VIDEO: Hourihane's relief and redemption as goal makes up for missed penalty against Sheffield United

Barnsley midfielder Conor Hourihane said he recovered some 'self belief and self pride' after firing home the equalising goal against Sheffield United on Saturday.

The Irishman's powerful strike in the dying minutes secured a point for Barnsley at Oakwell and came after he had earlier saw a penalty saved by Blades keep George Long.

Conor Hourihane fires home the equaliser

Conor Hourihane fires home the equaliser

That was when the Reds had been trailing 1-0 and for a long time it looked as though the derby would end in misery for Hourihane and his team mates.

But the 20 yard drive meant that what the 24 year old described as a 'rollercoaster of a ride' ended on a high.

"It was an emotional day to say the least - a rollercoaster of a ride," he said. "Obviously missing the penalty was very disappointing at the time but you put it to the back of your mind until the end of the game.

"It's hard to do that because it still plays on your mind a lot but the ball just fell nicely for me; it was my one chance to redeem myself and the God was looking down on me, to let me redeem myself a bit."

Hourihane celebrates his equalising goal

Hourihane celebrates his equalising goal

Hourihane added: "Obviously I was delighted for it to go in, with it being a big game against Sheffield United, missing a penalty, if we had lost 1-0 it would have been tough to take for myself, personally, so there is some little bit of self belief there and self pride."


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