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28/10/2017 at 22:16


SUMMARY: Hull City 2-3 Nottingham Forest

Hull City suffered another defeat on home soil this Saturday tea-time, despite taking four points from their back-to-back away games ahead of the clash with Nottingham Forest. Yet, the largest headlines were arguably caused by the fans, when a major and minor interruption during the match - caused by a series of squash balls being thrown on to the pitch - demonstrated the fans' frustration towards Allam ownership of the club. 

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The first half saw City recover from an opening salvo from Forest to build momentum when trying to find the opening goal. A couple of dangerous crosses failed to be converted before an avalanche of squash balls cascaded on to the pitch at 19.04 in a protest against the Allams. But 10 minutes later, slack defending and a lack of closing down, saw Dowell net a long range effort to give the visitors the lead at the break, despite the hosts threatening with two close range efforts being thwarted.

City responded and created better chances in the second half, but struggled to find a route to goal. Forest then punished the hosts with Dowell doubling the lead off the post on 71 minutes. The home fans caused a lesser disruption with more squash balls delaying the match, but Bowen clawed some of the deficit back five minutes later with a curled effort from outside the box. But Dowell converted a cheap penalty on 83 minutes to seal his hat-trick, before Hector set up a hectic finale when scoring in the 88th minute for City. 

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