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22/04/2017 at 16:13

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SUMMARY: Hull City 2-0 Watford

An incredible match, swathed in controversy, turned up an astonishing scoreline in the Tigers favour, very much against the odds. The victory here against a woefully inept Watford, preserves Hull City's two point buffer to Swansea City in the last Premier League relegation spot as the quest for top flight survival remains on track. 

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The first half was a tense and somewhat scrappy affair, but all that changed on 25 minutes when Niasse was sensationally sent off for the hosts - in hugely controvesrial fashion - after a challenge on Niang left all those connected with Hull City in deep despair. Watford should've pressed pedal to the metal but laboured on in a lacklustre fashion, despite the hosts being all-at-sea, praying for half-time -
and relying on Jakupovic to pull off two magnificent saves to keep Silva's side in the game.

The sanctuary of the dressing room allowed Marco Silva to work his magic, re-organise his team and introduce tactical switches that saw Hernandez enter the fray. City employed the counter-attack using their 10 men with perfection and Markovic broke, Grosicky crossed and the former crashed the underside of the bar with a header - before bundling in on 62 minutes to give the Tigers a shock lead. Better news followed, when Clucas lashed in superb volley on 71 minutes to make the game safe and give the hosts a vital win. 

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