Hull City 1-2 Peterborough United

oals in each half by Jack Taylor and Siriki Dembélé condemned Hull City to a 2-1 defeat against Peterborough United at the MKM Stadium. Despite Josh Magennis netting for the Tigers, the Posh secured all three points in the Sky Bet Championship.

Grant McCann made three changes to his starting XI that faced Huddersfield Town last time out. Tom Huddlestone, Greg Docherty and Magennis replaced Richie Smallwood, Andy Cannon and Tyler Smith, while Lewie Coyle took the captain’s armband.

Peterborough had the first chance of the game as they broke on the counter-attack, but Jack Taylor’s effort went over the bar. The Tigers then started to create numerous chances to open the scoring as Di’Shon Bernard fired two chances off-target, while George Honeyman forced a good save from David Cornell.

Huddlestone hit the bar from the resulting corner with a well-struck volley, before Cornell denied the Tigers again by blocking Keane Lewis-Potter’s effort from close range. At the other end, Jorge Grant curled a free-kick narrowly wide past the post while Matt Ingram superbly saved from Sammie Szmodics, before the Peterborough forward was flagged for offside.

The Tigers had a penalty appeal waved away by the referee after Magennis was brought down by Cornell, before Ingram saved well to deny Szmodics from close range. However, from the resulting corner, Peterborough opened the scoring as Taylor produced a stunning first-time strike that found the top corner. The Tigers didn’t find themselves behind for long though as Callum Elder’s pinpoint cross was met at the back post for Magennis to head home from close range.

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Hull City: Matt Ingram; Lewie Coyle ©, Di’Shon Bernard, Jacob Greaves, Callum Elder; Tom Huddlestone (Richie Smallwood 28’), Greg Docherty, George Honeyman (George Moncur 73’); Mallik Wilks, Josh Magennis (Tom Eaves 73’), Keane Lewis-Potter.
Subs Not Used: Nathan Baxter, Josh Emmanuel, Andy Cannon, Randell Williams.

Peterborough United: David Cornell; Josh Knight (Joe Ward 60’), Ronnie Edwards, Mark Beevers ©; Nathan Thompson, Jack Taylor, Oliver Norburn, Dan Butler (Harrison Burrows 66’); Jorge Grant (Connor Coventry 79’), Siriki Dembélé, Sammie Szmodics.
Subs Not Used: Will Blackmore, Frankie Kent, Idris Kanu, Joseph Tomlinson.

Attendance: 10,246