It’s fair to say that this was a victory that I didn’t see coming. Heading into the game, it looked a mismatch between a Barnsley side packed with players who had made a recent impact in the Championship and had started the season in a free-scoring manner against a Sky Blues side that had looked disjointed and lacking in character for the early weeks of the season. Over the course of the 90 minutes, however, it was a win that was just about deserved in what was an enthralling contest.
Energy Over Quality
Barnsley had more possession, corners, shots, and shots on target than ourselves, but there will be few who were in attendance who could argue that the Sky Blues weren’t good value for the win. Although Barnsley looked a more composed side on the ball and one that could create chances at the flick of a wrist, there was a commitment from the team all over the pitch to make Barnsley work to create chances and cause them problems with quick transitions on the counter-attack.