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2 key passes, 1 goal: The in-form Hull City man who will surely fire them to safety

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Hull City took a big step to preserving their Championship status with a superb 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday that keeps them seven above the relegation zone.

It finished off a very good week for the Tigers who taken two points from two games against Aston Villa and leaders Wolves prior to that.

Manager Nigel Adkins actually rested several players for the trip to Molineux with the QPR game in mind so would’ve been delighted with the response from his players.

One man that particularly stood out was Abel Hernandez who scored his seventh goal of the season in just eight games.

The Uruguay international missed the majority of the campaign after rupturing his Achilles against Wolves back in August.

After a long road to recovery, he has returned to the side and managed to pick up where he left off.

As the above graphic shows, he was outstanding against Ian Holloway’s men on Saturday, contributing with a goal and an assist in his 71 minutes on the pitch.

Additionally, he managed two key passes and won two aerial duels which shows how his game is more than just about goals, whilst four shots demonstrate how much of a threat he was.

That was his fourth goal in five since coming back from injury and when you look at his minutes per goal, the 27-year old is averaging better than a goal a game which is incredible given the nature of his injury.

With his contract expiring in the summer a move seems inevitable but at least Hernandez should be able to fire Hull to safety in the process.

The big shame for Tigers fans is that he wasn’t fit all season as the stats suggest Hull could’ve been fighting it out at the other end of the table if he was.

Thoughts, Hull fans? Let us know in the comments below!

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