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27/01/2018 at 15:54

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SUMMARY: Hull City 2-1 Nottingham Forest - FA Cup Rd 4

Hull City forgot their league troubles and turned in a stellar performance in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, to deservedly enter the Fifth Round draw this coming Monday night, with a richly deserved 2-1 victory against a full strength Nottingham Forest team. 

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Nigel Adkins' side were desperate for a win, any kind of win, after scoring just once in their last seven outings. With form waning badly, it was a surprise to see how tigerish the home side actually were for this tie. City deservedly broke the deadlock when top scorer Bowen crashed in off the underside of the bar on 18 minutes for his 12th goal of the campaign. The Tigers' pressing was causing problems for the visitors and the hosts were further rewarded when Dicko double Hull City's advantage on 40 minutes with a close a range header.

Upon the restart, new Forest manager Aitor Karanka made a double substitution to shake matters up for his lacklustre - and full strength no less - side. City weathered the early second half storm and began to look increasingly dangerous on the break, Bowen forcing an excellent save from Smith. The home side looked the most likely to get the third goal of the game, yet Vellios netted an 88th consolation for Nottingham Forest that set up a nervy ending, but in truth it was way too little, way too late for the visitors. 

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