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Swansea No2 Pascoe tribute to Barnsley

Swansea City assistant manager Colin Pascoe praised FA Cup opponents Barnsley after their 4-2 win.

The hosts went ahead just before the half-hour mark through a fierce drive from their top scorer Ricardo Vaz Te, only for Angel Rangel to equalise within a minute.

A great strike by Danny Graham seconds after the interval put the Swans in front before Nathan Dyer made it 3-1 in the 54th minute, and although Vaz Te pulled one back in the 65th to give the Tykes hope, Graham settled the matter by scoring another with a minute of normal time remaining.

"It was a tough game," Pascoe said. "The conditions were very difficult, but both teams tried to get the ball down and pass and Barnsley deserved to take the lead. It was good from ourselves to respond quite quickly and make it 1-1.

"I wouldn't say we were in control for long periods - Barnsley were superb, with the way they passed the ball.

"We got the goals at the right time and in football, if you do that it just eases a bit of pressure. Fair play to Barnsley, because they put us under a lot of pressure.

"We have been coming to Barnsley for years and you know it is going to be tough. At 3-1 I think our players took their foot off the pedal a little bit and that is the worst thing you can do.

"Barnsley got back into it and for the next 10 or 15 minutes, they were the better team."

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