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Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Hull City

By Tom GarryBBC Sport
Allan McGregor
Allan McGregor's handling error saw Hull concede their first league goal of the season

Wolverhampton Wanderers capitalised on a poor error from Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor to earn a draw in their first home league game of the season.

James Henry nodded Wolves' equaliser into an empty net after McGregor had spilled Nouha Dicko's cross.

The visitors had led in the first half through Nikica Jelavic's spot kick after Kortney Hause shoved Curtis Davies in the penalty area.

Both sides' winning start to the season ended despite going close late on.

Steve Bruce's side, bidding for an immediate return to the Premier League after relegation in May, have won just one away league game in 2015.

That looked like changing when Jelavic converted from the spot for his first goal since February.

Wolves deserved a goal of their own and they were rewarded in fortunate circumstances when McGregor, seemingly under no pressure, dropped a simple catch straight into the path of Henry, who did not miss.

Chuba Akpom struck the post for Hull as both sides pressed for a winner, but the result means both teams remain unbeaten so far this season.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett said:

"It probably was a fair result, we put in a good performance and I'm pleased with a lot of aspects.

"We were probably unlucky to go behind on the balance of play. We kept going and got a little fortunate with the goal.

"The last 10 minutes, when the energy went out of the game, Hull's quality on the ball really showed. They are a good side and a good yardstick."

Hull City boss Steve Bruce told BBC Radio Humberside:

"The one thing in football management you can never legislate against is error. Unfortunately Allan will have to live with it - it's now how he copes with it.

"We all know what a good goalkeeper he is, but goalkeepers are highlighted above everybody else - it's a big position.

"We had an awful start from the first 30 seconds - the second half I thought we were excellent".

Nikica Jelavic
Nikica Jelavic opened the scoring from the spot
Hull City
Hull were playing their first away league game since their relegation back down to the Championship

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 26Martinez
  • 18Iorfa
  • 5Stearman
  • 30Hause
  • 3Golbourne
  • 7HenrySubstituted forOjoat 74'minutes
  • 11McDonald
  • 16Coady
  • 4Edwards
  • 10Afobe
  • 9DickoSubstituted forLe Fondreat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 17van La Parra
  • 19Price
  • 20Ojo
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 29Le Fondre

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 2OdubajoBooked at 13mins
  • 21Dawson
  • 6Davies
  • 26Robertson
  • 27El MohamadySubstituted forAlukoat 75'minutes
  • 20HaydenSubstituted forMeylerat 56'minutes
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 11ClucasSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 84'minutes
  • 19Akpom
  • 18Jelavic

Substitutes

  • 5Taylor
  • 7Meyler
  • 12Maguire
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 24Aluko
  • 32Luer
  • 34Jahraldo-Martin
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
20,062

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamHull
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Hull City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Nouha Dicko.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Andrew Robertson.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by David Meyler.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Richard Stearman tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Sam Clucas.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Sone Aluko replaces Ahmed Elmohamady.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces James Henry.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Meyler (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic.

  16. Post update

    Chuba Akpom (Hull City) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Benik Afobe with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Coady.

As It Stood

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1Brighton22003126
2Middlesbrough21103034
3Brentford21106424
4Charlton21103124
5Hull21103124
6Birmingham21104314
7Ipswich21104314
8Wolves21103214
9Preston21101014
10MK Dons21014223
11Sheff Wed21013213
12Nottm Forest21012203
13Burnley20203302
14Cardiff20203302
15Derby20201102
16Leeds20201102
17Blackburn201123-11
18Fulham201123-11
19Reading201112-11
20QPR201124-21
21Huddersfield201113-21
22Bolton201103-31
23Bristol City200226-40
24Rotherham200226-40
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