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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."

Line-ups

Bolton

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

Substitutes

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

Hull

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

Substitutes

  • 3Mazuch
  • 6Stewart
  • 9Dicko
  • 12Long
  • 17Kane
  • 19Keane
  • 29Martin
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
13,108

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamHull
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Hull City 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers).

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

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

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

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Hull City).

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.

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

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Robbie McKenzie.

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.

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

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

Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Josh Magennis replaces Pawel Olkowski.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Kevin Stewart replaces Daniel Batty.

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

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

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Hull City).

Attempt saved. Pawel Olkowski (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Erhun Oztumer.

Foul by Erhun Oztumer (Bolton Wanderers).

Fraizer Campbell (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Bolton Wanderers).

Tommy Elphick (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Markus Henriksen (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Christian Doidge (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Markus Henriksen (Hull City).

Foul by Christian Doidge (Bolton Wanderers).

Eric Lichaj (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Nouha Dicko replaces Kamil Grosicki.

Booking

Fraizer Campbell (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Hull City).

William Buckley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Batty (Hull City).

Attempt blocked. Markus Henriksen (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. William Buckley replaces Lloyd Dyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Ondrej Mazuch replaces Jarrod Bowen.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd159242718929
2Leeds1576226121427
3Middlesbrough15762178927
4Norwich158342017327
5West Brom1574433231025
6Derby157442216625
7Nottm Forest155822216623
8Swansea156541711623
9Birmingham155821914523
10QPR157261519-423
11Bristol City156451815322
12Blackburn155731820-222
13Stoke155551920-120
14Wigan156271822-420
15Sheff Wed155462126-519
16Brentford154652320318
17Aston Villa154652223-118
18Millwall154471923-416
19Bolton154471120-916
20Preston153572429-514
21Rotherham153571121-1014
22Reading153391925-612
23Hull153391221-912
24Ipswich151681125-149
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