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Northampton Town 0-2 Hull City

Hull maintained their perfect start to the League One season with a routine victory at Northampton.

The visitors never hit top gear in a low-quality contest but first-half goals from Keane Lewis-Potter and George Honeyman were more than sufficient in making it three wins from three.

Sam Hoskins had an early shot blocked and Joseph Mills saw his free-kick beaten away by Matt Ingram, while Lewis-Potter whistled an effort just wide for the visitors.

Hull had been second best for the first 34 minutes but they then struck against the run of play when Honeyman's free-kick was headed home by an unmarked Lewis-Potter.

And the visitors made it 2-0 a minute before half-time as debutant Hakeeb Adelakun slipped through Honeyman and he slotted the ball past goalkeeper Steve Arnold.

Greg Docherty had a chance to kill the game in first-half stoppage-time as he slashed an effort wide, but Hull rarely looked in trouble in a very scrappy second half.

Adelakun and James Scott had the best chances to add a third goal after the break but Arnold foiled both.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Arnold
  • 15RacicSubstituted forAdamsat 84'minutes
  • 5Bolger
  • 3Martin
  • 45MarshallSubstituted forChukwuemekaat 72'minutes
  • 8WatsonBooked at 69mins
  • 27MissilouBooked at 33mins
  • 23Mills
  • 20WarburtonSubstituted forNuttallat 54'minutes
  • 9Smith
  • 7Hoskins

Substitutes

  • 2Harriman
  • 10Adams
  • 13Mitchell
  • 14Lines
  • 19Roberts
  • 24Nuttall
  • 30Chukwuemeka

Hull

  • 13Ingram
  • 12Emmanuel
  • 5Burke
  • 4de WijsBooked at 26mins
  • 3Elder
  • 15Jones
  • 10Honeyman
  • 33DochertyBooked at 52mins
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forScottat 70'minutes
  • 27MagennisBooked at 30mins
  • 19Lewis-PotterSubstituted forBattyat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 2Coyle
  • 8Batty
  • 11Scott
  • 17McLoughlin
  • 22Mayer
  • 34Jones
Referee:
Alan Young

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamHull
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home20
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Hull City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Hull City 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Steve Arnold.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Magennis (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Joshua Emmanuel with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Daniel Batty (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Adams (Northampton Town).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cian Bolger (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Martin.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Daniel Batty replaces Keane Lewis-Potter.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh Magennis (Hull City).

  11. Post update

    Cian Bolger (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Nicky Adams replaces Luka Racic.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Northampton Town. Cian Bolger tries a through ball, but Joe Nuttall is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Scott (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Keane Lewis-Potter with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Josh Magennis.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Hull City. Alfie Jones tries a through ball, but Reece Burke is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    James Scott (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luka Racic (Northampton Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Caleb Chukwuemeka replaces Mark Marshall.