The matches that mattered | Results that have shaped the career of Paul Heckingbottom and the former Barnsley and Leeds boss takes up the reins at Easter Road

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BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – @CCP_Sport

Following Paul Heckingbottom’s appointment as the new Hibernian head coach, we look back on some of his most memorable games in the dugout.

3 April 2016
Barnsley 3-2 Oxford

Heckingbottom masterminds Football League Trophy success in the Tykes’ first cup final appearance since 1912. Ironically, Heckingbottom’s opposite number was Michael Appleton, who was also a candidate for the Easter Road vacancy. Over 59,000 fans are at Wembley to see former St Mirren player Adam Hammill net the winner.

8 May 2016
Wigan 1-4 Barnsley

Barnsley narrowly earn a League One play-off spot on goal difference ahead of Scunthorpe with this emphatic victory over Gary Caldwell’s league champions on the final day of the regular campaign.

29 May 2016
Barnsley 3-1 Millwall

After being bottom of League One in December, Barnsley return to the Championship following a play-off final success over Millwall in front of 51,000 supporters at Wembley.

Heckingbottom, who was still only interim manager at the time, said: “You can’t imagine how proud I am of the players. They are Championship players now and they have earned it.”

21 January 2017
Barnsley 3-2 Leeds United

The Oakwell outfit come from behind to dent Leeds United’s Championship promotion hopes with a thrilling 3-2 victory in the Yorkshire derby. Ryan Kent, who is now on loan at Rangers from Liverpool, scored the second goal.

1 January 2018
Sunderland 0-1 Barnsley

Barnsley complete a seasonal double over the Black Cats for the first time since the 1986-87 campaign with only their third ever away win at Sunderland.

21 April 2018
Leeds United 2-1 Barnsley

One of only four wins during his ill-fated four-month spell at Elland Road, Heckingbottom pushed his old club towards relegation with this derby success.

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