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11/03/2017 at 15:55


SUMMARY: Hull City 2-1 Swansea City

Hull City boss Marco Silva added a touch of coaching class to take all the spoils for his team in this critical relegation match with Swansea City. The Portuguese boss made a crucial tactical switch to play two up front late in the game - and Oumar Niasse responded to the call to net two hugely significant goals from the bench to seal an important win for the Tigers. 

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Super sub Niasse on the double!

A shaky start for the hosts saw the Tigers on the back foot. Jakupovic pulled off an excellent early save from Routledge, as Swansea grew in confidence. But the visitors were disrupted by an injury to Rangel that forced an early substitution. The home team then capitalised with greater effect and a Grosicky cross had visiting keeper Fabianski scrambling. Llorente then hobbled off for the visitors forcing a second change before the break to further unsettle the Swans and Clucas looped a header just over, as the Tigers finished the half much the stronger.

Huddlestone fired straight at Fabianski to start the second half, but Routledge wasted another glorious chance for the Swans when blasting over. Sigurdssen tested the hosts with a freekick, before Silva switched to two up top for the Tigers in a bid win the game. Niasse's introduction was immediate, when linking up brilliantly with Hernandez to net the opener on 69 minutes. Just 8 minutes later, the super sub was tucking in his second, as Hull City took a critical 2-0 lead. A sloppy piece of defending from a freekick saw Mawson head an injury time consolation for the Swans to set up a tense finish. 

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