Albert Adomah scored twice as Aston Villa beat Barnsley to earn only their second Championship win of the season.The 29-year-old capitalised on a poor error by Tykes goalkeeper Adam Davies to tap into an empty net, before doubling Villa’s lead from the spot after Keinan Davis was fouled.Davis made it 3-0 after the break, heading home to spoil Barnsley’s 130th anniversary celebrations at Oakwell.
Steve Bruce’s side had drawn each of their last three games.Relive Saturday’s EFL actionVilla, who move up to 13th in the table, also registered their first win away from Villa Park since March.They were good value for their victory against a Barnsley side who are 20th after only two victories from their opening seven matches.Adomah scored twice before half-time, the first under slightly fortuitous circumstances after Davies allowed a long ball forward to slip through his legs and the second a penalty confidently slotted into the top corner.Davis, lively throughout, confirmed the result just before the hour mark, smartly heading Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross into the bottom corner.Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom: “I thought Villa defended really well. They were very well organised. You could see they’d done a lot of work, but we competed right to the end.”There were lots of good things, but we weren’t a goal threat. There was a bit of belief missing.”At half-time we knew a third goal would be everything in a game and they got it. Villa put the game to bed and had an easy half hour after that.”Villa boss Steve Bruce said: “We took our chances, that’s three clean sheets in a row and unbeaten in six.”It was a bit of everything. We have a nice mixture of youth and experience and things are coming on nicely.”We have a nice blend and what we have to do now is put the results together and put a run together, which we are capable of doing. Let’s build on this.”Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBarnsley1Davies2McCarthy18Jackson6Lindsay24Pearson4Williams7HammillBooked at 25mins20Potts10MoncurSubstituted forUgboat 45’minutes15BarnesSubstituted forHedgesat 45’minutes9BradshawSubstituted forThiamat 70’minutesSubstitutes3Fryers8McGeehan13Townsend16Pinnock19Ugbo26Thiam34HedgesAston Villa1Johnstone27Elmohamady5Chester26Terry3Taylor7SnodgrassSubstituted forBjarnasonat 83’minutes6WhelanBooked at 76mins14HourihaneBooked at 90mins37Adomah22KodjiaSubstituted forOnomahat 61’minutes39DavisSubstituted forHoganat 75’minutesSubstitutes4Samba8Lansbury9Hogan13Steer18Onomah20Bjarnason21HuttonReferee:Simon HooperAttendance:14,633Match StatsHome TeamBarnsleyAway TeamAston VillaPossessionHome61%Away39%ShotsHome12Away10Shots on TargetHome2Away7CornersHome6Away1FoulsHome8Away11Live TextPosted at Match ends, Barnsley 0, Aston Villa 3.Full TimePosted at 90’+4′ Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Aston Villa 3.Posted at 90’+4′ Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Hedges.BookingPosted at 90’+3′ Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 90’+3′ Ike Ugbo (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 90’+3′ Foul by Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa).Posted at 90’+2′ Joe Williams (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by John Terry (Aston Villa).Posted at 89′ Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).Posted at 89′ Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 87′ Attempt missed. Ike Ugbo (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mamadou Thiam.Posted at 85′ Offside, Aston Villa. John Terry tries a through ball, but Birkir Bjarnason is caught offside.Posted at 84′ Foul by Joe Williams (Barnsley).Posted at 84′ Josh Onomah (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 83′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Birkir Bjarnason replaces Robert Snodgrass.Posted at 81′ Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Glenn Whelan.Posted at 80′ Ryan Hedges (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 80′ Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa).Posted at 79′ Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Albert Adomah.Posted at 79′ Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.Posted at 78′ Offside, Aston Villa. Neil Taylor tries a through ball, but Scott Hogan is caught offside.Posted at 77′ Attempt blocked. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill.Posted at 77′ Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Chester.BookingPosted at 76′ Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 76′ Ryan Hedges (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 76′ Foul by Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa).Posted at 76′ Attempt missed. Scott Hogan (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross.SubstitutionPosted at 75′ Substitution, Aston Villa. Scott Hogan replaces Keinan Davis.Posted at 75′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 74′ Delay in match Keinan Davis (Aston Villa) because of an injury.SubstitutionPosted at 70′ Substitution, Barnsley. Mamadou Thiam replaces Tom Bradshaw.Posted at 70′ Foul by Adam Jackson (Barnsley).Posted at 70′ Sam Johnstone (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 69′ Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Chester.Posted at 69′ Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 69′ Foul by Neil Taylor (Aston Villa).Posted at 68′ Attempt saved. Ike Ugbo (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross.Posted at 67′ Foul by Joe Williams (Barnsley).Posted at 67′ Robert Snodgrass (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 62′ Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.Show more updatesgoal
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