Championship: Cardiff 2 Barnsley 2

Cardiff blew a golden chance to take second place in the Championship on Sunday after twice relinquishing the lead in their 2-2 draw with Barnsley.

Three points would have seen Cardiff leapfrog Norwich and Swansea into second place in the table, and things began brightly enough when midfielder Peter Whittingham handed them the lead after 21 minutes with a spectacular long-range effort.

Eight minutes later Barnsley were level, however, when Scottish striker Andy Gray fired a shot past Cardiff goalkeeper Stephen Bywater from the edge of the box.

Dekel Keinan found himself on the end of a great cross from winger Chris Burke to head Cardiff into the lead once more, but again it was Gray who equalised with a fine header just one minute from the end to ensure a share of the spoils.

The point helped Barnsley climb to 15th place, while Cardiff remained in fourth position, but moved a point clear of fifth-placed Leeds.

 


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