Hull City 4-4 Swansea City: Thriller at KCOM Stadium because 95th minute equalizer cancels the strike of Liverpool borrower Rhian Brewster
- Hull led three times, but was always pinned back by Swansea City
- Leo Da Silva Lopes, Marcus Maddison and Mallik Wilks each put Hull ahead
- But Wayne Routledge, Kyle Naughton and Jordon Garrick, in turn, equalized
- Rhian Brewster seemed to have won for Swansea in the 85th minute
- But substitute Tom Eaves poked home late in injury time to seal the draw
Hull’s winless point was extended to seven games as they threw away the lead three times in an exciting 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 first, with Wayne Routledge, Kyle Naughton and Jordon Garrick providing fast equalizers every time.
Rhian Brewster then gave Swansea the lead for the first time in the final phase, only for Tom Eaves to produce a dramatic stop-time leveler one evening when a combination of smooth attacking play and extremely weak defense led to an absorbing game.
Leo Da Silva Lopes of Hull City scores the opening goal against Swansea in the KCOM Stadium
Rhans Brewster from Swansea, loaned to Liverpool, thought he had scored the winner
But Tom Eaves scored a last minute equalizer, the eighth goal of an exciting 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: No
goals: Da Silva Lopes 6, Maddison 50, Wilks 61, Eaves 90 + 5
Swansea (4-2-3-1): Lumberjack; 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: No
goals: Routledge 13, Naughton 55, Garrick 77, Brewster 84
Grant McCann made one change for the hosts after being beaten 3-0 against Blackburn when defender Matthew Pennington returned from an injury, with George Honeyman falling on the couch.
Jay Fulton, Routledge, Ben Wilmot and Jake Bidwell all came in for Swansea, replacing Connor Roberts, Yan Dhanda, Joe Rodon and Brewster after their scoreless draw with QPR.
Hull dominated the early stages, with Wilks closed twice in the first four minutes.
The second free kick from Maddison was shot back by Josh Magennis and Wilks nodded from six meters.
Two minutes later, Barnsley’s borrower was in the space on the right-hand side of the penalty area, but his shot flashed wide.
Hull went on after six minutes, when the deep cross from Callum Elder found its way to Da Silva Lopes, who took a touch before firing his first goal for the club.
Just eight minutes later, Swansea raised the level after a smooth move where Bidwell reached the byline before he cut the ball back to Conor Gallagher, who defeated a man in the area before coming for Routledge to end up with the outside of his foot.
Da Silva Lopes celebrates in the sixth minute after firing his first goal for the club
Wayne Routledge equalized only a few minutes later and set up an exciting competition
Marcus Maddison restored Hull’s lead five minutes after the break after a run
George Long had to be alert to counter Gallagher’s 20-meter effort and a free kick from Bersant Celina before the Chelsea borrower stepped forward and Routledge hit the side net when Swansea began to take control.
Maddison restored Hull’s lead five minutes after the break after a running run, with Swansea unable to clear his lines after his first 20-meter attempt went up and the former Peterborough attacker six-meter home broke.
This time, Hull’s lead lasted only five minutes, as Matt Grimes rolled a corner to an unmarked Naughton 12 yards out and shot the ball into the net.
But five minutes later Kyle Naughton shot the ball into the net for Swansea from 12 meters
Mallik Wilks gave Hull the lead for the third time when he was rebounding
Substitute Garrick brought the scores back into balance when he stabbed Andre Ayew’s low cross home
Wilks gave Hull the lead for the third time when he shot into the rebound after his first header from a Dan Batty cross was blocked.
Substitute Garrick brought the scores back into balance when he stabbed Andre Ayew’s low cross after 77 minutes in the middle of a more static defense.
Swansea took the lead for the first time with six minutes to go, while the Liverpool borrower passed a low attempt past Long to seemingly grab the three points.
However, Romp reacted in the standstill time when substitute Eaves stabbed home after he was not marked in the six-meter box.
Rhian Brewster from Liverpool thought he had scored the winner and bumped into the fans
Substitute Tom Eaves stabbed at home after he was left unmarked in the six-meter box
Swansea sees the draw not to be included in the competitive play-off places