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Barnsley (1) 2 - 1 (1) Ipswich Town

Coca-Cola Championship 2009-10

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Referee: P Gibbs

Manager: Mark Robins

Oakwell 15:00

Attendance: 12,224

Manager: Roy Keane

Match Number: 3321


 Iain Hume (8)
 Jon Macken (90)
 Liam Rosenior (45)


Jamel Campbell-RyceEmil Hallfredsson (66)
Roberto ColaceJacob Butterfield (66)
Nathan DoyleJulian Gray (85)


 Darren Moore (42)
 Tamas Priskin (42)
 Grant Leadbitter (72)
 Jaime Peters (88)



Bartosz Bialkowski

Stephen Foster

Darren Moore

Carl Dickinson

Ryan Shotton

Jamel Campbell-Ryce

Nathan Doyle

Adam Hammill

Roberto Colace

Jon Macken

Iain Hume



Luke Steele

Rob Kozluk

Jacob Butterfield

Oneil Thompson

Emil Hallfredsson

Julian Gray

Daniel Bogdanovic

Match Report

Keane is betrayed by flash of fury

As Mayhem broke out around him, Roy Keane appeared to be the only man at Oakwell unaffected by Jon Macken’s 95th minute winner for Barnsley.

A shake of his head as he leaned against the dug-out offered the Irish firebrand’s only hint of emotion.

He was already up the tunnel when chants of ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’ began to echo around - but the calm demeanour was not to last long.

Nobody knows how he dealt with his players, but an outburst at the media after they failed to ask about a second-half Barnsley penalty, which Iain Hume had struck against a post, suggested more about the pressure Keane is feeling.

‘You’ve watched the game and nobody’s asked me about the bloody penalty,’ he snapped as he made his exit.

‘That about sums you up.’

Two reporters were then individually challenged about the spot-kick awarded by Phil Gibbs for a foul off the ball by Tommy Smith on Hume.

‘Did you think it was a penalty?’ said Keane, When one had the temerity to say yes, Keane’s fury was thinly concealed.

Macken’s winner came when Ryan Shotton’s freekick was cleared only to the edge of the area.

The former Ipswich striker had endured a relatively fruitless afternoon but he was on hand to ensure Keane’s search for a first win of the season must continue beyond the international break.

‘It clearly wasn’t a freekick,’ said Keane. ‘It’s going to be a long two weeks now but we’ll regroup. We have to remain together and keep the spirit. Sometimes things are out of your hands and that’s the most frustrating thing.’

It is proving a different story for Mark Robins, who has enjoyed a steady start as Barnsley boss.

‘Things are starting to move now,’ he said. ‘It’s been a decent return so far.’

Certainly it was a decent start to this particular clash, with Hume firing in a left-footed rocket after just nine minutes to give Barnsley a deserved lead.

Ipswich rarely threatened until Liam Rosenior headed in the rebound from Grant Leadbitter’s fierce free-kick just before half time.

But Macken had the last word. ‘It was a great time to score,’ said the match-winner.

Neil Barraclough (Mail Online)

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