Barnsley and Reading shared the points in a relegation battle as they produced one of the close football results of the weekend in the Championship. Carlton Morris opened the scoring for the home side in the fifth minute before Josh Laurent equalized for the visitors in the 82nd minute. The results meant that Barnsley have not gotten the better of their opponents in the last 11 games.
Barnsley’s Poya Asbaghi: “We’ve still got hope. If we had won it would have been really good, that’s no secret. We’re dependent on what Reading do. It’s not a nice feeling to rely on other results. We’re going to do everything we can to make sure we can get as many points as we can. We have seven games left and we’ve been a team that can lose any game, but also a team that can play against any opponent, like Fulham and Middlesbrough. None of them are impossible to win. We still have confidence in the team.”
Reading interim manager Paul Ince: “We dominated the second half and there was only one team that was going to score and that was us. Once we got to 1-1, you are thinking about going for it or taking a point. We decided to go for it. We deserved more than a point, we were the best team by far and dominated the game. Barnsley is a tough place and they are fighting for their lives like us, but we dealt with them comfortably, apart from the goal. I would have taken a point before we got here.”
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