NIGEL Clough saw his confident Brewers secure a third home win on the spin as they ended Barnsley's long unbeatan run with a 3-1 victory.
Albion grabbed an early lead through Jamie Allen and went 2-0 up in the second half when Liam Boyce went clean through.
A penalty gave Barnsley hope but Albion put the game to bed with a well-worked third goal finished by Marcus Harness.
Clough said: "It was a very high standard League One game and you can see why Barnsley are right up there challenging for automatic promotion as they are such a good team. They press you home and away the same and put you under a lot of pressure. But we withstood it and caused them problems when we had the opportunity.
"We started brilliantly, got the goal and could have had a penalty when Liam Boyce was booked. We thought it was handball just before that and then Liam went for the second ball and I think nine times out of ten you get those.
"We got the second goal, looked like we were cruising and then there is a penalty against you and we are still not sure what it is for.
"Despite one or two decisions going against us today we still got the three points and just about deserved it."
Albion have now scored 11 goals as they have chalked up three home wins on the bounce.
Clough said: "It has been brilliant for the fans and they have seen three very good home games.
"We now go to Sunderland on Tuesday and it will be a big crowd there and they will be absolutely buzzing after winning in the last minute today.
"We will see what we have got personnel wise and go from there."