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04/03/2017 at 21:39


SUMMARY: Leicester City 3-1 Hull City

Hull City blew a golden opportunity to put maximum pressure on their relegation rivals this Saturday - and ultimately defeat at Leicester leaves the club with a mountain to climb if they are indeed to beat the Premier League drop. Regrettably, on this evidence, Marco Silva's prophecy of 'needing a miracle' became pertinent, meaning the impending home match with Swansea City is now critically 'must win'. 

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But then it all went downhill...

Defeat was hard to take - because after riding a couple of early scares - a swift counter attack started and finished by Clucas, engineered a precious lead for the Tigers on 14 minutes when the midfielder bundled the ball home from close range. Yet, the joy was short lived as Fuchs levelled from inside the box, with questionable defending and goalkeeping haunting the visitors. Leicester grew in confidence, barring a short spell of pressure from the Tigers just before the break, leaving Silva with work to do with his team.

A much improved second half was punished roundly with yet more dubious defending and goalkeeping. as nobody shut down Mahrez and his shot at the near post on the hour mark squirmed beyond Jakupovic. The Tigers huffed and puffed to draw level with Maguire, Grosicky and substitute Diomande all going close, but the fight was lacking to genuinely get Hull City back in the game. Harshly, Leicester scored with seconds to spare when Huddlestone turned into his own net from a corner. Least said, soonest mended. 

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