VIDEO: Sheffield United victory a turning point for Barnsley, says boss Jose Morais

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Barnsley boss Jose Morais was delighted as his side secured their first home victory under his management by winning 3-2 against local rivals Sheffield United.

Barnsley boss Jose Morais was delighted as his side secured their first home victory under his management by winning 3-2 against local rivals Sheffield United.

Head in hands for Chris Basham

Head in hands for Chris Basham

The Tykes went ahead through Gary Gardner before John Fleck and Leon Clarke put the Blades ahead by the midway stage of the second half. Oli McBurnie and Tom Bradshaw then struck for Barnsley to secure the three points.

The hosts started brightly and Gardner opened the scoring with a first-time shot from the edge of the box, after United failed to clear a corner properly.

Fleck made the Blades' pressure count, equalising in emphatic style and it was not long before Clarke capitalised on uncertainty in the box and made it 2-1.

McBurnie bundled home to level the game again before Bradshaw met Kieffer Moore's cross to head in the 88th-minute winner.

Morais said: "I wanted to give the smile to the people since long ago and I was holding the smile the whole time. I'm happy to be here today, that we won and this is the smile I have every day.

"I wanted to say that we were trying to find reasons we couldn't do it before, and this was the work we have been doing since we've arrived here.

"The work was to try to find the belief in themselves and the belief from themselves in the team quality, the team capacity, besides the belief they have in their own qualities. It has been improving.

"This is what they showed today, that everything is possible when we really are committed to achieve and we trust each other to be able to turn around difficulties into something positive.

"I want to see it as a turning point, because it is."