City Fail To Hold Onto Lead Again As They Are Held To A Draw By Wednesday
By Melvyn Utley
Match Report by Alex Green
Hull City were held to a draw by Sheffield Wednesday as they took a point away from home, although that should have been three points. The Tigers had lots of chances to score but failed to make it count as a Fernando Forestieri penalty saved Wednesday leaving City to be their own worst enemies yet again.
City had two great chances in the first three minutes through Fraizer Campbell and Jarrod Bowen but their efforts went wide and over the bar from inside the area. It took Wednesday until the half-hour mark to get a chance of their own as Steven Fletcher was sent through on goal but David Marshall made a fantastic save with his outstretched leg.
It wasn’t until 35 minutes in when Fraizer Campbell broke the deadlock. Jarrod Bowen’s shot from the edge of the area smacked against the post with the rebound falling to Evandro. His follow up shot was saved well by Cameron Dawson, but he could only parry the ball to Campbell who gratefully hammered the ball into an open net for his first goal of the season.
Just before half-time Sheffield Wednesday could easily have been down to 10 men as Morgan Fox clattered into Campbell as he was making a pass just inside the Wednesday half. Campbell got up and walked away but Fox stayed down to receive treatment and this may have influenced the referee’s decision to only give a yellow card rather than a red one.
Five minutes into the second half Reece Burke brought down Fernando Forestieri in the box. Forestieri got up and confidently put the penalty into the bottom left corner of Marshall’s goal as he stood still, merely spectating the penalty.
Wednesday then had another great chance minutes later through Steven Fletcher but he could only head wide from his header in the middle of the goal.
Just before full-time City could have taken all three points but Markus Henriksen’s shot from 30-yards was well saved by Dawson.
On another day The Tigers could have won with the chances they had and the disappointing penalty. The next game is against Sheffield United in the League Cup on Tuesday and hopefully we will see a rotated squad as Nigel Adkins can look to improve on the currently unchanged starting eleven this season.
Jordy de Wijs
Daniel Batty – Jon Toral (72’)
Markus Henriksen (C)
Evandro – Jackson Irvine (66’)
Fraizer Campbell – Nouha Dicko (82’)
Tom Lees (C)
Morgan Fox – Jordan Thorniley (44’)
Steven Fletcher – Marco Matias (73’)
Written by: Alex Green