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Hull City 2-1 Wolves

Robert Snodgrass (left)
Robert Snodgrass (left) celebrates Hull's late winner against Wolves

Robert Snodgrass' injury-time free-kick bounced in off unfortunate goalkeeper Carl Ikeme to give promotion-chasing Hull City victory over Wolves.

The hosts went ahead in the fifth minute when Adama Diomande tapped home after Ikeme spilled a loose ball.

Dave Edwards, unmarked in the penalty area, headed past Allan McGregor to draw mid-table Wanderers level.

At the end of a dreary second half, Snodgrass' set-piece hit the bar before ricocheting off Ikeme into the net.

Hull, who had won only one of their previous eight league matches, remain fourth in the table.

They are eight points behind Brighton, who beat Fulham 5-0 on Friday to move into second, with five games left to play - one more than the Seagulls.

The game began perfectly for the Tigers when a youthful Wolves defence, missing captain Danny Batth because of illness, failed to clear a through ball and Diomande scored on his first league start for Hull.

Edwards, leading Wolves in Batth's absence, was afforded time and space to meet Jeremy Helan's cross and score from six yards out to equalise.

As both sides struggled to find a cutting edge in the final third, it took until the 87th minute for the next effort on target, substitute Sone Aluko's low shot forcing Ikeme into a smart save.

With the match looking destined to end in a draw, Snodgrass stepped up to help give Hull a precious three points.

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Bruce on Hull v Wolves

Hull City boss Steve Bruce told BBC Radio Humberside: "It wasn't good enough.

"I've been around the block many, many times and it is amazing that when you are in a bad place in terms of results you lose that bit of confidence and you get edgy. That tumbles into the supporters.

"Let's hope that is the spark that re-ignites us again.

"Nobody has to tell me we are under-performing at this moment in time but we have not got a divine right to romp this league."

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Jackett on Hull v Wolves

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett told BBC WM: "It was an excellent free-kick. Carl had no chance.

"We played well in the first half, despite the early goal and a couple of mistakes. We offered a threat going forward and we played some good football.

"In the second half, although we were solid and competitive, I didn't think we had enough of a threat. Overall, we were unlucky not to get anything out of the game."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 2OdubajoSubstituted forSnodgrassat 68'minutes
  • 4Bruce
  • 6Davies
  • 26Robertson
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 14Livermore
  • 7Meyler
  • 11ClucasSubstituted forAkpomat 73'minutes
  • 25DiomandeSubstituted forAlukoat 73'minutes
  • 9Hernández

Substitutes

  • 8Huddlestone
  • 10Snodgrass
  • 12Maguire
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 19Akpom
  • 24Aluko

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 18Iorfa
  • 30Hause
  • 28DeslandesSubstituted forCoadyat 77'minutes
  • 19Price
  • 8SavilleSubstituted forEnobakhareat 90'minutes
  • 7Henry
  • 4Edwards
  • 3Helan
  • 22Sigurdarson

Substitutes

  • 10Mason
  • 16Coady
  • 26Martinez
  • 29Le Fondre
  • 35Hunte
  • 48Enobakhare
  • 50Hayden
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
15,504

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home4
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Attempt saved. Bright Enobakhare (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Own Goal by Carl Ikeme, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hull City 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Curtis Davies (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Offside, Hull City. Allan McGregor tries a through ball, but Abel Hernández is caught offside.

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

Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bright Enobakhare replaces George Saville.

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

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abel Hernández.

Jake Livermore (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.

Attempt blocked. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Abel Hernández.

Attempt missed. Jake Livermore (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dave Edwards.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Allan McGregor.

Attempt saved. Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady replaces Sylvain Deslandes.

Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sylvain Deslandes (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Sone Aluko replaces Adama Diomande.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Chuba Akpom replaces Sam Clucas.

Abel Hernández (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Adama Diomande (Hull City).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Robert Snodgrass replaces Moses Odubajo.

Attempt missed. Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dave Edwards.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough41257957263182
2Brighton422215563392481
3Burnley412214564333180
4Hull4121101058302873
5Derby411913960382270
6Sheff Wed411814960411968
7Cardiff411615105244863
8Ipswich411612134747060
9Birmingham411611144641559
10Preston411414133939056
11QPR411316125248455
12Wolves421314154954-553
13Brentford40157185761-452
14Reading411312164648-251
15Leeds411215144150-951
16Blackburn411114163940-147
17Fulham421114176372-947
18Bristol City411211184564-1947
19Huddersfield411210195459-546
20Nottm Forest411113173643-746
21Rotherham41137215164-1346
22MK Dons41910223459-2537
23Charlton41812213772-3536
24Bolton41414233876-3826
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