Olivier Ntcham and Jamie Paterson scored in the second half to help Swansea secure one of the comfortable football scores of the Championship. It was the 10th defeat in 11 games for Barnsley as manager Poya Asbaghi took charge of his first game. The result meant that Barnsley have failed to win their last 15 games against Swansea in all competitions. The first half was evenly poised with neither side creating too many chances with the visitors dominating possession of the ball.

Managers Reaction

Barnsley’s Poya Asbaghi: “In the first half, we were a well-organized team and did not allow Swansea to create any big chances until the last minute of the first half. As a spectator, I would have fallen asleep, because it wasn’t a super fun game to watch, but our ambition was not to make it the most fun game we could. We wanted to work well as a unit, which we did until halfway through the second half when we did something we hadn’t done all match by losing concentration.”

Swansea’s Russell Martin: “Olivier injected a lot of forwarding momentum and plays with such a swagger and confidence. He gave the team a lift for sure and Ryan Manning also showed his composure for the cross. It was a really nice move and a great goal. But I was really pleased and proud of all the guys. It was a really dominant, controlled performance with lots of purpose and patience.”

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