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Hull City 4-3 Norwich City

James Maddison
Norwich City's leading scorer James Maddison took his league goal tally to 12 for the season

Hull City fought back from 3-1 down to end Norwich's seven-match unbeaten run in a game featuring four penalties.

Jackson Irvine slotted a fast-starting Hull in front before James Maddison's 21-minute hat-trick turned the game.

He scored twice from the spot, following fouls on Nelson Oliviera and Onel Hernandez, either side of a driven finish.

Two penalties from Abel Hernandez brought Hull level, before Harry Wilson's composed finish won it.

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke challenged his strikers to be more clinical after successive goalless draws, and Maddison responded with City's first away league hat-trick in more than 24 years following Irvine's opener.

But the goals came firmly against the run of play, with the Canaries' keeper Angus Gunn forced into several good saves either side of Maddison's treble.

And when referee Tim Robinson evened up the penalty count by pointing to the spot either side of half-time - the first for Jamal Lewis' push on Jarrod Bowen, followed by an off-the-ball incident - the hosts were deservedly level and on the front foot.

The visitors had conceded just seven goals in their previous 10 Championship outings, but had no answer to Hull's relentless pressure as they piled up 15 shots on target, including Wilson's priceless winner.

Hull's third win in six moved them up two places to 18th, and six points clear of the relegation places, while Norwich remain in 14th.

Hull City boss Nigel Adkins:

"I thought the players were magnificent.

"We've gone behind but we've responded, we've kept our composure. Great credit to the players.

"It's a fantastic performance in my eyes, the character shown by the players having gone 3-1 down. It's a big three points."

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke:

"I don't want to comment on the third goal for Hull because I think it's quite obvious, everyone in the stadium sees what happened there.

"Four penalties in a game, normally a free-kick or corner situation is pretty good for a penalty because you find someone with a hand on the shirt.

"I think in this situation someone waited for an opportunity to give this penalty. It was not even close to a penalty. You have to accept it though. It's hard to accept the loss because we were able to score three times."

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Marshall
  • 34Aina
  • 21Dawson
  • 3Mazuch
  • 24ClarkBooked at 87mins
  • 16LarssonBooked at 56mins
  • 22Henriksen
  • 20BowenSubstituted forToralat 88'minutes
  • 4Irvine
  • 49WilsonSubstituted forHectorat 90+1'minutes
  • 10HernándezSubstituted forCampbellat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hector
  • 7Grosicki
  • 9Dicko
  • 11Toral
  • 25Campbell
  • 29Tomori
  • 36Burton

Norwich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gunn
  • 4ReedSubstituted forHoolahanat 79'minutes
  • 31Hanley
  • 15Klose
  • 26Lewis
  • 27TetteyBooked at 49mins
  • 10LeitnerSubstituted forPintoat 29'minutesBooked at 31mins
  • 12WatkinsBooked at 20mins
  • 23Maddison
  • 25HernándezSubstituted forMurphyat 79'minutes
  • 9Oliveira

Substitutes

  • 2Pinto
  • 3Husband
  • 8Vrancic
  • 11Murphy
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 32Srbeny
  • 33McGovern
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
15,120

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home23
Away12
Shots on Target
Home15
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 4, Norwich City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 4, Norwich City 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City).

  4. Post update

    Jackson Irvine (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Marley Watkins (Norwich City).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City).

  8. Post update

    Markus Henriksen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Michael Hector replaces Harry Wilson.

  10. Post update

    James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Hull City).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Grant Hanley (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivo Pinto with a cross.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Jon Toral replaces Jarrod Bowen.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Grant Hanley (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  15. Booking

    Max Clark (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Marley Watkins (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Max Clark (Hull City).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Grant Hanley (Norwich City).

  19. Post update

    Fraizer Campbell (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fraizer Campbell (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves36237663323176
2Cardiff36227755302573
3Aston Villa36209760332769
4Fulham371911764392568
5Derby361613755342161
6Middlesbrough371871253351861
7Bristol City371513953421158
8Preston37141584637957
9Sheff Utd36175144943656
10Millwall371413104437755
11Brentford3614111152421053
12Ipswich36157144744352
13Leeds37148154951-250
14Norwich361212123741-448
15Nottm Forest36135184354-1144
16QPR361110154052-1243
17Sheff Wed37814153951-1238
18Hull36812165056-636
19Reading36812164251-936
20Bolton37812173256-2436
21Barnsley36711183653-1732
22Birmingham3786232557-3230
23Burton3679202662-3630
24Sunderland37513193866-2828
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