Ismael leads Barnsley to first win of season

Valerien Ismael
Former Crystal Palace defender Valerien Ismael managed Austrian side LASK in the Europa League before being sacked in July

Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael got his tenure off to a winning start as his side overcame 10-man QPR for their first win in the Championship this season.

Having started strongly Rangers went behind after Rob Dickie was sent off for a foul on Cauley Woodrow in the box and the Barnsley forward emphatically put away the resulting penalty.

Conor Chaplin doubled the lead before the break as he fired in low from eight yards after some excellent build-up play.

Yoann Barbet’s second-half own goal heaped more misery on Mark Warburton’s side whose winless run now extends to seven games.

The win moved Barnsley three points above the relegation zone and into 16th, leapfrogging Rangers who drop to 18th position.

Ismael succeeded Gerhard Struber last week and his side struggled at first as Rangers had a chance to go ahead inside the opening minute when Elias Chair’s strike was blocked before Macauley Bonne fired over.

But the red card changed the game as Woodrow got on the wrong side of Dickie after a through ball by Callum Styles and Dickie tugged on the forward’s shoulder.

From then on it was all Barnsley – Seny Dieng saved well from a low Woodrow shot from just outside the area moments before the second goal.

Rangers’ season was summed up by the third goal – Dominik Frieser ran down the right, played the ball into Woodrow whose touch was too heavy, but Barbet toe-poked the ball past Dieng from 12 yards.

It could have been worse for Rangers had Dieng not saved well from Alex Mowatt and Patrick Schmidt in the final 20 minutes.



  • 1Walton
  • 26Sollbauer
  • 30Helik
  • 6Andersen
  • 7Brittain
  • 4Styles
  • 27Mowatt
  • 22OduorSubstituted forJamesat 45′minutes
  • 28FrieserSubstituted forSimoes Inacioat 75′minutes
  • 9WoodrowSubstituted forSchmidtat 68′minutes
  • 11Chaplin


  • 8Kane
  • 19Schmidt
  • 23Simoes Inacio
  • 24Halme
  • 25Miller
  • 32James
  • 40Collins


  • 13Dieng
  • 24Kakay
  • 4DickieBooked at 26mins
  • 6Barbet
  • 25Hämäläinen
  • 12Ball
  • 22Carroll
  • 37AdomahSubstituted forKaneat 54′minutes
  • 7BonneSubstituted forWillockat 63′minutes
  • 10ChairSubstituted forMastersonat 31′minutes
  • 9Dykes


  • 2Kane
  • 20Cameron
  • 21Willock
  • 23Masterson
  • 26Bettache
  • 29Kelman
  • 32Kelly

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