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Burton Albion 0-5 Hull City

Hull boss Nigel Adkins
Hull boss Nigel Adkins has seen his side take 10 points from their past five away games

Bottom-of-the-table Burton Albion were left on the brink of Championship relegation as Hull City romped to victory at the Pirelli Stadium.

Harry Wilson's curling effort put the Tigers ahead and Kamil Grosicki smashed home the second before the break.

Grosicki hit the post before David Meyler's penalty made it 3-0 as Hull extended their unbeaten run to four and all but ended any relegation fears.

Grosicki strolled through for the fourth and Will Keane sealed victory.

An impressive Hull victory, which means the Brewers are seven points from safety with just four games remaining, was as good as certain from the moment Meyler converted from the spot after Tom Flanagan felled Wilson.

The Brewers managed 11 efforts on goal, just three fewer than the Tigers, but only hit the target twice.

And two goals in the final five minutes gave the scoreline a harsh feel and stretched the hosts' winless run to nine matches.

If Burton lose at home to neighbours Derby on Saturday and Bolton and Birmingham both win their games at Barnsley and Wolves respectively, the Brewers will be relegated.

Burton manager Nigel Clough:

"I thought the scoreline was a bit harsh on us. The first two goals were too easy and there was a game-changing moment when we got a penalty appeal turned down at 1-0.

"At 1-0, if you get back to 1-1 you never know. It's an absolute stonewall penalty. The goalkeeper has got nowhere near the ball and brought him down but we weren't greatly surprised that it wasn't given.

"We are nearly done now I would say. We needed to get something tonight realistically but we will have a go against Derby on Saturday and see how we go."

Hull boss Nigel Adkins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"The mentality was spot on from the players. We knew it was going to be a challenging fixture, we've had an excellent 4-0 win at the weekend, and since then we've talked about getting our mentality right.

"We've scored five goals, kept a clean sheet, we were fit and fresh and there's a togetherness about everybody."

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Bywater
  • 10Akins
  • 15NaylorSubstituted forTurnerat 45'minutes
  • 23Buxton
  • 2BrayfordSubstituted forFlanaganat 45'minutes
  • 17Sordell
  • 19Davenport
  • 21Akpan
  • 11DyerSubstituted forSamuelsenat 40'minutes
  • 27Boyce
  • 9Bent

Substitutes

  • 4Allen
  • 6Turner
  • 7Murphy
  • 12Flanagan
  • 20Samuelsen
  • 24Campbell
  • 26Sbarra

Hull

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1McGregor
  • 29Tomori
  • 21Dawson
  • 50MacDonald
  • 28KingsleySubstituted forAinaat 83'minutes
  • 22HenriksenBooked at 48minsSubstituted forStewartat 67'minutes
  • 8Meyler
  • 49Wilson
  • 4Irvine
  • 7GrosickiBooked at 90mins
  • 25CampbellSubstituted forKeaneat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mazuch
  • 9Dicko
  • 11Toral
  • 12Marshall
  • 19Keane
  • 34Aina
  • 35Stewart
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
3,659

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamHull
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Hull City 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Hull City 5.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 0, Hull City 5. Will Keane (Hull City) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Fikayo Tomori with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion).

  5. Post update

    Harry Wilson (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Booking

    Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Burton Albion. Tom Flanagan tries a through ball, but Martin Samuelsen is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion).

  10. Post update

    Harry Wilson (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Burton Albion 0, Hull City 4. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jackson Irvine with a through ball.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Ola Aina replaces Stephen Kingsley.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Hope Akpan (Burton Albion).

  14. Post update

    David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Angus MacDonald.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Boyce.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darren Bent (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Martin Samuelsen with a headed pass.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Will Keane replaces Fraizer Campbell.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Martin Samuelsen (Burton Albion).

  20. Post update

    Kevin Stewart (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves41278674363889
2Fulham422312772413181
3Cardiff41248962352780
4Aston Villa4222101066402676
5Derby401814860382268
6Millwall4218141054391568
7Middlesbrough421991459411866
8Bristol City4217141159481165
9Sheff Utd42198155749865
10Brentford4217131258471164
11Preston421615115244863
12Ipswich42168185052-256
13Norwich421414144652-656
14Leeds42159185460-654
15QPR421411175363-1053
16Hull421114176461347
17Sheff Wed421114175059-947
18Nottm Forest41137214359-1646
19Reading421012204661-1542
20Birmingham42117243261-2940
21Bolton42912213464-3039
22Barnsley41813204261-1937
23Sunderland42615214574-2933
24Burton42711243077-4732
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