Slobodan Tedic netted an 85th-minute winner with his first Barnsley goal as they continued their superb form with a 1-0 victory at Wycombe Wanderers.

In a poor match, the Reds could not recreate their recent performances, struggling to play fluent football against direct and physical opponents who had the better chances overall.

But the substitutes made the difference with Luke Thomas crossing for Manchester City loanee Tedic to deftly head into the top left corner from close range in front of a jubilant away end.

They remain fourth in League One, eight points off the top two and nine clear in the play-off places. They are unbeaten in 11 games with nine wins

There was one change from the win over Plymouth a week before as Max Watters replaced Devante Cole while Brad Collins was back on the bench.

The hosts were the better side in the first half in which Barnsley resorted to long balls which did not work and lacked quality in attack.

Wycombe had a big chance in the third minute when a free-kick was headed by Chris Forino to Tjay De Barr who totally missed the ball when unmarked eight yards out.

Watters should have put Barnsley in front when sent clean through on the left of the box but shot too close to the goalkeeper who saved easily.

De Barr then missed another good chance when Harry Isted misjudged a free-kick and left his goal untended but the striker headed high and wide at the back post.

Chem Campbell blazed over from six yards out on the left after Isted parried a long-range Lewis Wing strike. Forino then headed wide from a right-wing cross.

Barnsley made a bright start to the second half with Watters glancing a Phillips cross wide with his head. But Wycombe striker Brandon Hanlan headed wide when well-placed from a left-wing corner.

The hosts then had a long spell of pressure but Barnsley kept out a series of set pieces.

The introduction of Thomas, Tedic and Josh Benson made a difference with the visitors playing better before the vital late winner.

Barnsley (3-5-2): Isted; B Thomas, Andersen, Kitching; Williams, Phillips (Benson 78mins), Connell, Kane (L Thomas 70), Cadden (Larkeche 78); Norwood (Tedic 58mins), Watters (Cole 58).

Unused: Collins, Russell.

Yellow cards: Kitching, B Thomas, Watters.

Goals: Tedic 85.

Wycombe (4-2-3-1): Stryjek; McCarthy, Grimmer (Tafazolli 88mins), Forino, Jacobson; Wing, Scowen; McCleary, De Barr (Wheeler 80), Campbell (Freeman 80; Hanlan.

Unused: Cartwright, Young, Willis, Pattenden.

Yellow cards: Grimmer.

  • 3:03pm
    1 Early half chances for Norwood but he shoots well high and wide from the edge of the box
  • 3:04pm
    3 Decent chance for the hosts. A free-kick is headed by Chris Forino. to Tjay De Barr who kicks nothing but air unmarked about eight yards out
  • 3:05pm
    4 Wycombe corner on the left. Headed out by Andersen. There is a head injury for Wycombe
  • 3:08pm
    It's ex-Red Josh Scowen down getting treatment. Looks like a head injury
  • 3:10pm
    Play re starts after five minute delay. Scowen still. off pitch but preparing to come back on
  • 3:12pm
    Scowen back on now
  • 3:13pm
    A bit of a strange start to this one then. Barnsley yet to really get going
  • 3:13pm
    A bit of a strange start to this one then. Barnsley yet to really get going
  • 3:15pm
    14 Isted. punches a cross behind for corner which goes everyone with a slight touch for another corner
  • 3:16pm
    The. next corner scrambled away by Barnsley who have not quite found their usual rhythm so far
  • 3:17pm
    The. game has. been played Wycombe's way so far with a lot of high and long balls. Barnsley struggling to get possession
  • 3:19pm
    Barnsley finally get on the ball for a spell and look good. It leads to Cadden finding Kitching who surges into the box n the left but h is pass is very weak and cut out
  • 3:20pm
    18Big chance for the Reds. Max Watters is clean through on the left of the box but shoots straight at the goalkeeper who saves
  • 3:22pm
    20 Another decent chance for Wycombe's Tjay De Barr . Isted totally misses a free-kick but De Barr heads over at the far post
  • 3:28pm
    Midway through the first half and the hosts have been the better side. But Barnsley had that good chance through Watters the only time they got the ball down and put a good move together
  • 3:31pm
    Barnsley starting to play a few decent long balls which Norwood and Watters are close to latching onto
  • 3:32pm
    Barnsley starting to look a bit more like. their normal selves with better pressing .
  • 3:33pm
    31 Chem Campbell nutmegs Jordan Williams and surges into the box from the left. His low cross is touched by Isted and bounces to safety
  • 3:36pm
    Not much. happening. Lots of headers and battles for the ball in the middle of the pitch
  • 3:37pm
    Barnsley haven't really good any of their talented midfield players on the ball high up the pitch yet
  • 3:38pm
    37 Nice football from Wycombe down their right to open Barnsley up but Garath McCleary makes a hash of a cross on the right of the box
  • 3:40pm
    38 Thomas' long throw is headed on by Kitching then there is a scramble but the referee gives a free-kick to Wycombe
  • 3:42pm
    Another good chance for the hosts. Isted parries a long range shot by Wing and Campbell blazes over from close range on the left
  • 3:43pm
    Bobby Thomas joins Liam Kitching in the book for a foul just inside the Barnsley half on the left wing
  • 3:44pm
    43 Josh Scowen wins a. corner on the right
  • 3:45pm
    44 Wycombe corner on right. Cleared at near post. Ball comes back in and Chris Forino heads wide from close-range. under pressure from Kitching
  • 3:47pm
    Jack Grimmer booked for a foul on Watters
  • 3:47pm
    Five added minutes
  • 3:47pm
    45+1 Connell free-kick cleared
  • 3:49pm
    It hasn't happened for the Reds this half. They've been sucked into a game of long balls and Wycombe have played the better football. Quite a few Reds not quite at their best. But it's level and they're well in the game
  • 3:51pm
    Max Watters the third Barnsley. man in the booked for crashing into a defender as he cleared
  • 3:52pm
    HALF-TIME: Wycombe 0, Barnsley 0
  • 4:10pm
  • 4:12pm
    Better start for the Reds. They get on the attack straight away. Norwood shot blocked. Big cheers
  • 4:12pm
    Another big chance for Watters. Phillips' cross is headed wide from close range by Watters. Was just a tad too high and flicked off target
  • 4:13pm
    49. Wycombe corner punched out by Isted
  • 4:16pm
    Barnsley definitely livelier in this half, getting on the ball a bit more high up the pitch
  • 4:17pm
    52. Wycombe corner on left
  • 4:18pm
    52 Wycombe's corner is headed wide by Brandon Hanlan. Another decent chance for the hosts
  • 4:21pm
    56 Cadden corner on the right. Headed out
  • 4:22pm
    Cole and Tedic coming on for Norwood and Watters
  • 4:23pm
    Tedic's physicality could be important against this strong Wycombe side
  • 4:24pm
    59 Wycombe corner on the left. Headed out
  • 4:24pm
    Wycombe win another corner. They are having another good spell
  • 4:25pm
    60 Wycombe corner on the left. It's headed out by Thomas
  • 4:27pm
    The game is now pretty scrappy again. Wycombe wins. free-kick on the right about 30 yards out
  • 4:28pm
    64 Joe Jacobson's free-kick is headed out. and Cadden blasts down the pitch to no one
  • 4:29pm
    65 Another Jacobson free-kick is headed behind by Andersen. Aerial bombardment at the moment but Barnsley coping so far
  • 4:30pm
    65 Left wing corner played short but Barnsley clear. Reds fans in good voice as their side clear a series of set pieces
  • 4:31pm
    Now Barnsley win a free-kick as Cadden is fouled
  • 4:31pm
    Luke Thomas coming on
  • 4:32pm
    Free-kick played to Thomas at back post headed out
  • 4:32pm
    L Thomas on for Kane
  • 4:36pm
    71. Wycombe corner on the right. Williams blocks it at the near post and it's another corner
  • 4:37pm
    72 Another Wycombe corner from the right. Isted punches at near post and a Wycombe player is down hurt
  • 4:38pm
    This has been a really stodgy performance by Barnsley. They've defended well but badly struggled to get forward. When they. have. got the ball. in good areas the last pass or touch has let them down
  • 4:39pm
    74 Adam Phillips lets fly from his usual distance for the first time today but smashes well over
  • 4:41pm
    Rare chance for Barnsley to break at the Wycombe defence but Cole tries to play in Tedic and gets it wrong. He had Williams free to his right
  • 4:42pm
    Benson and Larkeche coming on
  • 4:42pm
    Phillips and Cadden off
  • 4:43pm
    Those are Barnsley's final changes
  • 4:44pm
    Barnsley having a better spell now, gaps starting to open up in the home defence if the Reds can be more precise with their passing. L Thomas overhits a pass which would have released Benson on the right of the box
  • 4:45pm
    Wycombe take off De Barr and Campbell who were. good in the first half before their team went more physical after the break and bypassed them. Nick Freeman and David Wheeler on
  • 4:47pm
    Cole almost played through but a defender blocks well
  • 4:50pm
    Slobodan Tedic has his first Barnsley goal!!!
  • 4:51pm
    What a moment. Brilliant work on the left by Thomas, he clips in a cross and Tedic superbly heads into the top left corner.
  • 4:52pm
    The away ends has gone wild
  • 4:53pm
    The substitutes have made the difference. Barnsley had looked more lively in the previous ten minutes or so.
  • 4:55pm
    'Sheffield Wednesday, we're coming for you'. sing the jubilant away end
  • 4:55pm
    Four added minutes
  • 4:58pm
    Wycombe corner on right. Keper up
  • 4:58pm
    Isted massive catch from the corner
  • 5:00pm
    FULL-TIME: Wycombe 0, Barnsley 1. The Reds get a huge late win