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01/04/2017 at 15:48

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SUMMARY: Hull City 2-1 West Ham United

Marco Silva's tactical switch and inspired substitutions turned this match with West Ham United completely on it's head and allowed the Tigers to record yet another crucial victory on home turf - coming from behind to do so - as the pressure on Hull City's relegation rivals was cranked up another notch. 

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City started brightly, but were hit with a sucker punch when Davies lost Carroll in the box allowing the visiting striker to stroke home from close range on 18 minutes. A goal down and lacking penetration, the Tigers were guilty of giving the ball away cheaply throughout the first half, adding to their struggle to fashion goal scoring chances. Work to do for City manager Marco Silva at the break, then.

The rocket from the dressing room worked and the move of the game so far unfolded just 8 minutes after the restart when Robertson finished off a brilliant passing manoeuvre into the far corner. A mad minute shortly after, saw Morkovic's penalty appeal turned down, N'Diaye hit a post and Grosicky fire wide as City pushed for a lead. It took a huge effort from the Tigers to win the game - with Silva fully playing his part with 3 second half substitutions - and Andrea Ranocchia headed in on 85 minutes from a corner to deservedly win the match. 

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