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Honeyman: ‘I couldn’t have wished for a better Saturday’

29 November 2021

George Honeyman scored his third goal in four games as Hull City secured their fourth successive win in the Championship against Millwall.

The 27-year-old was voted as man of the match by the club’s supporters after another dazzling display at the MKM Stadium. In what was his 100th outing for the Tigers, Honeyman opened the scoring on the half-hour mark, which along with Ryan Longman’s second-half strike, was enough to secure all three points.  

“To be honest I didn’t realise it was my 100th appearance until I got told after the game,” said Honeyman.  

“That’s something I’m really proud of. To cap it off with a goal and a win - I couldn’t have wished for a better Saturday. 

“We’re a supertalented team, but the lads have just got to realise that they’re good enough to play in this division. Hopefully, that penny has dropped now. We’re working on our shape a lot which is hugely important in football, and if you can get those two things going then you’re going to be successful.” 


The midfielder has hit a rich vein of goalscoring form over recent weeks having now netted against Barnsley, Birmingham City and most recently Millwall. Honeyman got his head on the end of a whipped cross from Jacob Greaves against the Lions, and believes it is all about being in the right place at the right time.  

“I saw that Greavesy (Jacob Greaves) was coming down the line and that there was a gap between the two centre-halves,” Honeyman added. 

“I thought that I’d make an extra effort to get there. It was just a reactive thing - luckily my head was big enough that it hit the ball plonk in the middle and directed it goalwards. 

“It all happened so quickly. It’s just about being in the right place at the right time and luckily, I was again. I’ve always tried to get into the box as much as possible. With us playing wing-backs, they seem to be getting more crosses in.” 

Alongside teammate Josh Magennis, Honeyman has been taking part in Movember to help raise awareness of men’s health issues. Although the end of the month is just days away, the midfielder is reluctant to shave off his new moustache given the current form of himself and the team.   

“Well, my girlfriend will say that it’s coming off on Wednesday 1st December but we’re going to have to have a negotiation about it because four wins and three goals says something else,” joked Honeyman.  

“We’ll see - hopefully it’ll still be here for next weekend.” 

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