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Sat 25 Aug 15:00 - English Football League - Championship Full time

Hull City vs Stoke City Match Report

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Evandro Sees Red As City Fall To Defeat


A James McLean goal and an own goal from Jordy de Wijs ensured that 10-men Hull City were unable to make it two wins in a row in the league today. City were poor in a performance where Stoke didn’t need to play to the best of their ability, something head coach Nigel Adkins will be very disappointed with.

James McClean opened the scoring for The Potters just before the 10-minute mark. A cross came in from the left which David Marshall punched away, but it fell to McLean who drilled the ball past Marshall from the edge of the box to put the home side ahead.

The rest of the half was uneventful, although City did create a few good chances. Todd Kane whipped in a corner that was nodded on by Fraizer Campbell but Jack Butland tipped the ball away and Stoke managed to clear after a scramble. The next chance came just before halftime. Jack Butland made a save and the ball fell to Markus Henriksen, but his shot was well blocked.

Stoke’s Mame Biram Diouf had two very good chances just before the hour mark. The first chance came from a Joe Allen corner. Diouf met the ball with his head but Marshall got down brilliantly to save with his feet. The second chance he had didn’t end as well for City as he doubled Stoke’s lead. A through-ball came to Diouf and his shot took a big deflection off Jordy de Wijs to go into the City net.

Just a couple of minutes later, misery was compiled for The Tigers as Evandro saw red. His mistimed tackle was judged to be worthy of a second yellow card and he walked off the pitch for an early bath.

City created absolutely nothing after the red, unlike Stoke who were able to create two more good chances before the fulltime whistle. Etebo’s shot was well saved by Marshall before Peter Crouch’s backheel a few minutes later was wide of the target.

The next two games for City are both at home to Derby in the cup and the league. If City are to get anything from these two games Adkins will have to go back to the drawing board, much like after the flat performance after the loss to Blackburn Rovers two games ago.


Lineups:

Hull City:

David Marshall
Eric Lichaj
Reece Burke
Jordy de Wijs
Stephen Kingsley
Daniel Batty
Markus Henriksen (C)
Jarrod Bowen – Kevin Stewart (78’)
Evandro
Todd Kane – Will Keane (67’)
Fraizer Campbell – Nouha Dicko (63’)


Stoke City:

Jack Butland
Cuco Martina
Ryan Shawcross (C)
Bruno Martins Indi
Erik Pieters
Joe Allen
Oghenekaro Etebo
Mame Biram Diouf – Moritz Bauer (88’)
Saido Berahino – Bojan (80’)
James McLean
Peter Crouch – Benik Afobe (80’)


Written by: Alex Green

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