Rams see off Tykes

Derby will have to go through the play-offs. Credit: PA

Barnsley's chances of Sky Bet Championship survival were left hanging by a thread after a 2-1 defeat at play-off-bound Derby left them four points from safety with two games to play.

A glaring error by goalkeeper Luke Steele allowed Jeff Hendrick to put the Rams ahead before a deflected Johnny Russell shot increased their lead and, although Nick Proschwitz pulled a goal back, it came too late for the visitors.

Russell had a chance to extend the hosts' advantage with a penalty eight minutes from the end, but saw it saved by Steele.

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