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Flitcroft impressed with Tykes win

2 September 2012

Barnsley assistant manager David Flitcroft was impressed with his side's 1-0 victory over Bristol City as they finished the game with 10 men following the dismissal of Bobby Hassell.

Jacob Mellis scored with a header as Barnsley took all three npower Championship points.

"It was a dominant performance for the first 60 minutes; they couldn't handle our shape in the first half," claimed Flitcroft.

"The only thing that disappointed me about the first half was that we were not finishing our chances off. We controlled and dominated the game."

Flitcroft added: "I didn't think it was Jacob who scored it because it was a header and he doesn't score headers.

"He is going to be dangerous for us. He can support players who can score goals. He is getting fitter and fitter and if he continues to perform like he is then the sky's the limit for him."

Barnsley went down to 10 men when Hassell was sent off for the first time as a Barnsley player for a two-footed tackle on City striker Jon Stead.

Flitcroft admitted: "It was the correct decision. In the first half Bobby was outstanding. Then some red mist came over him. He had a poor first touch and then he took the lad out.

Bristol City manager Derek McInnes was frustrated with the result and disappointed with his side's first half performance.

He said: "We knew that Barnsley weren't going to make it easy for us, in the first half we were struggling and we were fortunate to go in at half-time 0-0. At half-time we changed it to 4-3-3. The goal we give away was a cheap one and it galvanised them."

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