Barnsley suffered a humbling 3-0 home defeat to Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds were on top in the first half but fell behind shortly before the break then were very poor in the second half while conceding from 45 yards then 25 yards.

It was the first time Barnsley had been beaten at home in League One in 28 games since a loss to Chesterfield in April 2016, and Wycombe’s first ever win at Oakwell.

Barnsley kept the same team that beat Bristol Rovers 3-0 on Tuesday, but Nicky Cadden returned from injury to sit on the bench in place of Clarke Oduor.

The Reds had the first chance when Robbie Cundy headed Josh Benson’s right-wing free-kick towards the top right corner but Wycombe’s debutant goalkeeper Max Stryjek tipped it over.

Stryjek then saved easily from long-range efforts by Liam Kitching – whose shot was deflected after a superb run – and Luca Connell, who also headed over from a left-wing Benson corner.

Barnsley were well on top for the first 35 minutes but did not look quite as threatening as the previous game and it was the visitors who took the lead with their first real attack.

After a long ball was brought down in the box, David Wheeler found Anis Mehmeti who finished well from 12 yards out.

Jack Aitchison almost responded instantly but his shot from just inside the box was tipped over by Stryjek.

Mehmeti then had another shot, from outside the box, which was easily saved by Collins on a counter-attack after some home corners.

In the first five minutes of the second half, Brad Collins saved comfortably from Lewis Wing’s powerful but central free-kick then another long-range effort by Jack Grimmer.

The visitors looked certain to take the lead on 51 minutes when Garath McCleary’s shot from the left of the box hit the inside of the right post then Mehmeti somehow flicked it onto the crossbar when standing almost on the line.

Chris Forino hooked wide after Collins dropped a free-kick then, at the other end, Aitchison sped down the left and crossed low for Cole who could not make contact at the near post amid calls for a penalty.

Aitchison and Connell were replaced by Matty Wolfe and James Norwood.

The second goal was an extraordinary moment as Dominic Gape shot from about 45 yards and lobbed the back-pedalling Collins.

Barnsley responded fairly well at first with Wolfe having a header saved from a corner then Norwood blasted a long-range deflected effort just off target.

The third goal came on 84 minutes when substitute Nick Freeman curled into the top left corner from 25 yards.

Ali Al-Hamadi almost got a fourth after weaving through the home defence but Collins made a good save with his foot.

Barnsley (3-5-2): Collins; Andersen, Cundy, Kitching; Williams, Benson, Connell (Wolfe 77mins), Styles (Hondermarck 77); Thomas; Aitchison (Norwood 60) , Cole.

Unused: Walton, McCarthy, Cadden, Marsh.

Yellow cards: Williams, Benson, Norwood.

Wycombe (4-3-3): Stryjek; Grimmer, Forino, Mawson, Obita; Wing, Scowen, Gape; Mehmeti (Freeman 71), Wheeler (McCarthy 85), McCleary (Al-Hamadi 82).

Unused: Dickinson, Jacobson, Horgan, Pattenden.

Yellow cards: Obita, Mawson.

Goals: Mehmeti 37, Gape 72, Freeman 84.

  • 3:05pm
    Wycombe in a 4-3-3, compared to their previous 4-2-3-1 from their last games. No recognised strikers with winger Garath McCleary up top
  • 3:06pm
    3 Connell gets down the left of the box, crosses and it hits him then goes out for a corner
  • 3:06pm
    4 Kitching does well to cut out a cross from the left. Even start so far
  • 3:07pm
    4 Cole gets the better of Chris Forino down the left wing, cuts into the box and wins a corner
  • 3:08pm
    5 Benson's corner from the right is too high and over everyone
  • 3:08pm
    Great tenacity from Devante there. He ended up falling over the advertising hoardings and hurting his shoulder but he will carry on
  • 3:11pm
    8 Josh Benson wins a free-kick on the right wing
  • 3:12pm
    8 Benson's free-kick from the right wing is headed towards the top right corner by Robbie Cundy but the goalkeeper tips it over The follow up corner is caught easily
  • 3:14pm
    11 Garath McCleary fires over with a cross-come-shot from the right of the box
  • 3:17pm
    Barnsley have looked slightly the better side so far but it hasn't been the blistering start against Bristol Rovers when they were 2-0 up by this point
  • 3:18pm
    15 Great bursting run by Williams, he plays Aitchison on. the right of the box but the attempted cross is blocked
  • 3:23pm
    20 Benson free-kick from the right is headed out as is Styles' follow up cross
  • 3:26pm
    23 Great bursting run out of defence by Kitching who beats a couple of players but his deflected shot loops up and. is easily caught by the goalkeeper
  • 3:27pm
    26 Now Connell has a shot which is more powerful but also straight at the goalkeeper from about 25 yards and easily held
  • 3:34pm
    Half an hour in and it's a bit of a flat match, although the Reds are then better side. They have. put some decent moves together but a lack of the killer final pass means they have mainly threatened from set pieces or long-range shots
  • 3:37pm
    Barnsley starting to put more pressure on. Thomas could have put Styles through but his pass was poor. Now Kitching wins a corner
  • 3:37pm
    34 Connell heads over from Benson's left wing corner
  • 3:39pm
    36 Goalkeeper Stryjek comes to the edge f his box and slices the clearance to Benson who. shoots from 40 yards at the empty net but also scuffs it straight back to the goalkeeper
  • 3:39pm
    Anis Mehmeti puts the visitors in front from the first real attack
  • 3:41pm
    Long ball into the box but they work it well with a couple of good passes then a fine finish from about 12 yards.
  • 3:41pm
    38 Now Aitchison sees a shot tipped over from 15 yards
  • 3:42pm
    38 Benson's corner is over everyone and out
  • 3:45pm
    Barnsley have a couple of corners and a Styles shot is deflected then. punched away by the goalkeeper. Wycombe break and Mehmeti shoots again but it's an easy save for Collins
  • 3:48pm
    45 Wycombe looking more dangerous now. Mehmeti wins a corner on the left as we start a minute of added time
  • 3:49pm
    45+1 Collins punches the corner away
  • 3:49pm
    HALF-TIME: Barnsley 0, Wycombe 1.
  • 4:07pm
  • 4:08pm
    47 Lewis Wing fires a powerful but central free-kick straight into Brad Collins' midriff
  • 4:10pm
    Now Jack Grimmer shoots from range and Collins makes another comfortable save
  • 4:13pm
    Incredible. Wycombe look certain to have scored, except they haven't. McCleary's shot from the left goes across the goal and hits the right post then Mehmeti somehow hits the crossbar on the goal line. I don't really understand what I've just seen to be honest
  • 4:16pm
    Barnsley have not started this half well at all. They look like they are not sure what to do with the ball, whereas Wycombe are much more threatening
  • 4:19pm
    58 Collins drops a free-kick but Chris Forino hooks it wide
  • 4:20pm
    59 Aitchison breaks down left and crosses for Cole who misses it at the near post but it looked like he may have been tripped
  • 4:20pm
    Norwood on for Aitchison and Wolfe for Connell
  • 4:22pm
    61 Wycombe counter attack and put in a cross on the right, they have players queuing up for it but Thomas gets back and brilliantly clears behind for a corner
  • 4:24pm
    This has been a really poor second half for the Reds but they are only 1-0 down and still in the game
  • 4:27pm
    Luke Thomas appears to be chopped down on the right. wing but it is not given.
  • 4:32pm
    Barnsley are playing a back four with Styles, Benson, Wolfe in midfield, Thomas right wing and Cole and Norwood up front
  • 4:32pm
    Wycombe bring off scorer Anis Mehmeti for Nick Freeman
  • 4:33pm
    Dominic Gape scores from about 45 yards
  • 4:35pm
    An incredible goal over the head of the back pedalling Collins who was off the line
  • 4:35pm
    Now Wolfe has a header saved from a corner
  • 4:37pm
    James Norwood cuts in from the left wing and his powerful 25-yard effort is deflected over
  • 4:38pm
    Benson bends the left wing corner towards goal, it touches the top of the bar and goes over
  • 4:38pm
    Callum Styles is replaced by Will Hondermarck
  • 4:43pm
    Wycombe replace Garath McCleary with Ali Al-Hamadi
  • 4:43pm
    This has been a really disappointing afternoon for the Reds, who were on top for 35 minutes but have fallen apart since falling behind
  • 4:44pm
    Nick Freeman nets from long-range
  • 4:49pm
    Another fantastic strike puts the seal on a harrowing home loss for Barnsley who have been extremely disappointing since conceding the first goal. A big reality check after winning by the same scoreline on Tuesday.
  • 4:51pm
    Barnsley just look desperate to get off the pitch now and thousands of fans have left
  • 4:52pm
    Six added minutes
  • 4:55pm
    Ali Al-Hamadi weaves through the home defence and Collins sticks out a foot to save well
  • 4:57pm
    90+6 Benson curls a low free-kick into the side netting
  • 4:58pm
    FULL-TIME: Barnsley 0, Wycombe 3. The Reds are humbled at home after a very disappointing performance