Result: Barnsley earn first away point with Ipswich Town draw

Result: Barnsley earn first away point
© Getty Images
Substitute Jim O'Brien scores Barnsley's equaliser as they draw 1-1 with Ipswich at Portman Road to earn their first away point of the Championship season.

Jim O'Brien came off the bench to earn Barnsley their first away point of the season and deny Mick McCarthy victory on his one-year anniversary as Ipswich Town boss.

Daryl Murphy had headed the Tractor Boys into a half-time advantage, but O'Brien's introduction just prior to the break inspired the Reds to snatch a share of the spoils from an entertaining clash in Suffolk.

Aaron Cresswell's set pieces proved to be the biggest source of goalscoring chances in a first half that was dominated by Ipswich following a quiet opening quarter-of-an-hour.

The left-back's delivery found Luke Chambers in the centre of the goal, but the former Nottingham Forest centre-back headed over the crossbar from eight yards.

Murphy was more accurate with his nodded effort, though, as he shook off his marker and met Cresswell's 41st-minute corner at the far post to put the hosts ahead.

An injury to Jacob Mellis forced Barnsley manager David Flitcroft to turn to his bench, and his decision to bring on O'Brien helped the Tykes completely turn the momentum of the tie in their favour.

The Scottish winger was on hand at the back post to net the visitors' equaliser on 70 minutes, applying a side-footed finish after Tommy Smith could only partially clear Paddy McCourt's cross.

From then on, the Reds applied constant pressure and appeared the more likely team to grab a winner, with O'Brien and Jason Scotland going close in two of their 11 second-half efforts on Dean Gerken's goal.

Former Ipswich striker Scotland ruffled the side-netting after he had been allowed too much space to chest down and then unleash a half-volley from O'Brien's free kick.

Barnsley were nearly caught out on the counter-attack, though, when Jay Tabb's deflected shot was parried by Jack Butland, with the rebound just evading the outstretched foot of Frank Nouble.

Nouble nearly had a decisive impact on the game again in stoppage time, when he went down in the box under the challenge of Jean Yves Mvoto, but referee Andy D'Urso did not award a penalty.

Cresswell was sent off for his protests after the final whistle had blown on the 1-1 draw that extends Barnsley's unbeaten run to three games, with Ipswich now winless in five Championship matches.

Ipswich's Daryl Murphy in action against Barnet during a friendly match on July 20, 2013
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Ipswich make pressure count
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Premier League
Championship
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Ligue 2
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Turkish Super Lig
Major League Soccer
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds85211431117
2Wolverhampton WanderersWolves8521138517
3Cardiff CityCardiff8521127517
4Preston North EndPreston843193615
5Ipswich TownIpswich7502128415
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd850386215
7Middlesbrough8422105514
8Bristol City83411510513
9Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds8341107313
10Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest84041113-212
11Queens Park RangersQPR83231212011
12Norwich CityNorwich8323812-411
13Aston Villa8242109110
14Fulham824287110
15Derby CountyDerby73131111010
16Millwall823311929
17Hull City82241415-18
18Reading722367-18
19Burton Albion8224615-98
20Barnsley7214811-37
21Sunderland8134712-56
22Brentford8044712-54
23Birmingham CityBirmingham8116412-84
24Bolton WanderersBolton8026416-122
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand