Barnsley manager Lee Johnson says he was 'disappointed' by what he saw as time-wasting by Sheffield United during the sides' 1-1 draw at Oakwell on Saturday.
The Reds boss claimed United's players were trying to run the clock down after they had gone a goal up through Chris Basham, but Johnson, who's side equalised through Conor Hourihane late in the game, admitted he had some respect for the Blades, for what he described as using their experience.
"When they scored it was disappointing to see how much they time-wasted from everything going on," said Johnson. "You sort of have to respect it because they have got a group of players who are very experienced; they have got a lot of league games and the style they played was built around getting back behind the ball and breaking from that.
Johnson then joked that at times the referee, Neil Swarbrick, was United's 'best player' - a reference to a couple of occasions when he got in the way of the ball when the home side were in possession.
"It was difficult for us to break them down and the times we did we probably should have put a couple more balls into the box," added Johnson. "And when we did we should have probably put a couple more balls into the box when the ref was their best player. He made a couple of timely interceptions for them that put them on the attack."
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