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Hull City 0-1 Barnsley: Cauley Woodrow strike takes Tykes off bottom of table

Cauley Woodrow's father, Martin Patching, played for Wolves and Watford
Cauley Woodrow's father, Martin Patching, played for Wolves and Watford

Cauley Woodrow's 15th goal of the season earned Barnsley victory over Hull City and moved them off the bottom of the Championship table.

Woodrow's strike three minutes before half-time secured his side a third consecutive win and put the Tykes within three points of safety, having been nine points adrift only 15 days ago.

Despite the narrow margin, victory on Humberside was deserved with Hull defender Matthew Pennington making three goal-line clearances.

Defeat extended Hull's winless run to nine matches, including seven defeats, and they sit only four points above the drop zone.

They could easily have been beaten more comfortably were it not for Pennington's late interventions and goalkeeper George Long, who denied Jacob Brown one-on-one just after Barnsley had taken the lead.

But Long was at fault for the goal as he could only push a firm low cross from the left back into play and Woodrow poked in what proved to be the winner.

Michael Sollbauer came closest to making the points safe with a right-foot shot and the goalkeeper stranded, only for Pennington to make the best of his clearances, sweeping the ball to safety.

Hull tried to rally as the clock ticked down but only fashioned one moment for Jackson Irvine with 12 minutes remaining as Brad Collins made a strong save from close range.

Hull City boss Grant McCann told BBC Humberside:

"The big thing for us is we've got to stay positive. We know we're in a fight now, we're in a scrap and we need to make sure we roll our sleeves up and meet this challenge head on.

"There's no getting away from it, we've been disappointing over these last nine games and we're not making excuses - it's not about Jarrod (Bowen) or Kamil (Grosicki) or the injuries.

"We just haven't been good enough. Tonight we didn't threaten at all - we had a couple of half-chances in the second half.

"There's been so much negativity surrounding us for the last two to three months, the players need to block themselves from that and focus on the next game. That's our only target."

Barnsley manager Gerhard Struber told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I'm very happy, very proud of the team and in the past few weeks we have done the right things and had the right game plan.

"It's very important at the moment we pick up the points, the Championship is so tough and many teams are with us in the relegation fight.

"We knew what Hull do and we had very good conviction in our style and this was the key to mix between game style and discipline and we reproduced the last few weeks."

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Long
  • 16McKenzie
  • 25Pennington
  • 4de WijsSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 54'minutes
  • 26Elder
  • 37Da Silva Lopes
  • 6Stewart
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forSamuelsenat 45'minutes
  • 10ToralSubstituted forHoneymanat 45'minutes
  • 36IrvineBooked at 49mins
  • 27Magennis

Substitutes

  • 8Batty
  • 13Ingram
  • 17McLoughlin
  • 18Honeyman
  • 23Kingsley
  • 24Balogh
  • 42Samuelsen

Barnsley

Formation 4-3-1-2

  • 40Collins
  • 2Williams
  • 18Sollbauer
  • 24HalmeBooked at 41mins
  • 22OduorSubstituted forLudewigat 45'minutes
  • 16ThomasSubstituted forWilliamsat 74'minutes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 10BähreSubstituted forRitzmaierat 51'minutes
  • 9Woodrow
  • 7Brown
  • 11Chaplin

Substitutes

  • 3Williams
  • 4Dougall
  • 13Walton
  • 14Ludewig
  • 17Ritzmaier
  • 19Schmidt
  • 28Simoes Inacio
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
10,272

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away22
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 0, Barnsley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Barnsley 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Aapo Halme (Barnsley).

  4. Post update

    Josh Magennis (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Robbie McKenzie.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean McLoughlin (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by George Honeyman with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Kilian Ludewig.

  8. Post update

    Kilian Ludewig (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

  10. Post update

    Offside, Hull City. Matthew Pennington tries a through ball, but Jackson Irvine is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marcel Ritzmaier (Barnsley).

  12. Post update

    Jackson Irvine (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kilian Ludewig.

  14. Post update

    Marcel Ritzmaier (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kevin Stewart (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by George Honeyman with a cross following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Pennington with a headed pass.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Michael Sollbauer (Barnsley).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom351912464362869
2Leeds35198850302065
3Fulham35179949371260
4Nottm Forest351611846331359
5Brentford351681157312656
6Preston35168114940956
7Bristol City35158124951-253
8Blackburn3514101150401052
9Swansea351312104443151
10Millwall35121494039150
11Cardiff35121494848050
12Sheff Wed35139134541448
13QPR35137155359-646
14Birmingham351210134552-746
15Derby351112124348-545
16Reading35119154141042
17Hull35118164854-641
18Charlton35109164449-539
19Huddersfield35109164156-1539
20Stoke35115194353-1038
21Middlesbrough35813143445-1137
22Wigan35910163750-1337
23Barnsley35810174258-1634
24Luton35103224270-2833
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