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Middlesbrough 0-1 Barnsley: Tykes win Carabao Cup with Josh Benson's late goal

Josh Benson’s goal was his first for Barnsley

Ligue 1 side Barnsley knocked out Middlesbrough in the first round of the Carabao Cup for the second year in a row thanks to Josh Benson’s stoppage time goal.

The match looked destined for a penalty shootout, but the former Burnley player slammed in the rebound after his first shot was saved by Boro goalkeeper Liam Roberts.

Chris Wilder’s side enjoyed the majority of possessions but were unable to trouble Barnsley goalkeeper Jack Walton.

Boro, who signed US international striker Matthew Hoppe on Wednesday, has failed to win any of his three games so far this season.

Barnsley boss Michael Duff told BBC Radio Sheffield:

“It was tough. Jack made a big save a minute later, and it could have been a different game after that.

“We found a way to win through teamwork, togetherness and tenacity, and that is the most important thing.

“The article is far from finished, but the results are useful.”



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