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Hull City 2-2 Cardiff City

Hull's Brandon Fleming is chased down by Cardiff's Gavin Whyte
Gavin Whyte joined the Bluebirds this summer

Cardiff City are still without an away win in the Championship but did manage to rescue a point at Hull in this entertaining 2-2 draw.

Kamil Grosicki's first half free-kick put the hosts ahead before Robert Glatzel levelled after the break.

Hull thought they had won it when Jordy de Wijs headed in Jarrod Bowen's brilliant freekick in the last minute.

But Cardiff were not to be denied and scored in injury time through sub Danny Ward to break Hull hearts at the death.

Cardiff rise to 12th in the Championship while Hull slip to 15th.

The Bluebirds had the better of the early opportunities and might have led on 13 minutes when Junior Hoilett lashed a half volley at goal after Sean Morrison's long throw, but the crossbar saved the hosts.

Defender Aden Flint also came close, but a teasing cross just evaded him.

Former Bluebird Josh Magennis missed the Tigers' first real opportunity with a firm header from Grosicki's cross, but Alex Smithies held on.

The Bluebirds also did well to block Leo Lopes' fierce drive, but the momentum was changed when Grosicki fired home a freekick minutes before the interval.

However, Cardiff equalised just before the hour mark when Glatzel poked home from six yards after Leandro Bacuna's teasing cross.

Bowen was proving a menace for the visitors to deal with, with the Bluebirds introducing Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Ward as they looked to change the momentum.

The Bluebirds came close when Joe Ralls' curling effort at goal almost caught out Hull, but the ball just missed the upright, while former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder Kevin Stewart missed a good late chance for Hull.

It looked destined to be honours even, but Hull edged ahead when de Wijs headed home Bowen's teasing centre in the last minute of normal time.

However, Cardiff levelled in stoppage time when Ward slotted home cooly after Flint's flick-on.

Flint's clearance on the line also denied Hull what would have been a dramatic winner.

Cardiff have still not won away since beating Manchester United at Old Trafford on the last day of last season, but are now six games unbeaten.

Hull head coach Grant McCann:

"I thought it was a good game. They are a good side.

"We've matched a team that came down from the Premier League for most of the game.

"They'll be right up there this season but we've shown we can compete with teams like Cardiff. That is a huge step in the right direction."

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock told BBC Sport Wales:

"I have never been so disappointed at equalising in the 90th minute, because I thought we should have won the game.

"In the first half we could have been three or four goals ahead really. We've made hard work of it by conceding from two free-kicks.

"But all credit to my lads, they kept going and a point was the least we deserved, I thought we should have won easily.

"I am delighted for the fans we've given them something for the long trek home."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1Long
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5BurkeBooked at 90mins
  • 4de Wijs
  • 21Fleming
  • 6StewartBooked at 23mins
  • 20Bowen
  • 37Da Silva LopesSubstituted forBowlerat 62'minutes
  • 36Irvine
  • 11GrosickiSubstituted forHoneymanat 85'minutes
  • 27MagennisSubstituted forEavesat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Tafazolli
  • 8Batty
  • 9Eaves
  • 13Ingram
  • 18Honeyman
  • 19Bowler
  • 24Balogh

Cardiff

  • 12Smithies
  • 2Peltier
  • 4Morrison
  • 5Flint
  • 3Bennett
  • 7Bacuna
  • 15Pack
  • 8Ralls
  • 20WhyteSubstituted forWardat 71'minutes
  • 9GlatzelSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 71'minutes
  • 33HoilettSubstituted forMurphyat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 11Murphy
  • 13Paterson
  • 16Nelson
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 23Ward
  • 27Bogle
Referee:
Jarred Gillett
Attendance:
10,756

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 2, Cardiff City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Cardiff City 2.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Sean Morrison.

Attempt blocked. George Honeyman (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Joe Bennett.

Booking

Reece Burke (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Bowler (Hull City).

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 2, Cardiff City 2. Danny Ward (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aden Flint with a headed pass.

Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hull City).

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 2, Cardiff City 1. Jordy de Wijs (Hull City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Joe Bennett (Cardiff City).

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

Attempt missed. Josh Bowler (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Honeyman.

Foul by Josh Murphy (Cardiff City).

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

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Brandon Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. George Honeyman replaces Kamil Grosicki.

Attempt missed. Kevin Stewart (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Reece Burke.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Josh Murphy replaces David Junior Hoilett.

Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

Foul by David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City).

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

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Brandon Fleming.

Offside, Cardiff City. Alex Smithies tries a through ball, but Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is caught offside.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Cardiff City).

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

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Tom Eaves replaces Josh Magennis.

Marlon Pack (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Danny Ward replaces Gavin Whyte.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Robert Glatzel.

Foul by David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City).

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

Attempt blocked. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Josh Bowler replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

goal

As It Stood

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1West Brom95401710719
2Swansea9531136718
3Nottm Forest9531148618
4Leeds9522135817
5Preston95221710717
6Charlton9522128417
7Sheff Wed9513158716
8Bristol City94411612416
9QPR95131414016
10Fulham9432147715
11Blackburn94141010013
12Cardiff93421112-113
13Birmingham9414912-313
14Derby92521113-211
15Hull92431313010
16Luton93151417-310
17Millwall9243712-510
18Middlesbrough9234913-49
19Brentford822456-18
20Reading92251012-28
21Wigan9225815-78
22Barnsley8125412-85
23Huddersfield9027818-102
24Stoke9027920-112
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