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Hull City 3-0 Accrington Stanley

Hull City moved to the top of League One with a comfortable victory at home to 10-man Accrington.

Mallik Wilks' ninth league goal of the season put City on track and Gavin Whyte doubled the hosts' lead in the second half.

Substitute Josh Magennis added a 67th-minute penalty after Cameron Burgess was sent off for a second bookable offence for dragging down Jacob Greaves inside the box.

Wilks scored the opening goal after 37 minutes, though Keane Lewis-Potter played an impressive supporting role.

Lewis-Potter pirouetted on the edge of the penalty area before threading a neat pass towards the Hull forward, who battered the ball beneath goalkeeper Nathan Baxter.

Accrington were poor from the outset and should have fallen further behind when Greaves sliced an effort wide four minutes after the restart.

Whyte effectively put the game to bed after 55 minutes when he rammed the ball high into the net once Wilks' initial one-on-one strike was parried by Baxter.

Hull's dominance was underscored when Magennis scored a penalty with his first touch of the game to seal maximum points.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Long
  • 2Coyle
  • 15JonesBooked at 69mins
  • 24Greaves
  • 3Elder
  • 33DochertySubstituted forEmmanuelat 82'minutes
  • 10HoneymanBooked at 57minsSubstituted forSlaterat 77'minutes
  • 6SmallwoodSubstituted forFloresat 77'minutes
  • 23WhyteSubstituted forCrowleyat 66'minutes
  • 19Lewis-PotterSubstituted forMagennisat 65'minutes
  • 7Wilks

Substitutes

  • 12Emmanuel
  • 13Ingram
  • 16Flores
  • 17McLoughlin
  • 18Slater
  • 20Crowley
  • 27Magennis

Accrington

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Baxter
  • 5SykesSubstituted forSamaat 78'minutes
  • 3Hughes
  • 4BurgessBooked at 66mins
  • 2Nottingham
  • 6Butcher
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 31minsSubstituted forFenlonat 77'minutes
  • 10PritchardSubstituted forRobertsat 77'minutes
  • 32CharlesSubstituted forUwakweat 82'minutes
  • 19BishopSubstituted forRussellat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Russell
  • 14Uwakwe
  • 16Barclay
  • 24Sama
  • 25Fenlon
  • 35Roberts
  • 40Savin
Referee:
David Rock

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 3, Accrington Stanley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 3, Accrington Stanley 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewie Coyle (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alfie Jones.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Rhys-James Fenlon (Accrington Stanley).

  5. Post update

    Lewie Coyle (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Butcher (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Seamus Conneely.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Hull City. Josh Magennis tries a through ball, but Mallik Wilks is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jonathan Russell (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Hughes.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mallik Wilks (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lewie Coyle.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Crowley (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Callum Elder following a fast break.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Joshua Emmanuel replaces Greg Docherty.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Tariq Uwakwe replaces Dion Charles.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jonathan Russell replaces Colby Bishop.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Sama (Accrington Stanley).

  16. Post update

    Greg Docherty (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Stephen Sama replaces Ross Sykes.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Rhys-James Fenlon replaces Sean McConville.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Gary Roberts replaces Joe Pritchard.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Regan Slater replaces George Honeyman.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull22133636201642
2Lincoln City21133532181442
3Portsmouth21125437152241
4Doncaster20123535211439
5Peterborough21123635211439
6Charlton2310673530536
7Crewe2310583227535
8Ipswich2011272622435
9Sunderland2189428171133
10Accrington1910362521433
11Plymouth238693139-830
12Fleetwood228592922729
13Gillingham2292112427-329
14Oxford Utd208483027328
15MK Dons237792929028
16Blackpool218492124-328
17Shrewsbury205962125-424
18Rochdale2257103341-822
19Bristol Rovers2064102231-922
20Northampton2164111936-1722
21Wimbledon2256112540-1521
22Wigan2155112438-1420
23Swindon2262142945-1620
24Burton2437142951-2216
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