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Hull City 0-1 Fulham: Ivan Cavaleiro gives Scott Parker's side narrow win

Ivan Cavaleiro
Ivan Cavaleiro (right) has scored in his past two league appearances for Fulham

Fulham closed the gap on the automatic promotion places with a narrow victory at Hull City.

Ivan Cavaleiro, who made his loan switch from Wolves permanent this week, gave the visitors the lead with a fine finish from distance.

The home side nearly grabbed an equaliser in six minutes of time added on, with Jarrod Bowen seeing a shot clawed away from goal by Marek Rodak, before Tom Eaves was denied on the rebound by defender Alfie Mawson.

Victory for Scott Parker's side, coupled with Leeds United's home defeat by Sheffield Wednesday, moved them to within seven points of the second-placed Whites.

Cavaleiro's goal, a superb curled effort from the edge of the area, was the only real moment of quality in a game that was hampered by strong winds.

Parker's delight at bouncing back from defeat by Reading in their previous league game will have been tempered by seeing Championship top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic taken off on a stretcher with 10 minutes to go.

Hull were not lacking in endeavour but aside from their stoppage-time opportunities struggled to create anything of note.

Fulham host improving Middlesbrough on Friday, while the Tigers travel to Derby County on Saturday.

Hull City manager Grant McCann told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I thought it was a bit of a scrappy game really. They probably started better than us, our tempo was a bit slow, we took too many touches on the ball.

"Second half we were better, we huffed and puffed, we weren't great and a moment of quality has won the game.

"I thought we got what we deserved today. The moment of quality won the game, if it had of been a 0-0 it would have probably been a fair result but look we are no the wrong end of it.

"We pride ourselves on entertaining the paying public, today we didn't give them any reason to cheer."

Fulham manager Scott Parker told BBC Radio London:

"It was a very good goal. Cav's been working on that over the past few weeks in terms of coming inside, I think we've seen a replica of the Huddersfield goal earlier this year and a couple of others he's scored.

"It was worthy of a match winner and there were limited chances for us, but once you get your noses in front it was about digging in and keeping that 1-0.

"A clean sheet today is very pleasing and we move on to the next."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1Long
  • 25Pennington
  • 5BurkeSubstituted forLewis-Potterat 70'minutes
  • 4de Wijs
  • 2Lichaj
  • 37Da Silva Lopes
  • 41KaneSubstituted forHoneymanat 61'minutes
  • 20BowenBooked at 67mins
  • 36IrvineSubstituted forBowlerat 84'minutes
  • 11Grosicki
  • 9Eaves

Substitutes

  • 3Tafazolli
  • 8Batty
  • 13Ingram
  • 18Honeyman
  • 19Bowler
  • 21Fleming
  • 31Lewis-Potter

Fulham

  • 12Rodák
  • 22ChristieBooked at 90mins
  • 3Hector
  • 13Ream
  • 4Odoi
  • 25Onomah
  • 6McDonaldBooked at 86mins
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 24KnockaertSubstituted forMawsonat 90'minutes
  • 9MitrovicBooked at 73minsSubstituted forBryanat 80'minutes
  • 19CavaleiroBooked at 71minsSubstituted forArterat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mawson
  • 8Johansen
  • 10Cairney
  • 18Arter
  • 23Bryan
  • 32Norman
  • 61Stansfield
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
11,347

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 0, Fulham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Fulham 1.

Offside, Hull City. George Honeyman tries a through ball, but Keane Lewis-Potter is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. George Honeyman (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Long.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Denis Odoi.

Attempt blocked. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Tom Eaves with a headed pass.

Booking

Cyrus Christie (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Hull City. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes tries a through ball, but Jordy de Wijs is caught offside.

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

Attempt saved. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordy de Wijs.

Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Alfie Mawson replaces Anthony Knockaert.

Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Bowler (Hull City).

Booking

Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Harry Arter replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.

Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Josh Bowler replaces Jackson Irvine.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.

Attempt blocked. Jordy de Wijs (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordy de Wijs (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Joe Bryan replaces Aleksandar Mitrovic because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Hull City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordy de Wijs with a cross.

Attempt missed. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by George Honeyman.

Booking

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).

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

Booking

Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Keane Lewis-Potter replaces Reece Burke.

Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tim Ream.

Booking

Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hull City).

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Leeds27157543232052
3Brentford27144944212346
4Fulham27136841301145
5Nottm Forest2612863526944
6Sheff Wed27126939261342
7Millwall27101163432241
8Swansea2611873230241
9Bristol City2711884140141
10Preston2711793733440
11Hull27116104035539
12Blackburn27107103535037
13Cardiff2691073840-237
14Reading26106103429536
15QPR27105124551-635
16Middlesbrough2781092834-634
17Derby2781092836-834
18Birmingham2795133344-1132
19Charlton2778123639-329
20Huddersfield2777133144-1328
21Stoke2774163342-925
22Barnsley2759133550-1524
23Wigan2758142441-1723
24Luton2763183358-2521
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