Video: Barnsley v Blades reaction - Johnson hails Hourihane after Reds take 'deserved' point

Barnsley manager Lee Johnson praised Reds goalscorer Conor Hourihane after the Irishman's late goal earned a point against Sheffield United at Oakwell.

Hourihane struck brilliantly in the final stages to cancel out Chris Basham's opener for the Blades and the Barnsley midfielder had earlier seen a penalty saved by George Long in the United goal.

Conor Hourihane celebrates his late goal against Sheffield United

Conor Hourihane celebrates his late goal against Sheffield United

Johnson said Barnsley deserved a share of the spoils and hailed Hourihane for battling back from the disappointment of the spot-kick miss.

"If you wanted it to fall to anybody in that area on the left foot it was Conor," said Johnson.

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"It meant a lot to him, you could see by his celebrations. The keeper saved his penalty and he was hurt by that, but he didn't hide."

He added: "In my opinion it was thoroughly deserved because in the second half we hit the bar, we hit the post...missed the penalty."