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Hull City 1-2 Preston North End

Callum Robinson
Callum Robinson has made 10 appearances for Preston North End this season

Callum Robinson scored a late goal to give Preston North End three points against Hull City at the KCOM Stadium.

Tom Barkhuizen gave North End the lead when, amid a scramble in the box, he fired home from a tight angle.

Hull levelled after the break through Jarrod Bowen, who slotted the ball past keeper Chris Maxwell from close range.

On the counter, Preston were rewarded with just two minutes left when Robinson headed into an empty net from Daryl Horgan's right-wing cross.

Preston's victory maintains the pressure on the Championship frontrunners as they made it seven games unbeaten and are fourth after the result.

It is the first time Alex Neil has won back-to-back away league matches as a manager since April 2015 during his time in charge of Norwich City.

Meanwhile Hull, who had won five of their past six home games against North End prior to Tuesday's encounter, lost for the fifth time in the league this season and slip to 17th.

Their winless run stretches to five games, with their last Championship victory coming against Bolton in August.

Hull City boss Leonid Slutsky:

"I say sorry to the supporters because I understand they must be disappointed because we don't bring results, I don't bring results. It's very difficult speaking about a performance when you concede in the last minute and it's not the first time.

"In this situation it's possible to lose confidence because everyone is frustrated now and it's very difficult, because each match is very close. In each match we have chances to win but we can't.

"When you don't win five matches in a row of course you lose confidence. It's a new team and results are important for developing."

Preston North End manager Alex Neil:

"It was a great result. I thought over the piece we deserved to win the game.

"I had a real decision as to whether I bust the game open with an aggressive substitute or being happy with a point.

"I made the decision to go for the game and they rewarded me by winning the match - one sub creating the goal and one sub scoring the goal."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregorBooked at 37mins
  • 29TomoriSubstituted forGrosickiat 45'minutes
  • 21DawsonBooked at 36mins
  • 5Hector
  • 34Aina
  • 8Meyler
  • 4Irvine
  • 28KingsleySubstituted forClarkat 25'minutes
  • 20Bowen
  • 16LarssonBooked at 24mins
  • 25CampbellBooked at 37minsSubstituted forDickoat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mazuch
  • 7Grosicki
  • 9Dicko
  • 11Toral
  • 13Mannion
  • 22Henriksen
  • 24Clark

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 14FisherBooked at 61mins
  • 23Huntington
  • 20Davies
  • 32Earl
  • 11JohnsonBooked at 90mins
  • 19WelshSubstituted forRobinsonat 67'minutes
  • 24Maguire
  • 8Browne
  • 29BarkhuizenSubstituted forHorganat 78'minutes
  • 9HugillSubstituted forHarropat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Horgan
  • 10Harrop
  • 15Woods
  • 17Spurr
  • 27Mavididi
  • 28Hudson
  • 37Robinson
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
15,443

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home21
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 1, Preston North End 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Preston North End 2.

Ola Aina (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Josh Harrop (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ola Aina (Hull City).

Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 1, Preston North End 2. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Daryl Horgan with a cross.

Attempt missed. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

Allan McGregor (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

Foul by Michael Hector (Hull City).

Sean Maguire (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Nouha Dicko replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Offside, Preston North End. Callum Robinson tries a through ball, but Joshua Earl is caught offside.

Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hull City).

Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ola Aina (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Robinson (Preston North End).

Attempt blocked. Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Robinson.

Attempt missed. Michael Hector (Hull City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Kamil Grosicki with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Daryl Horgan replaces Tom Barkhuizen.

Jackson Irvine (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

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

Attempt blocked. Ola Aina (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Josh Harrop.

Attempt blocked. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Larsson.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Joshua Earl.

Attempt blocked. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Sean Maguire (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Johnson.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Tom Barkhuizen.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Daniel Johnson.

Attempt saved. Paul Huntington (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Max Clark.

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Hull City).

Alan Browne (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Callum Robinson replaces John Welsh.

goal

As It Stood

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1Cardiff10721179823
2Leeds106221881020
3Wolves9621159620
4Preston10541114719
5Ipswich96031913618
6Sheff Utd9603128418
7Bristol City104511710717
8Aston Villa104421610616
9Middlesbrough10433117415
10Norwich10433912-315
11Fulham10352129314
12Millwall103431310313
13Sheff Wed93421211113
14QPR103431313013
15Derby93331313012
16Nottm Forest104061318-512
17Hull102351618-29
18Reading9234810-29
19Burton10235619-139
20Brentford101541113-28
21Barnsley92251014-48
22Sunderland101361019-96
23Birmingham9126513-85
24Bolton10028421-172
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