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Elmohamady assists as Hull defeat Swansea 2-1

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Posted on March 11, 2017
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was subbed on for in the 75th minute and managed to grab an assist,  as a Niasse double proved enough to dispatch fellow strugglers 2-0.

Elabdellaoui took Elmohamady’s place on the right side of defence for this crucial game.

The first half was a cagey affair, with no side able to stamp their authority on the game.

Swansea had the first chance of the game with eight minutes gone. Gylfi Sigurdsson fed through Wayne Routledge, however the forward had his low shot saved by Jakupovic.

Grosiki’s lifted ball into Abel Hernandez’s path proved to be Hull’s most dangerous moment of the half. However, Swansea keeper Fabianski put his body on the line to keep the score goalless.

Ghanain Jordan Ayew was subbed on after Fernando Llorente was forced off injured just before half time.

The best chance of the game fell to Swansea with 53 minutes played, following a drilled ball by Sigurdsson across the six yard box. Jakupovic could only palm the ball into Routledge’s path, who fired poorly over the bar.

Sigurdsson’s free-kick was palmed away by Jakupovic, before Niasse was subbed on for N’Diaye with 62 minutes gone.

The deadlock was finally broken after substitute Niasse fired home with little over 20 minutes left to play. A brilliant one-two with Hernandez broke the Swansea defence before Niasse squeezed the ball past Fabianski.

Elmohamandy was subbed on in the 75th minute for Lazar Markovic to almost instant effect. The Egyptian’s chipped ball bounced into Niasse’s path, who fired into the bottom corner with conviction to double Hull’s lead.

Alfie Mawson headed home Sigurdsson’s freekick in the final few minutes to create a cagey atmosphere in the KC Stadium. However, Hull managed to hang on for all three points in this crucial affair.

The win elevates Hull into 18th place, leapfrogging Middlesbrough. The win leaves The Tigers one point from safety.

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