Sheffield Star, 29 January 2009

A quick-fire brace from former Blades striker Jon Stead gave Ipswich a comfortable win at Oakwell.

It was the away team's second successive Coca-Cola Championship away win.

Stead, recalled to the starting line-up, side-footed home a Kevin Lisbie cross in the eighth minute before pouncing on a defensive error moments later by Dennis Souza to double Town's lead from close range.

The Brazilian centre-back took too long to clear the ball allowing Stead to nip in and bundle the ball into the net from six yards.

In truth the advantage could have been more as the play-off chasing side overran the out-of-form Tykes from the outset.

Barnsley started the second half like a new team with the opening they wanted – as new signing Daniel Bogdanovic, granted international clearance to play, pulled one back in the opening minutes.

But it was to prove only a consolation goal for Simon Davey's men, who welcomed back Martin Devaney to the starting XI after a two-month spell on the sidelines due to an ankle injury.
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