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As it happened | Hull City 3-1 Reading

Recap the match with a minute-by-minute account from the KCOM Stadium

6 April 2019


  • FT: Hull City 3-1 Reading
  • Lewis Baker opens the scoring with a superb strike
  • Grosicki levels, passing the ball home
  • Pugh scrambles City into the lead before Grosicki adds a third
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Updated at 16:59 (UK)


FULL TIME: Hull City 3-1 Reading

An afternoon full of promise has fallen very flat following Hull's second half comeback and results elsewhere going very much against José Gomes' men.

Brentford at home next weekend is going to be big!


Martin goes into the referee's book for wasting time.


Six minutes of injury time are signalled.


Grosicki is given a great ovation as he is replaced by Kevin Stewart 


Reading still pressing for a goal but Baker drives high over the bar from distance.

It's looking like a bad weekend for the Royals, especially considering scores elsewhere.


Evandro is on for Pugh now. 



Chris Martin is on for Campbell.


A triple substitution for the Royals.

Oliveira, Barrow and Meite make way.

McCleary, Harriott and Loader are introduced. 


GOAL! And that puts the game to bed you'd think.

Hull break and a superb bottom corner finish from Grosicki beats Martinez.


Irvine is booked for pulling Rinomhota back in the middle of the pitch.


GOAL! Hull lead. Grosicki again instrumental, cutting the ball back in a good position on the right side of the box.

Martinez stays big to block to block the first shot brilliantly, but Marc Pugh follows up to turn it home from close range.


CHANCE! Rinomhota wins the ball, scurries into the City box and toes the ball into the feet of Barrow.

He stabs it at goal but Marshall gets enough on it to deflect it wide of the bottom left corner.


CHANCE! And another great chance for the hosts. 

Campbell this time runs onto a good throughball, turns and takes aim. But Moore is in the right place at the right time to block it and deflect the ball over for a corner.


CHANCE! Grosicki is in behind the Royals back line again but this time he passes it just the wrong side of the right post to Reading's relief.


GOAL! And Hull are level. 

Groscki races onto a throughball that dissects the Royals defence. Martinez comes off his line but Grosicki passes it beyond him and the ball dribbles in off the inside of the post.


Reading break at pace and in numbers from that cleared free kick.

Baker travels with the ball and feed Oliveira but the striker's cross can't find a supporting Royal and goes behind for a goal kick.


A free kick is awarded to Hull after Ejaria tracked back to win the ball back on the edge of his own area.

Grosicki takes it but the wall does its job...and again with the rebound.


The second half is underway. 


HALF-TIME: Hull City 0-1 Reading 

Lewis Baker's fabulous finish separates the sides but Hull finished the half strongly.


Martinez is booked for time wasting. He had been warned very early in the game.


CHANCE! Arguably the best chance of the half.

Grosicki makes good progress down the left and cuts a ball back for Bowen who sidefoots a shot just wide of the bottom right corner.


Grosicki chests the ball under control and from a wide angle takes aim - but arrows high over the bar. 


A good attack from the hosts and it takes a brave decision from Yiadom to let the ball come across his body and chest it begind for a corner.

The corner is delivered deep and de Wijs heads the ball inches wide of the top right corner.


Yakou takes aim from distance but it deflects off a Hull body and floats kindly into the arms of Marshall.


CROSSBAR! Meite wins a free kick on the right which Baker whips in.

It comes off Pugh's head and Marshall can only stand and watch as it cannons off the crossbar and loops behind for a corner.


Rinomhota is in the wars a little. Campbell tries to retrieve the ball but scythes the midfielder down. No card this time though, just a talking to.


Moore puts his body on the line to block a low drilled effort from the dangerous Jarrod Bowen.


GOOOOAAAALLLLL!! What a strike from Lewis Baker! 

The Royals lead with a fine finish from the midfielder who swept the ball past Marshall with a sweet strike from 22 yards out.


De Wijs is shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Rinomhota


City break at pace from their own half and it takes some robust defending to spare Martinez from action - Jackson Irvine's drive charged down by a swarm of blue and white.


The visitors being let down by their final ball at the moment. Barrow and then Yiadom cross too close to David Marshall from good wide positions. 


Hull making the early pace and Grosicki looking dangerous down the left.

His low cross is smothered by Martinez inside the six yard box.


And with a kick-off from Nelson Oliveira...we're underway!


The teams are out...



Liam Moore will be sporting this armband once again this afternoon as the club supports Kick It Out.


Tim Robinson will be the man in charge of this afternoon's clash.

This will be the third time he has refereed the Royals this season - more here.


20-year-old Josh Barrett's last minutes for the Royals first team came in a 2-0 cup win over Gillingham in August 2017.




Our opponents line up like this today.

Former Royals loanee Chris Martin is on the Tigers' bench.



Nelson Oliveira returns to the starting eleven, while Academy graduate Josh Barrett is handed a place on the substitutes' bench for the first time this season.


Less than ten minutes before team news breaks...


The scene is set...


Today won't be easy.

Hull are six points off the top six so still sniff a play-off place, having won 2-0 against Ipswich last weekend.


 Our Under-23s got the weekend off to a great start with a fine win on Friday night at Fulham. 


March went well. Let's hope April begins with a positive performance and a result we all want.


We're at the KCOM this afternoon! Come on URRRZZZ!

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