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Fulham 0-3 Hull City: Jarrod Bowen scores 10th goal of season as Tigers win

Jarrod Bowen (left) scores for Hull
Jarrod Bowen beat Fulham defender Alfie Mawson (right) before scoring

Hull City made it three Championship victories in a row with a clinical display against an out-of-sorts Fulham side.

Josh Bowler put the Tigers ahead with his first professional goal, volleying low past Marcus Bettinelli after his initial effort rebounded back into his path.

Scott Parker brought Anthony Knockaert on at the break but despite dominating possession the hosts went 2-0 down when Jarrod Bowen drilled low into the corner for his 10th goal of the season.

Hull completed the scoring as Bowen's saved shot fell to substitute Tom Eaves, who stumbled as the ball hit him and it trickled over the line.

Fulham have won just one of their past five league games and drop to eighth, while Grant McCann's side are now just a point behind the Cottagers.

Despite boasting an attack featuring Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ivan Cavaleiro, Bobby Reid and Knockaert - and having a staggering 75% of the ball - the home side could only muster a solitary shot on target at Craven Cottage, George Long denying Mitrovic from a tight angle.

On-loan Everton winger Bowler was picked out for the opener by Callum Elder, who was given acres of space to cross from the left by a Fulham defence that remains as unconvincing as last season in the Premier League.

The hosts' end product was equally poor, while at the other end Bowen drove into the box with purpose before shooting across Bettinelli for Hull's second and played his part in the third, scored fortuitously by Eaves.

It was Fulham's first home defeat since August but a third away triumph in four for a rapidly-improving Hull.

Fulham manager Scott Parker said:

"Today is probably the one day I sit here this season disappointed by the way we played, disappointed with the result and the way things panned out.

"We weren't where we needed to be. We've had defeats this year but I felt we were flat today.

"Ultimately what will determine how successful I am personally and how successful this team is is going to be moments like this. Cliché that it is, you've got to bounce back."

Hull City manager Grant McCann told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's a good result for us. We've come to one of the best teams in the league and controlled the game.

"We did our job to a man, defensively we were outstanding. When we broke we transitioned excellently and the three goals are different scorers.

"As a centre forward when you're judged on goals you just need them to go in and I'm delighted for Tom Eaves because he sprinted to get involved."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 4OdoiSubstituted forKamaraat 61'minutes
  • 5Mawson
  • 13Ream
  • 23BryanSubstituted forLe Marchandat 6'minutes
  • 8JohansenBooked at 74mins
  • 21ReedBooked at 37mins
  • 10Cairney
  • 14De Cordova-ReidSubstituted forKnockaertat 45'minutes
  • 9Mitrovic
  • 19Cavaleiro

Substitutes

  • 6McDonald
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 24Knockaert
  • 25Onomah
  • 32Norman
  • 43S Sessegnon
  • 47Kamara

Hull

  • 1Long
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Burke
  • 4de Wijs
  • 26Elder
  • 37Da Silva Lopes
  • 36IrvineBooked at 44minsSubstituted forHoneymanat 88'minutes
  • 19BowlerSubstituted forEavesat 54'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10ToralSubstituted forStewartat 63'minutes
  • 11Grosicki
  • 20Bowen

Substitutes

  • 3Tafazolli
  • 6Stewart
  • 8Batty
  • 9Eaves
  • 13Ingram
  • 18Honeyman
  • 25Pennington
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
18,168

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamHull
Possession
Home75%
Away25%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 0, Hull City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Hull City 3.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordy de Wijs (Hull City).

Offside, Hull City. Kamil Grosicki tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.

Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

Booking

Tom Eaves (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. George Honeyman replaces Jackson Irvine.

Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 0, Hull City 3. Tom Eaves (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

Foul by Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham).

Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Hull City. George Long tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.

Attempt blocked. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen.

Booking

Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).

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

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.

Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordy de Wijs.

Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jordy de Wijs.

Attempt missed. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Kevin Stewart replaces Jon Toral.

Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jon Toral (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Denis Odoi.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 0, Hull City 2. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

Offside, Hull City. Jarrod Bowen tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

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7Sheff Wed157351912724
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11Hull156452320322
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