The Radio Match – Barnsley V Everton



26th August 2015

Capital One Cup 2nd Round at Oakwell, Barnsley

Barnsley V Everton

Everton survived a scare in their second round Capital One cup tie against Barnsley at Oakwell. In a good start for the Premier League side Bryan Oviedo shot just wide in the opening moments Kevin Mirallas and Aiden McGeadey also had efforts in the opening 10 minutes as Barnsley looked like they may be overrun.However the Yorkshire side hit back and took the lead on 21 minutes. Conor Hourihane free kick fell to Sam Winnall to give the Yorkshire side the lead against the run of play.

GOAL – 21 MINUTESBARNSLEY 1 Everton 0Sam Winnall

Marley Watkins had a shot saved soon after and Barnsley were full of confidence at this point. A moment later it was Watkins again with a left foot shot and this time made no mistake to score and double the lead for the Yorkshire side.

GOAL – 27 MINUTESBARNSLEY 2 Everton 0Marley Watkins

Aiden McGeadey had another effort well saved and Romelu Lukaku had his first effort of the game on 35 minutes when his effort was well blocked by the Barnsley defense.Everton continued to push forward up until half-time but Barnsley restricted them to half chances and defended well to go in with their hard earned lead at the break

Half Time – Barnsley 2 (Winnall 21, Watkins 27) Everton 0

Almost immediately after the break Ross Barclay put an effort over the bar. Barnsley hit back with a smart counter attacking move and Ben Pearson set up Josh Schowen who should have made it three but shot over the bar. A miss Barnsley were to a moment later a fine acrobatic strike from Kevin Mirallas found the net to put Everton right back in the game.

GOAL – 50 MINUTESBarnsley 2 EVERTON 1Kevin Mirallas

Soon after Barclay set up Mirallas again but he put the effort wide. Gerard Deulofeu had a shot saved by the keeper and it was a cross from Deulofeu that set up the equaliser, met by Stephen Naismith with a header to level the score.

GOAL – 57 MINUTESBarnsley 2 EVERTON 2Stephen Naismith

Barnsley were not done however and were back in the lead within a minute. Reece Wabara’s through ball sent Daniel Crowley through and he made no mistake to put Barnley back ahead and the upset was back on.

GOAL – 58 MINUTESBARNSLEY 3 Everton 2Daniel Crowley

Conor Hourihane out a free kick just wide just after the hour and Sam Winnall set up Hourihane again who yet again failed to take the chance to seal the tie for the Tykes. Again the miss would prove costly as Everton broke straight down the other end from the miss and after good work wide by Deulofeu his cross was met by Romelu Lukaku to level the scores again.

GOAL – 77 MINUTESBarnsley 3 EVERTON 3Romelu Lukaku

Naismith and Barclay had chances to force a winner. The best chance came in the final minute when Mirallas met a Lukaku cross with a header and put it just past the post. At 3-3 on 90 minutes we were heading to extra time.

Full Time – Barnsley (2) 3 (Winnall 21, Watkins 27, Crowley 58) Everton (0) 3 (Mirallas 50, Naismith 57, Lukaku 77)

Despite signs of tiredness Barnley started Extra Time well. Alfie Mawson nearly gave the Yorkshire side the lead again with a header from Conor Hourihane’s cross going just past the post. Conor Wilkinson also brought a save from the Everton goalkeeper Joel Robies. The key momentum shift was a nightmare couple of moments for Barnsley defender Marc Roberts. He conceded a corner and resulting from it he put the ball into his own net to give the Toffeemen the lead for the first time.

GOAL – 95 MINUTESBarnsley 3 EVERTON 4Marc Roberts {OG}

Moving into the second half of extra time Barnsley still showed no signs of giving in. Josh Schowen forced a save from Robies and Hourihane was unlucky when after being set up by some good work from Ben Pearson, he hit the bar. With Barnsley pushing forward the Premier League side hit them on the break, Barclay put Lukaku through for his second of the game to finally finish the tie.

GOAL – 114 MINUTESBarnsley 3 EVERTON 5Romelu Lukaku

Wilkinson had a header wide for Barnsley in the final minute but their spirited effort had run out of steam. Everton in the end go through to the next round after a thoroughly entertaining encounter at Oakwell. Barnsley can take much from the game but as is often the case, Premier League class and greater fitness shone through in the extra time period.


Barnsley (2) 3 (Winnall 21, Watkins 27, Crowley 58) Everton (0) 5 (Mirallas 50, Naismith 57, Lukaku 77, 114 Roberts {OG} 95) AET – 90 MINS 3-3

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Romelu Lukaku (Everton)


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