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Hull City 2-1 Fleetwood Town

League One leaders Hull moved closer towards automatic promotion with a 2-1 victory at home to Fleetwood.

Second-half goals from Josh Magennis and Keane Lewis-Potter put the Tigers 11 points clear of third-placed Sunderland - who they host in midweek - and 13 ahead of fourth-placed Lincoln - who have two games in hand and welcome Hull next Saturday.

It leaves City needing two wins from their final four games to guarantee promotion back to the Championship at the first attempt.

The hosts looked up against it when Fleetwood took the lead after 22 minutes when Kyle Vassell tapped in following great work on the right from Wes Burns.

But Grant McCann's side were rejuvenated after the restart and equalised in the 61st minute when Magennis impressively converted Greg Docherty's defence-splitting pass.

Fleetwood continued to threaten on the counter-attack - Dan Batty earlier had a goal disallowed for offside - but Hull had the momentum and scored the winning goal after 70 minutes.

Dan Crowley found a pocket of space on the right and his cross was headed powerfully home by Lewis-Potter.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Ingram
  • 2Coyle
  • 15Jones
  • 24Greaves
  • 3Elder
  • 18Slater
  • 33Docherty
  • 7WilksSubstituted forSmallwoodat 90+2'minutes
  • 20CrowleySubstituted forWhyteat 71'minutes
  • 19Lewis-Potter
  • 27Magennis

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 6Smallwood
  • 9Eaves
  • 11Scott
  • 12Emmanuel
  • 17McLoughlin
  • 23Whyte

Fleetwood

Formation 3-5-2

  • 21Cairns
  • 33Hill
  • 4Connolly
  • 22DonacienBooked at 6mins
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forBigginsat 86'minutes
  • 10CampsSubstituted forDuffyat 87'minutes
  • 16RossiterSubstituted forFinleyat 76'minutes
  • 24Batty
  • 3Andrew
  • 19McKaySubstituted forGarnerat 76'minutes
  • 18VassellSubstituted forSaundersat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 8Duffy
  • 20Saunders
  • 23Finley
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Garner
  • 32Holgate
Referee:
Ollie Yates

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Richard Smallwood replaces Mallik Wilks.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Magennis (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gavin Whyte.

  5. Post update

    Gavin Whyte (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sam Finley (Fleetwood Town).

  7. Post update

    Lewie Coyle (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Harvey Saunders (Fleetwood Town).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Mark Duffy replaces Callum Camps.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harrison Biggins replaces Wes Burns because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Callum Connolly.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Callum Connolly.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Greg Docherty.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Fleetwood Town. Callum Connolly tries a through ball, but Sam Finley is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Connolly (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harvey Saunders.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Josh Magennis.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gerard Garner.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Sam Finley replaces Jordan Rossiter.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harvey Saunders replaces Kyle Vassell.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull422571073334082
2Peterborough412471073393479
3Sunderland411914861342771
4Lincoln City402091162422069
5Blackpool4019111053351868
6Oxford Utd421981566511565
7Portsmouth411981457431465
8Charlton401712115751663
9Ipswich411710144141061
10Doncaster40186165755260
11Gillingham42178175857159
12MK Dons421610165658-258
13Accrington411610155360-758
14Fleetwood411511154435956
15Crewe411510164756-955
16Plymouth421411175167-1653
17Burton411410175464-1052
18Shrewsbury401214144448-450
19Wimbledon411112184863-1545
20Wigan42128224768-2144
21Northampton421010223561-2640
22Rochdale41912205272-2039
23Bristol Rovers42108244065-2538
24Swindon42114274778-3137
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