Barnsley was relegated from the Championship as Huddersfield produced one of the narrow football scores of the weekend. Jordan Rhodes opened the scoring for the hosts in the fourth minute before Harry Toffolo doubled their advantage in the first minute of first-half stoppage time. Callum Styles scored in the seventh minute of stoppage time, a goal that was nothing more than a consolation.
Huddersfield’s Carlos Corberan: “I think the key today was to achieve the three points that allow us to achieve a position in the table that is going to give us the opportunity to play in the playoffs, which, for me, is something very important for us as a club because it shows the team is growing and it is a reward for the mentality of this group of players. Now we have two games left and we always say we are going to try to go for the games because this is the respect for football and the respect for ourselves. Every time you play a competitive game, you need to go to take the three points.”
Barnsley’s Poya Asbaghi: “We [Asbaghi and the owners] have conversations all the time. There is, of course, a mutual discussion about the future and I think answers will come at the end of the season. Right now, today, it’s about being really disappointed, all of us, accepting the relegation somehow and then we will reflect on the future. Until now, as long as there has been a chance of being caught up with thinking we would still make it. Today we didn’t and the time for reflection will be more from now going forward. You always try to compete to win football games and I knew when I arrived at the job that maybe the chances for us to stay in the league were pretty low.”
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