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AFTER Barnsley stood toe-totoe with Everton in the Capital One Cup this week, striker Sam Winnall believes his team should take great heart from their performance. Premier League side Everton, who fielded a star-studded side including former Tykes defender John Stones, eventually progressed to round three with a 5-3 victory at Oakwell after extra-time.
Barnsley had led 2-0 and 3-2 in the game and Winnall believes they can now kick on in League One.
“We took Everton to the wire, but not just that – we played some really good football,” said the 24-year-old. “I think that it speaks volumes for us as a League One club to go and play like that against a Premier League team.
“We’ve got to be proud of the way we played and what we’re trying to do.”
The Wednesday night thriller rounded off the second round ties. The previous night there were three ties in which a lower division team got the better of higher-ranked opposition.
Championship newcomers Preston knocked out Premier League new-boys Watford 1-0 at Deepdale courtesy of a early Marnick Vermijl goal, while League One outfit Walsall continued their fine start to the season by beating Championship side Brighton 2-1.
Second-half goals from Milan Lalkovic and Rico Henry turned the tie in the Saddlers’ favour after the visitors led 1-0 at the break.
OPENER: Sam Winall puts Barnsley ahead against Everton, who fought back to win 5-3 after extra-time