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Hull City 2-0 Brentford: Thomas Frank concerned about Bees' form

Fraizer Campbell.
Fraizer Campbell has now netted eight Championship goals this season after Saturday's brace

Head coach Thomas Frank has admitted that he is concerned about Brentford's form after Hull City handed the Bees their eighth defeat in 10 games.

Fraizer Campbell's first-half double saw Brentford's slide down the Championship continue, with the London club having picked up four points from a possible 30 since previous boss Dean Smith's departure.

"We are worried," said Frank."If you only win one in 10, that's clear. We need to look at ourselves, but you can see the effort they put in. We need to minimise the defensive mistakes and errors.

"You can't ensure anything in the world, but I am 100% sure that me, the players and the coaching staff will do everything we can to turn it around. One win will do massively."

Campbell's two goals gave Hull just a third home win of the season, lifting them to 17th in the table above Brentford, who drop to 19th, just three points clear of trouble.

Before the loss at the KCOM Stadium, all of Brentford's previous seven defeats under their Danish head coach had been by a solitary goal.

As with the majority of their defeats since Frank took over following Smith's move to Aston Villa, the Bees - winless on their league travels this season - were far from outplayed but failed to make the most of their chances.

"We definitely made mistakes but the small margins didn't drop to our side," Frank added.

"We created opportunities but we didn't play quick enough, and with the sharpness of that quality when we are on a high."

Hull goalkeeper David Marshall saved well from Nico Yennaris after Campbell's early double and Bees substitute Moses Odubajo drilled inches wide after the break.

But Said Benrahma wasted the visitors' best opportunity, firing over from 12 yards as Brentford's poor record against the Tigers - five defeats in their past eight meetings now - went on.

Hull have lost just once in eight matches, during which 31-year-old Campbell has scored six goals, to put a poor start to the season behind them.

Hull boss Nigel Adkins:

"That was a very good, professional performance. Brentford are an excellent side who pass the ball around really well.

"Yes, we defended deep, but we defended really well. And if we tried to play expansive it might have been a different scoreline.

"We have showed there's different ways to win a game of football."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1Marshall
  • 17Kane
  • 35Elphick
  • 3Mazuch
  • 23Kingsley
  • 20Bowen
  • 22Henriksen
  • 18BattySubstituted forFlemingat 89'minutes
  • 14GrosickiSubstituted forStewartat 74'minutes
  • 16Irvine
  • 25CampbellSubstituted forKeaneat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Stewart
  • 9Dicko
  • 12Long
  • 19Keane
  • 21Fleming
  • 27McKenzie
  • 29Martin

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 22DalsgaardSubstituted forOdubajoat 62'minutes
  • 23JeanvierBooked at 56mins
  • 6Mepham
  • 3Henry
  • 12MokotjoSubstituted forCanosat 62'minutes
  • 8YennarisSubstituted forDa Silvaat 76'minutes
  • 11Watkins
  • 19Sawyers
  • 21Benrahma
  • 9Maupay

Substitutes

  • 2Odubajo
  • 7Canos
  • 10McEachran
  • 14Da Silva
  • 26Konsa
  • 28Daniels
  • 29Barbet
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
10,530

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 2, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Brentford 0.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Brandon Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Brandon Fleming replaces Daniel Batty.

Attempt missed. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Said Benrahma following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Todd Kane.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jackson Irvine.

Rico Henry (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Todd Kane (Hull City).

Attempt blocked. Josh Da Silva (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Will Keane replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Attempt missed. Julian Jeanvier (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Said Benrahma with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Josh Da Silva replaces Nico Yennaris.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kevin Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Kevin Stewart replaces Kamil Grosicki.

Attempt missed. Said Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Neal Maupay (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Said Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Neal Maupay.

Attempt missed. Moses Odubajo (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sergi Canos.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Moses Odubajo replaces Henrik Dalsgaard.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Markus Henriksen (Hull City).

Foul by Chris Mepham (Brentford).

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

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Chris Mepham.

Booking

Julian Jeanvier (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Julian Jeanvier (Brentford).

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

Foul by Neal Maupay (Brentford).

Stephen Kingsley (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by David Marshall.

Attempt blocked. Said Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Foul by Rico Henry (Brentford).

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

Attempt missed. Said Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Norwich22135440261444
3West Brom22116546311539
4Sheff Utd2211473526937
5Derby2111463124737
6Middlesbrough229942416836
7Nottm Forest21810332221034
8Aston Villa228954334933
9Swansea229582724332
10Birmingham2271053227531
11Stoke2271052927231
12Blackburn2271052933-431
13QPR229492732-531
14Bristol City228682726130
15Preston227783537-228
16Wigan2274112330-725
17Hull2266102330-724
18Sheff Wed2266102840-1224
19Brentford2257103334-122
20Rotherham2241082233-1122
21Reading2247112735-819
22Millwall2247112838-1019
23Bolton2246121530-1518
24Ipswich2228121837-1914
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