Gray at the double as Barnsley hunt down Foxes

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BARNSLEY manager Keith Hill hailed a “great win and a great performance” as he side bounced back from consecutive defeats with an impressive 2-1 win at big-spending Leicester City on Saturday.

A brace of goals from Andy Gray - his fifth and sixth of the season - gave the Reds a victory at the King Power Stadium that saw Barnsley leapfrog their hosts.

It was a case of “job done” for Hill, who was delighted to see his side stick to their game plan and overcome Nigel Pearson’s men with a hard-fought win.

Danny Drinkwater provided the cross for Gray to open his account in the 12th minute but the visitors’ lead lasted just three minutes as Lloyd Dyer got on the end of a ball from Matt Mills to drill home the leveller.

The same combination worked again for Barnsley just before half-time when Gray headed home another Drinkwater cross.

It proved enough to give the Reds, who gave Chris Dagnall a debut in attack, their first points of 2012 and move them up to 14th in the npower Championship table.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Peltier, Konchesky, Mills, Gallagher (Beckford 73), King, Dyer, Wellens, Danns, Tunchev, Nugent. Subs not used: St. Ledger, Weale, Abe, Kennedy.

Reds: Steele, Hassell, McEveley, Foster, Perkins, McNulty, Addison (Davies 67), Vaz Te (Wiseman 90+2), Drinkwater, Gray, Dagnall (Done 61). Subs not used: Preece, Edwards.

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