Grant McCann’s Hull City ended a three-game losing streak in the league with a goalless draw against Bournemouth at MKM Stadium – the Tigers’ first point at home and a first clean sheet of the campaign.
The home side showed real improvement in performance against a side that will no doubt push for promotion at the end of the season, and they were indebted to goalkeeper Matt Ingram for making two first-class saves during the season. opening period.
Both teams had chances of winning the game, but Scott Parker will likely host the point more than Grant McCann after Greg Docherty rocked the crossbar in the second half before Ingram’s moment of madness almost gave Dominic a chance. Solanke, but he recovered to atone for his mistake.
City started well and could have been ahead in the first two minutes thanks to Keane Lewis-Potter. His effort deflected a bit more, but that wouldn’t have counted with the linesman’s flag raised late.
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The Tigers looked comfortable in the early stages of the game, but in the 15th minute a misplaced pass from Ryan Longman forced Callum Elder to put the ball behind for a corner.
From the resulting set-piece, Solanke headed for the goal only for Ingram to deny the Bournemouth striker a point blank range to keep the scoreless.
Solanke turned out to be a handful and easily shrugged Jacob Greaves to score on goal, but Ingram held his own again before Tom Huddlestone grabbed the ball with 33 minutes left.
The Tigers’ best chance came just before half-time. Elder got Docherty through, but his cross was cleared well by Jordan Zemura with Tyler Smith hiding just behind on his debut for the Tigers.
Lewis-Potter gave Jack Stacey a headache on the left side and won a free kick in stoppage time, but Parker’s side cleared their lines with the score 0-0 at halftime .
Bournemouth started the second half brighter, but it was the home side that almost took the lead early in the second period when Lewie Coyle’s cross was greeted by Docherty but his header struck the bar and bounced back to safety.
Soon after, Ingram nearly cost his team a goal with an underhand pass from behind but recovered well to save Solanke.
Both teams tried to carve out opportunities, but it was the home side that came closer with just minutes from time. Randell Williams’ effort from the edge of the box following a counterattack has just passed the far post.
As time passed, it seemed inevitable that the match would end scoreless – and it turned out to be, with Lewis-Potter not being able to end the Huddlestone free-kick just before. the final whistle.
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