Hull City are now unbeaten in three games after drawing 3-3 with Birmingham City at St Andrews yesterday. Here are five things we learned from the game-
Tigers showed character- Nigel Adkins’ side were 2-0 down at half-time and fought back in the second half to lead 3-2. They appeared dead and buried at the interval but proved that they do have the fight and passion to stay up this season by turning the game around.
Defensive frailties- City gifted the hosts all three of their goals. Tommy Elphick’s back pass to David Marshall was too short and Che Adams took advantage. Jordy de Wijs then played a stray pass into Adams for the second and then the Dutch defender sliced the ball into the path of Adams for his hat trick. Without these mistakes City would have won.
Campbell is on fire- The experienced forward is rolling back the years for Hull City. He has now scored four goals in three games and has already matched his goal tally from the whole of last season. His brace yesterday has made him one of the most in-form strikers in the Championship at the moment.
Grosicki looks up for the fight- He caused real problems for Birmingham in the second half and set up Campbell with a wonderful cross for the first. The Poland international then scored an impressive free-kick to put the Tigers into the lead. If he can play like that every week, Adkins’ side will be fine.
International break has come at the wrong time- The Tigers have built up a bit of momentum now but the international break next week could threaten to break that up. They will be hoping they can pick up where they left off in two weeks time.