Hull 4-0 Preston: Jarrod Bowen inspires Tigers thrashing
Hull City vs Preston
Sky Bet Ch’boat
7:45pm Wednesday 27th November
Jarrod Bowen continued to improve his standing with two different aims since Hull hammered Preston 4-0 at the KCOM Stadium as one of the greatest players at the Championship.
The 22-year-old rounded off the scoring of the year, and broke the deadlock in the first half, taking his tally for the team 50.
Following the edge of City had climbed at the beginning of the second half, Bowen set to the equally-impressive Kamil Grosicki.
The Preston side of alex Neil lost ground on the spots that were automatic-promotion, slipping six points following a second defeat off Leeds.
It may have been different for Preston had Sean Maguire’s curling shot back off the post in the fourth minute.
Paul Gallagher had an effort deflected wide in a lively start.
With a combination of both Declan Rudd and Patrick Bauer deflecting the ball hull and just desperate denied Grosicki from scoring.
Tom Barkhuizen chose a pass in his stride and functioned down home goalkeeper George Long at his left outside the area.
City got their first goal in the 30th minute albeit in fashion.
Grosicki’s cross was deflected back by Joe Rafferty into the forward’s course and he tapped in from close range for his attack.
Not Preston got in behind the Hull defence, together with the natives crying for offside, however, Daniel Johnson sliced a shot wide from Billy Bodin’s crosscountry.
Rudd maintained Preston in the game with a string of fine saves before this period.
The goalkeeper parried a Grosicki low shot after a nice run, from squeezing beneath him averted a Bowen attempt tipped over a Josh Bowler drive and kept out Magennis’ backward volley that was close-range that was acrobatic.
Rudd could do nothing out of sealing the points with two goals in the first half of the half to prevent Hull.
Magennis scored from the penalty spot after Bowler had been shot down by Ryan Ledson, before Grosicki transformed Bowen’s cut-back to complete a move.
Things might have got worse for Preston’d Jackson Irvine not skied a rebound from close range after the reduced free-kick of Grosicki was parried outside by Rudd.
Preston establish a nervy final 20 minutes, but Bauer found this post hit at.
Bowen had the final laugh in the 77th minute, breaking through and lashing home and had the time to volley around because he eyed a hat-trick.