LIVE: HULL CITY v PETERBOROUGH UNITED: Dembele puts Posh back in front

Peterborough United have a huge game at the bottom of the Championship at fellow strugglers Hull City tonight (October 20, 7.45pm).

By Ben Jones
Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 9:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 10:12 pm
Jack Taylor of Peterborough United is congratulated by team-mates after scoring the opening goal of the game at Hull. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com
Jack Taylor of Peterborough United is congratulated by team-mates after scoring the opening goal of the game at Hull. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com

A win could take Posh out of the bottom three, but Darren Ferguson’s side have lost all six of their away games so far this season.

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LIVE BLOG: Hull vs Posh

Last updated: Wednesday, 20 October, 2021, 21:38

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  • Hull have failed to score in 8 of their 12 league games

Lewis-Potter scuffs over the bar after being found to Honeyman’s looped ball in. Looked a great chance.

This is dreadful, Posh can’t get out. They’re too slow with their passing and just giving it away if not pressed into a mistake. Balls over the top are causing all kinds of problems and Beevers is frequently being caught out. Taylor has to jockey Wilks in the box to stop him getting a shot away.

Knight is replaced by Ward. Thompson moves to the right of the back three. He was starting to get found out badly with pace.

Corner Hull, Posh still haven’t got going. Cornell comes out and gets there but punches down instead of catching it. Wilks has so much time with his back to goal in the box but he doesn’t realise it and goes for an overhead kick, which he badly scuffs.

Chance again for Hull. Magennis vs Edwards in the air is a mismatch , he heads it down in the box and out to Coyle. He turns Thompson and gets in a cross across the face. Magennis tries to stoop his head to get another tap-in but there is too much pace on the ball.

Hull should probably score there. Diagonal ball over the top of Edwards and he switches off to allow Magennis to run away from him. He digs out a cross from the right of the box and Lewis-Potter is more alive than Beevers and Cornell but contrives to poke over the bar.

Beevers cuts out Honeyman’s cross into the box and Posh can break but as has been the frustration with Dembele this season, he doesn’t commit to the run and turns back, Grant had made a good run to his right aswell but the move comes to nothing. Frustrating.

More misplaced passes from Posh, this time from Butler on the left. His first touch from a simple ball was found lacking too. Grant then gives the ball away in his own half and Hull come forward.

Posh need to start this half. Beeveres gives the ball away trying to thread a pass right through three Hull bodies before Edwards absolutely leathers a side foot pass in the direction of Knight and it goes out of play.

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