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REPORT: Hull City 1-1 Coventry City

City denied all three points late on...

15 September 2023

Match Reports

REPORT: Hull City 1-1 Coventry City

City denied all three points late on...

15 September 2023

The Sky Blues were pegged back late on, as they were forced to settle for a share of the points.

Joel Latibeaudiere had headed City in front, getting on the end of a Josh Eccles corner midway through the first half.

However, with three minutes left of normal time, Aaron Connolly headed the hosts level to snatch a point.

It was a tense opening to the game, with chances few and far between for both sides, as they looked to get a foothold of possession.

The hosts had the games first real opportunity, with Scott Twine flashing the ball across the face of goal, only for it to go behind for a goal kick.

At the other end, City were patient in their build-up play, looking for an opening, with the best chance of the opening 25 minutes falling to Jay Dasilva, who’s shot from a tight angle went narrowly wide of goal.

That chance sparked City into life and three minutes later they had the ball in the back of the net, as Joel Latibeaudiere headed home a Josh Eccles corner, for his first in Sky Blue.

Minutes later it could have been two, but Haji Wright couldn’t keep his effort down after a superb pull back from Matty Godden.

Hull probably should have drawn level before the break, when a ball into the box fell to Aaron Connolly at the back post, but he missed from only a few yards out.

HALF-TIME: Hull City 0-1 Sky Blues

Following the restart, Scott Twine tried his luck from distance, but Ben Wilson was more than equal to it in the City goal, pushing the ball to safety.

The Sky Blues had their own sighter a few minutes later, as Josh Eccles lined-up a strike from 25 yards out, firing narrowly wide.

Liam Kelly was back in the starting eleven at the MKM Stadium and he almost doubled City’s advantage when he ran onto a loose ball, but he was denied by a smart stop from Ingram.

Former Sky Blues man Cyrus Christie was introduced at half-time and he had a sight of goal, but couldn’t keep his strike down, firing over the bar.

Twine was the man who was finding his way to goal for the hosts and he had his best chance of the game, only to be denied by an excellent save from Wilson.

However, Hull would grab an equaliser five minutes from time, as a ball into the box was glanced on by Aaron Connolly, beating Wilson to draw the Tigers level.

FULL-TIME: Hull City 1-1 Sky Blues

Goals: Joel Latibeaudiere, Aaron Connolly

Yellows: Kyle McFadzean, Liam Kelly, Josh Eccles, Milan van Ewijk, Luis Binks

Attendance: 21,888


Sky Blues Xl: Ben Wilson (GK), Milan van Ewijk, Joel Latibeaudiere, Kyle McFadzean, Luis Binks, Jay Dasilva (75’ Bidwell), Liam Kelly (C), Josh Eccles, Yasin Ayari (63’ Palmer), Haji Wright (75’ Simms), Matty Godden.

Subs: Brad Collins (GK), Liam Kitching, Bobby Thomas, Jake Bidwell, Jamie Allen, Kasey Palmer, Tatsuhiro Sakamoto, Ellis Simms, Justin Obikwu

Hull City Xl: Matt Ingram; Lewie Coyle (C) (78’ Lokilo), Alfie Jones, Jacob Greaves, Ruben Vinagre (46’ Christie); Jaden Philogene, Jean Michael Seri (59’ Morton), Regan Slater, Scott Twine; Liam Delap, Aaron Connolly.

Subs: Ryan Allsop, Sean McLoughlin, Allahyar, Adama Traoré, Harry Vaughan, Tyler Morton, Jason Lokilo, Andy Smith, Cyrus Christie.

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