Leeds hit for five at Barnsley...
BARNSLEY 5 (O'Connor 42, O'Brien 50, Arismendi 65, Collins OG81, Hammill 82), LEEDS 2 (Howson 3, Somma 87)
Barnsley: Steele, Foster, McEveley (Doyle 90), Shackell, Hassell, Butterfield, O'Brien,, Hammill, Arismendi, O'Connor, Gray. Subs: Lovre, Trippier, Dickinson, Preece, Devaney, Neumann,
United: Higgs, Connolly, Naylor, Collins, Bessone (Hughes 49), Sam (Somma 67), Howson, Kilkenny, Johnson (McCormack 58), Gradel, Becchio. Subs: Bruce, Clayton, Watt, Brown.
Referee: S Tanner
Booked: Arismendi (Barnsley), Naylor, Kilkenny, Hughes (Leeds)
Att: 20,309 (6,732 Leeds)
United manager Simon Grayson made just one change from the side which beat Swansea at the weekend, Lloyd Sam returning in place of Sanchez Watt.
Leeds were being backed by over 6,700 fans at Oakwell for the first Yorkshire derby of the season and were in fine voice even before the game kicked-off.
There was an inspiring atmosphere for Grayson's side and those travelling 1000s were rewarded inside the opening three minutes. Neil Kilkenny sent over a corner from the right and Jonny Howson smashed the ball home for the opening goal.
It was a great start for United and Barnsley, rocked by the goal, were on the back foot during the early moments, but proceedings soon became a little scrappy.
The hosts had to clear another corner inside the opening 20 minutes and it was on the break that they had their first shot on goal, an effort from distance fizzing wide of Shane Higgs' upright.
But United responded with an advancing run from Bradley Johnson which led to Barnsley clumsily conceding a corner. From the set-play, Richard Naylor headed over the top.
It wasn't the most entertaining opening half-hour in terms of football played with a downfield wind not helping, but while Leeds looked to move on the break, the home side had been restricted to very little.
A mistake by Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele on 33 ,minutes almost allowed Sam an opportunity from distance, but the keeper recovered his ground and the United man screwed his shot wide.
United goalkeeper Higgs was called upon for the first time properly moments later when former United youngster Andy Gray steered a low shot towards goal.
But it was Leeds who almost fashioned out another decent opening before the break. Johnson delivered a low cross for Luciano Becchio after some great build-up play, but Steele covered well to thwart the striker.
And it was swiftly 1-1 as Barnsley came straight down the other end and scored. Garry O'Connor was the goalscorer when he lashed the ball home from the edge of the box after Adam Hammill stayed on his feet under pressure and managed to deliver a pull-back for the Barnsley debut man.
Leeds almost carved out an opening at the start of the second period when Sam whipped in a cross from the right. The ball flew across the face of goal and Johnson's return was just too powerful for Becchio to turn home.
Grayson also made a change inside the opening five minutes of the second half, Andrew Hughes replacing Fede Bessone, but Barnsley swiftly had their noses in front. A quick break saw a cross bundled across goal and Jim O'Brien was able to convert an easy chance to make it 2-1.
United came straight back, Gradel winning a corner, and from Kilkenny's delivery, Naylor forced Steele into making a good low save.
Before the hour Grayson made his second change, Ross McCormack replacing Johnson, to move alongside Becchio in the front-line, Gradel dropping back into midfield.
The home side were really pressing, though, and Higgs made an important block to deny Gray on the hour-mark.
When Leeds cleared the corner and moved the ball quickly, McCormack won a free-kick on the edge of the box which he took himself and grazed the bar with.
But it was 3-1 in the 65th minute. A corner was hit deep and Deigo Arismendi hit a superb finish back across goal to put the home side firmly in command.
Grayson immediately brought on Davide Somma for Sam and switched his formation to a 4-3-3.
But it was Higgs who was called into action again when he got down well to beat away an opportunist effort from distance from the impressive O'Connor.
Leeds did start to rally, but it was turning into one of those evenings where the ball was lost at a vital time or a wrong option was taken.
When things did fall into place and Somma latched onto a cross-field ball, he was denied by the advancing Steele who made a good block.
But it was effectively game over in the 82nd minute when Neill Collins turned a cross beyond Higgs. And, if there were any doubts, Hammill wrapped up the win less than 60 seconds later with a well-struck shot for Barnsley's fifth of the night.
United did pull a goal back four minutes from time when Somma showed his class with a great finish to make it 5-2.