The Hornets' black third kit is, as Ben Foster would say, “a thing of beauty”, but it's not a particularly lucky strip right now. It's now played two, lost two and no goals scored after the team followed up the 1-0 defeat at Reading with a repeat at Oakwell.
The game was as Championship as it gets. It was cold, miserable, took place on a heavy pitch, wasn't pretty and came against the side who have spent more time in this division that anyone else: 76 seasons. Barnsley adapted by far the better, were more streetwise and deserved the victory on the back of the quality of the only goal of the game after six minutes.
Alex Mowatt crashed a beauty past Ben Foster that gave the England 'keeper absolutely no chance. Foster has been outstanding in two of the last three matches, but he didn't ever lay a glove on this left-foot howitzer from the Barnsley captain.