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Nottingham Forest 0-2 Hull City

Jon Toral leaps to head Hull City in front against Nottingham Forest
Jon Toral's first-half header was his first goal in 16 appearances this season

Hull City beat Nottingham Forest to earn a first league win in 10 matches and climb out of the relegation zone.

Jon Toral opened the scoring with a free header from a corner just a minute after seeing his penalty brilliantly saved by Costel Pantilimon.

Harry Wilson's close-range shot after a slick break made it 2-0 at half-time.

Forest, who hit the post through Matty Cash at 1-0, only managed one shot on target and have now lost four in five in the league under boss Aitor Karanka.

The Spaniard made 10 signings in as many days prior to facing the Tigers but the new faces could not bring a change of fortune despite a promising opening few minutes.

One of the new recruits, giant keeper Pantilimon, made a brilliant low diving stop to keep out Toral's spot-kick.

But woeful marking from the resulting set-piece gifted the same player the opening goal and Jarrod Bowen's brilliant run and pass allowed Will Keane to tee up a simple second for Wilson.

A chorus of boos accompanied the hosts as they trudged off at half-time and a dull second period brought little goalmouth incident for either side.

Forest rarely threatened to end a dismal run that means they have now failed to score in seven of their past eight league games and have lost 18 Championship matches from 31 this season.

Their first - and only - effort on target came with just over five minutes remaining when substitute Joe Lolley's shot was cleared off the line by full-back Ola Aina.

Forest's defeat means they have now lost five consecutive home league matches for the first time since January 2012, when they ended up losing six on the spin.

Nottm Forest manager Aitor Karanka:

"I told the players that this is about pressure and managing pressure. It is not easy to play in this situation.

"I came here to win games and be successful and I am not going to stop until we make that happen.

"It was another poor afternoon and I hope it is the last one. It is difficult to understand.

"I understand the crowd's frustration. I am still confident. We have made a lot of changes in the last two weeks."

Hull City boss Nigel Adkins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was good to win. The players have been working hard and showed resilience.

"We scored from a corner and the second was exceptional counter-attacking football at its best.

"Defensively we were solid and very resolute in what we were doing. Forest didn't have any chances and it was an exceptionally good away performance.

"It was great to celebrate with supporters at the end, as that is so important at this moment in time."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1Pantilimon
  • 2LichajSubstituted forTomlinat 45'minutes
  • 42Worrall
  • 4Mancienne
  • 13FoxBooked at 41mins
  • 5GuédiouraSubstituted forLolleyat 77'minutes
  • 18Colback
  • 14Cash
  • 20Dowell
  • 11Osborn
  • 39VelliosSubstituted forMurphyat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Pereira Figueiredo
  • 9Murphy
  • 15Tomlin
  • 23Lolley
  • 27Darikwa
  • 32Watson
  • 43Smith

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 34Aina
  • 5Hector
  • 50MacDonald
  • 24Clark
  • 16LarssonBooked at 60mins
  • 4Irvine
  • 20Bowen
  • 11ToralSubstituted forStewartat 52'minutes
  • 49WilsonSubstituted forDiomandeat 71'minutes
  • 19KeaneSubstituted forCampbellat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Dicko
  • 12Marshall
  • 14Diomande
  • 15Evandro
  • 25Campbell
  • 29Tomori
  • 35Stewart
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
23,098

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamHull
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Hull City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Hull City 2.

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross.

Offside, Hull City. Allan McGregor tries a through ball, but Fraizer Campbell is caught offside.

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ola Aina (Hull City).

Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ola Aina.

Attempt blocked. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Cash.

Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Hector (Hull City).

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest).

Michael Hector (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).

Offside, Hull City. Michael Hector tries a through ball, but Fraizer Campbell is caught offside.

Offside, Hull City. Jarrod Bowen tries a through ball, but Fraizer Campbell is caught offside.

Foul by Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest).

Kevin Stewart (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Joe Lolley replaces Adlène Guédioura.

Foul by Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest).

Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Fraizer Campbell replaces Will Keane.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Adama Diomande.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Adama Diomande replaces Harry Wilson.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Kieran Dowell tries a through ball, but Matthew Cash is caught offside.

Foul by Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest).

Harry Wilson (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Wilson (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Daryl Murphy replaces Apostolos Vellios.

Attempt missed. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Sebastian Larsson (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sebastian Larsson (Hull City).

Foul by Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest).

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

Offside, Hull City. Sebastian Larsson tries a through ball, but Jarrod Bowen is caught offside.

Foul by Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest).

goal

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