Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson sang the praises of his players following a second away win in four days at Barnsley tonight (October 2).
The 2-0 win at Oakwell arrived courtesy of goals in the first 10 minutes from birthday boy George Boyd and Tyrone Barnett, who was scoring his first goal of the season. Posh remain bottom of the Championship, but just a point behind Ipswich who drew at Brighton.
Before Saturday’s win at Hull, Posh hadn’t tasted success on their travels in 2012.
Ferguson said: “We have beaten a very good side tonight. Barnsley will have a good season so for us to come here and play this well is a terrific achievement for the players.
“I can take some of the credit for the last two matches, but most of it should go to the players who have shown superb commitment in both games.
“The blistering start helped us for sure, but we could have had more goals in the first-half and when we had to defend in the second-half we did it very well.
“My players have left the pitch exhausted after the last two matches and that delights me. We have all realised what we have to do to stay in this division and the response has been outstanding.
“Tyrone Barnett was magnificent and it was great to see George Boyd back to his best. Tommy Rowe also showed his worth with two assists, but there wasn’t a weak performance out there tonight.
“A first clean sheet of the season is also a bonus.”
Barnsley hadn’t lost at home all season, but their manager Keith Hill admitted Posh were worthy winners.
Hill said: “We knew exactly how Peterborough were going to play, but we didn’t cope with it at all. They were worthy winners at Hull playing in the same way and they were worthy winners tonight.
“Tactically Darren Ferguson got it spot on. Obviously the early goals helped, but they played well after that. They play to two big lads up front who are both a handful, but they are also well supported by other players.
“George Boyd was the best player on the pitch by a distance.”
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