- Maloney, Hernandez score for Hull
- Tigers have won two from two
- Swans hit bar through Sigurdsson
- Phelan still Hull’s caretaker manager
Hull City beat Swansea City 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday with the Tigers keeping their 100 percent record in the Premier League.
Crisis? What crisis? That will be the reaction from Hull’s fans as the club who currently doesn’t have a permanent manager and only 14 fit senior players in their squad followed up their win against Leicester City on the opening day by beating Swansea away from home.
Two late goals from Shaun Maloney and Abel Hernandez grabbed all three points for Mike Phelan’s side as he must surely be closing in on being named Hull’s manager on a permanent basis.
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Gylfi Sigurdsson hit a shot which was destined for the top corner but Eldin Jakupovic tipped it onto the crossbar to keep the score level.
Hull came back into the game with Robert Snodgrass playing in Adama Diomande but the latter smashed his shot wide from a good position.
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Jack Cork fired a low effort just wide and Swansea did all the pressing with Fernando Llorente growing more influential in the game. Wayne Routledge controlled in the box but his attempted back heel went wide of the goal and then Hull should’ve had a penalty kick with Snodgrass taken out in the box by Jordi Amat but referee Stuart Atwell somehow didn’t award a penalty kick.
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In the second half Hull went close to going ahead as Andrew Robertson raced down the left flank and picked out Snodgrass but his poked effort was deflected just wide.
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Swansea almost went ahead late on as Sigurdsson whipped in a corner and Curtis Davies almost put the ball into his own net as he cleared. Snodgrass then whipped in a corner and Davies sent an effort goalwards but Lukasz Fabianski saved. However, Hull didn’t need to wait much longer for a late flurry of goals.
Another Snodgrass delivery found Maloney at the back post and he chested the ball home to put Hull 1-0 up and then Hernandez added another late on to seal the win for Phelan’s side.