Six-Star Hull City Demolish Bolton To Stretch Winning Streak

Jan 01 - by Hull City FC for SportPesa News

Kamil Grosicki got things up and running with a first half opener before three goals in five second minutes wrapped the game up

Hull City FC players celebrate after scoring in a 6-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers FC at the KCOM Stadium on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. PHOTO/HullCity

  • Hull City FC’s winning run rolled on into 2019 as they kicked off the new year in style with a 6-0 thrashing of Bolton Wanderer’s FC at the KCOM Stadium on Tuesday afternoon
  • Nigel Adkins made two changes to his side following the weekend victory over Leeds United. Todd Kane and Will Keane dropped to the bench, with Eric Lichaj and Martin coming into the starting eleven
  • Former Tigers Clayton Donaldson and Jack Hobbs were amongst ranks with Donaldson starting and Hobbs included amongst the substitutes

HULL, United Kingdom- Hull City FC’s winning run rolled on into 2019 as they kicked off the new year in style with a 6-0 thrashing of Bolton Wanderer’s FC at the KCOM Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

Kamil Grosicki got things up and running with a first half opener before three goals in five second minutes wrapped the game up. Evandro grabbed his second goal of the season, Grosicki doubled his afternoon’s tally and Chris Martin scored his first for the Club as the Tigers ran riot. Jarrod Bowen added his 11th of the campaign before Nouha Dicko put the icing on the cake of a fifth successive victory.

Nigel Adkins made two changes to his side following the weekend victory over Leeds United. Todd Kane and Will Keane dropped to the bench, with Eric Lichaj and Martin coming into the starting eleven.

Former Tigers Clayton Donaldson and Jack Hobbs were amongst ranks with Donaldson starting and Hobbs included amongst the substitutes.

Donaldson sent an acrobatic effort wide for the visitors early on before the Tigers’ first effort came from Bowen who took advantage of some neat play between Evandro and Grosicki before seeing a low shot saved by Ben Alnwick.

Evandro and Martin both saw efforts deflected wide as the home side began to get on top and they made the breakthrough with half-an-hour played. Bowen did well down the right despite an initial slip and managed to deliver a low ball in for Grosicki who, after seeing one attempt blocked, blasted a second past Alnwick at his near post.

Stephen Kinglsey picked up a booking for a foul on Donaldson as Bolton looked to reply before half time, with the Bolton striker then sending a good chance wide from eight yards as the half drew to a close.

Lovely ball

A quiet start to the second period was broken when Grosicki sent a free kick just over the Bolton bar before the Tigers doubled their lead just after the hour. Evandro’s clever flick played Grosicki in down the left and when the Polish international spotted that Evandro had continued his run into the box, he picked him out with a lovely ball and the Brazilian did the rest with a lovely finish into the far corner.

Just 60 seconds later the home side scored again. Grosicki this time took it all on himself, cutting inside before firing in from 25 yards.

A first change saw Evandro replaced by Jon Toral and he wasted little time in making an impact as he set up a fourth goal in the 67th minute. Kevin Stewart and Grosicki were involved before Toral squared for Martin to bag his first goal in black and amber.

Grosicki sensed a hat-trick when bursting into the box only to see a low shot kept out by Alnwick before Martin went close to making adding a fifth when firing Grosicki’s cross against the bar. Toral’s follow-up was cleared off the line.

A fifth goal wasn’t long in coming as Bowen got in on the act. Toral won back possession well before sending Bowen into the box and he found the bottom corner with his trusty left foot.

Bowen was off target with a close-range header as the Tigers continued to attack and a sixth goal did arrive with seven minutes remaining. Bolton failed to deal with a free kick into the box and when it was headed back across goal, substitute Dicko was there to apply the finishing touch.