The cool-as-you-like youngster nearly had a second reason to show us his Usain Bolt style celebration when he killed a ball into the Barnsley box with a sublime first touch and fired in a low strike that Steele did well to save. It was an impressive move, even if Owen was in a position that cried out for a pass rather than a shot from Welbeck. A third chance for Welbeck was more difficult, his header sailing high and wide from Obertan's cross.
Corner kicks at the other end threatened to give Barnsley a way back into the contest. Daniel Bogdanovic came the closest to an equaliser when he beat Federico Macheda at the near post and clipped the outside of the woodwork with his header. Tykes skipper and boyhood United fan Steve Foster caused further moments of alarm for Foster and his back four when he met corners