Reaction and highlights from Oakwell

Last updated : 29 January 2021 By Michael Morris

Barnsley's Valerien Ismael: "It's clear to see that we're on the right path at the moment. We controlled the game and took the fight to them. The turning point was the mistake from the referee and the he apologised to me after the game. We have to accept that we don't have VAR in the Championship.


"If you give Cardiff a set-piece, then it's like giving away a penalty and they're very difficult to defend. We fought hard but lost the control of the game. Cardiff came from nowhere and we made mistakes. It's a mixed feeling tonight. We need to be more clinical but it's another learning process for the guys."

Cardiff's Mick McCarthy: "I'm delighted with the point today. We can all learn a little bit from a committed and determined Barnsley. The way we came back and responded, I'd say we fought fire with fire. We will only succeed together, and we showed a real willingness tonight to get a point out of the game.

"Hopefully the result will give them a shot of confidence. The draw here doesn't repair everything that's been going on. We still conceded. There are parts of the game that Barnsley dominated, but I have to give my players real credit for fighting back. It was such a tough game and they all had to stand up to it. I picked the team by what I saw in training over the past two days. We scrapped out a really good point today."