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Elmohamady features as Hull strengthen grip on fourth place

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Posted on April 26, 2016
Ahmed Elmohamady

Photo: HullCityTigers.com

played the full 90 minutes as defeated Brentford 2-0 in the at the KC Stadium on Tuesday.

Two first-half goals gave the Tigers an important win as they strengthened their grip on the fourth place in the league standings, three points clear of fifth-placed Derby County.

The hosts benefited from an own goal in the 31st minute. Harry Maguire’s long pass found Andrew Robertson, who crossed for Harlee Dean to send it past his own keeper.

Five minutes later, Hull had the chance to double their lead as they were awarded a penalty after a foul on Alex Bruce. Adama Diomande stepped up, but his right-footed shot was saved by David Button.

On the stroke of half time, Mohamed Diamé added the second for Hull as he sent a close range shot to the center of the goal.

Brentford created few chances in the second half, including a shot from Marco Djuricin, yet they failed to reduce the deficit.

Substitute Chuba Akpom was close to score a third for Hull, as he received a cross from Elmohamady only to head it wide.

Hull City will play against Bolton Wanderers away on April 30, before hosting Rotherham United in the final round of the league on May 7.

Following their 2-2 draw with Leeds United last week, Hull missed out on automatic promotion. They are set to participate in the Championship playoffs, as they bid to make an instant return to the English Premier League.

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