A BATTLING performance from Barnsley earned them a share of the points against table-toppers Bristol City.

Having gone a goal behind in the first half, Danny Wilson's side cancelled out Luke Ayling's 36th-minute opener just before the hour thanks to Sam Winnall's curling effort.

The Reds found themselves in the lead ten minutes later when Conor Hourihane was bundled over in the box, before he stepped up to coolly convert from the penalty spot.

It was the influential midfielder's eighth goal of the campaign, but the topsy-turvy game was once again levelled with ten minutes remaining through Aaron Wilbraham's rasping shot from the edge of the box.

In-form Hourihane almost stole the points with minutes remaining, but his effort hit the post and the entertaining game finished 2-2.

The draw means the league leaders are now unbeaten in 15 outings - a new club record.

"We were desperately unlucky," Wilson said. "It was a terrific performance and our attacking play was brilliant. The lads can give themselves a real pat on the back.

"We just have to keep going and keep believing. If we continue to work hard we'll get our rewards as the performances are getting quite consistent.

"The fans really understand what we're doing and they're seeing an improvement."