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25/02/2017 at 15:51


SUMMARY: Hull City 1-1 Burnley

Don't know about anyone else, but you can be forgiven for welcoming toothache more than a visit from Burnley. Once again the stranglehold bogey this club hold over City hurt the Tigers really bad this Saturday, as the hosts took the lead late in the game, but just minutes later, watched a precious maximum point haul evaporate before their very eyes. 

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Burnley bogey bites back

The first half saw City make the running, with the visitors content to hit swiftly on the break. Mbokani headed a good chance just over, before Grosicki saw his freekick from distance whistle over the angle of crossbar and post. Elmohamady headed another chance over shortly before the break, with Burnley's best chance seeing a fumble from Jakupovic spoon up on to the bar. The Tigers needed to turn territory and possession into chances - and convert them - if they were to go on and win the game.

A more open second period saw the match ebb and flow in both directions keeping the game on a knife edge. It felt like one goal would win it and when Keane handled for Burnley in the box on 72 minutes, Huddlestone gleefully squeezed in the resultant penalty to put City in front. But the Tigers' torment with the Clarets continued, as just four minutes, later Keane atoned for his error to slam in a corner at the far post. A late red card for Barnes saw the visitors reduced to 10 men, but the home team had little time to make that count. 

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