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2017/18 English League Championship, 2017/2018 English League Championship
  • Fraizer Campbell (78')

Barnsley 0-1 Hull City

Fraizer Campbell scored a late goal as Hull beat Barnsley 1-0 in the Sky Bet Championship to secure a first away league victory since August 2016.
The result at Oakwell pushes the Tigers up to 14th in the table and leaves Barnsley in 19th, hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone.
Substitute Campbell broke the deadlock with a goal from a corner in the 77th minute, ending the visitors' miserable run of away form which had seen them pick up just six points from a possible 72.
After a slow start, Barnsley registered the first attempts at goal, with winger Harvey Barnes and left-back Zeki Fryers firing shots high and wide.
Adam Hammill nearly opened the scoring in style when he tried an audacious flick at goal from a Barnes cross, but the visitors' defence was alert and kept the danger out.
Despite their poor defensive record, Hull were resolute at the back in the first half, restricting Barnsley to shots from distance.
Tom Bradshaw saw a shot fly over the bar before he headed Hammill's chip into the box just wide of Allan McGregor's goal.
Cameron McGeehan had a great opportunity from the edge of the box. Michael Hector headed away Hammill's cross and it sat perfectly for the Northern Ireland youth international to strike, his effort flying inches over the bar.
Hull did threaten occasionally but with no end product. Top goal-scorer Jarrod Bowen created himself a chance when he weaved his way through Barnsley's defence but he could not find a final ball and rolled a comfortable cross into Adam Davies' arms.
In the 54th minute there was a first shot on target when McGeehan played a ball into the middle, with Hammill striking straight at Hull keeper McGregor and causing a scramble in the box which sparked the match into life. Ike Ugbo was unlucky to see his curling effort miss the target.
The visitors replied with a succession of corners but still could not trouble Davies, forcing manager Leonid Slutsky to haul off duo Kamil Grosicki and Nouha Dicko, who had been largely ineffective.
And it was one of their replacements, Campbell, who made all the difference. Barnsley failed to deal with Seb Larsson's corner and Campbell was on hand to slot home the winner.
Bradshaw nearly clawed the Tykes back into the tie but McGregor was in fine form to deny the Welshman.
The Scotland international saved his side again late on, pushing away Ryan Hedges' shot at goal.
Campbell was not satisfied with the one goal either and nearly doubled his tally in the final minute. Davies, however, got down to push his shot away for a corner.
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English League Championship Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 +16 38
2 Sheffield United 17 +12 36
3 Cardiff City 17 +11 34
4 Bristol City 17 +10 31
5 Aston Villa 17 +8 29
6 Middlesbrough 17 +7 26
7 Leeds United 17 +6 26
8 Derby County 16 +4 26
9 Ipswich Town 16 +4 25
10 Sheffield Wednesday 17 +2 24
11 Nottingham Forest 17 -2 24
12 Norwich City 17 -5 23
13 Brentford 17 +2 22
14 Preston North End 17 0 22
15 Queens Park Rangers 17 -4 21
16 Barnsley 16 +1 20
17 Fulham 17 -1 20
18 Millwall 17 0 18
19 Reading 16 -3 18
20 Hull City 17 -2 17
21 Birmingham City 17 -16 15
22 Burton Albion 17 -23 13
23 Bolton Wanderers 17 -16 12
24 Sunderland 17 -11 11