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02/02/2019 at 15:45


SUMMARY: Hull City 2-0 Stoke City

Hull City bounced back in fine style this weekend when dismantling Stoke City with consummate ease. Although chances remained at a premium throughout the game, it was the Tigers who proved more ruthless and clinical in front of goal, to deservedly claim all the points. 

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Bowen - Goal number 15

The match was open, but chances were sparse for either side. Both teams flashed good balls across the six yard box that could've produced a goal. Bowen headed a Grosicki corner into the side netting, but the deadlock was broken two minutes before the break, when Bowen's near post freekick left Butland stretching and ultimately unable to keep the Tigers from taking a 1-0 lead. Yet, just a minute later, Stoke were awarded a penalty for a foul, but debut boy Vokes sent the spot kick down the middle and Marshall saved with his feet.

Stoke huffed and puffed to start the second half - and hit the bar with a header, but the Tigers were content to counter attack. It paid dividends as a swift break saw Campbell feed in Grosicki who tapped in off the post on 64 minutes. That took the wind out of the visitors, who struggled thereafter to apply any significant pressure or chances. The home team continued to look sharp and incisive on the break and inevitably coasted to a comfortable 2-0 victory. 

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