Josh Magennis’ missed penalty proved crucial as Hull City were beaten by fellow strugglers Peterborough United by two goals to one on a dark night for the Tigers.
Posh were 2-1 winners at the MKM Stadium courtesy of goals from Jack Taylor and Siriki Demble, with Magennis equalising shortly after the opener before blazing his spot-kick over the bar with the scores level.
Come full-time, City were booed off with fans chanting for the sacking of Grant McCann. Defeat for City means they’re now back inside the bottom three ahead of Saturday’s trip to Luton Town.
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Here’s how City reporter Barry Cooper rated the Tigers players at the MKM Stadium.
Matt Ingram: Made a couple of good saves, one or two nervy moments and could have done little about the goals in truth. 6/10
Callum Elder: Sleeping at the corner which led to the goal, but did supply the assist for Magennis and almost for his second. 6/10
Jacob Greaves: Another solid enough performance from the youngster alongside Bernard, who looks to be getting better and better, but lacking the experience and quality around him. 6/10
Di’Shon Bernard: Like Greaves, in truth. All action, no lack of effort and showed some fine moments on what was another bad night. Perhaps could have done better with the second. 6/10
Lewie Coyle: A difficult night probably summed up by the second goal where he failed to track Dembele’s run. 5/10
Tom Huddlestone: Set the tempo in the early stages, allowed City to play quickly through the thirds. Rasping drive hit the post before another effort was saved. Injury a cruel blow. 7/10
Greg Docherty: Back in the side, showed his drive and determination. Looked good alongside Huddlestone and Honeyman in that opening period. 6/10
George Honeyman: Getting there. Lovely through ball for Lewis-Potter in the first half showed what City had been missing. Came off after the second goal. 6/10
Keane Lewis-Potter: Not his night, snatched at a chance in the first half and second. Not a good night. 4/10
Mallik Wilks: Showed one or two fleeting glimpses that he’s finding his feet, and won the penalty when he invited a rash challenge, but too many nearly moments. 4/10
Josh Magennis: Went down theatrically inside the box for no penalty, found space at the back post to head in the equaliser. Should have scored with a glancing header and then missed from the spot. 6/10
Richie Smallwood (for Huddlestone 29): the impossible job in following Huddlestone and you could sense he felt the pressure. Didn't track the run for the winner, which was poor. 5/10
Tom Eaves (for Magennis 73): Hit the bar with a looping header late on when things were getting desperate. 5/10
George Moncur (for Honeyman 73): A couple of nice touches, but not nearly enough to impact the game with City chasing it. 5/10
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