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Hull City 3-0 Northampton Town

Hull remain top of League One after an easy 3-0 victory at home to Northampton.

Grant McCann's side had to be patient, but a home win was never in doubt once Callum Elder scored his first goal for the club after 30 minutes.

Elder was teed-up by Keane Lewis-Potter on the edge of Northampton's penalty box and curled home a first-time finish into the top-left corner.

Lewis-Potter extended Hull's advantage after 44 minutes when Josh Magennis beat the visitors' offside trap.

Magennis then squared a simple ball towards Lewis-Potter, whose deflected shot spooned over goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell.

Hull added gloss to the scoreline when substitute Gavin Whyte coolly put Mitchell on his backside before stabbing into an open net in second-half stoppage time.

McCann's men are three points clear at the top, though nearest pursuers Peterborough and Sunderland have games in hand.

Northampton showed more endeavour after the restart but never looked like scoring and are just above the relegation zone.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Ingram
  • 2Coyle
  • 15Jones
  • 24GreavesSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 90'minutes
  • 3Elder
  • 18Slater
  • 33Docherty
  • 7WilksSubstituted forWhyteat 74'minutes
  • 10HoneymanSubstituted forFloresat 88'minutes
  • 19Lewis-PotterSubstituted forCrowleyat 75'minutes
  • 27MagennisSubstituted forEavesat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 9Eaves
  • 12Emmanuel
  • 16Flores
  • 17McLoughlin
  • 20Crowley
  • 23Whyte

Northampton

Formation 5-3-2

  • 13Mitchell
  • 15KiosoSubstituted forHarrimanat 45'minutes
  • 6HorsfallBooked at 27mins
  • 44SheehanBooked at 48minsSubstituted forJonesat 75'minutes
  • 28Jones
  • 23Mills
  • 8Watson
  • 18Morris
  • 17McWilliamsBooked at 71mins
  • 29RoseSubstituted forEdmondsonat 69'minutes
  • 7Hoskins

Substitutes

  • 2Harriman
  • 5Bolger
  • 10Jones
  • 11Korboa
  • 26Edmondson
  • 35Berry
  • 45Marshall
Referee:
Thomas Bramall

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 3, Northampton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 3, Northampton Town 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 3, Northampton Town 0. Gavin Whyte (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Elder.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Northampton Town. Jonathan Mitchell tries a through ball, but Alexander Jones is caught offside.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Sean McLoughlin replaces Jacob Greaves because of an injury.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Jordan Michael Flores replaces George Honeyman because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Callum Elder (Hull City).

  8. Post update

    Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Bryn Morris (Northampton Town).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Ryan Edmondson.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

  13. Post update

    Fraser Horsfall (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alexander Jones (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lloyd Jones.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Hull City. Daniel Crowley tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).

  17. Post update

    Lloyd Jones (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Alexander Jones replaces Alan Sheehan.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Tom Eaves replaces Josh Magennis.

  20. Substitution

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull402371068323676
2Peterborough392271067382973
3Sunderland381914559293071
4Portsmouth381971256401664
5Blackpool371891050331763
6Lincoln City371881155401562
7Charlton381611115550559
8Ipswich38178134138359
9Gillingham40177165654258
10Doncaster37176145448657
11Accrington38169135152-157
12Oxford Utd39168155348556
13MK Dons39159155554154
14Crewe38159144748-154
15Fleetwood391411144233953
16Plymouth401410165063-1352
17Shrewsbury371213124342149
18Burton38129174862-1445
19Northampton40109213357-2439
20Swindon39114244569-2437
21Bristol Rovers40107233963-2437
22Wimbledon38812183661-2536
23Wigan3998223966-2735
24Rochdale38712194769-2233
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