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07/01/2017 at 15:56


SUMMARY: Hull City 2-0 Swansea City - FA Cup Rd 3

Officially, the club tweeted that 6,608 people attended the FA Cup 3rd Round tie - an all Premier League affair no less - between Hull City and Swansea. And if you believe that old cobblers, you'll believe anything. Nothing against new manager Marco Silva, or what he's trying to do, this was about letting the Allams know, enough is enough. City fans in their thousands, steered well clear, as the boycott had maximum impact on this match. 

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The magic of the FA Cup...

A dour game took place in front of the sparsely populated ground - the Hull City Supporters Trust boycott of the game clearly biting hard in protest over the Allam rule at the club. The match followed suit, in an extremely low-key affair, sorely lacking quality. Clucas came close for the home team when heading over the bar, but the game was dreadful for all manner of reasons, not least the lowly crowd.

In the second half, Snodgrass fired wide, when Clucas was well placed, but the action was at a premium. With both teams desperate to avoid a replay, a flurry of substitutions arrived as the game ticked over into the last quarter. Silva's golden touch worked, as Hernandez - fresh off the bench - netted from close range on 78 minutes courtesy of a Shaun Maloney cross. Icing on the cake arrived when Tymon raced away on the counter attack to double the Tigers lead in injury time and duly book the Tigers' place into Round 4 of the FA Cup. 

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