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15/08/2017 at 22:39


SUMMARY: Hull City 2-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Five goals, a decent game of football, but the Tigers found themselves on the wrong end of a beating from Wolves, inducing their first defeat of the season. Leonid Slutsky and his team will face few better passing sides this season - brimming with confidence and boasting a 100% record - but in truth, City never really did themselves any justice this Tuesday evening. 

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First defeat of the season

City missed a great early chance when Grosicki pulled back for Campbell, but the forward couldn't get a toe on his effort to poke home from close range. That cost the Tigers, as the 6th minute saw the visitors lead when failure to close down was punished and de Silva Neves netted from distance. Dawson took advantage of some ropey zonal marking on 27 minutes - a theme of the match - from a corner, as his header restored parity, but the good work was undone two minutes before the break, as Teixera da Silva put Wolves back in front.

Wolves reined in their attacking instinct in the second half, but City failed to exploit the visible weakness from set-pieces and causing problems when attacking with pace to trouble their visitors. Campbell was thwarted when one-on-one, while Hernandez crashed the post with a header from a corner, but Wolves dug in. A breakaway goal from Dicko on the 90 minute mark killed the game for City, but Meyler slotted in an injury time penalty 10 minutes later following a lengthy stoppage due to Hernandez being stretchered off. 

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