Flitcroft: Honour to be boss

David Flitcroft said it was an "honour" to be manager of his players after Barnsley's superb 2-0 win over high-flying Leicester.

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David Flitcroft: So proud after 2-0 win over Leicester

David Flitcroft: So proud after 2-0 win over Leicester

A Michael Keane own goal and one from Sheffield Wednesday loanee Chris O'Grady ensured the Tykes climbed back out of the bottom three at the first attempt after their 2-1 defeat to the Owls on Saturday.

Striker Jason Scotland had a second-half penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel and Flitcroft insisted it could have been a lot more.

"It could have been four, five, six. The two goals, I'd love to see them again. The passing, the intricacy - wow. I wish we were watching them on telly tonight," he said.

"We could have been talking about a huge scoreline because that's how much we dominated Leicester today. We were brilliant.

"The top teams want to play you, they've got great players. Leicester are a team of superb individuals but we didn't let them play today.

"I've talked a lot about the fight and the spirit in recent weeks but today I'm talking about the football. It was a relentless approach.

"It's an honour to be a manager on a day like this. Our football was just exhilarating.

"If I'm being honest I didn't expect us to get up to those kind of levels after being bombarded on Saturday."

Flitcroft picked out O'Grady - who made it three goals in nine appearances since joining the club back in February - for special praise.

"Chris O'Grady gave an absolute masterclass up front. If we'd have seen that in a more fashionable team we'd have been raving about it for a couple of weeks. It was just a pure masterclass," he said.

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