Hull City suffered a major setback on Wednesday night with fellow strugglers Peterborough United securing a much-needed 2-1 win to lift themselves out of the bottom three.
At this early stage in the campaign, it looked like a potentially crucial encounter between these two newly-promoted sides.
That came with the pair managing to win just four games between them in the Champions since they came up from League One heading into the contest.
Grant McCann’s side went into the game just outside of the bottom three. They were therefore aiming to secure all three points to put some daylight between themselves and Peterborough at the bottom end of the table.
However, despite Hull finding a swift leveller to Jack Taylor’s long-range opener towards the end of the first half, they were unable to take anything from the contest.
That came with Siriki Dembele finding the crucial winning goal in the 72nd minute of the game after Josh Magennis’ missed penalty.
The defeat piles a lot of pressure on Hull now. They will need to try and show a swift reaction to this to avoid getting cut adrift inside the bottom three in the Championship.
While the victory needs to now be a catalyst for Peterborough to pick up results on a more consistent basis if they are going to be able to keep themselves out of the relegation zone.
With all that in mind, we take a look at ONE winner and ONE loser that emerged from Peterborough’s win at Hull…
Winner: Jack Taylor
Peterborough needed their players to step up for them and show some quality and also some battling qualities if they were to end their run of six straight away defeats in the Championship this season.
That is something that Jack Taylor was able to provide for Peterborough.
It was a performance from the midfielder that was hailed by Darren Ferguson after the win at Hull. He insisted that it was the best performance that he has seen from the 23-year-old to date and that shows how good he was on the night.
Taylor’s excellent long-range effort helped to give Peterborough the belief that they could go on to win the game when he put them in front two minutes before half time.
While he was also strong in possession throughout the game with him making one key pass and completing one successful dribble.
It was a performance that showed the quality that Taylor can bring to the table for Peterborough and the task for him now will be to continue to deliver these types of displays on a consistent basis.
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Loser: Grant McCann
This was a very important game for McCann and his Hull side.
The pressure was on for them to secure all three points and show that they have what it takes to survive the drop this time around in the Championship.
However, Hull were unable to produce the level of performance that was required to take anything out of such an important game down at the bottom end of the Championship table.
Following Hull’s relegation from the Championship in McCann’s first season in charge of the club, the jury is very much still out in terms of whether he was what it takes to manage a successful side at this level.
After Hull’s eighth defeat in their opening 13 Championship games this season, sections of Hull’s support started to turn on McCann.
That is something that we could see more often in coming games if the Tigers fail to go on a more positive run of form.
McCann seems to be safe in his job for the moment, but this defeat will put a lot of pressure on him over the next few weeks.
It will be a major test of his managerial capabilities at this level, and he needs his side to start picking up more consistent results to win back some supporters.