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Barnsley 3-1 Hull City: Tykes end 18-game winless run

Alex Mowatt
Alex Mowatt's assured finish from the edge of the penalty area put Barnsley ahead at Oakwell

Head coach Gerhard Struber said his struggling Barnsley side took their "first small step in the right direction" with victory against Hull City.

Victory was the Tykes' first since the opening day of the season and first under the Austrian.

Barnsley captain Alex Mowatt fired home from the edge of the box to put the home side ahead midway through the first half.

Mowatt was also involved in the second as he slipped a pass through to Mike Bahre to double the lead.

Keane Lewis-Potter headed one back for Hull, but Conor Chaplin added a third in injury time to end Barnsley's 18-match winless run.

"It was a very important game," 42-year-old Struber said. "The last days were very difficult for the mindset for my players.

"We have a clear plan for what we want and we have a very good conviction and self-confidence.

"I speak a lot in the last days with my players and I think the right plan on the field and the right character was the key for the result and the good performance.

"I am very proud of my boys and I am happy. I am here for 10 days and this is our first small step in the right direction.

"The support from the fans is always important but now very important and I'm happy with our fans.

"The next week we have a long week and I hope the next game away we have a top performance again."

Alex Mowatt
Alex Mowatt's second goal of the season put Barnsley ahead at Oakwell

Barnsley remain bottom of the Championship but are now five points from safety.

Struber had lost his first two games in charge, but watched his side start well in the opening home match of his tenure.

Cauley Woodrow had gone close before Mowatt guided in a fine left-footed strike for his second goal of the season.

The Tykes had a let-off just before half-time when Hull's top-scorer Jarrod Bowen raced clear, only to drag his shot wide.

Chaplin thought he had doubled the lead early in the second period but was flagged for offside, before Hull's Jackson Irvine went close.

Barnsley's second goal finally arrived with 15 minutes to go, when Bahre finished past George Long.

Lewis-Potter's header made it a nervy finale but Chaplin struck in the 95th minute as Barnsley tasted victory for the first time since August.

Hull City boss Grant McCann told BBC Radio Humberside his side "weren't good enough" against the division's bottom side.

"We couldn't pass the ball from A to B, we were lacklustre," McCann said.

"Everything was a bit rushed and we had no real calmness. Overall I'm really frustrated.

"We've been on a decent run and today we've come back down to earth. That's the Championship, if you don't perform you will get beat.

"I'm so disappointed for the travelling fans because apart from young Keane's goal we have given them absolutely nothing to shout about."

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Sahin-Radlinger
  • 2Williams
  • 5Diaby
  • 6Andersen
  • 3Williams
  • 24Halme
  • 10BähreSubstituted forThomasat 82'minutes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 9WoodrowSubstituted forSchmidtat 89'minutes
  • 11Chaplin
  • 7Brown

Substitutes

  • 4Dougall
  • 16Thomas
  • 19Schmidt
  • 21Sibbick
  • 22Oduor
  • 26Thiam
  • 40Collins

Hull

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Long
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5BurkeBooked at 60mins
  • 4de Wijs
  • 26ElderSubstituted forLewis-Potterat 76'minutes
  • 19Bowler
  • 8BattySubstituted forEavesat 45'minutes
  • 36Irvine
  • 11Grosicki
  • 18HoneymanSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 45'minutes
  • 20Bowen

Substitutes

  • 3Tafazolli
  • 9Eaves
  • 13Ingram
  • 23Kingsley
  • 25Pennington
  • 31Lewis-Potter
  • 37Da Silva Lopes
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
13,598

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamHull
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 3, Hull City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 3, Hull City 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Barnsley 3, Hull City 1. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jacob Brown following a fast break.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordy de Wijs with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Mads Andersen.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Bowler (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Eric Lichaj.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Patrick Schmidt replaces Cauley Woodrow.

  8. Post update

    Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Reece Burke (Hull City).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Luke Thomas (Barnsley).

  11. Post update

    Reece Burke (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Luke Thomas replaces Mike-Steven Bähre.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Barnsley 2, Hull City 1. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Eaves with a headed pass.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.

  15. Post update

    Aapo Halme (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hull City).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mads Andersen (Barnsley).

  18. Post update

    Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Jordan Williams (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Dangerous play by Tom Eaves (Hull City).