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Hull City 4-0 Bolton Wanderers

Jarrod Bowen scoring his first against Bolton
Before this season, Jarrod Bowen had failed to score for Hull City since joining the club from non-league club Hereford in July 2014

Jarrod Bowen took his tally to four goals in five games by scoring twice in Hull's convincing win over Bolton.

Bowen's first of the night put the hosts 2-0 up, the forward nodding home a Kamil Grosicki cross six minutes after the Poland winger had teed up the opener for Adama Diomande.

Grosicki then finished a fine solo run himself for Hull's third.

Adam Armstrong tested Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor with Bolton's best chance before Bowen added a fourth.

Defeat extends Bolton's winless away run in the second tier to 28 games dating back to April 2015, which was the season before they were relegated from the Championship.

Bolton's cause also took a heavy early knock as Jem Karacan was forced off following a challenge from David Meyler, which had the Trotters appealing for the Hull midfielder's dismissal.

While Bolton's woes away from home were compounded - and they remain winless since earning promotion - Hull put four past visiting opposition for the second time this season.

Grosicki, who was instrumental in Hull's devastating first-half display, was also among the scorers when Hull beat Burton 4-1 earlier this month for what was the Tigers' first win under manager Leonid Slutsky.

Norway international Diomande ensured he marked his first start of 2017-18 in style, creating Bowen's second goal a minute from the end after getting Hull started with his first goal since December.

Hull boss Leonid Slutsky:

"We are working very hard on the transfer market. The international break is a very important time for us. For everybody it's a break but for me and the club it's a very difficult time.

"We have a lot of players on our list. We're working very hard. Each player on the list is a really good player. But it's not easy because we have serious competition."

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson:

"How that's not a sending-off I'll never know. Meyler's left the ground two-footed and launched himself into Jem's standing leg.

"It's a leg-breaking challenge. It should have been a straight red. We won't know until we get him back to Bolton the seriousness of the injury."

"We were second best all over the pitch. They [Hull] were outstanding."

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1McGregor
  • 3Mazuch
  • 21Dawson
  • 5Hector
  • 34Aina
  • 8MeylerBooked at 11minsSubstituted forToralat 80'minutes
  • 16Larsson
  • 24ClarkSubstituted forKingsleyat 77'minutes
  • 20Bowen
  • 14Diomande
  • 7GrosickiSubstituted forWeirat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Toral
  • 13Mannion
  • 17Weir
  • 18Batty
  • 23Luer
  • 28Kingsley
  • 30Lenihan

Bolton

Formation 5-3-2

  • 33Howard
  • 22Morais
  • 32Burke
  • 4Dervite
  • 5Beevers
  • 3Taylor
  • 11BuckleySubstituted forDerikat 45'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 16CullenSubstituted forLe Fondreat 59'minutes
  • 8KaracanSubstituted forPratleyat 15'minutes
  • 14Madine
  • 20Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 2Little
  • 9Le Fondre
  • 13Alnwick
  • 15Robinson
  • 17Derik
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 21Pratley
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
16,207

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 4, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 4, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Allan McGregor.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Filipe Morais with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Michael Dawson (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jon Toral (Hull City).

  9. Post update

    Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Madine.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 4, Bolton Wanderers 0. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adama Diomande with a through ball.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Derik.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hull City).

  14. Post update

    Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. James Weir replaces Kamil Grosicki.

  16. Post update

    Jon Toral (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Jon Toral replaces David Meyler.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Stephen Kingsley replaces Max Clark.

  20. Booking

    Derik (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cardiff440081712
2Ipswich440094512
3Wolves43017439
4Nottm Forest43018629
5Leeds42205238
6Hull521212757
7QPR42115417
8Preston42112117
9Derby42114407
10Bristol City51317616
11Middlesbrough42024316
12Sheff Utd420223-16
13Sunderland41215505
14Sheff Wed41213305
15Aston Villa512279-25
16Birmingham411234-14
17Norwich411268-24
18Reading411235-24
19Fulham403123-13
20Barnsley410347-33
21Burton410338-53
22Millwall402246-22
23Bolton5023410-62
24Brentford401359-41
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