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Barnsley boss Hill celebrates first home victory

Barnsley defeated Coventry 2-0 at Oakwell to give new boss Keith Hill his first victory at Oakwell. Hill, who replaced Mark Robins as Tykes manager in June, said: "I hope people will stop asking me about getting the first win now.

"I knew that it would eventually come. I was really pleased with the performance, 100 per cent.

"It's just a huge relief for the football club. The players are now buying into the hard work which is needed and I can't see them stopping developing.

"I will forgive anyone a mistake, even if they're playing against better players, if they keep trying."

Hill added: "I think we deserved to win without question. I can understand their manager saying it wasn't a penalty, but it was the ice-breaker and I will take it without any complaints.

"The players can now see that they're getting the rewards from the performances they've put in the last few matches.

"I think the second goal wouldn't have looked out of place in any league of football. I would have loved to have seen that as a fan.

"We've got two weeks off now because of the internationals and in that time we'll get players back from injury and on to the training pitch.

"For a manager it's great to have all your players back from injury, but you know you'll get a couple of injuries each match."

Coventry are still chasing their first league away win of the season and boss Andy Thorn and not surprisingly disputed the penalty given against his team.

Thorn said: "It was never a penalty and after that we had a mountain to climb.

"We were disappointing, it was our worst performance of the season so far, but I thought that Barnsley played well.

"We had a few chances in the second half, but they wouldn't drop for us.

"We had to make a few changes at half-time which left us short. We'll move on after this defeat.

"It's disappointing not to get a point out of this game, but we'll move on to the next game."

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