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Hull City 2-0 Ipswich Town: Jarrod Bowen and Jackson Irvine end Tigers' winless home run

Jarrod Bowen scores for Hull
Jarrod Bowen (right) scored his first goal of the season in Hull's win over Ipswich

Hull City avoided a club record seventh successive home defeat with victory over Ipswich, who remain without a win this season.

Jarrod Bowen gave the Tigers the perfect start, lifting the ball over Dean Gerken from Fraizer Campbell's pass in the third minute to cap a rapid counter-attack.

Jordan Graham went closest to an equaliser before the break, bending a left-foot shot narrowly the wrong side of the post.

But Jackson Irvine wrapped up the points for Hull late on when he beat Jordan Spence and poked the ball home.

It was no more than Hull deserved as they had the better of the openings after the break, Gerken brilliantly denying both Campbell and Bowen while Evandro saw an effort cleared off the line by Matthew Pennington.

Ipswich did have chances too but another Graham shot flew straight at Tigers keeper David Marshall.

Hull's victory was only their second of the season and ensured they did not set a new unwanted club record, having suffered six successive home defeats since beating QPR 4-0 in April - the joint-worst run of home form since 1992.

But Ipswich have now lost all four of their away games this season and slipped to the bottom of the early Championship table following Reading's victory at Preston.

The Tractor Boys are yet to win in eight games under boss Paul Hurst, who joined from Shrewsbury in the summer, and have now failed to beat Hull in the last 12 meetings between the clubs.

Hull City boss Nigel Adkins said:

"Three points, a clean sheet, first home win of the season, dogged performance - well done to the players and well done to the supporters.

"The last home game we played some really good football. Today was different, we started off really well getting the goal through Jarrod Bowen and then for me, it was stop-start in the second half.

"We get into half-time 1-0 up, the goalkeeper has made two really good saves from Jarrod Bowen, and it was that dogged performance from us. Towards the end, the second goal we've gone and scored was really good play, Jackson Irvine has showed fantastic desire and tenacity to outmuscle the defender and go for it."

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst said:

"We didn't start the game well enough, not just the goal but overall. We gave Hull a shot of confidence that we spoke about not doing.

"Both goals are very avoidable, I'm not saying we would have got that equaliser but the second goal kills it altogether, they were terrible decisions on our part and overall we have been punished again for our mistakes.

"If you keep making mistakes, the higher up you go, they are going to take them and it makes the task more difficult."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1Marshall
  • 5Burke
  • 35Elphick
  • 4de Wijs
  • 23KingsleySubstituted forIrvineat 69'minutes
  • 20Bowen
  • 22Henriksen
  • 18BattySubstituted forStewartat 41'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 17Kane
  • 7Evandro
  • 25CampbellBooked at 65minsSubstituted forMartinat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Stewart
  • 9Dicko
  • 12Long
  • 14Grosicki
  • 16Irvine
  • 27McKenzie
  • 29Martin

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 12Spence
  • 5Pennington
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Knudsen
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forRoweat 79'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 21DownesSubstituted forJacksonat 72'minutes
  • 14GrahamSubstituted forHarrisonat 86'minutes
  • 11Nolan
  • 39Walters

Substitutes

  • 6Chalobah
  • 9Jackson
  • 10Harrison
  • 17Rowe
  • 18Ward
  • 25Edun
  • 33Bialkowski
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
11,650

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 2, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Ipswich Town 0.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town).

Chris Martin (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jarrod Bowen.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 2, Ipswich Town 0. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Evandro.

Foul by Jordan Spence (Ipswich Town).

Jackson Irvine (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Chris Martin replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Ellis Harrison replaces Jordan Graham.

Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hull City).

Foul by Jordan Graham (Ipswich Town).

Todd Kane (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Markus Henriksen (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Jackson Irvine (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

Attempt saved. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jackson Irvine with a through ball.

Offside, Hull City. Jordy de Wijs tries a through ball, but Fraizer Campbell is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Danny Rowe replaces Gwion Edwards.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

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

Booking

Kevin Stewart (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

Attempt saved. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Evandro.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Fraizer Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kayden Jackson replaces Flynn Downes.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Reece Burke.

Attempt blocked. Evandro (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Jackson Irvine replaces Stephen Kingsley because of an injury.

Delay in match Stephen Kingsley (Hull City) because of an injury.

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Evandro (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds74301551015
2Brentford7421146814
3Bristol City7421126614
4Middlesbrough742193614
5Sheff Utd7403129312
6Swansea733175212
7Derby7403109112
8West Brom73221610611
9Sheff Wed73221111011
10Bolton7322910-111
11Wigan73131110110
12Aston Villa72411212010
13Blackburn724189-110
14Rotherham7304611-59
15Nottm Forest71518808
16Norwich72231012-28
17Hull7214811-37
18QPR7214514-97
19Millwall713379-26
20Stoke7133913-46
21Birmingham705257-25
22Reading7124811-35
23Preston7124712-55
24Ipswich7034511-63
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