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Thursday, February 26, 1998 Published at 07:04 GMT



Sport: Football

Schmeichel slip-up wrecks treble dream
image: [ Scott Jones celebrates his second and Barnsley's third goal ]
Scott Jones celebrates his second and Barnsley's third goal

Mistakes by Manchester United keeper Peter Schmeichel handed Barnsley two goals as they booted their millionaire neighbours out of the FA Cup.

The struggling Yorkshire club beat United 3-2 but it will be Schmeichel who has to take responsibility for United's defeat.


BBC 5 Live's Alan Green reports on Barnsley's victory (47")
It was his slip-up in the first tie that led to Barnsley's goal in a 1-1 draw. In the replay he was twice at fault.

Barnsley shrugged off their relegation fodder tag as John Hendrie opened the scoring in bizarre fashion in the ninth minute.

Barnsley go two up

Schmeichel made a complete hash of a Gary Pallister back pass and Darren Barnard pounced and passed to Hendrie.

Although the veteran appeared to be a yard offside there was no whistle and he kept his cool to beat Schmeichel with a shot using the outside of his right foot from just inside the penalty area.


[ image: Andy Cole scores United's second]
Andy Cole scores United's second
United attacked relentlessly trying to get an equaliser but it was Barnsley who doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time.

They finished the half with a second goal, from defender Scott Jones, in the fifth minute of injury time.

He stabbed home a swinging Neil Redfearn free kick after being left unmarked in the six-yard box.

Schmeichel slip-up

Barnsley's third was also down to a slip-up by Schmeichel - literally.


[ image: Schmeichel is grounded as Jones jumps to head home the deciding goal]
Schmeichel is grounded as Jones jumps to head home the deciding goal
He slipped over in the area as Redfearn swung over a corner, allowing the unmarked Jones a free header into the roof of the net.

In a pulsating second-half, goals from Teddy Sheringham and Andy Cole kept United in the game.

Sheringham's shot from the edge of the penalty area took a deflection off the unfortunate Adie Moses, leaving keeper David Watson completely wrong-footed.

Barnsley under siege

After Barnsley had restored their two-goal cushion Cole again reduced the deficit.

Between the goals United laid siege to the Barnsley goal with chances from but they could not find the way through for the vital third goal.

As the game played out seven minutes of injury time United looked certain to score twice but somehow the desperate Barnsley defence held firm.

Barnsley now have an away tie against Newcastle United
 





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