Barnsley hold Sven’s big-spenders at Oakwell
SUB Andy King’s immediate impact handed mega bucks Leicester a share of the spoils at Oakwell.
The Reds were superb on the day though, and matched their illustrious opponents stride for stride as they had led through Jacob Butterfield’s first-half header.
Home hadn’t been particularly sweet for Barnsley this season thanks to two Championship defeats and a Carling Cup loss to Morecambe in the League Cup so far.
Therefore a home clash against Eriksson’s multi-million pound Leicester outfit was hardly ideal after the international break – or was it?
Barnsley produced a superb first half performance and deservedly went ahead seven minutes before the interval with a superbly-worked effort, finished off by Butterfield.
But there was an incredible start to the second half as the Foxes levelled it up just 20 seconds after the restart.
And it was substitute King who provided an amazing, immediate impact as he turned in a low cross from Beckford, who had turned sweetly inside McNulty.
Beckford himself nearly made it two in two minutes, but his shot from distance was deflected wide for a corner-kick off Foster.
With two minutes to go the Reds almost nicked it as Schmeichel produced a brilliant double save to deny sub Haynes and then the unlucky O’Brien.
For a full report, see the Green’Un.