Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 29 November 2014

Hull held in Tykes friendly

Shane Long gave Hull the lead against Barnsley
Shane Long gave Hull the lead against Barnsley

Hull City rounded off their preparations for a first European campaign with a 1-1 draw against Barnsley at Oakwell in a game where goalkeeping errors led to both goals.

Shane Long put the Premier League side in front three minutes into the second half, charging down Adam Davies' clearance, but their hosts equalised on the hour when goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic r ushed out to try to head clear a long ball from Dale Jennings only for the ball to bounce over his head for Barnsley's new signing Connor Hourihane to slot into an empty net.

Hull's next match is their Europa League third qualifying round first leg against Trencin in Slovakia on Thursday.

Burnley needed a 71st-minute goal from Jason Gilchrist to earn them a 1-0 win over League Two neighbours Accrington.

QPR ended their tour of Germany with a 2-0 defeat by Red Bull Leipzig at Stadion Der Freundschaft.

Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker made their debuts for Harry Redknapp's men and trialist Jack Collison was also given a run-out but two second-half goals from Yussuf Poulsen proved to be the difference.

West Ham United will return home empty-handed from their pre-season tour of New Zealand after losing 3-1 to A-League side Sydney FC in Wellington.

Sam Allardyce's side were 2-0 down at half-time before wideman Matt Jarvis saw his left-wing cross deflect off Sydney captain Nikola Petkovic and into the net five minutes after the restart.

Sydney added a controversial third 18 minutes into the second half when Corey Gameiro capitalised on a missed handball to slot home his second of the game.

It was West Ham's second loss in three days after they were beaten 2-1 by Wellington Phoenix in Auckland on Wednesday.

Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat against the New York Red Bulls at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison in a match featuring former Gunners favourite Thierry Henry for the opposition.

Arsene Wenger fielded a strong Arsenal starting line-up but they fell behind to a Bradley Wright-Phillips opener just after the half-hour mark as he slotted home after Ambroise Oyongo headed down Henry's corner.

Jack Wilshere came close to netting an equaliser minutes later with a great effort on target, but the England midfielder was denied by goalkeeper Luis Robles.

And Arsenal's best chance to get something from this pre-season friendly came from 18-year-old striker Chuba Akpom in the second half, as he managed to shake of his marker, but then shot straight at Robles as the Gunners were denied in front of a crowd of 25,219.

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