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Hull City 2-2 Wigan Athletic: Teenager Joe Gelhardt earns point for visitors

Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosiscki
Between them Jarrod Bowen (left) and Kamil Grosicki have scored six of Hull City's eight league goals this season

Teenager Joe Gelhardt's first goal in professional football rescued a point for Wigan at fellow strugglers Hull City.

The 17-year-old, making just his fourth senior appearance, had only been on the pitch for three minutes when he fired home a well-struck equaliser.

The visitors had taken an early lead when centre-half Chey Dunkley scored on the rebound from close range but the hosts quickly levelled thanks to Jarrod Bowen's fifth of the season.

Kamil Grosicki gave the Tigers the lead when he smashed in a wonderful free-kick from the edge of the area before the break but they ultimately had to settle for a share of the points.

Hull City
Hull City players warmed up in shirts with MacDonald 15 on the back after Tigers defender Angus MacDonald was diagnosed with bowel cancer earlier this week

The draw did little to get either team's season going, with both having won just once in their opening seven league games.

Grosicki's fine strike looked like it would be enough to give Grant McCann's side all three points, but England Under-17 international Gelhardt linked up well with Jamal Lowe before finishing expertly.

The hosts had chances to put the game to bed but former Hull keeper David Marshall saved well from another Grosicki free-kick before Charlie Mulgrew blocked Tom Eaves' follow-up.

The Latics, still looking for their first win since the opening day of the season, host Charlton next Saturday, while the Tigers travel to Luton.

Hull manager Grant McCann:

"I'm frustrated with the result as we created enough opportunities to win. To score two goals at home, we should be winning the game.

"The first goal we were annoyed about, but the second one was really, really frustrating for us. We should have defended it much better.

"It feels a bit like a defeat, to be honest, as we had opportunities to kill the game."

Wigan manager Paul Cook on Gelhardt:

"He's got that unique talent to find space in a telephone box.

"A lot of young footballers coming into the game are not very nice people. We're just lucky to have a boy with his humility playing for us - the game is easy for him.

"I enjoyed watching us play. We were full value for at least a point."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1Long
  • 2Lichaj
  • 4de Wijs
  • 3Tafazolli
  • 26ElderBooked at 90mins
  • 20Bowen
  • 6Stewart
  • 18HoneymanSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 71'minutes
  • 11GrosickiBooked at 64mins
  • 36Irvine
  • 9EavesSubstituted forBowlerat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Ingram
  • 19Bowler
  • 21Fleming
  • 25Pennington
  • 31Lewis-Potter
  • 37Da Silva Lopes
  • 38Bonds

Wigan

  • 1Marshall
  • 2ByrneBooked at 19mins
  • 22DunkleyBooked at 62mins
  • 16MulgrewBooked at 69mins
  • 3RobinsonBooked at 90mins
  • 20Williams
  • 5MorsyBooked at 23mins
  • 11MasseySubstituted forGelhardtat 72'minutes
  • 9Lowe
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forNaismithat 90+2'minutes
  • 19MooreSubstituted forGarnerat 72'minutesBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 4MacLeod
  • 6Fox
  • 8Evans
  • 14Garner
  • 23Jones
  • 33Naismith
  • 38Gelhardt
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
10,069

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 2, Wigan Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Wigan Athletic 2.

Booking

Callum Elder (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Gelhardt (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Elder (Hull City).

Booking

Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic).

Josh Bowler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Kal Naismith replaces Michael Jacobs.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Wigan Athletic).

Kevin Stewart (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Hull City. Josh Bowler tries a through ball, but Jarrod Bowen is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Josh Bowler replaces Tom Eaves.

Booking

Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic).

Eric Lichaj (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

Attempt blocked. Tom Eaves (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kamil Grosicki.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Gelhardt.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Stewart.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Mulgrew (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

Offside, Hull City. Kevin Stewart tries a through ball, but Jarrod Bowen is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Kevin Stewart (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Eric Lichaj.

Hand ball by Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 2, Wigan Athletic 2. Joe Gelhardt (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamal Lowe.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Antonee Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Joe Garner replaces Kieffer Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Joe Gelhardt replaces Gavin Massey.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes replaces George Honeyman.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Joe Williams.

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

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

Booking

Charlie Mulgrew (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Wigan Athletic).

George Honeyman (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jarrod Bowen.

Booking

Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swansea7511125716
2Charlton7421116514
3Bristol City7421139414
4Leeds6411103713
5Preston7412137613
6West Brom7340118313
7QPR74121211113
8Birmingham741278-113
9Nottm Forest7331106412
10Fulham7322116511
11Blackburn731377010
12Sheff Wed63038629
13Middlesbrough72328809
14Cardiff7232810-29
15Millwall723259-49
16Luton72141213-17
17Reading721489-17
18Brentford721456-17
19Derby7142710-37
20Hull7133811-36
21Barnsley612349-55
22Wigan7124613-75
23Huddersfield6015511-61
24Stoke7016717-101
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