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Barnsley 1-2 Coventry

Julian Gray scored the winner as Coventry beat Barnsley at Oakwell.

Barnsley nearly went ahead when Darren Moore's header was saved by Kieren Westwood, before Freddy Eastwood's cross-shot put the visitors in front.

Elliott Ward hit the post for the Sky Blues before Barnsley levelled through Brian Howard's clinical finish.

Gray won it when he curled left-footed into the corner and Barnsley's day went from bad to worse when Iain Hume picked up a second yellow card near the end.


Barnsley manager Simon Davey:
"Morale is high at Barnsley. The dressing room is fine, they're disappointed they lost today but they know they're a good side.

"You don't perform like they did in the first half and think that you are a bad team. The performance level was good. We have to take that on the next game."

Coventry manager Chris Coleman on Freddy Eastwood:
"He'd done everything but score up to today. He's that little bit extra special, he's brought something we hadn't possessed in the squad.

"He can create a goal at nothing. If you've got that you've always got the edge.

"He's almost like a cult hero already as he was at Southend and Wolves. There's plenty more to come from him."


Barnsley: Steele, Foster, Moore, Guedes, Hassell (Odejayi 86), Teale (Rigters 74), Leon, Howard, Devaney, Hume, Macken.
Subs Not Used: Mostto, Atkinson, Butterfield.

Sent Off: Hume (80).

Booked: Hume.

Goals: Howard 44.

Coventry: Westwood, Beuzelin, Ward, Dann, Fox, Tabb, Gunnarsson, Gray (McKenzie 79), Morrison (Simpson 85), Eastwood, Mifsud (Doyle 87).
Subs Not Used: Ireland, Turner.

Booked: Eastwood, Morrison, McKenzie.

Goals: Eastwood 12, Gray 68.

Att: 12,987

Ref: Steve Bratt (W Midlands).




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