Stoke City 4 Barnsley 0 - Player ratings

Barnsley endured an afternoon to forget at Stoke City as their survival hopes suffered a major blow.

BATTLING: Tyrese Campbell of Stoke City and Ben Williams of Barnsley compete for the ball. Picture: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images.

Here the match ratings from the contest at the Bet365 Stadium, as the Tykes were soundly beaten in the relegation six pointer.

Jack Walton, 5: Looked nervy and unconvincing. Did make one fine first-half save to thwart Vokes, but it came after his initial error. It was that sort of day.

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Michael Sollbauer, 5: Palpably failed to keep the backline together in the first half when he and his colleagues were treading water.

OPENER: Sam Vokes heads in for Stoke City. Picture: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images.

Mads Andersen, 4: After the highs came the drop-off and this was a huge one. Slow to react for the opener and at fault for the second goal. Had a torrid first-half, unfortunately and this was a thoroughly unwelcome rewind.

Ben Williams, 4: Could not handle the power and pace of Campbell. Replaced at the interval.

Kilian Ludewig, 5: Toiled defensively and had some naive moments. Did go close with a first-half shot.

Alex Mowatt, 5: After some stellar moments this season, this was far more tough to take. Deflected Ince's late shot past Walton.

HEADACHE: Barnsley manager Gerhard Struber reacts during Barnsley's defeat at Stoke City. Picture: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images.

Marcel Ritzmaier, 4: Another for whom the game passed him by. Replaced at the break and was second-best to his competitors in the engine room. Looked lightweight and lost.

Luke Thomas, 5: Handed his chance to shine, but failed to make the most of it on a difficult afternoon.

Cauley Woodrow, 5: Hardly involved in a deep role in the first period before moving to his natural position up top in second half.

Jacob Brown, 4: Could not get into the game at all and was a virtual bystander. Replaced at the interval.

ANOTHER ONE: Tyrese Campbell heads in Stoke City's second goal of the afternoon. Picture: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images.

Conor Chaplin,5: Handed a start after three substitute appearances, but got scant change out of Stoke's uncomplicated defenders. Frustrating afternoon.

Substitutes: Jordan Williams (Ben Williams 46), 6.

Elliot Simoes (Brown 45), 6.

Callum Styles (Ritzmaier 45), 6.

Clarke Oduor (Ludewig 55), 6.

Patrick Schmidt (Woodrow 71), 6.

Not used: Brad Collins, Mike Bahre, Aapo Halme, Aiden Marsh.

Stoke City: Butland; Smith, Chester, Batth, Indi; Clucas (Thompson 90), Cousins, Powell (Sorensen 85), McClean (Diouf 89); Vokes (Gregory 71), Campbell (Ince 71). Substitutes unused: Davies, Ward, Shawcross, Collins.