Stunning Hit! Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) vs Hull | inside World Soccer

A thundering effort from Jacob Mellis set the tone in Barnsley's 2-0 triumph over Premier League hopefuls Hull City at the Oakwell on Saturday.

Barnsley player Jacob Mellis celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Hull City
Barnsley player Jacob Mellis celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Hull City

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The game was extraordinarily one-sided. Without prior knowledge, no one would have guessed which side were bidding to join the elite of English football and who were in danger of dropping into the third tier.

From the start, the hosts showed they were in the mood to deal Hull's automatic Championship promotion hopes a huge blow and were ahead after only four minutes.

When Chris O'Grady steered a pass into the direction of Mellis, 15 yards to the right of goal, there seemed the probable prospect of the midfielder testing David Stockdale.

Although the angle was against, the former Chelsea youngster struck a shot of such power past Stockdale and in off the underside of the bar.

The Tykes sealed victory five minutes into the second half through O'Grady's sweet strike.


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