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22/10/2017 at 08:15

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SUMMARY: Barnsley 0-1 Hull City

You begin to wonder if Hull City would ever win an away match again, given the fact it's been 14 months since that crazy, hazy August summer day in deepest South Wales that saw Hull City pluck a 0-2 away win from Swansea City in the Premier League. Naturally, the laws of probability deem of course it will happen, but for too long, it really hasn't felt like it would any time soon. Yet, bizarrely, there was a mysterious air of confidence about the trip to Barnsley - and so it proved. Today really was Hull City's day on the road. 

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The performance was far from perfect, nay, ugly in fact - but who really cares about that, now? It's a results business after all. Living off scraps for the past 427 days on the road, Hull City will take what they can get. Barnsley had much of the play in a relatively drab encounter and Adam Hammill could've put the hosts in front, but failed. City were reasonably comfortable at the back, but the main action was going on in the stands as anti-Allam banners were being wrestled with the stewards. Still, it was 0-0 at the break.

Barnsley again had the better chances but lacked the quality and a cutting edge to take the lead. Slutsky introduced striker Fraizer Campbell from the bench and the super-sub did the business for the Tigers. Seb Larsson's corner 12 minutes from time was dealt with dreadfully by the Tykes and Campbell pounced on the dallying to poke the ball home for a 0-1 Hull City lead on the road. And this time, after four late concessions in four games, the Tigers actually held on to take all the spoils on offer, for the first time in well over a year on their travels.

A game to forget for sure, but the result? Nah, not just yet, we're entitled to savour this one after a 14 month absence with a maximum on the road. 

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