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Tranmere Rovers 0-3 Hull City: Tigers ease past Rovers

David Milinkovic
Hull City's David Milinkovic celebrates scoring the Tigers' second goal

Hull City scored three first-half goals to knock out Tranmere Rovers and cruise into the Carabao Cup second round.

Jon Toral headed the visitors into the lead after 19 seconds at Prenton Park before winger Manuel Milinkovic bundled in a rebound five minutes later.

Milinkovic then turned provider as his corner was met by Ryan Tafazolli, who headed past Rovers' shot-stopper Scott Davies to make it 3-0 to the Championship side on the stroke of half-time.

League One Rovers rallied in the second half as striker Morgan Ferrier rattled the crossbar with a half volley from 25 yards out.

But despite 19 attempts at City's goal, only three tested Hull goalkeeper Matt Ingram.

Hull have now won their last six games against Tranmere in all competitions, scoring 21 goals in the process.

The Tigers will travel to Championship rivals Preston North End in round two.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 22Wilson
  • 6Monthe
  • 5RayBooked at 74mins
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7Morris
  • 8PotterSubstituted forJenningsat 62'minutes
  • 17Perkins
  • 23Blackett-TaylorSubstituted forPonticelliat 80'minutes
  • 28Banks
  • 10FerrierSubstituted forMullinat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Nelson
  • 9Mullin
  • 11Jennings
  • 19Ponticelli
  • 20Gilmour
  • 25Pilling
  • 45Payne

Hull

  • 13Ingram
  • 16McKenzie
  • 25Pennington
  • 3Tafazolli
  • 21Fleming
  • 19Bowler
  • 37Da Silva Lopes
  • 18Honeyman
  • 7MilinkovicSubstituted forDickoat 63'minutes
  • 10ToralSubstituted forBattyat 71'minutes
  • 27MagennisSubstituted forEavesat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 5Burke
  • 8Batty
  • 9Eaves
  • 14Dicko
  • 20Bowen
  • 23Kingsley
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,421

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamHull
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home21
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Hull City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Hull City 3.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Jennings.

Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Oliver Banks tries a through ball, but Paul Mullin is caught offside.

Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nouha Dicko (Hull City).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Ponticelli (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

Kane Wilson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

Attempt blocked. Josh Bowler (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Tafazolli.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by David Perkins.

Attempt blocked. Robbie McKenzie (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Kane Wilson (Tranmere Rovers).

George Honeyman (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Honeyman (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Jennings with a cross.

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by George Ray with a headed pass following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jordan Ponticelli replaces Corey Taylor.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Robbie McKenzie.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Corey Taylor.

Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Bowler (Hull City).

Booking

George Ray (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Ray (Tranmere Rovers).

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. George Ray (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kieron Morris with a cross following a set piece situation.

Kane Wilson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brandon Fleming (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Daniel Batty replaces Jon Toral.

Attempt saved. Oliver Banks (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Mullin.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Jon Toral (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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