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Match Report: Hull record 2-1 win over Wolves



Steve Bruce’s Hull City earned what was just their third win in ten on Friday night, with a helping hand from Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme.

The Tigers took the lead in the fifth minute when a calamitous mix-up between Dominic Iorfa and his goalkeeper gave Adama Diomande a simple finish.

However, their lead lasted just 14 minutes as Dave Edwards headed home after finding himself with plenty of space in the box to head past Allan McGregor in the Hull goal.

The three points were secured in stoppage time in the second half when a Robert Snodgrass free-kick hit the bar and the post and found the back of the net courtesy of Carl Ikeme’s back.

A far from convincing performance for the promotion-chasing Tigers, but a crucial three points secured as they look to take some momentum into the play-offs.

Here are THREE things we learned from the game:

1) A goalkeeping horror-show from Carl Ikeme

The Nigerian international is usually one of the most reliable goalkeepers in the Championship but his involvement in both of the Tigers’ goals cost his side the points.

Defender Dominic Iorfa will have to take some of the blame for the first goal but he didn’t react quick enough to his mis-kick and he handed Diomande a tap-in for the opener.

He was possibly slightly unfortunate for the winner, but his display was not his best in a Wolves shirt and he will want to bounce back as quickly as possible.

2) Hull go build some momentum?

The key to winning the play-offs is having momentum going. Norwich had it last year and they went on to secure their place in the Premier League with a convincing win at Wembley.

On recent form, Derby and any of the top three – one of which will be completing in the play-offs – all have momentum at the minute and Steve Bruce will know that his side need some sort of form.

Hull have some quality players in their squad and one way to build momentum could be getting all their important players on the pitch at the same time.

3) Robert Snodgrass showing his quality

The former Leeds and Norwich star hasn’t had the best time at the KC Stadium, mainly due to an injury he suffered at the start of last season, but he showed his quality on Friday night.

His free-kick was a beautiful hit and he was very unfortunate that it didn’t find its way into the back of the net without the assistance of Carl Ikeme.

The Scot is a player that could be the difference if the Tigers are to bounce back at the first attempt.

Hull and Wolves fans…What did you make of the game? How will Hull fare in the play-offs? Where can Wolves realistically aim for next season? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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