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‘Awful’, ‘Back to his normal self’ – These Hull City fans berate player after critical mistake v Stevenage

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Hull City crashed out of the FA Cup today after losing to Stevenage in their second round tie.

The League One table-toppers took the lead through Tom Eaves’ spot-kick early in the second half, but Elliott List equalised for the League Two strugglers with just 10 minutes of regular time to play.

With FA Cup replays scrapped this season, the game went straight to extra time without any more goals being scored, so it had to be decided by penalties.

And in a real turn-up for the books, Stevenage took the shootout after it went to sudden death, with Hull’s Sean McLoughlin missing the decisive spot-kick.

Many Hull players could be criticised for their showing, but the man that has been targeted by a section of Hull fans online is Jordy de Wijs.

The Dutch defender has not been in the squad in recent weeks and has been replaced by academy graduate Jacob Greaves in the starting eleven.

Tigers boss Grant McCann put that down to the form of Greaves and other defenders in the squad rather than anything else, although De Wijs did see a move to the MLS break down in the previous transfer window.

De Wijs returned to the team today against Stevenage, and with Hull 1-0 up going into the final 15 minutes, he made a catastrophic error.

He attempted to clear the ball out of his own area, only for it to strike one of his teammates, and it fell too kindly for List, who fired the ball beyond George Long in the City goal.

It ended up being extremely costly for the Tigers, who would’ve been hoping for a good cup run to add to their brilliant league form.

As you can see from the Twitter reactions below, some Hull fans are becoming sick and tired of De Wijs.


25 years old, UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, Preston North End fan

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: ‘Awful’, ‘Back to his normal self’ – These Hull City fans berate player after critical mistake v Stevenage

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