Bournemouth held on after going down to 10 men in one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Philip Billing opened the scoring for the Cherries in the 12th minute before Gary Cahill was sent off in the 88th minute. Billing earlier missed a golden chance to grab the lead when he headed over the crossbar.
Barnsley head coach Ferran Sibila: “It’s really frustrating. The supporters were with us in the second half. That’s football, it’s up to us as a team, as coaches, as a club to try to create the chances, the worrying thing would be if we did not create many chances. If we create chances, it is about keeping the confidence. We were playing one of the best teams in the league, we had to play on the wings. Our focus now is getting players back, we have a lot of players out of the squad.”
Bournemouth’s Scott Parker: “Overall a big result for us, that was key, we needed to come here and win the game first and foremost. It’s been a big week for us in terms of self-reflection and understanding. It’s a difficult place to come, it was always going to be difficult. It was tough conditions, obviously the wind and then the actual pitch, but that’s what it is, that’s what this league is about. We showed our quality again, got a goal in front, and created some chances. You need to see the game out and we did that very well.”
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