Barnsley 0-1 Hull City: Match Report

Wow! We’ve done it! We’ve finally done it! After 427 days, Hull city have finally won away from home. 

To put that in contrast: August 20th 2016: a confident 2-0 win in the Premier League again Swansea city with Hernandez and and ex-tiger Maloney scoring the goals in a sunny South Wales after brilliant start to the season.

This time: On the 21st October 2017, a scrappy 1-0 win in a drizzly Yorkshire Derby in Barnsley. Frazier Campbell got his second goal of the season in his second spell at the tigers.

The Tykes started very strongly. They looked as though they would’ve been higher than us in the league, a few different silky plays left us wincing at our defence, knowing it’s almost certain they’ll score soon.

As they did for the most part of the game, they dominated, both defensively and offensively. City couldn’t keep the ball on the ground, never mind at their own feet!

I believe Dawson and Hector were both the better 2 of the back 4, Clark looked too nervous and throwing the ball away throughout the first half. Aina the same, although he looked a tiny bit more threatening. Kevin Stewart looked very physical in that defensive middle of the park, but often gave it away as well, Dicko was isolated upfront. Henriksen also looked abysmal…

At half-time, fans were calling for Campbell, Toral and Irvine to come on. The gaffer waved away those options for another 20 minutes or so.

The time came for the subs after the tigers continued their dreadful form. Grosicki and Dicko came off for Irvine and Campbell. The fans were calling for Toral instead of Henriksen, after his very impressive display against Birmingham.

The city team was as dumbfounded and discombobulated as the rest of us. Seb Larsson looked most confused and was trying to work out how this was going to work.

But wow it did! Irvine had a spring in his step after being away with the wallabies. His aerial dominance brought city out of their shell, the attackers pushed forward, which lets Campbell win a corner for the tigers.

A corner swung in by Larsson was met by the body of Irvine which was headed off the line. Agony! The ball fell to the far post where Frazier Campbell smashed home to send the away fans into ecstasy!

A special mention to Allan McGregor who kept the tigers a clean sheet. He made some wonderful saves, and even made us laugh with his time wasting!

However, the last 10 mins + 5 stoppage time, really felt like a cup final. However, we’ve done it after 427 days. Either I’m a lucky charm this season, or we can only beat teams beginning with a ‘B’.

Which do we think it is? 

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