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Kalvin Phillips and Oli McBurnie react to Barnsley midfielder’s stunning strike v Watford

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Barnsley picked up their second win in two matches under the new management of Valérien Ismaël. 

The Tykes beat promotion-chasing Watford 1-0 at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon, in a closely-fought battle between the two sides.

Barnsley captain Alex Mowatt netted the only goal of the match, as his stunning strike from distance saw the Tykes pick up three points as they moved up to 15th in the Championship table.

The goal was Mowatt’s second of the season, after previously netting a similar goal from distance against Millwall earlier in this year’s campaign.

The midfielder has been an important member of the Barnsley squad in recent seasons, and will be hoping he can build on these impressive performances as the season progresses.

Two of Mowatt’s former team-mates Oli McBurnie and Kalvin Phillips were quick to react to Mowatt’s goal against the Hornets, and they were both clearly impressed.

McBurnie is currently playing his football for Sheffield United, who are currently sat 18th in the Premier League table after a disappointing start to this year’s campaign.

Whilst Phillips is sidelined through injury, but has played his part earlier in the season, with Leeds taking a number of teams in the top-flight by surprise.

Mowatt and his Barnsley team-mates will be hoping they can continue to build on this winning run when they return to action in midweek, when they take on Cardiff City.

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The Verdict:

It was a fantastic strike from Mowatt.

He’s really impressed me this season with Barnsley, and is a player that can make things happen from midfield. He’ll be a key player for the Tykes this term, as they look to build on a number of impressive recent showings.

It’s good to see this eye-catching goal hasn’t gone unnoticed either by some of his former team-mates, and it’s certainly worthy of the praise.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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