Barnsley bowed out of the EFL Cup despite a gutsy display in a Yorkshire derby at Premier League Leeds United which finished 3-1.

The hosts surged into a 2-0 lead but Mads Andersen pulled one back then Callum Styles missed a penalty just before the break. The hosts netted again early in the second half but were beaten in the second round fixture.

Barnsley made five changes from the side that lost 3-0 at home to Wycombe Wanderers in League One on Saturday. Jack Walton, Jordan Helliwell, Clarke Oduor, Conor McCarthy and James Norwood came in for Brad Collins, Jordan Williams, Luca Connell, Robbie Cundy and Jack Aitchison. Slobodan Tedic was on the bench for the first time.

Leeds made nine changes from their 3-0 Premier League win over Chelsea on Saturday but had about £150million of signings on the bench.

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Barnsley began well with former Leeds man Liam Kitching heading wide from a left-wing free-kick by Josh Benson in the second minute then, in the third, Devante Cole saw a shot saved just inside the box.

But the hosts got control of possession and took the lead on 21 minutes when the ball broke to Luis Sinisterra who rounded Styles and impressively found the bottom right corner from 25 yards.

It was almost 2-0 seconds later when Sam Greenwood was played in on the right of the box but Walton made a fine one-on-one stop.

Andersen pulled one back when he brilliantly headed Benson’s left-wing free-kick into the bottom right corner.

The Reds had a golden chance to make it 2-2 on 42 minutes when Styles ran onto a Kitching pass in the box from the left wing and was upended by Adam Forshaw. Styles took the penalty himself but hit the foot of the right post.

Leeds almost made it 3-1 early in the second half when Crysencio Summerville cut in from the right and shot just wide of the bottom left corner from about ten yards out.

Leeds wanted a penalty for handball by Benson then Styles claimed for another after he was found by Devante Cole who had brilliantly beaten two men.

It was 3-1 on 57 minutes when McCarthy was tackled deep in his half by Joe Geldhardt then Sinisterra ran into the box and cross for Summerville to flick cleverly to Klich who curled a 15-yard shot into the top right corner,.

Tedic came on for Norwood with Helliwell and Oduor replaced by Williams and Matty Wolfe.

It was almost 4-1 when Rodrigo fired over ten yards out from a low left-wing free-kick by fellow substitute Marc Roca.

Tedic could have made it a nervy finale in the 89th minute but headed Luca Connell’s left-wing cross wide from eight yards out.

Barnsley (3-4-1-2): Walton; McCarthy, Andersen, Kitching; Helliwell (Williams 63), Styles, Benson (Connell 80), Oduor (Wolfe 63); Thomas (Hondermarck 80); Cole, Norwood (Tedic 63). Unused: Collins, Marsh, Aitchison.

Goals: Andersen 35.

Yellow cards: Styles, Kitching, Williams.

Leeds (4-3-3): Meslier, Drameh, Cooper (Struijk HT), Llorente (Koch HT), Hjelde; Forshaw, Klich, Greenwood (James 75); Sommerville, Geldhardt (Rodrigo 75), Sinisterra (Roca 62).

Unused: Robles, Kristensen, Aaronson, Harrison.

Yellow cards: Drameh, Hjelde.

Goals: Sinisterra 21, Klich 30 (pen), 57.

AS IT HAPPENED
  • 6:41pm
    Barnsley are in the EFL Cup at Leeds from 7.45
  • 6:46pm
    Barnsley team: Walton; McCarthy, Andersen, Kitching; Helliwell, Styles, Benson, Oduor; Thomas; Cole, Norwood. Subs: Collins, Williams, Hondermarck, Wolfe, Connell, Marsh, Aitchison, Tedic
  • 6:54pm
    Former Leeds academy players Clarke Oduor and Liam Kitching start for Barnsley. Slobodan Tedic on bench for first time
  • 6:57pm
    Leeds: Meslier, Drameh, Hjelde, Cooper, Llorente, Forshaw, Klich, Sommerville, Greenwood, Sinisterra, Geldhardt
  • 6:59pm
    Leeds subs: Robles, Koch, Kristensen, Roca, Struck, James, Aaronson, Harrison, Rodrigo
  • 7:03pm
    Barnsley head coach Michael Duff said: “I am not sure the supporters have had many great moments in the last 12 months, and even the year before there were no fans. So it’s an opportunity to put three or four thousand fans together in a local derby and partizan atmosphere and see what happens.
  • 7:06pm
    “We won’t turn up and roll over, because if we do it could a long night and we remember it for all the wrong reasons. We will be positive, try to put a stamp down and see what happens.”
  • 7:06pm
    Barnsley were humbled 3-0 at home to Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday, with Duff questioning their work-rate and attitude.
  • 7:14pm
    That left them with six points from their five League One games this season after relegation from the Championship.
  • 7:16pm
    The following day, Leeds won 3-0 at home to Chelsea in the Premier League.
  • 7:21pm
    Leeds have so far collected seven points from their three Premier League games this season.
  • 7:25pm
    Duff said: “It’s a good one after Saturday. It’s free hit. These are the games you want to test yourselves in. We have sold a lot of tickets. The fans and players are still working each other out which will take time.
  • 7:27pm
    “There might be a few changes in our team but we just want to perform well. If we get a result, great. The players will be better just for playing in the game but we’re not going there to make numbers up.
  • 7:29pm
    “Whatever team Leeds plays will be good. Jesse (Marsch) has got them back to a high-energy, pressing team similar to what has gone on here in previous years - it’s the Red Bull model.”
  • 7:33pm
    Goalkeeper Jack Walton added: “Everyone wants to play in these sort of games. It’s a good test against a Premier League team. We’re looking forward to it. It’s a Yorkshire derby, we’ve sold a few tickets and it’s good away day for the fans. We want to go there and give a good performance.
  • 7:33pm
    “We’re going there to win. It’s an opportunity to put a marker down for ourselves, with a good performance then hopefully the result will come. They are a Premier League team so no matter who plays it will be a tough night.”
  • 7:36pm
    The Whites are now bossed by American Jesse Marsch who narrowly kept them up last season after replacing Marcelo Bielsa in February.
  • 7:36pm
    The Reds won 1-0 at Championship Middlesbrough last week in the previous round with Josh Benson netting in injury-time.
  • 7:37pm
    Barnsley have met Leeds 64 times, winning 20 and losing 27 including the last four.
  • 7:41pm
    They have never faced each other in the League Cup before.
  • 7:42pm
    They have lost their last three visits to Elland Road, the most recent time in July 2020 when a Michael Sollbauer own goal put Leeds on the brink of promotion to the Premier League.
  • 7:42pm
    Barnsley duo Liam Kitching and Clarke Oduor came through the Leeds academy. Kitching never made an appearance before move to Forest Green then Barnsley while Oduor played once in the FA Cup before making the short journey to Oakwell.
  • 7:45pm
    GAME UNDERWAY
  • 7:47pm
    2 First chance for the Reds, and former Leeds man Liam Kitching heads wide from a left-wing free-kick by JoshBenson
  • 7:49pm
    3 Another opening for the Reds in the third minute, Devante Cole wins the ball deep in the Leeds half and shoots from just inside the box but Illan Meslier saves
  • 7:52pm
    Good start by Barnsley. They have settled quicker than their hosts and had the only chances so far
  • 7:56pm
    While they have made nine changes from their 3-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday, they have still started Diego Llorente and Luis Sinisterra who had been signed for £40million and are full Internationals for Spain and Colombia. They packed their bench with about £150milllion of talent, including signings from Bayern Munich and Valencia,
  • 7:56pm
    Leeds having a good spell of possession now but yet to create a chance
  • 7:58pm
    As we approach the quarter of an hour, Barnsley will be pleased with how they have done so far. They created chances in a bright opening and look solid at the back
  • 7:59pm
    Josh Benson has made a few surging runs so far, the latest ends in him trying to play Thomas in on the left of the box but it's just ahead of him, he has to tackle and it goes out for a goal kick
  • 8:03pm
    Great work by Conor McCarthy, he crashed into two tackles in the middle of the pitch then, with the ball loose, just swings a foot at it and launches it out of play to stop Leeds getting the ball. Whole-hearted stuff from the Reds
  • 8:05pm
    Barnsley are passing the ball around confidently when they get it but, since the opening few minutes, haven't really had it near the home box
  • 8:06pm
    GOAL!
    Luis Sinisterra opens the scoring with a superb long-range strike
  • 8:08pm
    I'm not really sure there's much the Reds could have done about that. Oduor gets a tackle in but ball breaks to Sinisterra who goes around Styles and fires in.
  • 8:09pm
    Leeds could have made it 2-0 as Sam Greenwood is slipped in on the left but Walton makes a fine one-on-one sam
  • 8:12pm
    Leeds well on top. They've just had a corner cleared. Barnsley working very hard and just need to hang in there
  • 8:15pm
    30 Leeds free-kick on the right, taken short and clipped into box by Forshaw but Walton catches easily
  • 8:16pm
    Penalty to Leeds. McCarthy on Sinisterra. Barnsley very upset
  • 8:17pm
    GOAL!
    Mateusz Klich sends Walton the wrong way
  • 8:21pm
    McCarthy slid in on the left of the box. It was hard to tell if he got the ball but the Reds were very aggrieved
  • 8:21pm
    McCarthy slid in on the left of the box. It was hard to tell if he got the ball but the Reds were very aggrieved
  • 8:21pm
    McCarthy slid in on the left of the box. It was hard to tell if he got the ball but the Reds were very aggrieved
  • 8:22pm
    GOAL!
    Mads Andersen pulls one back. He brilliantly heads a left wing free-kick into the bottom right corner
  • 8:23pm
    Brilliant header. Duff will be pleased - he's wanted a set piece goal all season and this is the first one.
  • 8:26pm
    That goal has livened up Barnsley's team and fans and quietened down the home atmosphere
  • 8:26pm
    Penalty to Barnsley. Forshaw on Styles
  • 8:27pm
    Penalty missed. Styles is denied from the spot as he hits the post
  • 8:28pm
    YELLOW CARD
    Oh dear. A bad moment for Styles and now he is the first man in the book after a clumsy challenge Callum Styles
  • 8:30pm
    Surprising that a midfielder would take that penalty with strikers like Norwood and Cole on the pitch
  • 8:33pm
    HALF-TIIME: Leeds 2, Barnsley 1. The hosts went 2-0 up but Barnsley pulled one back then Callum Styles missed a penalty
  • 8:49pm
    SECOND HALF UNDERWAY
  • 8:51pm
    Leeds have changed their centre-backs with German international Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk coming on for Diego Llorente Liam Cooper
  • 8:53pm
    Leeds have had most of the ball in the opening minutes of the second half but no action to report
  • 8:55pm
    Nearly 3-1, Crysencio Summerville cuts in from the right wing and shoots wide of the bottom left corner from about ten yards
  • 8:57pm
    Leeds on top. Barnsley just need to stay in the game and know they can come back into it like before
  • 8:57pm
    Appeals for handball against Benson in the box. It did hit his hand but the referee ruled ball to hand
  • 8:59pm
    Devante Cole putting in a real shift tonight. He won the free-kick for the goal now he bursts down the right wing past two plays and finds Styles who goes down in the box but this time no penalty is given.
  • 9:00pm
    GOAL!
    Mateusz Klich restores the two-goal lead
  • 9:02pm
    Another bad moment for McCarthy. He's tackled deep in his half by Joe Gelhardt then Luis Sinisterra and. Crysencio Summerville work it for Klich to fire home about 15 yards out
  • 9:07pm
    Slobodon Tedic on for his debut for Norwood. Helliwell and Oduor off for Williams and Wolfe
  • 9:09pm
    Tedic wins a header straight away. I'm not saying he's the answer based on one touch, but they have missed that presence this season
  • 9:11pm
    YELLOW CARD
    Huge flare-up in the corner. Couldn't really see what happened but all the players ran over there. Liam Kitching booked along with Leeds duo Leo Hjelde and Cody Drameh
  • 9:16pm
    2o minutes left. Barnsley just need to keep going and stop this scoreline becoming too wide, or perhaps give their hosts a late scare? They certainly haven't disgraced themselves
  • 9:17pm
    Leeds on top, Barnsley defending for their lives and concede a corner
  • 9:19pm
    Just two £27million men coming on for Leeds. Rodrigo and Dan James on for Gelhardt and Greenwood
  • 9:22pm
    Connell and Hondermarck coming on
  • 9:23pm
    Benson and Thomas off
  • 9:25pm
    YELLOW CARD
    Jordan Williams booked for a foul on Crysencio Summerville
  • 9:26pm
    82 Roca plays the free-kick in low and Rodrigo fires over ten yards out
  • 9:30pm
    87 Barnsley win a corner on the right
  • 9:31pm
    88 Connell's corner is headed out then Williams blasts over
  • 9:33pm
    89 Slobodan Tedic almost gets a debut goal but he heads Connell's left-wing cross wide. Good chance
  • 9:34pm
    Four added minutes
  • 9:38pm
    FULL-TIME: Leeds 3, Barnsley 1. The Reds are out of the EFL Cup