Carlton Morris’ header gave Barnsley all three points

Barnsley continued their brilliant run of form with a victory at fellow play-off hopefuls Bournemouth that sent them up to sixth in the Championship.

Michal Helik tapped in at the back post to put the visitors in front before Arnaut Danjuma slotted home a leveller after good work from Junior Stanislas.

Dominic Solanke gave the home side the lead just before the break when he slotted home from Danjuma’s low cross after the Dutchman got played in down the left.

Dominik Frieser finished well to equalise for the Reds before substitute Carlton Morris rose brilliantly to head home Alex Mowatt’s fine floated free-kick.

The Tykes are now unbeaten in their past 11 games and are five points clear of the Cherries in seventh.

Valerien Ismael’s side were seven points off the top six when they last lost a league game on 19 January but their fantastic run of form, which included seven straight wins, means they now have a clear gap on the chasing pack with 10 matches to play.

With his side 2-1 down at the break Ismael made three changes and it was one of them who proved to be the match-winner as Morris powered a header past Cherries goalkeeper Asmir Begovic with 10 minutes to go.

Jonathan Woodgate’s men host automatic-promotion chasing Swansea on Tuesday while Barnsley will look to extend their unbeaten run to 12 when they visit bottom-of-the-table Wycombe on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Bournemouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

15A Smith18Carter-Vickers3S Cook5Kelly

19Stanislas9Solanke10Danjuma Groeneveld

  • 1Begovic
  • 15A Smith

    Substituted forStaceyat 45+1’minutes

  • 18Carter-Vickers
  • 3S Cook
  • 5KellyBooked at 86mins
  • 22Pearson

    Substituted forBillingat 65’minutes

  • 8Lerma
  • 19Stanislas
  • 9Solanke
  • 10Danjuma Groeneveld
  • 12Long

    Substituted forSurridgeat 65’minutesBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 6Mepham
  • 11Wilshere
  • 14Surridge
  • 17Stacey
  • 20Riquelme
  • 23Travers
  • 29Billing
  • 32Anthony
  • 33Zemura

Barnsley

Formation 3-4-3

20Sibbick30Helik6Andersen

7Brittain21Palmer27Mowatt2Williams

28Frieser9Woodrow11Chaplin

  • 40Collins
  • 20Sibbick
  • 30Helik
  • 6AndersenBooked at 43mins
  • 7Brittain
  • 21Palmer

    Substituted forKaneat 45’minutes

  • 27Mowatt
  • 2Williams

    Substituted forStylesat 45’minutes

  • 28Frieser

    Substituted forDikeat 67’minutes

  • 9WoodrowBooked at 24mins
  • 11Chaplin

    Substituted forMorrisat 45’minutesBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 1Walton
  • 4Styles
  • 8Kane
  • 10Dike
  • 14Morris
  • 22Oduor
  • 24Halme
  • 26Sollbauer
  • 29Adeboyejo

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Bournemouth 2, Barnsley 3.

  2. Second Half ends, Bournemouth 2, Barnsley 3.

  3. Offside, Bournemouth. Jack Stacey tries a through ball, but Dominic Solanke is caught offside.

  4. Attempt missed. Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  5. Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Foul by Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth).

  7. Carlton Morris (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Goal! Bournemouth 2, Barnsley 3. Carlton Morris (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross following a set piece situation.

  9. Foul by Philip Billing (Bournemouth).

  10. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Sam Surridge (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Foul by Sam Surridge (Bournemouth).

  13. Michal Helik (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Foul by Philip Billing (Bournemouth).

  15. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Attempt missed. Daryl Dike (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross.

  17. Attempt missed. Callum Styles (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.

  18. Carlton Morris (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Carlton Morris (Barnsley).