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2 aerial duels won: The Hull City player who has given McCann a selection dilemma after Swansea draw



Hull City and Swansea City were forced to settle for a point on Friday evening, as they played out a thrilling 4-4 draw at the KCOM Stadium. 

The Tigers took the lead after just six minutes through Leo da Silva Lopes, who fired home clinically from inside the penalty area. But the lead didn’t last long as Wayne Routledge equalised just seven minutes later to see both sides head into half-time level.

Marcus Maddison’s strike early into the second-half was cancelled out by Kyle Naughton’s third league goal of the season, before Mallik Wilks’ goal put Grant McCann’s side back in front.

It was a frantic ending to the game though, as Jordan Garrick made the scores 3-3, before on-loan Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster fired home to give Swansea the lead with just six minutes remaining.

But it was Hull City that had the final say as Tom Eaves equalised deep into stoppage-time, to see the Tigers take something from the game.

In our latest FLW Spotlight, we look into Eaves’ performance against the Swans in more detail, and see how much of an impact he made on Friday night.

Eaves certainly made an impact for Grant McCann’s side on the night, as he came on as a late second-half substitute for former Leeds man Mallik Wilks.

But the forward wasted no time in stamping his authority on the game, as he won two out of three aerial duels he was faced with against the Swans.

In total, Eaves won four out of seven duels during the game, and will have given Grant McCann a welcome selection dilemma heading into their next game against Preston North End this weekend.

As Hull went in search of an equaliser, Eaves was clearly getting himself in the right positions to score, as he had two touches in the opposition’s box.

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He had a pass accuracy of 100%, with the striker find a team-mate in the two passes he attempted on the night against Swansea City.

But the most important statistic that Eaves will care about is the goals. The 28-year-old netted a late equaliser to give Hull City a point to show for their efforts.

There is no doubting that they’re already struggling to deal with the absence of Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki, so it is important that Eaves builds on this impressive display in future games, with 13 matches remaining of this year’s campaign.

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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