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26/09/2017 at 22:37

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SUMMARY: Hull City 1-2 Preston North End

Two habits are becoming increasingly regular with Hull City in recent times. Both are bad. The first is conceding stupid, silly late goals. The second is a performance that is incapable of winning. Neither are terminal, yet, but fans who think the Allams are killing this club, may well have seen Preston North End delivering a fatal late blow to increase the foul stench hanging over this club. 

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Bowen again!



Leonid Slutsky put out a team that looked unbalanced, directionless and unmotivated. This in itself is disappointing, but right now the manager is merely a symptom of the current condition of the club, not the root cause of all that is wrong. City failed to penetrate Preston with purpose, relying on McGregor to produce a magnificent double save to retain parity - until Barkhuizen netted a 37th minute opener for the visitors from a hotly disputed freekick that provided a fair lead for a side looking distinctly average.

It got better in the second half, the Russian boss curing a few of City's many ills. Clark and Grosicki offered a greater threat down the left and the rewards came quickly, just five minutes into the half, as Bowen netted from close range from a well worked freekick. McGregor was on hand to block from close range in a stellar performance, while Hector missed a free header for the hosts. That miss was costly as Irvine slipped on the ball two minutes from time and allowed Preston to snatch a win through Robinson's close range header. 

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