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Reds crash out of cup to League One Sky Blues

Match Report: Barnsley 1-2 Coventry City

By matthew murray, Sports Reporter Saturday 4th January 2014
Jim O'Brien celebrates his goal with Tomasz Cywka.

Barnsley crashed out of the FA Cup after a terrible second half display against Coventry City.


The Reds took the lead in the first half through Jim O'Brien, who got on the end of Jean M'Voto's long ball to neatly slot home. The hosts could have doubled their lead shortly after but Tomasz Cywka hit the post from 25 yards.


In the second half, Stephen Dawson and Cywka wasted good chances and Leon Clarke hit the bar for City.


On 78 minutes, Coventry equalised when Franck Moussa slotted home after a long ball was poorly defended by Peter Ramage.


The Sky Blues then took the lead with two minutes remaining as Clarke out-paced and out-muscled Ramage and M'Voto to send Coventry's fans behind the goal wild and set-up a mouth-watering fourth-round tie at Arsenal.