BARNSLEY boss Daniel Stendel felt his side fully deserved their 4-2 win at Southend United - despite him nearly having a heart attack late on.

A brace from former Blues loanee Cauley Woodrow and strikes from Kieffer Moore and Mike Bahre saw the Tykes triumph in the second round of the FA Cup.

And Stendel thought Barnsley were worthy winners.

“It was a good performance,” said the German.

“We controlled most of the game and I think the better team won.

“I am glad that we don’t have a replay because we have played a lot of games in the last weeks and we have a lot more to play in the next weeks.

“I nearly had a heart attack when I thought Southend had made it 3-3 but I am glad that the referee did not give it for offside or handball.”

Barnsley will now go into tonight’s third round draw.

And Stendel is keen to combine a cup run with a push for promotion.

“I want to win every game and this was an important game for us, a Saturday game,” said Stendel.

“I was happy with the three changes and the win.”

Barnsley secured the victory with ex Blues loanee Woodrow scoring twice on his return to Roots Hall.

And Stendel was also full of praise for the striker who has now scored five goals in five games.

“It is good that Cauley scored,” said Stendel.

“We have two players who are scoring at the moment and it is not easy for the opposition.”