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Hull City 1-1 Preston North End

Louis Moult celebrates his late goal for Preston
Louis Moult's late strike denied Hull City a first win in six games

Hull City missed a chance to move out of the Championship relegation zone as fellow strugglers Preston North End grabbed a late equaliser.

The Tigers hit the woodwork three times through Kamil Grosicki, Chris Martin and Jarrod Bowen and saw Preston goalkeeper Chris Maxwell pull off a string of saves.

Bowen then put the Tigers ahead from the penalty spot five minutes from time after Lilywhites centre-back Jordan Storey had brought down Martin.

But Preston hit back in the third minute of stoppage time when Louis Moult brought the ball down, turned and fired in to extend the visitors' unbeaten run to three games.

Hull had failed to score in three of their past four games heading into the match and looked like they would draw another blank until Bowen broke the deadlock from 12 yards.

After Alan Brown and Lukas Nmecha spurned early chances for North End, Poland international Grosicki's fierce strike came back off the upright and Martin hit the bar with a header.

Maxwell denied Bowen from Grosicki's cutback after the break and the influential Pole had two more attempts saved before Maxwell deflected another Bowen effort onto the post.

The forward's fourth goal of the campaign seemed set to give Nigel Adkins' side a first win in six games but substitute Moult struck to share the spoils.

Alex Neil's Preston move out of the bottom three on goal difference after Millwall lost at Reading, while Hull climb off the bottom having won more games than Ipswich Town, who return to the foot of the table.

Hull manager Nigel Adkins:

"We played well and created a lot of chances. It was a good performance.

"We put ourselves in a position to win it and it was just a case of seeing the game out.

"It's just fine margins - we've hit the woodwork three times and their goalkeeper has made a lot of good saves.

"The players are working hard. We've got a point and we've got to keep going."

Preston manager Alex Neil:

"We started the game quite brightly but, from 15 minutes onwards, Hull were better. We didn't keep the ball in the top end of the pitch well enough.

We rode our luck a little bit. We made a few changes and we were on top when they scored.

"It was quite a strange game. They had the most of the territory and the best of the clear-cut opportunities, but we also had chances.

"I still wasn't that pleased with how we've played, but, based on the game, we'll take a point and move on to the next one."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1Marshall
  • 5Burke
  • 35Elphick
  • 4de Wijs
  • 2Lichaj
  • 16IrvineBooked at 13mins
  • 18BattySubstituted forStewartat 90+5'minutes
  • 17Kane
  • 20Bowen
  • 14GrosickiSubstituted forDickoat 90+1'minutes
  • 29MartinSubstituted forCampbellat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Stewart
  • 9Dicko
  • 12Long
  • 19Keane
  • 25Campbell
  • 27McKenzie
  • 28Sheaf

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 2FisherBooked at 66mins
  • 14StoreyBooked at 84mins
  • 6DaviesBooked at 81mins
  • 16HughesBooked at 68mins
  • 8Browne
  • 18LedsonSubstituted forRobinsonat 59'minutes
  • 24MaguireSubstituted forGallagherat 64'minutes
  • 11Johnson
  • 21Barker
  • 45NmechaSubstituted forMoultat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rudd
  • 3Earl
  • 7Robinson
  • 9Moult
  • 12Gallagher
  • 19Burke
  • 23Huntington
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
12,066

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 1, Preston North End 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Preston North End 1.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Callum Robinson.

Attempt blocked. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nouha Dicko with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Kevin Stewart replaces Daniel Batty.

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Brandon Barker.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 1, Preston North End 1. Louis Moult (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Darnell Fisher.

Foul by Louis Moult (Preston North End).

Jordy de Wijs (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Nouha Dicko replaces Kamil Grosicki.

Attempt saved. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fraizer Campbell.

Ben Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Fraizer Campbell replaces Chris Martin.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Daniel Batty.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 1, Preston North End 0. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Jordan Storey (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Jordan Storey (Preston North End) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Hull City. Chris Martin draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Ben Davies (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Davies (Preston North End).

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

Attempt missed. Andrew Hughes (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alan Browne following a corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by David Marshall.

Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Browne.

Attempt blocked. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Johnson.

Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kamil Grosicki with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jordan Storey.

Attempt blocked. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Louis Moult replaces Lukas Nmecha.

Attempt blocked. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

Todd Kane (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Andrew Hughes (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andrew Hughes (Preston North End).

Eric Lichaj (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Darnell Fisher (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Preston North End).

Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

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5Derby136341714321
6Norwich136341716121
7Blackburn135621616021
8Wigan136251516-120
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11Sheff Wed135442020019
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14Birmingham133821412217
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16QPR135261119-817
17Stoke134451719-216
18Bolton134451116-516
19Reading133371821-312
20Rotherham133371020-1012
21Preston132471925-610
22Millwall132471422-810
23Hull132381120-99
24Ipswich131661120-99
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