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Jack Marriott has scored eight goals in 27 appearances for Peterborough this season

Peterborough United kept their slim Championship survival hopes alive with a narrow win at Barnsley to all but confirm the Tykes’ relegation to League One.

Jack Marriott opened the scoring for Posh at Oakwell, striking home Sammie Szmodics’ pass in the 25th minute.

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And Frankie Kent rounded off the win for the visitors, nodding in a corner 15 minutes from time.

With 21st-placed Reading drawing 4-4 with Swansea, Peterborough are seven points off safety with three games remaining.

Barnsley stay rooted to the foot of the table and are 11 points off the Royals with four matches left to play.

The Tykes will go down if they fail to beat Huddersfield Town on Friday.

Posh will be relegated if Reading beat Hull City on Saturday or they lose to Nottingham Forest on the same day.

Barnsley were the better side for much of the game with Domingos Quina hitting the crossbar early in the first half and Carlton Morris forcing a fine save from Peterborough keeper David Cornell with a looping header.

But once Posh went in front through top-scorer Marriott they frustrated their opponents with Barnsley limited to half-chances in the second half.

Ultimately though, this result seems too little too late for both sides and it remains highly likely they will meet each other again in the third tier next season.

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 4-2-3-1

7Brittain6Andersen5Kitching26Vita

  • 1Walton
  • 7Brittain
  • 6Andersen
  • 5Kitching
  • 26Vita

    Substituted forWoodrowat 45’minutes

  • 21PalmerBooked at 59mins

    Substituted forWolfeat 75’minutes

  • 17Gomes
  • 4Styles

    Substituted forAdeboyejoat 80’minutes

  • 27Bassi
  • 28Quina
  • 14Morris

Substitutes

  • 9Woodrow
  • 11Leya Iseka
  • 13Jinadu
  • 15Moon
  • 23Hondermarck
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 33Wolfe

Peterborough

Formation 3-4-1-2

23Ward8Taylor42Fuchs16Burrows

  • 13Cornell
  • 12Knight
  • 2Edwards
  • 6Kent
  • 23Ward

    Substituted forPokuat 45’minutesBooked at 52mins

  • 8Taylor
  • 42Fuchs
  • 16Burrows
  • 7Szmodics
  • 9Clarke-Harris

    Substituted forRandallat 80’minutes

  • 14MarriottBooked at 60mins

    Substituted forJonesat 65’minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Beevers
  • 10Brown
  • 15Poku
  • 17Jones
  • 24Mumba
  • 26Randall
  • 28Blackmore

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Barnsley 0, Peterborough United 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Peterborough United 2.

  3. Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ronnie Edwards.

  4. Attempt missed. Domingos Quina (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Amine Bassi.

  5. Foul by Claudio Gomes (Barnsley).

  6. Jeando Fuchs (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Attempt saved. Liam Kitching (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Brittain with a headed pass.

  8. Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ronnie Edwards.

  9. Attempt blocked. Liam Kitching (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Attempt missed. Sammie Szmodics (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harrison Burrows following a fast break.

  11. Attempt missed. Kwame Poku (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Offside, Peterborough United. Joel Randall tries a through ball, but Ricky-Jade Jones is caught offside.

  13. Jack Walton (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Foul by Ricky-Jade Jones (Peterborough United).

  15. Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by David Cornell.

  16. Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Attempt missed. Domingos Quina (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  18. Attempt blocked. Carlton Morris (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution, Peterborough United. Joel Randall replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.

  20. Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Callum Styles.