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23/02/2018 at 23:23


SUMMARY: Hull City 1-0 Sheffield United

Ha! Ha! Ha! Big bollocks Sheffield United came a cropper in East Yorkshire, as Hull City did themselves a massive favour with victory in front of the Sky cameras this Friday evening and derailed the visitors chances of charging for the play-offs in the process. And all this, in the backdrop of stormy off-the-field protests that clearly helped the home side to a deserved victory. 

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Protest to win!

City started brightly as Dicko looked sharp in attack, but Evandro went close with an early chance. The visitors rallied but struggled to test McGregor seriously. The home fans interrupted the game on 19:04 with a stress ball protest, allowing manager Nigel Adkins to burst the Blades' bubble. The Tigers pressed for an opener - Larsson coming close with a freekick - even with a coordinated whistle protest on 30 minutes, but City couldn't force the opening goal before the break.

Upon the restart, it was the visitors looking to assert themselves enjoying plenty of possession, but doing nothing to trouble the hosts. Indeed, it was City looking much more dangerous in the final third of the pitch and on 55 minutes got their just desserts. The Blades failed to clear a corner and with ball pinging around the box, Dicko was ice cool to smash in a deserved lead for Hull City. The Tigers held out with surprising comfort to claim a valuable three points and heap huge pressure on those lower down the table this Saturday. 

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