Apr 9, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Cardiff City Stadium
CardiffCardiff City
1-1
Barnsley
Turner (59')
Gunnarsson (63'), Barnett (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Foster (90')
O'Grady (49')

Result: Stephen Foster rescues draw for Barnsley in stoppage time

Stephen Foster scores deep into stoppage time to rescue a point for Barnsley against Cardiff City this evening.

A stoppage-time equaliser has rescued a point for Barnsley against Championship leaders Cardiff City this evening.

Cardiff City's Ben Turner and Barnsley's Richard Foster battle for the ball during the Championship match on April 9, 2013© AP Photos

The hosts dominated the first half, but a series of solid saves from Tykes keeper Luke Steele ensured that there were no goals in the opening 45 minutes.

Tommy Smith forced Steele into action inside the opening minute, before Craig Bellamy saw a strike bounce back off the post.

Jordan Mutch and Kim Bo-Kyung also saw efforts kept out by Steele, while Barnsley struggled to create chances in the first half.

The visitors' first chance of the match came shortly after the re-start, as Bobby Hassell headed towards goal, but his effort was wide of the post.

However, the home side continued to look the more likely to score, eventually breaking the deadlock in the 59th minute, as Ben Turner fired the ball in from close range following a Kim corner.

The league leaders almost added a second two minutes later, when Bellamy crossed the ball in for Mutch, but the midfielder's shot was deflected wide.

Barnsley almost leveled moments later following a corner, but Leon Barnett headed off the line to keep the hosts ahead.

Cardiff switched to a more defensive style in the final minutes of the game, allowing Tomasz Cywka to test David Marshall with a powerful strike but the Scottish international was able to keep the shot out.

Barnsley continued to press for an equaliser, as Cywka took another shot deep into stoppage time with a deflection off Stephen Foster catching Marshall out, allowing the visitors to share the spoils.

The result leaves Cardiff six points clear at the top of the Championship table, while Barnsley climb to 19th.

Cardiff City's Craig Bellamy during the Championship match at Watford on April 6, 2013
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