Barnsley and Blackburn were involved in one of the more underwhelming football scores of the Championship as they played out a goalless draw. Both sides had decent chances to secure all three points but had to settle for a share of the spoils at Oakwell. Both sides made a couple of changes from their previous games with Claudio Gomes and Clarke Oduor coming in for the hosts while Poveda came in for the visitors.
Oduor came close to scoring a brilliant individual goal as he dribbled past a host of defenders before having his shot saved by Thomas Kaminski in the Blackburn goal. Blackburn produced a couple of good crosses but could not find anyone at the end of them.
Barnsley’s Markus Schopp: “I think it was not a good game from both sides. It was the third game in a week for us, but I’ll not use this as an excuse. Even the weather probably had a bit of an impact. We needed an opener for the game and Clarke Oduor had a big chance for us, but it didn’t happen.”
Blackburn’s Tony Mowbray: “We worked hard and denied them many opportunities. There was one clear-cut when he was through on goal and the ‘keeper made a good save. Apart from that, I thought we restricted them pretty well. I think if either team had the better opportunities, it was probably us and yet we didn’t take them today. We weren’t as clinical as maybe we’d like to be. The team worked hard and looked organized. It’s always a tough place to come to, particularly with the fans back in.”
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