Hull dealt a severe blow to their opponents Coventry’s playoff hopes as they produced one of the comfortable football scores of the midweek action in the Championship. Richard Smallwood opened the scoring for the visitors in the fourth minute before Ryan Longman sealed the three points in the 28th minute. The result meant that Hull have now gone five games without a defeat away from home.
Coventry U23 head coach Luke Tisdale: “We didn’t start very well. I thought we reacted OK to the goal to be fair and we had large spells of possession like we always do. It’s difficult to break them down and I thought they defended really well, they get a lot of bodies behind the ball which made it really difficult for us. Frustrating is a good word to use. Everyone knows those performance levels we haven’t seen a lot this season but we’ve got to find a way of moving on quickly as the games come thick and fast. It felt like there were a lot of misplaced passes.”
Hull’s Shota Arveladze: “We know we owe our supporters a good game at home and this performance will give a good message to them to come back and be around us. Our home performances are not as good as our away performances but I don’t think it is about the character of the team. Probably we have a little bit more pressure at home to dominate more and we need time for that. When you win, it is easy to not look down and not ask what others have done. The games get less and if you have a gap, it is to your advantage. Teams have to win three or four games to catch up. It was a good game to watch.”
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