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

Hull City vs Wigan
Sky Bet Ch’ship
3:00pm Saturday 14th September

KCOM Stadium
(Att: 10069)

The fine individual goal of substitute Joe Gelhardt made that a draw at Hull to Wigan.
Paul Cook’s team have now won two of the last 29 games but their supporters should be satisfied with this hard-earned point in East Yorkshire.
A sighter has been for that which Wigan could achieve at the KCOM Stadium when Chey Dunkley gave the visitors an early lead.
But after Jarrod Bowen equalised soon after, Hull were superior for long periods.
Kamil Grosicki following 20 minutes place the hosts , however 17-year-old Gelhardt had the final sentence – three minutes after he substituted Gavin Massey.
Despite their horrible away type, the people began intentionally. When Dunkley scored after eight minutes, and their early labours were rewarded.
Charlie Mulgrew’s adorable free-kick in the right caused unease within the defence – once the intelligent, glancing header of Kieffer Moore went towards target.
George Long spared Moore’s effort with two hands, but the Hull goalkeeper will be unwilling to have spilled the ball in the six-yard box.
Dunkley simply couldn’t miss and reacted quickly into the error.
Yet with all the Wigan fans making fun of a rare guide on their journeys, Hull silenced the off supporters only two minutes after.
Goals have been scored by bowen, once a Wigan defender blocked his attack however, also the winger had the presence of mind to remain calm.
The ball ricocheted towards Bowen, who smashed home from close range with his right foot.
Grosicki and a deft cross from the left which was not dealt with by Wigan played a significant part in the equaliser of Hull,.
When he set the home team in 21, but the Poland global shortly made a far greater contribution to the game.
Grosicki at first won a nicely-positioned when Nathan Byrne had little choice but to foul that the winger at the corner of the penalty box.
David Marshall had all bases covered, however Grosicki surprised the Hull goalkeeper, who had anticipated the ball going in another direction to the corner.
By contrast to this phases that are frenetic, the remainder of the half was sedate, however, Hull were the threatening team.
It stayed a similar narrative with Callum Elder moving after he pressured a wise stop in his near post from Marshall, in the second half.
The Scotland international was faced with the nearly identical scenario to which he conceded a second from Grosicki.
Marshall this time was awake to the danger and clawed the ball away from the top-right corner, together with Tom Eaves’ .
Just when it felt as though Hull would cut Gelhardt intervened after 75 minutes – with a great equaliser – and also his first goal for the club.
Gelhardt had to do within the penalty box once Jamal Lowe handed to him.
But Kevin Stewart turned inside out before he planted a central hit beyond a statuesque Long to earn his side a point.
Grant McCann:”It (a return to winning ways) will come. We are not worried. Since I thought we created enough opportunities to win the game I’m frustrated with the result. We should be winning the game, to score two goals at home.
“The very first goal we were annoyed about, but the second one was actually, very frustrating for us. We should have defended it better. It seems a bit like a beat, to be honest, as I thought we had chances to kill the match.”
Paul Cook:”He’s got that unique ability to find space in a phone box. He’s such a decent footballer. To receive a goal similar to that in front of their own supporters was a moment.
“A lot of young footballers coming into the sport aren’t very pleasant men and women. We’re just blessed to have a boy along with his humility playing for us – that the game is simple for him. If he carries on like this he’ll be starting. He is a boy that needs minding though. It’s a very unique goal from a very special player.”

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