
    Barnsley now playing a back four with Vita, Bassi, Quina (right to left) behind Morris.
  • 9:13pm
    GOAL!
    Domingos Quina scores a stunner into the top left corner!
  • 9:15pm
    Great goal. He picks the ball up on the left of the penalty area and dribbles pretty much along the 18-yard line to the other side before turning and curling in a wonderful strike
  • 9:19pm
    Stoke reacted got that goal by bringing open Tyrese Campbell for Brown and Jaden Philogene-Bidace for Duhaney
  • 9:20pm
    'This is embarrassing' chant the Stoke fans
  • 9:20pm
    78 Josh Maja sends a low shot wide from the edge of the box
  • 9:21pm
    Stoke bring on Fletcher for Thompson
  • 9:24pm
    Into the final ten minutes here. Barnsley closing in on a third straight home win
  • 9:26pm
    Quina superbly nutmegs a defender on the left of the box then goes down. Barnsley want a penalty but Leigh Doughty waves the appeals away.
  • 9:28pm
    Stoke fans really turning on Michael O'Neill with chants of 'sacked in the morning'
  • 9:32pm
    Devante Cole comes on for Amine Bassi who gets a standing ovation
  • 9:33pm
    Stoke haven't really looked like levelling at all since going behind, with a few forlorn crosses easily cleared
  • 9:34pm
    Nine added minutes due to a stoppage because of an injury in the crowd earlier
  • 9:37pm
    90+3 Stoke free-kick on the left is headed out.
  • 9:38pm
    GOAL!
    Lewis Baker levels with a superb strike
  • 9:41pm
    Fine goal but very poor defending. Gomes slices a poor clearance which should have landed near the halfway line then Cole misses out in a 50/50 duel
  • 9:43pm
    FULL-TIME: Barnsley 1, Stoke 1. The Reds concede in the 94th minute and are five points off safety