Barnsley boss Flitcroft: We're lucky to escape Man City conceding 'just' five

Barnsley boss David Flitcroft admits they were fortunate to get away with a 5-0 defeat at FA Cup opponents Manchester City.

Barnsley boss David Flitcroft admits they were fortunate to get away with a 5-0 defeat at FA Cup opponents Manchester City.

Flitcroft was honest enough to admit his side had been taught a lesson by a group of players operating at a significantly higher level than his own.

"If they are the second best team in the country, I wouldn't like to have played Manchester United," he said.

"They were ruthless. They battered us to a pulp at half-time and then came out second half and tried to drill us into the floor.

"They wanted to get seven, eight, nine, 10 goals. At times it was a real slow death."

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