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20/10/2018 at 17:55

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SUMMARY: Hull City 1-1 Preston North End

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. The hard luck story of the perennial relegation candidate came home to roost for Hull City this Saturday, as a string of opportunities to bury Preston North End came and went for the Tigers - who suffered the ultimate indignation right at the death of this game. 

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A jittery beginning from the hosts left the home fans looking worried, as Preston themselves wasted two good early opportunities. But the Tigers grew into the game, while the visitors went into a slow degeneration and the home team now looked much the likelier to score once settled. Burke smacked the post with a 25 yard drive, while Martin struck the bar with a header, before Lichaj blazed over from close range as City attempted to break parity before the interval.

Hull City were now firmly in the ascendancy and making all the running as a series of good chances continued to be passed up. Grosicki forced a full stretch save from a long range effort, before the Tigers hit the woodwork yet again from a deflection, as the pressure mounted. It began to feel like it wasn't going to be City's day, but Martin drew a foul in the box and Bowen lashed home an 85th minute penalty that appeared to win the game. But in the 93rd minute, all the hard work was undone when Mount levelled for Preston. 

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