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02/03/2019 at 17:54


SUMMARY: Hull City 2-0 Birmingham City

Hull City turned in a polished performance against high-flying and in-form Birmingham City this Saturday, to maintain their excellent run of results against the Blues - and made history in the process. Once more, it was Jarrod Bowen making all the headlines, as he scored both goals to equal a record stretching back to 1958, that saw Bill Bradbury score in seven consecutive home games. Providing, Hull City win their appeal with the Dubious Goals Panel, that threatens to take away his opener against Millwall last Tuesday. 

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Record equalling Bowen on the double.

Back to this game, though, and it was the Black and Amber City that started on the front foot. Pugh and Grosicki had chances to open the scoring, but it was Bowen who actually did, when the impressive Pugh showed some lovely skill and an insightful pass to allow the flying winger to score in the 23rd minute. Birmingham struggled to handle the Tigers when in attack and Pugh could have netted himself but for a point blank range save from Camp. Grosicki again fired wide of the post as the hosts settled for 1-0 half time lead.

The visitors improved - and did a much better job of bottling up Grosicki, Bowen and Pugh, but Martin continued to be a thorn in the Blues side, winning endless freekicks to break up momentum. Frustration boiled over as Bowen raced clear and was felled by keeper Camp on the hour marker to provide a clear penalty. Despite some naughtiness from Birmingham to put Bowen off before the penalty, he calmly rolled in his 18th goal of the season. The Blues rallied, but an excellent performance from de-Wijs in defence ensured a shut-out. 

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