Hull can thank United for their four points in the last two games as Robbie Brady was on the score sheet at the weekend as they took a two-goal lead courtesy of Brady’s deflected shot and Robert Koren’s superb finish from the edge of the penalty area.
Neither side had threatened until Hull took the lead. Matty Fryatt slipped a pass inside while on the edge of the area – and Brady’s low shot took a deflection, wrong-footing Alex McCarthy on its way into the bottom corner. Brady didn’t manage to finish the game as he was substituted after pulling his hamstring again. Josh King came on for the final eight minutes but was not really involved as Ipswich turned the game around to draw 2-2. The Norweigan forward was on fire on Tuesday though as he started for only the second time and made Cardiff pay for their wastefulness when he found ex-Red James Chester, who made no mistake from close range to double the visitors’ lead two minutes after the break. King excited the travelling Hull fans with his pace and seemed to be finally enjoying his football after a troubled spell at Borussia M’gladbach in Germany.
Tomasz Kuszczak seems to have found his feet at Watford as he put in a fine display to help The Hornets secure their fourth away win of the season with a 2-1 win over Derby. Kuszczak was forced into crucial late saves, including a brilliant stop from Craig Bryson’s volley and was commanded his area confidently throughout.
Reece Brown started for Oldham in their 2-1 home loss to Yeovil. The defender played for 69 minutes but was replaced by Youssouf M’changama as The Latics searched for an equaliser. It was back-to-back losses for Brown and Oldham as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Stevenage with an injury time winner from Lawrie Wilson. Brown played in the centre of defence this time and lasted the full 90 minutes playing really well but the last-minute goal will hopefully be a lesson for the 20-year-old whose defence fell asleep to allow Wilson to head home.
Scott Wootton appears to be the injury time man for Nottingham Forest as he played the final eight minutes of stoppage time in Forest’s game against Millwall at the weekend as well as the 10 minutes added on in the derby against Derby whereby Jake Buxton’s late goal gave Derby all three points.
Sean McGinty played the first half of Morecambe’s 1-0 loss to Hereford. The youngster played in his preferred right-back position and looked bright going forward as he put in a few crosses early on. However, he was replaced at the interval as his side needed more experience as they chased the game.
Cofie was not selected for Antwerp’s 1-0 loss at Heist while Kiko Macheda missed QPR’s game against Bolton through injury but the Italian hopes to return soon as the relegation battle heats up.
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