Hull City 2-0 Middlesbrough
Two goals in the last ten minutes secured Hull City their first home win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough. A Joe Lumley own goal and a composed finish by Mallik Wilks earned the Tigers all three points.
Grant McCann made five changes to the starting XI that drew against Blackpool last time out. Goalscorer from midweek Tom Eaves started, while there were returns for Richie Smallwood, Josh Emmanuel, Tyler Smith and Di’Shon Bernard.
The Tigers started the brighter of the two teams as Moncur’s free-kick hit the side-netting, while Bernard saw his drilled effort parried by Lumley. At the other end, Duncan Watmore fired a chance wide for Middlesbrough while Marcus Tavernier saw an effort blocked by Jacob Greaves. The Middlesbrough winger then forced a good save from Matt Ingram at his near post, before putting the rebound wide of the goal.
There were a few opportunities towards the end of the first half as Smith and Greaves fired chances off target for City, while the visitors had a great chance with Andraž Šporar who fired over from close range.
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Hull City: Matt Ingram; Di’Shon Bernard, Alfie Jones (Sean McLoughlin 42’), Jacob Greaves; Josh Emmanuel, Andy Cannon, Richie Smallwood ©, George Moncur (Greg Docherty 60’), Keane Lewis-Potter; Tom Eaves, Tyler Smith (Mallik Wilks 69’).
Subs Not Used: Nathan Baxter, Ryan Longman, Matt Smith, Josh Hinds.
Middlesbrough: Joe Lumley; Lee Peltier, Sol Bamba, Dael Fry (James Léa Siliki 79’); Marcus Tavernier, Jonny Howson ©, Matt Crooks, Paddy McNair, Marc Bola (Isiah Jones 84’); Andraž Šporar, Duncan Watmore (Uche Ikpeazu 84’).
Subs Not Used: Luke Daniels, Toyosi Olusanya, William Kokolo.