Barnsley were knocked out of the FA Cup after a 3-0 loss at Derby County on Sunday lunchtime, which saw them fell apart after conceding just before the break.

The Reds fell behind on the stroke of half-time to a penalty conceded by Matty Wolfe for handball. The hosts then added another two after Barnsley lost the ball deep in their half twice.

Barnsley were impressive in the first 15 minutes but got gradually worse and were shambolic after the break.

Michael Duff – who was allowed on the sidelines while waiting for the appeal for his red card last month to be heard – made two changes from the last league line-up. Derby also made two changes.

Brad Collins was replaced by Jack Walton in goal and fit-again Tom Edwards came back for the suspended Mads Andersen. Adam Phillips was also back after injury and on the bench but there was no place for new signing Max Watters.

Barnsley started brightly and almost took the lead in the fourth minute when Luca Connell’s left-wing corner was headed by Edwards at the near post. But former Barnsley goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith threw himself to his left to make a good save and captain Liam Kitching could not quite turn in the rebound.

Also in the first ten minutes, James Norwood saw a 12-yard header from a Herbie Kane free-kick easily saved by Wildsmith who then watched a low Nicky Cadden long-range strike go wide of his bottom left corner.

Derby came back into the game and their first shot was a header by Lewis Dobbin from a left-wing Tom Barkuizen cross which Walton tipped over the bar. The hosts then appealed for a penalty on Louie Sibley by Matty Wolfe but referee Sunny Gill was unmoved.

Barnsley were forced into a substitution late in the first half when Edwards went down with what looked like a serious injury. Josh Benson came on at right wing-back with Jordan Williams moving into the back three.

That happened while Barnsley were waiting to defend a corner, from which Williams flicked a header onto the hand of Wolfe, which was next to his head, and the referee gave a penalty. It was the fourth successive game in which the Reds have conceded a spot-kick. James Collins beat Walton from the spot.

Derby controlled the second half with Barnsley very poor at the back and barely threatening going forward.

The hosts doubled their lead on the hour-mark when, after Wolfe gave up the ball just outside his box, Tom Barkhuizen lashed in from just inside the box.

Norwood stung the palms of Wildsmith from the right of the box at a tight angle after a quick free-kick, but Barnsley were very poor in the second half.

The third goal saw Walton’s pass to Kitching intercepted by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing who was first denied by an excellent save then passed to Knight to tap into the empty net.

Substitute Josh Martin fired over the bottom from just inside the box in the 90th minute.

Barnsley (3-5-2): Walton; Edwards (Benson 45), Cundy, Kitching; Williams, Kane, Connell (Martin 61), Wolfe (Phillips 61), Cadden; Cole, Norwood (Aitchison 76).

Unused: Collins, Moon, Ackroyd, Lancaster, Larkeche.

Yellow cards: Connell, Kitching.

Derby (3-5-2): Wildsmith; Rooney, Cashin (Davies 85mins), Forsyth (Stearman 85), Sibley; Hourihane, Bird, Knight; Dobbin, Collins, Barkhuizen (Mendez-Laing 73).

Unused: Loach.

Yellow cards: Sibley.

Goals: Collins (pen) 45+1, Barkhuizen 60, Knight 79.

  • 12:31pm
    Decent attack for Reds in first minute. Kitching played in on left of box after good work by Kane and Cadden but his low cross is cleared
  • 12:32pm
    Good start for Barnsley. Cadden wins a corner on the left
  • 12:34pm
    4 Luca Connell's left-wing corner is headed at the front post by Edwards and Wildsmith throws himself to his left to make a good save. Kitching cannot quite turn in the rebound. So close
  • 12:36pm
    6 Kane's right wing free-kick is headed by Norwood about 15 yards out but Wildsmith makes a much simpler save
  • 12:37pm
    7 Cadden advances down the left wing, which Barnsley are dominating, cuts inside and curls a low shot just wide of the bottom right corner form about 22 yards
  • 12:37pm
    Barnsley well on top at the moment and look the more 'up for the cup'
  • 12:41pm
    That is about as good a first ten minutes as Barnsley could have hoped for without scoring. They have been the more intense, energetic and attacking team
  • 12:42pm
    Barnsley win a corner on the right after Williams collects a Kitching long ball and sees a cross blocked
  • 12:42pm
    13 Connell's corner from there right is low and scuffed but goes through everyone
  • 12:46pm
    Barnsley still well on top here, pinning the hosts in and playing some good football but now lacking that killer final pass or cross
  • 12:49pm
    Only two stands open to fans today but a fair bit of noise from the home supporters and 1200 away fans
  • 12:51pm
    Derby just starting to get more of the ball here. They aren't venturing forward much but looking slightly more comfortable
  • 12:54pm
    24 First chance for the hosts. A cross from the left is headed by Lewis Dobbin and Jack Walton clearly touches it over. A goal kick is given to the frustration of the hosts
  • 12:55pm
    Derby then want a penalty for contact by Wolfe on Sibley. Nothing given.
  • 12:56pm
    Luca Connell first name in the book for a foul just inside the Reds box
  • 12:57pm
    26 Max Bird slices a long range shot well off target
  • 1:01pm
    32 A right wing cross drops to Norwood in the box but his shot is blocked a defender
  • 1:02pm
    That's Barnsley first half chance for a while. Can they finish the half as strongly as they started it?
  • 1:05pm
    36 Derby free-kick on the right. Hourihane takes. Walton punches clear
  • 1:07pm
    37 Max Bird shanks another long range shot well up[ into the air. This time Walton catches
  • 1:09pm
    An awful passage of play as Jake Rooney handles the ball on its way out of play near halfway then Kitching smashes the free-kick across the pitch and into the stands
  • 1:10pm
    Tom Edwards down and medics are coming on
  • 1:14pm
    Josh Benson on for Edwards. I think he will go to right wing-back and Williams in middle
  • 1:14pm
    Penalty to Derby
  • 1:15pm
    Handball. Four games in a row now
  • 1:15pm
    Four added minutes
  • 1:15pm
    James Collins with a penalty which was given for handball
  • 1:18pm
    A terrible few minutes for the Reds with the injury to Edwards, who has just hobbled down the tunnel, and now the opening goal
  • 1:19pm
    HALF-TIME: Derby 1, Barnsley 0.
  • 1:36pm
  • 1:38pm
    Barnsley have started this half quite brightly. Plenty of crosses. No chances yet
  • 1:42pm
    Nicky Cadden dances around two defenders on the left of the box but has to cross with his right foot and it's far too hard and out for a throw on the other side
  • 1:45pm
    The game has gone pretty scrappy again. Barnsley struggling to keep the ball up front
  • 1:48pm
    Derby threatening to get in behind the Reds back line but Tom Barkhuizen caught offside
  • 1:48pm
    58 Derby win a corner on the left
  • 1:49pm
    The left wing corner is cleared then the referee blows his whistle for a Derby foul
  • 1:49pm
    Adam Phillips is coming on. Probably for Wolfe
  • 1:51pm
    GOAL: Tom Barkhuizen lashes the ball in from just inside the box
  • 1:53pm
    That came from Matty Wolfe – who has been poor today – losing the ball just outside his box
  • 1:54pm
    Wolfe has now been taken off, along with Connell. Martin and Phillips on
  • 1:58pm
    Derby dominating the ball now. They look totally in control
  • 1:58pm
    Liam Kitching booked for a foul just inside Barnsley's half
  • 1:59pm
    Now Louie Sibley booked after tripping Williams following a good run
  • 2:00pm
    A quick free-kick down the right to Norwood and his shot from a tight angle is easily saved
  • 2:04pm
    Derby take off Barkhuizen for Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
  • 2:05pm
    Aitchison is about to come on
  • 2:05pm
    Barnsley have really run out of steam pretty badly in this second half. They look retty open east the back and out of ideas going forward
  • 2:06pm
    Aitchison for Norwood
  • 2:09pm
    Derby taking off Hourihane for Liam Thompson and Dobbin for Haydon Roberts
  • 2:10pm
    Jason Knight makes it 3-0 after Jack Walton loses the ball
  • 2:13pm
    Walton tries to pass to Kitching and Mendez-Laing intercepts. Walton makes a really good save but Mendez-Laing passes to Knight who fires in
  • 2:15pm
    This second half has been awful for the Reds
  • 2:18pm
    Derby are just in total control. They could get more if they wanted but look pretty happy with 3-0
  • 2:20pm
    90 Rare chance for Barnsley. Martin fires over from just inside the box
  • 2:24pm
    FULL-TIME: Derby 3, Barnsley 0. The Reds are out of the FA Cup after a very poor performance