Barnsley 1 Norwich 1: Josh Murphy cracker saves Canaries after Oli McBurnie keeps up hot streak for lowly Tykes

The on-loan Swansea hitman bagged his sixth goal in seven games as he celebrated his call-up to the senior Scotland squad.

But Josh Murphy’s second-half leveller left the Tykes without a win at Oakwell since last November — and still just three points above the drop zone.

McBurnie broke the deadlock just before half-time to show why Scots boss Alex McLeish promoted him from the Under-21s for forthcoming friendlies with Costa Rica and Hungary.

The Leeds-born ace nipped ahead of his marker to guide Andy Yiadom’s cross past Angus Gunn and in off the post.

Kieffer Moore should have doubled the lead but Gunn saved with his legs and Barnsley were made to pay.


The Canaries had looked like a side which had already settled for midtable until Murphy sparked them into life.

He fired one effort too high and was then close with a 30-yard effort that went just wide.


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But with 19 minutes left Murphy was put clear by James Husband and smashed home his ninth of the season from a tight angle.

City suffered a blow on 81 minutes with Alexander Tettey stretchered off after suffering an injury in a tackle.

And Murphy could have won it six minutes into injur time — only to fire over from eight yards.




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