Lewis Baker scored a stoppage-time equalizer to help Stoke produce one of the close football scores of the midweek action in the Championship. Domingos Quina put the hosts ahead with a stunning strike in the 70th minute before Baker equalized in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Barnsley made just one change while the visitors made five changes to their line-up from the weekend.
Barnsley’s Poya Asbaghi: “Conceding that late is a tough one to take. Of course, it feels like a loss conceding in injury time. The first half isn’t what we wanted. Stoke was more direct than maybe we even expected and coming in at half-time we felt we needed to be more aggressive. The second half was better for us and it was a much more even game. It was a really good goal from Dom. We could have got a second, there were a few penalty shouts.”
Stoke’s Michael O’Neill: “I thought we played some good football and I’m disappointed to not win the game. We had a lot of good chances. Tonight we needed a good reaction to the game on Saturday, which was poor. I was impressed with Barnsley tonight. They played at a good tempo. In the second half, they came into the game a little bit more, it was end-to-end and they scored a brilliant goal. The reaction to going behind was very good, we kept ongoing. I thought we showed really good character.”
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