LEEDS UNITED will be looking to get back on track against Barnsley after their four-match winning run was brought to a halt at Bristol City on Tuesday. Here’s a look back at the last five meetings between the two derby rivals at Elland Road.
Leeds United 0 Barnsley 0 (Championship, 21 December 2013)
With Barnsley at the foot of the table, Danny Wilson returned for a second stint in charge after 15 years away.
With seven yellow cards, the game was a fiery affair even before Marcus Tudgay saw red in the 84th minute for a high footed challenge.
And though Leeds threw caution to the wind in the hope of a late winner, Barnsley earned a hard-fought draw to secure their fifth away point of the season.
Leeds United 1 Barnsley 0 (Championship, 6 October 2012)
Keith Hill was left seething at the referee after an error of judgement from Darren Deadman gave the home side the share of the spoils.
With the Tykes dominating the first half, Leeds were given a 42nd minute penalty, despite Stephen Foster appearing to foul Lee Peltier outside the box.
Luciano Becchio stepped up to score his fifth goal at Elland Road in as many games that season as Neil Warnock’s side secured their fourth win in five matches, catapulting them up to seventh in the table.
Leeds United 1 Barnsley 2 (Championship, 26 November 2011)
Barnsley won at Elland Road for the first time since 1990 with one of their best performances of the season.
Ricardo Vaz Te scored the opener after 27 minutes and it was 2-0 at half-time as Craig Davies reacted quickest to an Alex McCarthy fumble.
Ross McCormack gave the home side a glimmer of hope with a curling free-kick from 25 yards out in the 55th minute, and despite David Perkins earning a second yellow card late on, the Reds held out for a deserved victory.
Leeds United 3 Barnsley 3 (Championship, 22 February 2011)
In one of the thrillers of the season, Kieran Tripper’s 82nd-minute equaliser denied Leeds two crucial points in their hunt for a place in the play-offs.
It was the second time Barnsley had come from behind, despite taking the lead in the second minute through Jason Shackell.
A goal from Luciano Becchio and a controversial Max Gradel penalty put Leeds ahead at the interval, but Barnsley came out for the second period firing, and were level after three minutes when Matt Hill struck past Kasper Schmeichel. Bradley Johnson was given his marching orders for a second yellow card four minutes later, and in spite of being a man down, Leeds led for the second time when Gradel hit a curling effort into the netin the 70th minute.
The Tykes refused to be beaten and their efforts were rewarded when Trippier, on loan from Man City, hit a free-kick past an unsighted Schmeichel with just eight minutes remaining.
Leeds United 2 Barnsley 2 (Championship, 2 December 2006)
With the two worst defences in the division crossing swords, goals were inevitable.
However, not many would have expected the explosive start in which Daniel Nardiello put the visitors ahead inside three minutes, only for his strike to be cancelled out five minutes later when Tresor Kandol struck on his full debut for Leeds.
Nardiello tormented United’s backline all afternoon and grabbed a second in the 36th minute. But the Whites were level again when veteran defender Ugo Ehiogu slotted home after Shaun Derry had headed in his path.
Matt Heath looked to have secured the points for Dennis Wise’s team, however referee Kevin Wright disallowed the header after his linesman flagged for a foul in the build up to the goal.