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Sky Blues v Barnsley: how they saw it

Sky Blues v Barnsley: how they saw it

Coventry City kept themselves in touch with safety thanks to a crucial late Clive Platt goal to sink Barnsley on Saturday.

Writing in the Sunday Mercury, Mark Woodward saw it as a victory that 'owed everything to patience' as the Sky Blues continued to probe the visitors defence without leaving themselves open to a sucker punch such as the one which saw Ipswich win at the Ricoh a few weeks ago.

'After a pretty turgid first half, City were better in the second and, while they didn`t create a glut of chances, always looked mostly to nick it.'

Andy Thorn was happy to admit that the result was all important, saying: 'I just wanted to see it over the line and we did that.'

The Tykes meanwhile were left to rue Platt's stoppage time header but their approach to the game didn't impress everyone.

Peter Oakes in the Daily Star claimed that Barnsley 'didn't deserve any better'

'They might have defended stoutly for 90 minutes but they were totally lacking in ambition and hardly mustered a shot on target.'

Manager Keith Hill didn't attempt to disguise his ambitions for the game, commenting: 'A clean sheet was king today.

'We had a 90-minute clean sheet and we conceded a 91st-minute goal because one of our players was not doing his job for the team.

'I wasn`t here to entertain. I`m just disappointed about the result.'












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Writer:CCFC
Date:Sunday February 26 2012
Time: 12:09PM

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