Wembley is becoming something of a second home for Barnsley, with manager Paul Heckingbottom leading the Tykes to the home of football on no less than three occasions in recent times.
A Checkatrade Trophy win, a play-off final win, and finally a trip to face tenants Tottenham Hotspur last night in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Their final visit did not end in victory as the previous two had, but the south Yorkshire side will leave the capital with their heads held high, having matched Premier League opposition for 90 minutes in a tight 1-0 defeat.
Barnsley had chances to get themselves back into the game, but a valiant effort fell just short, and the top flight hosts will be in the pot when the draw for the next round takes place on Wednesday evening.
Fans of the Championship side took to Twitter to congratulate the players on their noble effort, delighted that their side were good enough to compete with some of the best players in the world…
Might of lost but I'm proud of the lads, should keep there heads high, ONTO WOLVES????
— Harrison gilbank (@HarrisonGilbank) September 19, 2017
Just a shame we cant play with that much desire every week. Good effort tonight reds #oakwellsouthweloveyou
— Tom Branford (@BranfordTom) September 19, 2017
leaking 1 against spurs is a good positive from the game so ulucky no 1 is scoring , but ,never-mind can put everything into league now ????????
— RyderCupMissEDingTon (@RobertKey808RRu) September 19, 2017
We'll done reds u all should be proud of ya selves COYR x
— Jane (@bunney122) September 19, 2017
Onwards and Upwards #COYR
— SBA (@SBA1948) September 19, 2017
Good Effort 100mil midfielder the difference then
— David (@Davidbfc711) September 19, 2017
A lot of positives to take from that especially with the side they had out. Onto Wolves this Saturday! ????⚪️
— Kieran Bone (@KieranBone18) September 19, 2017
Couldn't be any prouder, you reds❤️
— Bailey Knight (@BaileyBoy720) September 19, 2017