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Joao earns point for Reading

Report and highlights from the Sky Bet Championship clash at Oakwell

Last Updated: 11/12/19 10:18pm

1:43 Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Reading

Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Reading

Barnsley missed a chance to collect a valuable three points as they squandered the lead in a 1-1 draw with Reading at Oakwell.

The Tykes sit at the foot of the Sky Bet Championship table and are now on a run of one win in 20 league matches.

Off the field, a dispute involving former boss Daniel Stendel - now in charge of Hearts - has been an unwanted distraction this week, but Cauley Woodrow's 58th-minute strike looked to have put Barnsley on the road to a big result in the club's fight for second-tier survival.

However, Lucas Joao found the net 14 minutes from time to earn the visiting Royals a share of the spoils, with Mark Bowen's men having struggled to create clear-cut chances up to that point.

Lucas Joao scored the equaliser for Reading

Lucas Joao scored the equaliser for Reading

Reading skipper Liam Moore - one of six survivors from the weekend defeat to Birmingham - invited unnecessary pressure on his own defence in the opening minutes, conceding a corner with a complete miskick on his own byline before failing to get enough purchase on a clearing header.

Jacob Brown then fired over from the centre of the box after the ball was squared to him by Jordan Williams as Barnsley, who made one change from the loss at Cardiff, looked to make an early breakthrough.

Reading's threat was limited, but Barnsley continued to press and Mike Bahre should have done better when a quick counter-attacking move ended with Woodrow crossing to him in space, but his touch was too soft and Rafael Cabral was able to collect.

Alex Mowatt's strike from outside the box whistled past the right-hand post after 17 minutes and Charlie Adam soon fancied his own chances from distance at the other end, testing goalkeeper Sami Radlinger with his first effort before firing a less convincing second off target.

The hosts had an opportunity to break the deadlock in the closing stages of the half when Bahre played a pass through the Reading defence, only for Conor Chaplin to be denied by Cabral from close range, with the goalkeeper also collecting Brown's follow-up effort from the edge of the box.

Jordan Obita blazed over from a promising position 10 minutes into the second half before Mowatt's low drive was saved by Cabral.

Barnsley had the goal they were looking for two minutes short of the hour mark, when Michael Morrison gave away possession in a dangerous area and Woodrow capitalised to fire his side in front.

But it was not to be the winner, as Joao steered home from the centre of the box after Barnsley failed to clear a corner, and Cabral was equal to the home side's efforts to rescue maximum points.

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Ryan Sessegnon goal: Watch Tottenham forward score against Bayern Munich in Champions League

Ryan Sessegnon scored his first ever Tottenham Hotspur goal in some style on Wednesday night.

The 19-year-old was selected to start by Jose Mourinho for the first time against Bayern Munich in Champions League and made some start to the match.

After Kingsley Coman opened the scoring to put the hosts ahead, Sessegnon picked up the ball on the edge of the box midway through the first-half.

Allowing the ball to fall across his body, Sessegnon then rivalled in a powerful half-volley which flew past Manuel Neuer at his near post.

You can watch the sublime goal below.

However, Bayern Munich enjoyed the better of the first-half and snatched the lead back when first-half substitute Thomas Muller – who replaced the injured Coman – stabbed home from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

For live coverage of the Champions League group stage clash, click here.

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Champions League: What were the decade’s most memorable moments?

Was it Gareth Bale's overhead kick? Gary Neville getting excited about Lionel Messi? Or maybe just Divock Origi doing Divock Origi things?

Wednesday night was the last Champions League action of the decade and to mark it we asked BBC Sport readers to tell us what their most memorable moments of the tensies - or whatever we call the 2010-2019 period - were.

Here are some of your responses.

Was Gareth Bale's overhead kick for Real Madrid against Liverpool one of the best Champions League goals of the decade? It featured highly in many of your suggestions
Divock Origi's crucial contribution to Liverpool's Champions League win this year was a feature in many people's favourite moments of the competition in the 2010s
Was Robert Lewandowski slamming four goals past Real Madrid for Borussia Dortmund in 2013 the best individual performance of the decade in the Champions League?
There's countless memorable Messi moments in the Champions League over the years, but one or two of you particularly enjoyed the time when he put Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng on the floor with a particularly dazzling piece of skill back in 2015. It was a moment that provided plenty of memes...

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Dinamo Zagreb 1-4 Manchester City: Gabriel Jesus has to ‘keep scoring’ after hat-trick inspires win

Gabriel Jesus' last 14 goals for Manchester City have all come away from the Etihad

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus says he has to "keep scoring" after his hat-trick inspired the Blues to come from behind to win their final Champions League Group C game at Dinamo Zagreb.

The Brazil forward, 22, who is spearheading City's attack with Sergio Aguero out injured, has now scored five goals in his last five starts for the club.

And his form is likely to be key for City, who are third in the Premier League, 14 points behind leaders Liverpool.

"Now the goals are coming so I'm so happy but I cannot stop - I have to keep scoring," Jesus said.

"I have to do my job. My job is to score goals and help the team, without the ball and with the ball. Last month, I was not scoring and I felt so bad because I have to score and help my team-mates."

City, who qualified prior to their trip to Croatia, finished top of Group C, with Atalanta qualifying in second after their 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk.

Dani Olmo had opened the scoring for the hosts, with a sparkling volley from Damian Kadzior's right-wing cross which found the top corner.

But Pep Guardiola's side dominated possession throughout and levelled before the break, with Jesus heading a Riyad Mahrez cross into the top left corner.

Jesus then put City ahead early in the second half, placing an effort into the bottom right corner after a one-two with Phil Foden and some neat footwork.

The Brazil forward tapped Benjamin Mendy's cross into an unguarded Dinamo goal four minutes later but he was then substituted. Foden rounded off a fine display from the visitors, prodding in Bernardo Silva's cross, to give the score an emphatic feel.

City advance to the knockout stages unbeaten in the competition this term and will be one of the seeds in Monday's last-16 draw.

Dinamo's defeat, coupled with Atalanta's victory, sees the Croatian champions finish bottom of the group to miss out on a place in the Europa League.

Foden capitalises on chance to impress

With City having already confirmed their passage into the last 16, Guardiola made eight changes from Saturday's derby defeat against Manchester United - most notably handing Foden a rare opportunity to impress from the start.

While Foden's last Premier League start came in May, the 19-year-old has been a regular in Guardiola's match-day squads albeit as a perennial substitute.

But the youngster still displayed flashes of the talent that has seen him described by many, including Guardiola, as the possible heir apparent to the club's Spanish playmaker David Silva.

Silva, 33, who has enjoyed nine trophy-laden seasons in Manchester is due to leave the club at the end of the season and while Foden cannot be considered a like-for-like replacement just yet, this performance will have done him little harm.

He started slowly and was guilty of skewing two long-range efforts horribly wide but he improved as the game developed.

He rarely gave possession away, completing 92% of his passes and made several timely interceptions in front of his own defence.

His touch to Jesus for City's third goal showed his football intelligence, while his goal was a welcome reward for an industrious, rather than scintillating, display.

Jesus' heroics

Another City player who could take satisfaction from his evening's work was Jesus, who recorded his second ever Champions League hat-trick with clinical display in front of goal.

While Guardiola's side started sluggishly as an attacking force, the Brazil forward remedied that with his and City's first attempt on goal, brilliantly climbing to head in Mahrez's cross at the far post.

That moment provided the visitors with impetus and sparked their best spell of the game either side of the interval.

Jesus' efforts also saw him become the youngest Brazilian player to reach 10 goals in the Champions League as he overtook Neymar, who accomplished the same feat aged 23 years and 75 days.

And on a night of milestones, Jesus also brought up his 100th career goal for club and country.

"It's special," added Jesus who also scored a hat-trick in the competition against Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018.

"When I was young, I'd think about the Champions League - I wanted to play, I wanted to score, I wanted the ball. For me it's a very special moment when I score goals and a hat-trick as well."

With Aguero missing for the fifth consecutive game after picking up an injury against Chelsea in November, the form of his replacement, Jesus, would have been an encouraging sight for Guardiola.

Man of the match - Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)

Gabriel Jesus scored with three of his four shots on goal for City

Foden emulates Rooney, Walcott and Sancho - the stats

  • Manchester City have scored 501 goals in 199 games in all competitions under Pep Guardiola - 96 more than any other English team since the Spaniard was appointed in 2016.
  • Dinamo Zagreb have only won one of their six Champions League meetings with English sides (W1 D1 L4), with their only win coming at home to Arsenal in September 2015.
  • Each of Gabriel Jesus' last 14 goals for Man City in all competitions have come away from the Etihad (inc. neutral venues). In fact, Jesus became the first player under the age of 23 to score multiple hat-tricks in the Champions League.
  • Man City's Gabriel Jesus (22y 252d) became the youngest Brazilian player to reach 10 goals in the Champions League - overtaking Neymar (23y 75d), with the City forward now on 12 CL goals.
  • Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in 10 goals in nine Champions League starts for Man City (2 goals, 8 assists).
  • Phil Foden, who made his 50th appearance for Man City tonight, has now scored three Champions League goals for the club; the joint-most by an English teenager in the competition alongside Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott and Jadon Sancho.

What's next?

Manchester City are next in action when they travel to face Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, 15 December (16:30 GMT).

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Duncan Ferguson to stay on as Everton caretaker boss for Manchester United trip

Everton interim boss Duncan Ferguson will remain in charge for Sunday’s match at Manchester United as the Merseyside club continues the search for Marco Silva’s replacement, the Premier League side said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Former Everton striker Ferguson, who was part of Silva’s first-team coaching staff, guided them to a 3-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday but said before the match that the club was on the lookout for a “top manager”.

British media had linked Shanghai SIPG coach Vitor Pereira with the vacant role but the Portuguese said on Tuesday he would not leave his job at the Chinese Super League side.

Reports have also linked former manager David Moyes with a return to the club that he left in 2013 for United, while sacked Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti and former Arsenal boss Unai Emery are also on their radar.

In his first match in charge, Ferguson inspired a superb performance from Everton who had been humiliated 5-2 by derby rivals Liverpool last week.

Victory lifted them out of the relegation zone and up to 14th, before the trip to Old Trafford.

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