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Hull City 4-1 Burton Albion

Abel Hernandez
Abel Hernandez scored just five goals in the whole of last season for Hull City

Abel Hernandez scored a hat-trick as Hull City won for the first time under new manager Leonid Slutsky.

The Uruguayan opened the scoring at the KCOM Stadium after four minutes, before Jackson Irvine equalised for Albion.

But he saw red for a second yellow card and two goals in three second-half minutes from Kamil Grosicki and Hernandez put Hull back in front.

Hernandez completed his hat-trick on 68 minutes, as the hosts won for the first time since Premier League relegation.

Substitutes Sebastian Larsson and Adama Diomande both wasted good chances late on as the Tigers continued their unbeaten start under former Russia boss Slutsky.

Hull are now unbeaten in their last 15 home league games in the second tier, winning 10 and drawing five.

Burton, also beaten in their Championship opener against Cardiff last weekend, lost captain Stephen Warnock early on, after the former England international went to ground without contact.

Both bookings for Brewers goalscorer Irvine came within 10 minutes of one another, and both were given for fouls on Hull's Jarrod Bowen.

Hull City manager Leonid Slutsky:

"Our supporters helped our team change the match because we had a very difficult 20 minutes in the first half.

"We started very well, we scored a goal and we had chances.

"But from 20 to 35 minutes we did not play good, we lost control of the match."

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough:

"It was very encouraging how we played in the first half up to the sending-off.

"The second one was not a booking, I thought it was harsh.

"The first booking was petulant and I have told him."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 34Aina
  • 21Dawson
  • 5Hector
  • 24Clark
  • 20Bowen
  • 22HenriksenBooked at 59mins
  • 11ClucasSubstituted forMeylerat 71'minutes
  • 7GrosickiSubstituted forLarssonat 74'minutes
  • 10HernándezSubstituted forDiomandeat 69'minutes
  • 25CampbellBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 3Mazuch
  • 8Meyler
  • 13Mannion
  • 14Diomande
  • 16Larsson
  • 17Weir
  • 30Lenihan

Burton

  • 1Bywater
  • 15NaylorBooked at 45mins
  • 5McFadzean
  • 23Buxton
  • 8Lund
  • 7Murphy
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forSbarraat 71'minutes
  • 36IrvineBooked at 38mins
  • 3WarnockSubstituted forDyerat 6'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 17SordellSubstituted forFlanaganat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Mousinho
  • 11Dyer
  • 12Flanagan
  • 13Ripley
  • 16Varney
  • 19Palmer
  • 26Sbarra
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
14,882

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home27
Away6
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 4, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 4, Burton Albion 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Markus Henriksen (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Fraizer Campbell.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ola Aina (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Markus Henriksen.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adama Diomande (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fraizer Campbell.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hull City).

  8. Post update

    Matthew Lund (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sebastian Larsson (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Fraizer Campbell.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Hector (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen with a cross following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Matthew Lund.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Markus Henriksen (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Sebastian Larsson.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Adama Diomande (Hull City).

  14. Post update

    Matthew Lund (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Larsson (Hull City).

  16. Post update

    Luke Murphy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Dawson (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Sebastian Larsson replaces Kamil Grosicki.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Hull City. Adama Diomande tries a through ball, but Kamil Grosicki is caught offside.

As It Stood

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