Barnsley will be playing Championship football next season after overcoming Millwall 3-1 in a pulsating League One play-off final at Wembley.
Ashley Fletcher got Barnsley off to the perfect start, scoring in just the second minute before Adam Hammill, who also scored in the JPT final, made it another Wembley cracker with an unstoppable curling shot into the top corner.
Mark Beevers gave Millwall hope with a smart finish on the turn before the break. But Lloyd Isgrove settled matters with his first goal for the club to put Barnsley back in the Championship.
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For Millwall, it’s yet more Wembley heartbreak. They have now lost in four of their five visits to England HQ.
TALKING POINT
Should Barnsley have been down to 10 men? Despite being two goals up, Barnsley’s job should have been made even more difficult when George William’s horror tackle on Chris Taylor was punished with only a yellow card.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Adam Hammill (Barnsley) Another industrious display that will be remembered for one of the great play-off final goals.
PLAYER RATINGS
Millwall: Archer 6, Edwards 6, Craig 6, Beevers 7, Martin 6, Taylor 7, Thompson 6, Abdou 6, Ferguson 6, Gregory 6, Morison 7. SUBS: Williams 6, Onyedinma 6, O’Brien 6.
Barnsley: Davies 7, Williams 5, Roberts 6, Mawson 7, Scowen 6, Isgrove 7, Hammill 8, Hourihane 6, Brownhill 6, Fletcher 7, Winnall 6. SUBS: Toney 6, Watkins 6.
MATCHCAST: FULL STATS, TWEETS AND COMMENTARY
KEY MOMENTS
2’ – GOAL! Millwall 0-1 Barnsley: Fletcher turns beautifully on the edge of the box before shooting past Archer and into the far corner.
19’ – GOAL! Millwall 0-2 Barnsley: One of the great play-off final goals from Adam Hammill, who cuts in from the left before curling an unstoppable finish into the top corner from the edge of the box.
27’ – WILLIAMS A LUCKY BOY: It’s a shocking challenge from the Barnsley man, a real leg breaker with studs high on Taylor. He somehow escapes with a yellow.
34’ – GOAL! Millwall 1-2 Barnsley: Millwall are right back in it as Beevers smashes home after turning Roberts in the box after Barnsley fail to clear the corner.
74’ – GOAL! Millwall 1-3 Barnsley: Lloyd Isgrove nips in front of Millwall keeper Jordan Archer to head home his first for the club.
KEY STATS
Ashley Fletcher’s goal was the quickest scored by Barnsley this season.
Both of Adam Hammill’s goals at Wembley this season have been scored from outside the box
Millwall have lost in four of their five visits to Wembley.
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