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22/08/2018 at 06:17


SUMMARY: Rotherham 2-3 Hull City

It’s taken four games, but finally – and at last – Hull City have recorded their first mark in the win column of this season’s Championship. And it came in a five goal thriller of a Yorkshire derby, with the Tigers coming out on top against newly promoted Rotherham United at the New York Stadium. 

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Irvine on the double

City responded magnificently to last Saturday’s debacle at home to Blackburn, showing excellent attacking intent and putting the hosts firmly on the back foot. So it came as a kick in the teeth when the Millers netted a 16th minute opener from a corner via Wood’s header. City lamented all evening under Rotherham’s crossing and direct aerial bombardment, but Irivine’s neat volley on 28 minutes levelled matters, before Campbell’s squirmed shot right on half time, gave the Tigers a 1-2 lead.

Already buoyant from turning a deficit into an advantage, just two minutes in to the second period, Irvine rounded off a splendid Hull City passing move to make it 1-3. Bowen missed a glorious chance to make it four – as did Irvine, missing the chance of a hat-trick – before Rotherham pulled a goal back on 75 minutes through Proctor to set up a tense finish. But the Tigers held on and deservedly won the match. 

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