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27/02/2018 at 22:41


SUMMARY: Hull City 1-1 Barnsley

This will not go down as a classic Yorkshire derby by any stretch of the imagination for a myriad of reasons, not least because of the icy conditions that greeted all inside the stadium. Yet, Hull City found a way to come from behind and earn a share of the spoils to creep further away from the Championship relegation trapdoor. 

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It was a dour encounter played in falling snow, but it was the Tigers who succumbed to an early setback, as Barnsley netted the opener. Ollie McBurnie benefited from a pinball scenario in the City box that squirted to the left which allowed the Swansea City loanee to nod in a free header from 6 yards out in the 22nd minute. The hosts struggled, creating a couple of minor chances, but nothing to truly test the Tykes.

Barnsley cashed in at the break and went ultra defensive, allowing City to come on to them. Chances remained at a premium, but the Tigers looked their sharpest from set-pieces, Seb Larsson going close on a couple of occasions. The hosts were finally rewarded for the labouring efforts against an unadventurous Barnsley side, when a corner was stroked home at the far post by captain Michael Dawson in the 73rd minute, to move City three points away from the drop zone. 

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