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Rotherham 2-3 Hull City: Jackson Irvine double helps Tigers to first league win

Hull midfielder Jackson Irvine scores against Rotherham
Jackson Irvine scored three goals last season

Hull City recorded their first league win of the season with a narrow victory at Rotherham.

Millers defender Richard Wood gave the hosts the lead against the run of play when he headed in from Ryan Manning's corner before Jackson Irvine levelled with a fine volley.

Fraizer Campbell put the Tigers in front on the stroke of half-time with a close-range finish from Eric Lichaj's cross.

Irvine made it 3-1 after a good move early in the second half and, despite Jamie Proctor's header getting the Millers back in it, Hull held on for the three points.

The hosts will be left to rue Semi Ajayi's last-minute miss, with the defender heading over when well placed in the area.

Tigers boss Nigel Adkins will be relieved to have secured Hull's first win of the season after a poor showing in their 1-0 defeat by Blackburn on Saturday.

The visitors recovered well after falling behind to Wood's header and both Irvine's goals came after excellent approach play.

Hull travel to Stoke City on Saturday, while Paul Warne's Rotherham host Millwall on Sunday.

Hull manager Nigel Adkins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"You've seen tonight a team that's really worked hard for each other. We played some really good football. We knew tonight a big threat would be (their) set-pieces.

"One great way to defend against that is keeping the football and we did that for long periods. We scored some good goals and responded well after going behind."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Rodák
  • 2Vyner
  • 5Ajayi
  • 6WoodBooked at 86mins
  • 3Mattock
  • 11TaylorSubstituted forVassellat 56'minutes
  • 8PalmerSubstituted forProctorat 73'minutes
  • 4Vaulks
  • 17Manning
  • 23WilliamsSubstituted forNewellat 56'minutes
  • 24Smith

Substitutes

  • 9Proctor
  • 10Ball
  • 15Robertson
  • 19Vassell
  • 22Newell
  • 26Raggett
  • 30Bilboe

Hull

  • 1Marshall
  • 17Kane
  • 5Burke
  • 4de Wijs
  • 2Lichaj
  • 20Bowen
  • 22HenriksenBooked at 46mins
  • 18BattySubstituted forStewartat 77'minutes
  • 16Irvine
  • 7EvandroSubstituted forMcKenzieat 80'minutes
  • 25CampbellSubstituted forKeaneat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Stewart
  • 9Dicko
  • 11Milinkovic
  • 12Long
  • 19Keane
  • 26Curry
  • 27McKenzie
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
8,962

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamHull
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Hull City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Hull City 3.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Zak Vyner.

Foul by Will Keane (Hull City).

Ryan Manning (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Michael Smith with a headed pass.

Markus Henriksen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United).

Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hull City).

Ryan Manning (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Ryan Manning.

Offside, Hull City. Markus Henriksen tries a through ball, but Jackson Irvine is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Smith with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Todd Kane (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

Booking

Richard Wood (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Richard Wood (Rotherham United).

Attempt saved. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Vaulks with a headed pass.

Foul by Markus Henriksen (Hull City).

Ryan Manning (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Kevin Stewart (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Smith with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Robbie McKenzie replaces Evandro.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Todd Kane.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Kevin Stewart replaces Daniel Batty.

Attempt missed. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Todd Kane.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 2, Hull City 3. Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Smith with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Evandro (Hull City).

Ryan Manning (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jamie Proctor replaces Matthew Palmer.

Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Marek Rodák.

Attempt saved. Will Keane (Hull City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Keane.

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

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Will Keane replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Attempt missed. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Manning with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds4310114710
2Middlesbrough431082610
3Swansea42205328
4West Brom421113767
5Brentford32108267
6Aston Villa32107437
7Bolton32105327
8Nottm Forest41305416
9Derby420267-16
10Sheff Utd420257-26
11Bristol City41216515
12Millwall31204315
13Blackburn31203215
14Wigan31117704
15Preston31113304
16Hull411257-24
17Rotherham4103410-63
18Birmingham302123-12
19Stoke302146-22
20Ipswich402236-32
21Norwich301268-21
22Sheff Wed301236-31
23Reading300314-30
24QPR4004213-110
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