Tykes draw: Barnsley 1 Swansea City 1

BARNSLEY came close to beating high-flying Championship side Swansea City but gave away a late penalty to draw 1-1 at Oakwell.

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In-form winger Scott Sinclair came to Swansea's rescue with a late penalty to ensure Brendan Rodgers' npower Championship promotion-hopefuls avoided a fourth consecutive away defeat at Oakwell.

Sinclair scored twice from the spot in last weekend's thrashing of Crystal Palace and the former Chelsea man took his tally to 17 goals for the season four minutes from time after he had been brought down by Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele.

Bobby Hassell had put the Tykes in front in the first half with his first goal in over a year, but the Swans rallied in the second half and were rewarded by Sinclair's fifth goal in his last four games.

The point was not enough to keep them in second spot, with arch-rivals Cardiff and Norwich winning to go above them, but it did at least end their run of defeats away from the Liberty Stadium.

Barnsley went into the game without a recognised central defenders, so Hassell and Nathan Doyle filled in at the heart of their defence.

But the Tykes made a bright start and Swans goalkeeper Dorus De Vries was called into action to keep out Hugo Colace's eighth-minute drive.

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Final Scores: Saturday, January 22, 2011:

Npower Championship:

Sheffield United 1 Norwich City 2 (HT: 0-0)

Barnsley 1 Swansea City 1 (HT: 1-0)

Ipswich Town 3 Doncaster Rovers 2 (HT: 0-1)

Npower League One:

Leyton Orient 4 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (HT:0-0)

Npower League Two:

Shrewsbury Town 0 Chesterfield 0 (HT: 0-0)

Wycome Wanderers 1 Rotherham United 0 (HT: 1-0)

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