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13 March 2018

A look at today's game as Blues face Hull at Portman Road

Current standings: Town’s 0-0 draw against Sheffield United means Mick McCarthy’s men now sit 12th in the Championship and are nine points off the Play-Offs with a game in hand. Hull are 18th after a 4-3 win over Norwich at the weekend.

League form:
Town – 8/15 points                                                     

Sunderland (A) W 2-0                                                 
Burton (H) D 0-0                                                        
Norwich (A) D 1-1                                                      
Cardiff (H) L 1-0                                                         
Preston (A) W 1-0                                                       

Hull – 7/15 points
Middlesbrough (A) L 3-1
Sheff Utd (H) W 1-0
Barnsley (H) D 1-1
Millwall (H) L 2-1
Norwich (H) W 4-3

Last time we met: Hull 2-2 Town 18.11.17
Jordan Spence’s last-minute strike salvaged a point for Blues at the KCOM Stadium back in November. Town took the lead just six minutes in when David McGoldrick rifled in a low effort but the Tigers responded well and levelled just after the half-hour mark through Jarrod Bowen. The hosts took the lead soon after the break as Nouha Dicko neatly finished past Bartosz Bialkowski. McGoldrick had the chance to net his and Town’s second with a spot-kick but Hull shot-stopper Allan McGregor saved his penalty. Mick McCarthy’s side pressed for an equaliser and found one in the dying stages as Spence produced an instinctive finish to share the spoils.

One to watch: Jarrod Bowen
Despite not scoring in five Championship games, Bowen is still Hull’s runaway top scorer this campaign. The striker has 13 goals and one assist to his name this term and netted against in the reverse fixture against Blues last November.

Could be the difference: Hull’s record
The Tigers are on a run of 10 games unbeaten against Town (W7 D3). Let’s hope Blues can put an end to that tonight.

Match officials:
Jeremy Simpson
Michael George and Nigel Lugg
Fourth official:
Andy Davies



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