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03/02/2018 at 17:10


SUMMARY: Preston North End 2-1 Hull City

The January transfer window offered a ray of hope that Hull City could drag themselves away from the relegation zone, but with the Allams choosing not to invest in the side, it was another ailing team performance that succumbed in Preston. Notably, a side without Kamil Grosicki or influential skipper Michael Dawson - who was allegedly injured following the deadline day drama involving Nottingham Forest. 

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Poor at Preston

A bright start saw Dicko attempt to connect with a close range chance on the turn when well placed. But it was Bowen’s deflected effort on 29 minutes that gave the Tigers a precious 0-1 away lead. It was short lived, as Cunningham netted a free header from a corner on 35 minutes. The match was turned on it’s head just on the break, when a highly dubious penalty was awarded to the hosts. Browne converted to leave Hull City harshly trailing 2-1 at the interval.

While Preston led a charmed life in the first half, the hosts did up their game in the second, putting City on the back foot. Adkins tried and failed to inject some impetus into his side utilising the bench, but in truth the Tigers looked toothless. Keane headed well wide from close range, while Bowen's weak effort dribbled past the post on a miserable afternoon for the visitors.  

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