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Hull City 4-4 Swansea City: Points shared in eight-goal thriller

Marcus Maddison
Marcus Maddison (centre) scored for the first time since joining Hull from Peterborough in January

Hull City and Swansea City had to be content with a point apiece as a remarkable Championship encounter ended 4-4.

Hull snatched a draw through Tom Eaves' 95th-minute goal, dashing Swansea's hopes of claiming a memorable comeback win in the process.

Leo da Silva Lopes' early opener was swiftly cancelled out by Wayne Routledge and it was 1-1 at half-time.

Marcus Maddison scored Hull's second only for Kyle Naughton to level, then Jordon Garrick netted Swansea's third equaliser after Mallik Wilks had put the Tigers in front for a third time.

On-loan Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster scored what looked like being a decisive fourth goal for Swansea only for Eaves to shock Steve Cooper's team right at the end.

Hull are left without a victory in seven league matches and stay 15th, while ninth-placed Swansea are five points adrift of the play-off places having not won in five.

Hull were once again without a host of players through injury, yet there was no sign of a lack of confidence as Grant McCann's side began on the front foot.

Da Silva Lopes, who joined from Wigan last August, claimed his first Hull goal after just six minutes.

Callum Elder crossed from the left and, when Marc Guehi could only glance the ball to the far post, Da Silva Lopes' low shot flew into the net via a slight deflection off Jake Bidwell.

Wayne Routledge scores
Wayne Routledge scored the first of three Swansea equalisers at Hull

Swansea responded with a fine team goal only eight minutes later.

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman began a move which involved Guehi, Bersant Celina and Bidwell before Conor Gallagher's pass teed up Routledge to guide the ball home with the outside of his right boot.

Swansea took charge for a spell, as Celina saw a free-kick saved and Naughton's shot deflected into the side-netting.

On-loan Chelsea midfielder Gallagher came closest to giving Swansea the lead their first-half control merited when his 20-yard drive was parried by George Long.

Hull's second goal arrived five minutes after the break when Maddison's long-range drive hit Guehi and looped into the penalty area. As Swansea failed to clear, Maddison arrived to guide the ball beyond Woodman.

Once again the visitors responded, with Matt Grimes' clever corner expertly drilled into the roof of the net by right-back Naughton.

More soft Swansea defending allowed Wilks to stab in his second goal in three games only seven minutes later, but once again Swansea replied.

After Bidwell fed Andre Ayew down the left, his low centre was met by Garrick and he steered in his first Swansea league goal.

Substitute Garrick, making his first appearance in four months after a serious hamstring injury, turned provider in the 84th minute when he picked out Brewster and his shot squirmed under Long to make it three goals in seven Swansea appearances for the teenage striker.

But Eaves tapped in Josh Magennis' cross to leave Swansea crestfallen and ensure Hull avoided defeat at home for the first time in six matches.

'Kamikaze at times' - what they said

Hull City manager Grant McCann, whose side have now gone seven games without a win:

"I don't know where to start really, it's very difficult for me to analyse that game without watching it back.

"It was almost like a basketball game, kamikaze at times. I'll focus on the positives but we'll look at the negatives as a staff and try and iron them out.

"Conceding four at home is not good enough. A lack of confidence in the group and every little mistake gets punished.

"For us to show determination and get the draw out the game was pleasing but it shouldn't have got to that stage.

"The boys are a bit subdued. We've dropped two points, that's the way I see it."

Swansea head coach Steve Cooper told BBC Sport Wales:

"The four goals we have conceded are unacceptable. They were all of the same type - balls coming into the box.

"We are giving our all but when you go on the pitch it's got to be more than that. We know it's in our hands so we have only got ourselves to blame.

"There's a problem putting a complete performance together at the moment.

"We have had to work hard for our goals and they haven't. That's the massive frustration."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1Long
  • 16McKenzie
  • 25Pennington
  • 17McLoughlin
  • 26Elder
  • 37Da Silva Lopes
  • 8BattySubstituted forHoneymanat 66'minutes
  • 43WilksSubstituted forEavesat 81'minutes
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forTafazolliat 67'minutes
  • 36Irvine
  • 27Magennis

Substitutes

  • 3Tafazolli
  • 6Stewart
  • 9Eaves
  • 13Ingram
  • 18Honeyman
  • 23Kingsley
  • 31Lewis-Potter

Swansea

  • 27Woodman
  • 26Naughton
  • 20WilmotBooked at 36mins
  • 2Guehi
  • 24Bidwell
  • 6FultonSubstituted forDhandaat 64'minutes
  • 8Grimes
  • 15RoutledgeSubstituted forBrewsterat 64'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 33Gallagher
  • 10CelinaSubstituted forGarrickat 73'minutes
  • 22A AyewBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 12Dyer
  • 19Brewster
  • 21Dhanda
  • 23Roberts
  • 25Mulder
  • 41Garrick
  • 44Cabango
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
9,757

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home11
Away20
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 4, Swansea City 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 4, Swansea City 4.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 4, Swansea City 4. Tom Eaves (Hull City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Magennis with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Jake Bidwell (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matt Grimes (Swansea City).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Booking

    Rhian Brewster (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  10. Booking

    André Ayew (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 3, Swansea City 4. Rhian Brewster (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Gallagher.

  12. Post update

    Jordan Garrick (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Tom Eaves replaces Mallik Wilks.

  15. Post update

    Rhian Brewster (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sean McLoughlin (Hull City).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. André Ayew (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mallik Wilks (Hull City).

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 3, Swansea City 3. Jordan Garrick (Swansea City) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by André Ayew.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 14th February 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom321711457342362
2Leeds32168847301756
3Fulham32168847331456
4Brentford321661053262754
5Nottm Forest32159843311254
6Preston32158947361153
7Bristol City3215894845353
8Cardiff32121374643349
9Swansea33121294141048
10Blackburn32138114638847
11Millwall32111383938146
12Sheff Wed32128124135644
13Derby321110114044-443
14Birmingham32127134148-743
15Hull33118144751-441
16Reading32109133837139
17QPR32116154756-939
18Middlesbrough32813113442-837
19Charlton3299144145-436
20Huddersfield3298153751-1435
21Stoke32104183949-1034
22Wigan3279163148-1730
23Luton3283213866-2827
24Barnsley32510173758-2125
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