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HullHull City1MK DonsMilton Keynes Dons1

Hull City 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Sam Clucas
Hull City midfielder Sam Clucas scored his first goal in nine games

Sam Clucas' second-half free-kick gave promotion-chasing Hull a point as they drew with lowly MK Dons.

Antony Kay gave MK Dons the lead after the break when he headed Robert Hall's corner but Clucas restored parity directly from a curling set-piece.

In a first half of few chances, Hull came closest when Mohamed Diame headed Isaac Hayden's cross just wide.

Diame tried his luck again with a neat turn and shot in the box but he fired straight at Dons keeper David Martin.

The result means Hull move above Brighton into third place in the Championship, but have recorded just one win in their last seven matches in all competitions.

Steve Bruce's side could have leapfrogged Middlesbrough and moved into the top two with a win by virtue of goal difference.

MK Dons, who have never won against Hull, remain in 21st place and a point above the relegation zone.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce:

"We're frustrated but we didn't play anywhere near well enough in the first half. We've played better in the second half.

"First half we didn't move the ball quick enough and gave the ball away in bad areas.

"At the end of the day I pick the team but I scratch my head and ask why we've played like that in the first half. We've got to take away the nerves and a little bit of edginess which may be creeping in."

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson:

"I thought it was a handball that led to it [Sam Clucas' goal]. They are a team, the officials, and referees get slated up and down the country. As a group of four they should be judged and he wasn't assisted right today and that was disappointing.

"I thought there were two completely different halves. I thought the first half we dominated and moved the ball unbelievably well.

"For a team where we are to come to the KC Stadium and perform the way we did was excellent. Second half, playing one of the best teams in the league, we knew how hard it was always going to be. I thought my players' application was sensational."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 2OdubajoSubstituted forDiomandeat 89'minutes
  • 21Dawson
  • 6Davies
  • 26Robertson
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 20HaydenBooked at 40minsSubstituted forAlukoat 73'minutes
  • 11Clucas
  • 17DiaméSubstituted forHuddlestoneat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Hernández
  • 19Akpom

Substitutes

  • 4Bruce
  • 7Meyler
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 12Maguire
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 24Aluko
  • 25Diomande

MK Dons

  • 1MartinSubstituted forCropperat 71'minutes
  • 21Baldock
  • 5McFadzean
  • 6KayBooked at 64mins
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 77mins
  • 8Potter
  • 14CarruthersBooked at 52mins
  • 31Murphy
  • 38HallSubstituted forBowditchat 76'minutes
  • 17PowellSubstituted forWilliamsat 83'minutes
  • 18Revell

Substitutes

  • 9Bowditch
  • 10Reeves
  • 12Spence
  • 13Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 22Cropper
  • 23Williams
  • 28Maynard
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
16,183

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home23
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 1, MK Dons 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 1, MK Dons 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Clucas (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Revell (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Samir Carruthers.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

    Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

  8. Post update

    Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Alex Revell (MK Dons).

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Dean Bowditch.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Adama Diomande replaces Moses Odubajo.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

  15. Post update

    Darren Potter (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Jonathan Williams replaces Daniel Powell.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Sam Clucas (Hull City).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a headed pass.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Murphy.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by George Baldock.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley372111560303074
2Middlesbrough35207847212667
3Hull35198849212865
4Brighton361714549341565
5Derby371613850351561
6Sheff Wed371514853361759
7Cardiff37151394840858
8Ipswich361510114443155
9Birmingham35159114034654
10Preston371313113534152
11QPR371214114642450
12Leeds361114113641-547
13Wolves361210144550-546
14Nottm Forest361112133334-145
15Reading351111134141044
16Blackburn361013133634243
17Brentford36127174858-1043
18Huddersfield37119174852-442
19Bristol City371010173458-2440
20Fulham37813165663-737
21MK Dons37910183149-1837
22Rotherham37106214362-1936
23Charlton36611193266-3429
24Bolton37414193662-2626
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