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Hull City 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Chuba Akpom
Chuba Akpom has scored four goals for Hull City since joining on loan from Arsenal last summer

Hull City moved up to third in the Championship as Chuba Akpom's strike extended Bolton's miserable winless streak to 14 matches.

Akpom pounced from close range midway through a poor first half after Ahmed Elmohamady's shot was blocked, and Sam Clucas should have doubled the lead, but fired over from five yards.

Neil Danns hit the post after a turn and shot with Bolton's best effort.

Akpom sliced a shot wide as the Tigers laboured to their first win in four.

City manager Steve Bruce had demanded improvement following their defeat at Leeds United and after a quiet opening, they soon hit the front.

Clucas' cross found Elmohamady whose shot was blocked on the line by Prince-Desir Gouano, and Akpom reacted quickest to fire in the loose ball.

The lead should have been doubled by Clucas, who fired over from five yards at full-stretch when teed up by Elmohamady's cross, and Akpom then forced Bolton keeper Ben Amos to save as the Tigers finished the half strongly.

Wanderers failed to trouble home keeper Allan McGregor before the break, but almost levelled within two minutes of the restart when Mark Davies drove forward and found Danns, whose effort hit the base of the upright.

Hull struggled to create openings in a disjointed second period, with Akpom off-target from Elmohamady's cross and Jake Livermore's goal-bound shot deflected wide.

But Bolton, who were served with a winding-up petition from Revenue and Customs for unpaid taxes in midweek, could not take advantage and remained bottom of the table.

Hull City assistant Mike Phelan:

"Games are a bit of a slog sometimes in the Championship but we're glad we've come through it and got three points.

"The ideal is to have a great performance and get three points. They made it more difficult without creating a lot of chances apart from they have hit the post."

Bolton boss Neil Lennon:

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Lennon on Hull City v Bolton

"They showed plenty of the right attitude. We lacked quality in the final third. That has been the crux of our season.

"I didn't think we played particularly well in the first half in midfield but the second half was a lot better.

"It makes Charlton a huge game on Tuesday night. I would never question their commitment or their attitude but quality counts."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Odubajo
  • 21DawsonSubstituted forMaguireat 85'minutes
  • 6Davies
  • 26Robertson
  • 27Elmohamady
  • 14LivermoreBooked at 87mins
  • 7Meyler
  • 11Clucas
  • 17DiaméSubstituted forSnodgrassat 66'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 19AkpomSubstituted forDiomandeat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Huddlestone
  • 10Snodgrass
  • 12Maguire
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 20Hayden
  • 25Diomande

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 6VelaSubstituted forDobbieat 72'minutes
  • 2Gouano
  • 31Wheater
  • 45Holding
  • 3Moxey
  • 16DaviesBooked at 38mins
  • 18Danns
  • 21PratleySubstituted forSpearingat 45'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 7Feeney
  • 26AmeobiSubstituted forHeskeyat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Spearing
  • 13Rachubka
  • 15Derik
  • 19Heskey
  • 23Dobbie
  • 27Twardzik
  • 42Walker
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
15,739

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Sam Clucas (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers).

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Prince.

Attempt blocked. Jake Livermore (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adama Diomande.

David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Dobbie (Bolton Wanderers).

Offside, Hull City. David Meyler tries a through ball, but Adama Diomande is caught offside.

Booking

Jake Livermore (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emile Heskey.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Harry Maguire replaces Michael Dawson because of an injury.

Delay in match Michael Dawson (Hull City) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andrew Robertson (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Adama Diomande (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Adama Diomande replaces Chuba Akpom.

Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.

Attempt missed. Emile Heskey (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Neil Danns.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Stephen Dobbie replaces Josh Vela.

Chuba Akpom (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Prince (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Emile Heskey replaces Shola Ameobi because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Robert Snodgrass replaces Mohamed Diamé.

Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Chuba Akpom (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady.

Attempt missed. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Meyler.

Foul by Sam Clucas (Hull City).

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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3Hull20115429131638
4Derby20108228131538
5Burnley209832619735
6Ipswich208752927231
7Cardiff207942420430
8Sheff Wed207942724330
9Birmingham208572522329
10Brentford208572827129
11Blackburn206952218427
12Reading207672623327
13QPR207672425-127
14Wolves206772525025
15Nottm Forest206682020024
16Preston205961616024
17Fulham205873335-223
18Leeds205871822-423
19Bristol City204792033-1319
20Huddersfield2046102030-1018
21Charlton2045111732-1517
22MK Dons2044121527-1216
23Rotherham2043132236-1415
24Bolton2019101429-1512
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