Sheffield United held off a Barnsley comeback to defeat the Tykes for the sixth time in the Championship at Oakwell. Lys Mousset scored twice in two minutes.
After a drab first half, the Frenchman broke the deadlock by curling a right-footed shot past Brad Collins, and then doubled his side’s lead by converting Ben Osborn’s low cross.
Jasper Moon hit the post for the Tykes, who had gone 11 games without a win, before Osborn put the game out of their grasp by scoring United’s third goal.
Barnsley’s first second-half goal since the start of the season was scored by substitute Devante Cole, and Aaron Leya Iseka pulled one back with eight minutes left, but they were unable to find an equaliser, and head coach Markus Schopp’s position looks precarious with his team near the bottom of the table.
United, meanwhile, moved up four places to 14th, pending the outcome of Fulham’s match against Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
Source: BBC Sport