Full time: Barnsley 1 Coventry City 0

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George Waring’s goal early in the second has given Barnsley a well-earned victory against Coventry City at Oakwell.

New Barnsley head coach Lee Johnson was taking charge for his first match at Oakwell after getting off to the perfect start last weekend.

Johnson guided his team to a 1-0 victory at Gillingham and the Reds aim to take another step closer to the play-off positions with a victory over Coventry City tonight.

Martin Cranie had the first chance for Barnsley but his header from Conor Hourihane’s corner went wide.

The visitors nearly broke the deadlock on 16 minutes but former Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley striker Marcus Tudgay hit the post after good work by another former Red Jim O’Brien.

Chances were at a premium for the rest of the half with Hourihane’s free kick, which went over the crossbar, being Barnsley’s best effort.

After 57 minutes the Reds took the lead as Waring connected with Hourihane’s cross to score past Lee Burge in the Sky Blues goal.

Coventry pushed for an equaliser but Barnsley stood firm to hold on for the victory.

Barnsley: Davies, Holgate, Nyatanga, Cranie (C), Smith, O’Sullivan, Pearson, Scowen, Hourihane, Lalkovic, Waring. Subs: Dibble, Berry, M’Voto, Winnall, Jennings, Bailey, Oates.

Coventry: Burge, Fleck, O’Brien, Samuel, Barton, Odelusi, Phillips, Tudgay, Martin, Pennington, Stokes. Subs: Charles-Cook, Webster, Proschwitz, Nouble, Turgott, Finch, Thomas.

Referee: Tony Harrington.