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Eriksson pleased by Foxes fightback

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Sven-Goran Eriksson took comfort from Leicester's fightback to earn a point at Barnsley.

Andy King's equaliser at the start of the second half earned them a point after Jacob Butterfield had given Barnsley the lead with a diving header seven minutes before the break but Kasper Schmeichel had to pull off late saves to deny Danny Haynes and Jim O'Brien.

Eriksson, who gave a debut to transfer deadline day signing Jermaine Beckford, said: "It's good to come back especially away from home. I think we are getting better, we didn't lose."

"I thought Darius Vassell and Jermaine Beckford played well together and Andy King came on as substitute and did very well.

"It was good for King to score in the first minute of the second-half with his first touch. We didn't create many chances in the first half. We were more of a threat in the second-half because we changed the formation at half-time.

"Barnsley created some good chances late on in the second half and our keeper made a couple of good saves."

Barnsley boss Keith Hill was encouraged by his team's display.

"I'm happy with the performance. I'm really encouraged by the progression we have made as a squad The team's not going to change overnight but I am encouraged at the development of the squad.

"We came up with a game plan and it worked. We were expected to lose comfortably against Leicester.

"We should have had three points. Clean sheets win games and we should have kept a clean sheet. I am disappointed in the manner they scored. It was just a straight and direct ball."

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Leicester City
Jacob Butterfield
Football
Darius Vassell
Championship
Andy King
Jim O'Brien
Darius Vassell
Kasper Schmeichel
Barnsley
Jermaine Beckford
Danny Haynes

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