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Sam Morsy features in Barnsley’s away draw

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Posted on November 5, 2016

Football League Championship side Barnsley FC drew 0-0 with hosts Burton Albion FC in game week 16 of the league, with Egyptian midfielder Sam Morsy playing a full 90 minutes for the away side.

With one win in their last five league matches, Barnsley traveled to Burton with the hopes of getting back to winning ways, but the hosts had a different plan.

An explosive first half from Barnsley wasn’t enough to seal a win, as both teams came very close to scoring, but were not successful. The first chance of the match came as early as the second minute, but Barnsley’s Adam Armstrong missed the top corner.

Burton Albion responded just three minutes later with a shot from inside the box, but it too went wide. Both teams exchanged attacks but without any success of finding the back of the net. In the 28th minute, tried his luck from outside the box with a powerful shot, but it went wide.

Just two minutes later, Morsy attempted another shot but it went over the bar. The chances continued to pour on both ends, but the first half ended with no goals.

The second half saw a similar display, but the home side controlled 54% of ball possession and was more dangerous in the final thirds of the field. A header from Barnsley’s Marley Watkins in the 73rd minute of the game was the closest the visitors came to scoring, but it was saved.

Burton Albion almost scored on two occasions but heroics from the Barnsley’s goalkeeper earned the team a clean sheet away from home.

With that draw, Barnsley dropped to 13th place with 21 points, five points away from a Premier League play-off position. Newcastle United currently top the league with 37 points from 16 games played.

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