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13/04/2019 at 16:58


SUMMARY: Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull City

Not traditionally a ground the Tigers take rich pickings from - and this season, so it proved once more. Hull City have probably seen their top six play-off ambitions extinguished this weekend, but regardless, it has still been a remarkable season given the circumstances and start the club endured at the beginning of the season. 

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The end of the line?

Best out of the blocks were Hull City, who pushed admirably in the first half to grab the opening goal. Bowen wasted a good chance when a pull back was on, but the visitors began to fade as the half wore on. Assombalonga scored from close range as the hosts asserted themselves on 25 minutes and the Tigers struggled to reply, especially as the home defence had looked shaky and ripe for the plucking.

So, trailing at the break - and let's be honest - the season on the line, it was pleasing to see City have a real go to get back on terms. Campbell fluffed a glorious chance to level matters when heading wide with the goal gaping - and then had a strong penalty appeal turned down. The Tigers huffed, but the goal just wouldn't come. In the final moments, a Groscki free-kick appeared to defy the laws of physics, as it hit the underside of the bar but lost all forward momentum and bounced on to the line.

Still, at least Hull City won't be relegated. Not this season, anyway. 

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