Hull City 4-4 Swansea City: Thriller at the KCOM Stadium as 95th minute equaliser cancels out Liverpool loanee Rhian Brewster’s strike
- Three times Hull led but were pegged back each time by Swansea City
- Leo Da Silva Lopes, Marcus Maddison and Mallik Wilks each put Hull ahead
- But Wayne Routledge, Kyle Naughton and Jordon Garrick equalised in turn
- Rhian Brewster looked to have won it for Swansea in the 85th minute
- But substitute Tom Eaves poked home late in injury time to seal the draw
Hull’s winless run was extended to seven games as they threw away the lead three times in a thrilling 4-4 Sky Bet Championship draw with Swansea at the KCOM Stadium.
Leonardo Da Silva Lopes, Marcus Maddison and Mallik Wilks each put the Tigers ahead, with Wayne Routledge, Kyle Naughton and Jordon Garrick providing swift equalisers every time.
Rhian Brewster then gave Swansea the lead for the first time in the closing stages, only for Tom Eaves to produce a dramatic stoppage-time leveller on a night when a combination of slick attacking play and extremely slack defending made for an absorbing contest.
Hull City’s Leo Da Silva Lopes scores the opening goal against Swansea at the KCOM Stadium
Swansea’s Rhian Brewster, on loan for Liverpool, thought he had scored the winner
But Tom Eaves scored a last-minute equaliser, the eighth goal of a thrilling game
Hull City (4-2-3-1): Long; McKenzie, Pennington, McLoughlin, Elder; Da Silva Lopes, Batty (Honeyman 66); Wilks (Eaves 81), Maddison (Tafazolli 67), Irvine; Magennis
Subs not used: Stewart, Ingram, Kingsley, Lewis-Potter
Red cards: None
Goals: Da Silva Lopes 6, Maddison 50, Wilks 61, Eaves 90+5
Swansea (4-2-3-1): Woodman; Naughton, Wilmot, Guehi, Bidwell; Fulton (Dhanda 64), Grimes; Routledge (Brewster 64), Gallagher, Celina (Garrick 73); Ayew
Subs not used: Dyer, Roberts, Mulder, Cabango
Booked: Wilmot, Ayew, Brewster
Red cards: None
Goals: Routledge 13, Naughton 55, Garrick 77, Brewster 84
Grant McCann made one change for the hosts following their 3-0 thrashing at Blackburn as defender Matthew Pennington returned from injury, with George Honeyman dropped to the bench.
Jay Fulton, Routledge, Ben Wilmot and Jake Bidwell all came in for Swansea, replacing Connor Roberts, Yan Dhanda, Joe Rodon and Brewster following their goalless draw with QPR.
Hull dominated the early stages, with Wilks twice going close in the opening four minutes.
Maddison’s second-minute free-kick was headed back across goal by Josh Magennis and Wilks nodded over from six yards.
Two minutes later, the Barnsley loanee found himself in space on the right of the penalty area but flashed his shot wide from an acute angle.
Hull went ahead after six minutes, when Callum Elder’s deep cross from the left found its way to Da Silva Lopes, who took a touch before firing home his first goal for the club.
Swansea drew level just eight minutes later following a flowing move which saw Bidwell reach the byline before cutting the ball back to Conor Gallagher, who beat a man in the area before squaring for Routledge to finish with the outside of his foot.
Da Silva Lopes celebrates in the sixth minute after firing home his first goal for the club
Wayne Routledge equalised just minutes later, setting up a thrilling contest
Marcus Maddison restored Hull’s lead five minutes after the break following a driving run
George Long had to be alert to parry away Gallagher’s 20-yard effort and a Bersant Celina free-kick, before the Chelsea loanee headed over and Routledge hit the side-netting as Swansea began to take control.
Maddison restored Hull’s lead five minutes after the break following a driving run, with Swansea failing to clear their lines after his initial 20-yard effort looped into the air and the former Peterborough forward smashed home from six yards.
This time Hull’s lead lasted only five minutes, as Matt Grimes rolled a corner to an unmarked Naughton 12 yards out and he blasted the ball into the net.
But five minutes later, Kyle Naughton blasted the ball into the net for Swansea from 12 yards
Mallik Wilks gave Hull the lead for a third time when he rifled in a rebound
Substitute Garrick levelled the scores again when he stabbed home Andre Ayew’s low cross
Wilks gave Hull the lead for a third time when he rifled in the rebound after his initial header from a Dan Batty cross had been blocked.
Substitute Garrick levelled the scores again when he stabbed home Andre Ayew’s low cross after 77 minutes amid more static defending.
Swansea took the lead for the first time with six minutes remaining, as Liverpool loanee Brewster turned a low effort past Long to seemingly snatch the three points.
Hull responded in stoppage time, however, when substitute Eaves poked home after being left unmarked in the six-yard box.
Liverpool loanee Rhian Brewster thought he had scored the winner and ran into the fans
Substitute Tom Eaves poked home after being left unmarked in the six-yard box
The draw sees Swansea fail to close in on the competitive play-off places
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