Hull Coach Adkins Cheery After Victory Over League Leaders Leeds

Dec 30 - by Hull City FC for SportPesa News

Jarrod Bowen’s brace fired the Tigers to a fourth successive win as a fine run of form continued

Hull City FC players Jarrod Bowen and Frazier Campbell celebrate during a previous Championship game. PHOTO/HullCityFC

  • Hull City FC coach Nigel Adkins admitted that Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Leeds United FC at Elland Road left him with a smile on his face
  • Reece Burke was immense alongside Jordy de Wijs at the back and we looked a massive threat on the counter-attack
  • Jarrod Bowen’s brace fired the Tigers to a fourth successive win as a fine run of form continued, with Adkins once again highlighting a huge team effort in the win against the Championship leaders

HULL, United Kingdom- Hull City FC coach Nigel Adkins admitted that Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Leeds United FC at Elland Road left him with a smile on his face.

Jarrod Bowen’s brace fired the Tigers to a fourth successive win as a fine run of form continued, with Adkins once again highlighting a huge team effort in the win against the Championship leaders.

“I’m really pleased and it’s a memorable victory,” said Adkins.

“We’ve kept a clean sheet, we played really well in the first half, we’ve scored two good goals and I thought we deserved that victory.

“It was great. Everybody is contributing and it isn’t just about 11 players. We’ve had to make changes to the team but I thought Will Keane came in and was exceptional.

Reece Burke was immense alongside Jordy de Wijs at the back and we looked a massive threat on the counter-attack.

Another result

Jarrod has scored twice, Kamil Grosicki has put the work in up and down the pitch and Evandro was a class act. I had in my mind to give him the 45 minutes and no longer because we don’t want to lose him again, and then it was an opportunity for Jon Toral in the second half on his return from injury.

“I thought our shape was good and defensively we were good. Elland Road is a tough place to go to and it was close to a full house, so I’m really pleased for the players and the staff to come away with a win. We’ve come here having lost Campbell, Irvine and Elphick – three key players in the run that we’ve been on – we’ve done really well.

“To celebrate the win with the fans at the end was brilliant. I’ve got a smile on my face because the lads have done great.

“The big focus now is on making sure we back this result up with another result and performance against Bolton Wanderers on New Year’s Day. It will be a totally different challenge and we know it will be a tough one, but we’ve got to keep this spirit going.