Jonathan Hogg scored an injury time winner to send Huddersfield to the top of the Championship table.
Huddersfield dominated the early exchanges and took the lead when Chris Lowe fired them in front after 27 minutes.
Barnsley came up firing in the second half and quickly scored the equaliser. Alfie Mawson headed the visitors level after 47 minutes.
Despite that equaliser, Huddersfield were the dominant team and all of their efforts payed off in the end when Jonathan Hogg’s strike found the top corner in stoppage time.
The Terriers coach David Wagner has turned things around at the John Smith’s stadium and their rise to the top of the Championship is proof.
Even though this position might be temporary, it is still a breath of fresh air for the club which has struggled to survive in this division over the past few years.
For Barnsley it was yet another winless visit to Huddersfield. Their last away win over their local rivals came all the way back in 2006.
By Sebastian Sternik