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06/04/2019 at 15:44


SUMMARY: Hull City 3-1 Reading

Hull City showed their mettle and proved their up for the play-off chase with a victory arriving when needing to come from behind. Not only that, but the Tigers' unbeaten home run has now become a record breaking one, by scoring two or more goals in their past nine fixtures, to bust a piece of club history stretching back to 1933. 

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Grosicki on the double!

City started on the front foot, but after Reading weathered the early storm, a short corner routine unpicked the Tigers, as Baker fired in a rasping 16th minute opener for the visitors. It almost turned calamitous for the hosts, when Pugh was relieved to see his header hit the bar rather than gift the Royals a second. Hull City pushed to get back on terms, the best chance of the half falling to Bowen, who dragged his shot wide, but home team found themselves in the rare position of trailing at the break.

A good response from the home team saw an equaliser arrive within 8 minutes of the restart. Grosicki showed poise to stand the keeper up and calmly finish into the right corner with a kiss off the post to level matters. Both he and the Tigers were excellent in the second period. The Polish international cut back a cross to turn provider that caused panic in the Reading box, allowing Pugh to bundle home a 65th minute lead for the hosts. To cap a fine day, Grosicki netted a third for City on 77 minutes to seal the match. 

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