Barnsley stunned local rivals Sheffield Wednesday with a magnificent 2-0 win at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon.

Devante Cole opened the scoring during a first half which the Reds dominated then James Norwood made it 2-0 within seconds of coming on.

The Reds had to defend heroically at times in the second half but created the better chances and thoroughly deserved their first away win of the season.

It is the first time they have won back to back games at Hillsborough since either side of the Second World War.

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Conor McCarthy and Robbie Cundy came in for the injured Jordan Helliwell and Callum Styles who was loaned to Millwall on deadline day. New signings Tom Edwards and Josh Martin were on the bench, with Adam Phillips not in the squad. Liam Kitching and Jordan Williams moved out of the back three to left and right wing-back respectively.

The visitors were excellent in the first half, pressing their hosts frantically and winning the ball in keys areas while the Owls had very few attacks and no chances.

Barnsley had the first chance in the 12th minute when Jack Aitchison impressively beat a man and played in Kitching on the left of the box but his shot from a tight angle went wide of the top right corner.

Devante Cole closed down goalkeeper David Stockdale and won the ball but hesitated and his shot from a tight angle on the left was saved. The same player then shot wide from just outside the box.

Barnsley had to make a change on 32 minutes when Josh Benson, who had been a doubt with a hamstring problem, had to come off and Matty Wolfe replaced him.

The visitors took the lead in the 33rd minute when Luke Thomas’ pass was deflected into the path of Cole who found the bottom left corner from the right side of the box 12 yards out.

The hosts began the second half on top and Lee Gregory was played clean through by a clipped pass over the defence but his touch was heavy and Brad Collins grabbed the ball.

But Barnsley should have made it 2-0 on 52 minutes when the goalkeeper’s clearance went straight to Thomas who rattled the bar from the edge of thew box.

Gregory was played in again by a Tyreeq Bakinson pass over the defence but again Collins brilliantly denied him.

Aitchison almost made it 2-0 when a free-kick was cleared to him on the edge of the box and his powerful low shot blocked on the line then Wolfe appeared to be tripped before his shot was also blocked.

The second goal came when Norwood, one of three substitutes brought on seconds earlier, headed his first touch superbly in from a left-wing corner by Luca Connell.

Collins then turned a Michael Smith header just wide of his left post and, after missing the resulting corner, Michael Ihiekwe headed wide of the open net.

It should have been 3-0 when the excellent Cundy intercepted and Connell played Norwood clean through but he was denied by the goalkeeper.

Wednesday (3-5-2): Stockdale; Iorfa, Ihiekwe, McGuinness (James 64mins); Palmer, Bakinson (Mighten 64), Byers, Bannan, Johnson (Smith 70); Windass (Wilks 64), Gregory. Unused: Dawson, Vaulks, Paterson,.

Yellow cards: Smith, Ihiekwe.

Barnsley (3-4-3): Collins; Andersen, Cundy, McCarthy; Williams, Connell (Kane 85), Benson (Wolfe 32), Kitching; Thomas (Martin 74), Cole (Tedic 74), Aitchison (Norwood 74).

AS IT HAPPENED
  • GAME UNDERWAY
  • 3:02pm
    A Wednesday man is down receiving treatment after a clash of heads. It's Liam Palmer
  • 3:04pm
    So noticeable straight away that Wednesday are much much taller than their visitors.
  • 3:05pm
    4 Connell free-kick on the left, headed on by Cundy but it goes out as Kitching cannot keep it in
  • 3:06pm
    5 Marvin Johnson shoves Williams to the ground in the Reds box then cross, Andersen clears resulting corner headed out by Benson
  • 3:07pm
    It's very much a back five rather than back three and wing-backs for theReds so far. They will look to stay solid and compact
  • 3:09pm
    Johnson definitely winning the physical battle against Williams at the moment. Benson finds Williams with a superb crossfield pass but the home left back is stronger than him, gets the ball and wins a free-kick
  • 3:11pm
    10 Barnsley get a cross in from the right which Cole misses, but the referee has given the hosts a free-kick
  • 3:12pm
    A long ball goes over the head of Dominic Iorfa and Aitchison could go straight through on goal but his touch takes him well wide and eventually the cross is easily blocked. Barnsley starting to get forward a bit more though and win the ball
  • 3:14pm
    12 First chance goes to the Reds. Great work by Aitchison on the left to beat a man and play in Kitching on the left of the box, he shoots for the top right corner from a tight angle but misses. Barnsley have been on top in the last few minutes.
  • 3:16pm
    Barnsley are nicking the ball with their pressing, winning free-kicks. They just look slightly the sharper side at the moment. Have to make it count though
  • 3:16pm
    16 Connell free-kick is headed out. He has had two deep free-kicks which have been directly to the edge of the box rather than further towards the home net
  • 3:18pm
    17 Cole closes the goalkeeper down, blocks his clearance but then hesitates and shoots weakly straight at him from the left. Seconds later Cole shoots just off target from outside the box
  • 3:19pm
    YELLOW CARD
    Luca Connell first name in the book for a trip. He got his timing wrong there near halfway
  • 3:22pm
    A positive opening 20 minutes for the Reds. They are the only side creating chances
  • 3:24pm
    23 Wednesday's first real attack. A cross from the left is volleyed by George Byers on the edge of the box but hits team-mate Liam Palmer and floats well wide
  • 3:27pm
    The game has quietened down a little bit in the last few minutes, after a good spell of Barnsley pressure. The Reds just need to keep going, they are competing well
  • 3:28pm
    Another chance for Barnsley to get in behind, Thomas cleverly touches a. long ball to Williams and. wanted back to put him in space the right wing but Williams badly overhits it out of play
  • 3:29pm
    28 Barry Bannan crosses from the right and Collins looks likely to catch but Andersen heads it almost out of his hands , it goes up ands lands on the roof of the net. Home corner
  • 3:29pm
    Josh Benson heads out a corner for the second time today
  • 3:31pm
    Benson down. Looks like his hamstring again
  • 3:32pm
    I think Benson will have to come off,. Matty Wolfe is getting ready to come on
  • 3:32pm
    Benson was. a doubt with a hamstring problem,. He's lasted 32 minutes but walks off
  • 3:34pm
    GOAL!
    Devante Cole opens the scoring
  • 3:36pm
    No less than the Reds have deserved for their performance. Thomas' pass seems to take a deflection, Aitchison leaves it for Cole to run through and he shoots across the goalkeeper into the bottom left corner from the right side of the box
  • 3:37pm
    Devante Cole has had three shots on target this season, two goals.
  • 3:38pm
    Barnsley win the ball again, their pressing has been excellent. they win a free-kick on the right
  • 3:39pm
    36 Connell smashes a free-kick well high and wide
  • 3:42pm
    42 Wednesday corner on the left. Headed out by Wolfe who has taken over that front post role from Benson
  • 3:44pm
    Barnsley's pressing has been superb today. They've won the ball so many times. Wednesday struggling to play out. Thomas especially has been everywhere.
  • 3:45pm
    44 Connell's free-kick from the left is cleared then Wolfe's cross is over everyone
  • 3:46pm
    Three added minutes
  • 3:47pm
    Brilliant run from Williams, wins a free-kick on the right
  • 3:49pm
    45+2 Wednesday free-kick headed. over by, I think Michael Ihiekwe, but the linesman had given a foul
  • 3:50pm
    HALF-TIME: Sheffield Wednesday 0, Barnsley 1. Really good from the Reds who lead through Devante Cole's goal. They have rattled their hosts with their superb pressing and Wednesday have not had a chance of note. Big second half to come
  • 4:04pm
    SECOND HALF UNDERWAY
  • 4:05pm
    The Owls win a corner on the right but it's cleared then put back in and Williams heads behind for another corner
  • 4:06pm
    47 Second corner to back post where Mark McGuinness heads and Collins catches. Barely a shot as he had to step forward to grab it, not sure it was going in
  • 4:07pm
    48 Chance for the hosts. A clipped pass over the top puts Gregory through on goal but his touch is just slightly too heavy and Collins gets the ball
  • 4:11pm
    Brilliant hold up play by Cole in. the box and then he finds McCarthy with a very clever pass. but the cross is blocked
  • 4:12pm
    Big chance for 2-0. David Stockdale's terrible clearance is intercepted buy Thomas who then rattles the crossbar from the edge of the box
  • 4:12pm
    Hopefully that won't cost Barnsley too much
  • 4:14pm
    Thomas wins the ball deep in the home half yet again! But he cannot quite pass to Cole and it is cleared
  • 4:17pm
    Barnsley having a decent spell on the ball down, taking the sting out of the game
  • 4:19pm
    An hour gone and Barnsley are winning at Hillsborough.
  • 4:19pm
    Wednesday about to make a triple change
  • 4:21pm
    Again a Wednesday man is put through by a pass over the top but again Collins rushes out and blocks
  • 4:25pm
    Owls bring on Mighten, Reece James and Mallik Wilks (booed) on for McGuinness, Bakinson and Windass
  • 4:26pm
    Wednesday have been much better this half, putting the Reds goalkeeper and defence under much more pressure but they are holding firm so far
  • 4:28pm
    They have been opened up by a few moments of quality by Wednesday but Barnsley continue to put in a brilliant shift and look very well organised
  • 4:30pm
    Tedic, Norwood and Martin ready to come on
  • 4:31pm
    72 Connell free-kick on right. Headed out to Aitchison whose. shot is cleared off the line then Wolfe looks to be tipped before getting a shot off which is also blocked
  • 4:33pm
    GOAL!
    James Norwood heads in a corner about five seconds after coming off the bench!
  • 4:35pm
    Bullet header about seven yards out from a left wing corner by Connell who claims third assist in two games
  • 4:37pm
    Drinks break with a home player injured. Barnsley just need to keep their cool now and see it out
  • 4:38pm
    YELLOW CARD
    Michael Ihiekwe booked for bringing down Norwood
  • 4:39pm
    YELLOW CARD
    Matty Wolfe closes the ball and a Wednesday man is away but he pulls his shirt back and takes the booking. Michael Smith also booked for his reaction
  • 4:40pm
    YELLOW CARD
    James Norwood now booked for deliberate handball
  • 4:41pm
    82 Free-kick from the left headed by Smith but Collins turns it around his left post. Collins then misses the follow. up corner but Michael Ihiekwe heads wide of the open goal
  • 4:44pm
    Should be 3-0. Cundy brilliantly intercepts at the back for the umpteenth time, Connell plays Norwood clean through but he is denied one on one by the goalkeeper
  • 4:48pm
    Kane on for Connell
  • 4:51pm
    Four added minutes
  • 4:52pm
    Barnsley so close now to a famous win
  • 4:54pm
    FULL-TIME: Sheffield Wednesday 0, Barnsley 2. A fantastic performance and results for the Reds