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05/08/2017 at 19:13


SUMMARY: Aston Villa 1-1 Hull City

Hull City endured a Jekyll and Hyde performance at Villa Park, but ultimately were rewarded for their second half efforts, to take something away from their ex-boss Steve Bruce in their first Championship excursion of the campaign that produced a fair 1-1 result. 

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Spoils shared at Villa Park

City survived two early chances from Lansbury splitting the visiting defence, before a nightmare start was compounded 6 minutes in, when Agbonlahor netted from close range. The Tigers remained fragile throughout at the back, with only a weak Grosicki shot proffered in resistance. Villa looked more likely to score, but a Hernandez snapshot five minutes before the interval and a Campbell shot on the break, sparked a glimmer of hope for City.

A much improved performance from the Tigers saw a concerted effort to attack. The urgency began to manifest itself and City were rewarded in the 61st minute which saw Grosicki cross for Bowen to net from close range. It was a deserved leveller and forced the hosts to come out and attack once more. Bruce in the home dugout tinkered with his team, but Slutsky was equal to any changes made and the Tigers took a well earned point away from home against one of the pre-season promotion favourites. 

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