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Apr 19, 2014 at 3pm UK at Oakwell
LeedsLeeds United
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McCormack (16')

Result: Leeds United defeat Yorkshire rivals Barnsley

Barnsley lose 1-0 at home to Leeds United after Ross McCormack scores the only goal of the game.

Barnsley's hopes of Championship survival were dealt a big blow as they narrowly lost 1-0 at home to their Yorkshire rivals Leeds United this afternoon.

Matt Smith proved himself to be a nuisance and tested Luke Steele with a strong header in the eighth minute.

Leeds' Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Barnsley during the Championship match on April 19, 2014© Getty Images

Less than 10 minutes later, Smith nodded the ball into the path of Ross McCormack, who scooped the ball goalwards, and it squirmed under the body Steele and rolled into the back of the net.

Barnsley struggled to create many chances as Tomasz Cywka had the home side's best effort, but it was a poor strike from 25 yards.

The second period began in scrappy fashion, with neither side able to build any meaningful attacks, although Leeds did have a shout for a penalty waved away as they claimed for handball.

McCormack showed the kind of form that has seen him net 28 goals in the league this season and flashed a shot over the bar before teeing up Smith, whose shot was blocked by Martin Cranie.

Barnsley pushed forward in the final 10 minutes, but they were unable to get a goal and are now three points from safety with three games remaining.

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Leeds' Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Barnsley during the Championship match on April 19, 2014
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