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Hull City vs Wigan Athletic. Sky Bet Championship.

KCOM StadiumAttendance10,069.

Hull City 2

  • J Bowen (10th minute)
  • K Grosicki (20th minute)

Wigan Athletic 2

  • C Dunkley (8th minute)
  • J Gelhardt (75th minute)

Hull 2-2 Wigan: Joe Gelhardt earns late point for Latics

Report and highlights from the Sky Bet Championship clash at the KCOM Stadium

Saturday 14 September 2019 18:00, UK

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull and Wigan

Substitute Joe Gelhardt's fine individual goal earned Wigan a 2-2 draw at Hull.

Paul Cook's team have now won just two of their last 29 games away from the DW Stadium, but their supporters should be happy with this hard-earned point in East Yorkshire.

There was a sighter for what Wigan might achieve at the KCOM Stadium when Chey Dunkley gave the visitors an early lead.

But once Jarrod Bowen equalised soon afterwards, Hull were superior for long periods.

Kamil Grosicki's excellent free-kick after 20 minutes put the hosts in control, but 17-year-old Gelhardt had the final word - just three minutes after he replaced Gavin Massey.

Despite their awful away form, the visitors began purposefully. And their early labours were rewarded when Dunkley scored after eight minutes.

Charlie Mulgrew's cute free-kick from the right caused unease within the Hull defence - not least when Kieffer Moore's intelligent, glancing header went towards goal.

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George Long saved Moore's effort with two hands, but the Hull goalkeeper will be disappointed to have spilled the ball inside the six-yard box.

Dunkley reacted quickly to the error and simply could not miss.

Yet with the Wigan fans making self-deprecating fun of a rare lead on their travels, Hull silenced the away supporters just two minutes later.

Bowen has scored far better goals, but the well-regarded winger had the presence of mind to keep calm once his left-footed strike was blocked by a Wigan defender.

The ball ricocheted kindly towards Bowen, who smashed home with his right foot from close range.

Grosicki played a significant role in Hull's equaliser, with a deft cross from the left that was not dealt with by Wigan.

But the Poland international soon made a far greater contribution to the game when he put the home team in front.

Grosicki at first won a nicely-positioned free-kick on the left flank when Nathan Byrne had little option but to foul the onrushing winger on the corner of the penalty box.

David Marshall seemingly had all bases covered, but Grosicki surprised the former Hull goalkeeper, who had anticipated the ball going in the other direction, with a lovely strike into the top left-hand corner.

By contrast to the early, frenetic stages, the remainder of the first half was sedate, but Hull were the more threatening team.

It remained a similar story in the second half, with Callum Elder going close after 58 minutes after he forced a smart stop from Marshall at his near post.

The Scotland international was later faced with an almost identical scenario to which he conceded a second from Grosicki.

Marshall this time was alert to the danger and clawed the ball away from the top-right corner, with Tom Eaves' follow-up well blocked by Mulgrew.

Just when it felt like Hull would cut loose, Gelhardt intervened with a terrific equaliser - and his first goal for the club - after 75 minutes.

Gelhardt had much to do inside the penalty box once Jamal Lowe passed to him in a fairly innocuous position.

But the Wigan forward turned Kevin Stewart inside out before he planted a firm, central hit past a statuesque Long to earn his side a point.

The managers

Grant McCann: "It (a return to winning ways) will come. We're not worried at all. I'm frustrated with the result as I thought we created enough opportunities to win the game. To score two goals at home, we should be winning the game.

"The first goal we were annoyed about, but the second one was really, really frustrating for us. We should have defended it much better. It feels a bit like a defeat, to be honest, as I thought we had opportunities to kill the game."

Paul Cook: "He's got that unique talent to find space in a telephone box. He's such a natural, good footballer. To get a goal like that in front of his own fans was a special moment.

"A lot of young footballers coming into the game are not very nice people. We're just lucky to have a boy with his humility playing for us - the game is easy for him. He'll be starting soon if he carries on like that. He's a young boy that needs minding though. It's a very special goal from a very special player."

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