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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


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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