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Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Hull City: Campbell goal as Tigers end losing away run

Frazier Campbell
Frazier Campbell's third goal of the season was enough for Hull City to see off Bolton

Struggling Hull City ended a run of five consecutive away defeats after Frazier Campbell's goal continued Bolton's miserable Championship form.

Campbell scored the only goal in a flat game, devoid of much quality, having met a Kamil Grosicki cross from the right to thump home from close range after seven minutes.

It was the Tigers' third win in 21 matches in all competitions, but victory still leaves Nigel Adkins' side second bottom of the table and two points from safety.

Phil Parkinson's Bolton struggled to find attacking fluency and now fall to 20th in the Championship, two places above the relegation zone, having taken six points from a possible 33.

The hosts rarely penetrated Hull's back-line at the University of Bolton Stadium, striker Clayton Donaldson missing their only guilt-edged chance after hitting the side-netting when through on goal.

The Trotters had collected 10 of their 16 points so far this season after four matches and were third in the Championship table at that point. But 10 games later, they find themselves falling towards the division's bottom three.

Hull, who won at Bolton for the first time since March 1935, could have doubled their lead through Grosicki in the second half. But his effort from 20 yards was well saved by Wanderers keeper Ben Alnwick.

The Tigers comfortably held on to their one-goal lead to record their third win of the Championship campaign and ease the pressure on manager Adkins.

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson:

"We had enough chances to get something from the game, but we can't keep missing the target.

"We got in some great positions, but we were lacking that moment of quality - but that will come.

"The only way to turn this club round is, from top to bottom, to stick together. As a manager, when you are not winning games, the pressure is on you.

"I'll keep my counsel, but I'm absolutely delighted with the job I've done at this football club."

Hull City manager Nigel Atkins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was a good three points, it's only what we deserved. Over a period of time, we have been doing really well.

"We knew it was going to be a competitive game, a challenging game.

"It proved to be that way, but we have seen the spirit of the players, they all had a right good go for each other and we have come away with a clean sheet, [and] a valuable three points."



Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Alnwick
  • 18Wilson
  • 14Hobbs
  • 5Beevers
  • 16OlkowskiSubstituted forMagennisat 81'minutes
  • 21Williams
  • 6VelaBooked at 57mins
  • 22DyerSubstituted forBuckleyat 67'minutes
  • 7Oztumer
  • 8Donaldson
  • 9Doidge


  • 2Little
  • 3Taylor
  • 11Buckley
  • 15Murphy
  • 20Matthews
  • 28Magennis
  • 31Wheater


Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Marshall
  • 2Lichaj
  • 35Elphick
  • 27McKenzie
  • 23Kingsley
  • 20BowenSubstituted forMazuchat 66'minutes
  • 18BattySubstituted forStewartat 80'minutes
  • 16Irvine
  • 22HenriksenBooked at 73mins
  • 14GrosickiSubstituted forDickoat 72'minutes
  • 25CampbellBooked at 71mins


  • 3Mazuch
  • 6Stewart
  • 9Dicko
  • 12Long
  • 17Kane
  • 19Keane
  • 29Martin
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Hull City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Hull City 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    Stephen Kingsley (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Stewart.

  7. Post update

    William Buckley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Eric Lichaj (Hull City).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Erhun Oztumer with a cross following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Robbie McKenzie.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Beevers with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Hull City. Eric Lichaj tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Erhun Oztumer (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Josh Magennis replaces Pawel Olkowski.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Kevin Stewart replaces Daniel Batty.

  19. Post update

    Delay in match Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Joe Williams (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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5West Brom1574433231025
7Nottm Forest155822216623
11Bristol City156451815322
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