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Hull City 2-1 Doncaster Rovers

Tom Eaves celebrates his winning goal for Hull
Tom Eaves' goal was his fourth of the season for Hull City

Tom Eaves' late goal earned League One leaders Hull victory at home to Doncaster.

The substitute cashed in on Joe Lumley's bad fumble off Richie Smallwood's deflected strike to poke the ball home with three minutes remaining.

Hull had taken a deserved lead after 26 minutes when Josh Magennis' powerful free-kick had too much pace for Lumley.

Doncaster were fortunate not to have conceded a second 10 minutes later when Greg Doherty's rising strike struck a post - with Hakeeb Adelakun's follow-up cleared off the line by Joe Wright.

Hull manager Grant McCann also felt his team should have had a 55th-minute penalty against his former employers, but Mallik Wilks was instead booked for diving after a collision with Lumley.

The visitors were the better side for long periods of the second half and showed plenty of spirit to equalise when substitute Tyreece John-Jules swept home Josh Sims' right-wing cross after 81 minutes.

But Eaves had the final word with the winning goal just two minutes after replacing Magennis from the bench.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Ingram
  • 12Emmanuel
  • 15Jones
  • 24Greaves
  • 3Elder
  • 33Docherty
  • 6SmallwoodBooked at 27mins
  • 10Honeyman
  • 7WilksBooked at 54minsSubstituted forScottat 85'minutes
  • 27MagennisSubstituted forEavesat 85'minutes
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forLewis-Potterat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 2Coyle
  • 5Burke
  • 9Eaves
  • 11Scott
  • 18Slater
  • 19Lewis-Potter

Doncaster

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 15Lumley
  • 2HallidayBooked at 29mins
  • 5Wright
  • 4AndersonBooked at 90mins
  • 24John
  • 8Whiteman
  • 3James
  • 17RichardsSubstituted forCoppingerat 63'minutes
  • 14SmithSubstituted forJohn-Julesat 64'minutes
  • 20Sims
  • 9Okenabirhie

Substitutes

  • 10Lokilo
  • 13Jones
  • 18Williams
  • 19John-Jules
  • 21Butler
  • 26Coppinger
  • 29Hasani
Referee:
Christopher Pollard

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home26
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Eaves (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua Emmanuel.

  4. Booking

    Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Tom Eaves (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Joe Lumley.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Greg Docherty (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Eaves.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Scott (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 2, Doncaster Rovers 1. Tom Eaves (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Richard Smallwood (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jacob Greaves.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. James Scott replaces Mallik Wilks.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Tom Eaves replaces Josh Magennis.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 1, Doncaster Rovers 1. Tyreece John-Jules (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Sims with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Magennis (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Keane Lewis-Potter.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by George Honeyman.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Joe Wright.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Sims.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull14110326111533
2Lincoln City149231810829
3Peterborough159152415928
4Charlton148241913626
5Ipswich158251915426
6Portsmouth1574426151125
7Sunderland146621812624
8Fleetwood1572625151023
9Accrington127231612423
10Doncaster136342316721
11Wimbledon145541817120
12Gillingham146261517-220
13Crewe156181716119
14Blackpool146171518-319
15Plymouth145452025-519
16Northampton155371523-818
17MK Dons154561719-217
18Rochdale144461620-416
19Swindon155192130-916
20Oxford Utd144281523-814
21Bristol Rovers143471122-1113
22Burton152581929-1011
23Shrewsbury141761523-810
24Wigan1422101022-128
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