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Pearson: "We were always chasing the game."

17 September 2017

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Reds defender Matty Pearson faced up to the press yesterday following the 3-0 defeat against Aston Villa.

A recent run of good results came to an end at Oakwell yesterday evening as Barnsley were on the end of some ruthlessly efficient Aston Villa play, going down 3-0 on the day of the Club's 130th anniversary. 

Whilst the man signed from Accrington Stanley this summer didn't feel the 3-0 scoreline reflected the game truthly, he admitted that the Reds were part of their own downfall after mistakes led to all three of the visitors goals.

"There wasn't much in it in the first half, apart from their two goals, which were really really soft. One's a mistake, the other's a penalty. And then we were always chasing the game. We'd a big mountain to climb then and gave ourselves too much to do.

"It's just a shame really, because I thought we were okay first half but those goals killed us. But it's all about scoring goals, and we didn't score. 

"It was 3-0 today, but it wasn't from our point of view a 3-0 game. We just need the fans to stay with us. We can feel hard done by, or we can put it right. And we've next week now to put it right."

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