August 4, 2021

Swansea battle to edge Barnsley

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Swansea maintained the pressure on Sky Bet Championship leaders Norwich as they battled to a 2-0 win over Barnsley at Oakwell.

Defender Ben Cabango gave the visitors the lead against the run of play in the closing seconds of a first half devoid of clear-cut chances until then (45+1).

In-form forward Jamal Lowe then took advantage of a breakdown in communication in the Barnsley defence to add his seventh goal in as many games and double the visitors’ lead (55).

The victory keeps Steve Cooper’s side second, four points off top spot, while Barnsley sit 10th, six points outside the play-off spots.

More to follow…

What’s next?

Both sides are back in action on Tuesday January 19. Swansea travel to Ewood Park to take on Blackburn at 7pm, while Barnsley face Watford at Vicarage Road at 7.45pm.