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Elmohamady plays full 90 minutes as Hull draw with Burnley


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Hull let a lead slip as they drew 1-1 against fellow newly-promoted side Burnley, with Huddlestone and Keane finding the back of the net.

Hull City XI: Jakupovic; Maguire; Ranocchia; Robertson; Elabdellaoui; Maloney; Huddlestone; Ndiaye; Mbokani; Grosicki; Elmohamady.

Burnley XI: Heaton; Lowton; Keane; Mee; Ward; Barton; Brady; Westwood; Boyd; Gray; Barnes.

Although Burnley are better placed in the table, their away record has been their Achilles’ heel all season and is the reason why they aren’t higher placed in the league.

As a result, the game started out perhaps more even than the league positions would suggest, with Grosicki and Mbokani coming close.

Just before half time, Egypt international Ahmed Elmohamady, who played the full 90 minutes, almost broke the deadlock with a header that went just wide.

The second half was more of the same, with both sides creating good chances however they couldn’t apply the finishing touches.

Hull would eventually find a breakthrough, as former Manchester United defender Michael Keane handled the ball inside the box, and Tom Huddlestone converted from the spot with 18 minutes to go.

However, the lead was short-lived, as Keane atoned for his error at the other end with a well-placed finish four minutes later.

In the closing stages Ashley Barnes, who had been walking a tightrope all game, received a second yellow for a foul on Italy international Andrea Ranocchia, which proved to be the last meaningful event of the match.

The result means that Hull are within one point of safety and two points clear of Sunderland at the foot of the table. Burnley maintain their surprisingly high position of 11th.

Hull’s next game is away at fellow strugglers Leicester City, who controversially sacked their title winning manager Claudio Ranieri last week.

Match Reporter and Editor at Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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