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Crystal Palace   2 - 1   Barnsley

Highlights - Crystal Palace 2-1 Barnsley

Crystal Palace 2-1 Barnsley

James Vaughan kept his cool to fire home a late penalty winner and take Crystal Palace seven points clear of the Championship relegation zone.

Palace dominated and went ahead when Neil Danns won possession and fired home from 18 yards.

Marlon Harewood drew Barnsley level just before the break when he coolly side-footed in Jason Shackell's cross.

But Vaughan netted from the spot after Diego Arismendi's clumsy challenge to secure a deserved home victory.

The Eagles will feel they should have been out of sight by the time Vaughan scored, with the on-loan Everton striker and Neil Danns missing a number of fine chances.

Palace almost took the lead after 15 minutes but Danns somehow missed from three yards after Nathaniel Clyne's weak effort was fumbled by Tykes keeper Luke Steele.

Vaughan then shot wide after he ran on to a fine pass from Kemy Agustien and outpaced Paul McShane.

And he also sent a header wide after great work by Darren Ambrose.

Barnsley eventually caved in when Danny Haynes gifted the ball to Danns in midfield and he was allowed to stride forward and ping a left-footed shot into the corner.

But Harewood converted a rare chance - his third goal since joining on loan from Blackpool - to draw the visitors level at the interval.

However, the one-way traffic continued in the second half and only some outstanding goalkeeping by Luke Steele kept Palace at bay.

The pick of his saves was a wonderful stop to deny Danns, who also hit the post.

But the pressure finally told when Vaughan was fouled in the box and notched from the spot.

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crystal Palace 2-1 Barnsley FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Danns 29
  • Vaughan (pen) 75
  • Harewood 43

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 02 Clyne
  • 05 McCarthy
  • 29 Moxey
  • 31 Gardner
  • 07 Ambrose (Zaha 69)
  • 08 Danns (Scannell 84)
  • 33 Agustien
  • 34 Dikgacoi
  • 09 Iversen yellow card
  • 20 Vaughan (Easter 88)

Substitutes

  • 13 Price,
  • 04 Davis,
  • 10 Garvan,
  • 14 Scannell,
  • 16 Zaha,
  • 19 Easter,
  • 32 Counago

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 02 Hassell (Arismendi 70)
  • 04 Shackell
  • 18 McShane
  • 33 Hill
  • 05 Doyle
  • 19 Butterfield
  • 20 Colace
  • 07 Haynes (Devaney 80)
  • 09 Harewood yellow card
  • 27 Gray (O'Connor 89)

Substitutes

  • 12 Preece,
  • 03 McEveley,
  • 08 O'Brien,
  • 10 Lovre,
  • 11 Devaney,
  • 23 Arismendi,
  • 36 O'Connor
Ref: EvansAtt: 19,344
CRYSTAL PALACE
BARNSLEY

Possession

  • Crystal Palace 52%
  • Barnsley 48%

Attempts on target

  • Crystal Palace 8
  • Barnsley 4

Attempts off target

  • Crystal Palace 4
  • Barnsley 3

Corners

  • Crystal Palace 5
  • Barnsley 5

Fouls

  • Crystal Palace 4
  • Barnsley 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:04 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+3:01 Paul McShane challenges Steffen Iversen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Moxey takes the direct free kick.
  • 89:26 The ball is sent over by Matthew Hill, Julian Speroni makes a save.
  • 88:24 Substitution Garry O'Connor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Gray.
  • 87:17 Substitution Jermaine Easter is brought on as a substitute for James Vaughan.
  • 86:38 Diego Arismendi delivers the ball, save made by Julian Speroni.
  • 86:30 Martin Devaney sends in a cross, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
  • 83:05 Substitution Sean Scannell on for Neil Danns.
  • 81:52 Martin Devaney sends in a cross, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.
  • 80:46 Paul McShane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • 80:10 Shot from 6 yards by Martin Devaney. Save by Julian Speroni. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jacob Butterfield, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.
  • 79:05 Substitution Martin Devaney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Haynes.
  • 75:09 Jacob Butterfield crosses the ball.
  • 74:02 Neil Danns delivers the ball, Penalty awarded for a foul by Diego Arismendi on James Vaughan.
  • 74:02 GOAL - James VaughanCrystal Palace 2 - 1 Barnsley Penalty scored by James Vaughan. Crystal Palace 2-1 Barnsley.
  • 72:00 Steffen Iversen produces a cross, James Vaughan takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.
  • 70:32 Diego Arismendi challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kemy Agustien.
  • 69:06 Substitution Diego Arismendi is brought on as a substitute for Bobby Hassell.
  • 68:28 Substitution Wilfried Zaha is brought on as a substitute for Darren Ambrose.
  • 67:43 The ball is crossed by Danny Haynes, Marlon Harewood takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick McCarthy.
  • 65:32 The ball is crossed by Bobby Hassell, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.
  • 65:25 The ball is delivered by Matthew Hill.
  • 63:46 Neil Danns takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save. Corner from the left by-line taken by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Marlon Harewood.
  • 62:32 Andy Gray produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 60:43 Centre by Kemy Agustien.
  • 59:35 Anthony Gardner fouled by Andy Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
  • 58:53 Danny Haynes sends in a cross, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.
  • 58:32 The ball is swung over by Neil Danns, clearance by Paul McShane.
  • 56:58 Steffen Iversen fouled by Marlon Harewood, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
  • 56:58 Booking The referee shows Marlon Harewood a yellow card.
  • 56:10 Centre by Hugo Colace, clearance by Anthony Gardner. Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield played to the near post.
  • 54:35 Darren Ambrose has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 54:06 James Vaughan takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.
  • 51:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steffen Iversen on Luke Steele. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
  • 51:41 Booking The referee shows Steffen Iversen a yellow card for dissent.
  • 51:05 The ball is crossed by Dean Moxey, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
  • 48:32 The ball is sent over by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Bobby Hassell.
  • 47:03 Nathan Doyle challenges Steffen Iversen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Darren Ambrose from the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:24 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+0:13 Foul by Matthew Hill on Neil Danns, free kick awarded. Kemy Agustien restarts play with the free kick.
  • 43:51 Bobby Hassell produces a cross, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
  • 43:03 Andy Gray crosses the ball.
  • 42:14 Assist on the goal came from Jason Shackell.
  • 42:14 GOAL - Marlon HarewoodCrystal Palace 1 - 1 Barnsley Goal scored by Marlon Harewood from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-1 Barnsley.
  • 41:34 The ball is sent over by Bobby Hassell, blocked by Dean Moxey.
  • 40:38 Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni. Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, clearance by Kemy Agustien.
  • 39:50 Matthew Hill delivers the ball.
  • 38:32 Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Kemy Agustien gets a block in.
  • 38:01 James Vaughan challenges Bobby Hassell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.
  • 37:28 Kemy Agustien concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Haynes. Jacob Butterfield delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Kemy Agustien.
  • 35:50 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jacob Butterfield, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy by Paul McShane. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • 32:51 Hugo Colace is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 30:55 The ball is sent over by Danny Haynes, clearance made by Anthony Gardner. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jacob Butterfield.
  • 28:47 GOAL - Neil DannsCrystal Palace 1 - 0 Barnsley Neil Danns fires in a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-0 Barnsley.
  • 26:32 Hugo Colace takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gardner. The ball is sent over by Darren Ambrose, Close range headed effort by James Vaughan misses to the right of the target.
  • 25:32 The assistant referee flags for offside against Steffen Iversen. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
  • 23:28 Matthew Hill crosses the ball.
  • 22:27 Centre by Paul McShane, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.
  • 21:45 The ball is delivered by Bobby Hassell, clearance by Dean Moxey.
  • 20:10 Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, Hugo Colace makes a clearance.
  • 19:36 Darren Ambrose takes the outswinging corner, Paul McShane manages to make a clearance.
  • 19:03 The ball is delivered by Steffen Iversen, blocked by Jason Shackell. Darren Ambrose takes a outswinging corner.
  • 18:24 James Vaughan has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 16:55 The ball is sent over by Marlon Harewood.
  • 16:39 Hugo Colace sends in a cross.
  • 16:16 Andy Gray fouled by Anthony Gardner, the ref awards a free kick. Bobby Hassell takes the free kick.
  • 15:29 The ball is crossed by Nathaniel Clyne. The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.
  • 15:18 Neil Danns takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Hill.
  • 14:25 Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Neil Danns gets a block in. Close range effort by Neil Danns misses to the right of the goal.
  • 14:09 Nathaniel Clyne sends in a cross.
  • 12:55 Matthew Hill challenges Neil Danns unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Darren Ambrose, Matthew Hill manages to make a clearance.
  • 11:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Ambrose by Bobby Hassell. Free kick crossed by Darren Ambrose, Jason Shackell makes a clearance. Corner taken by Darren Ambrose.
  • 10:36 The ball is sent over by Matthew Hill, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.
  • 8:29 James Vaughan fouled by Hugo Colace, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • 7:53 A cross is delivered by Bobby Hassell, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.
  • 7:00 The ball is swung over by Paul McShane.
  • 3:12 Marlon Harewood is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 38 37 76
2 Norwich 39 21 70
3 Cardiff 39 17 66
4 Swansea 39 16 66
5 Leeds 39 12 64
6 Reading 38 20 60
7 Nott'm Forest 39 10 60
8 Millwall 39 12 57
9 Burnley 38 6 57
10 Watford 39 12 56
11 Hull 39 3 56
12 Leicester 39 0 56
13 Portsmouth 39 0 54
14 Bristol City 39 -3 53
15 Ipswich 39 0 52
16 Barnsley 39 -12 47
17 Coventry 39 -7 45
18 Middlesbrough 38 -8 45
19 Derby 39 -8 44
20 Doncaster 39 -19 44
21 Crystal Palace 39 -21 42
22 Sheff Utd 38 -25 35
23 Preston 38 -22 34
24 Scunthorpe 39 -41 34


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