Battle Of The Gaffers – Hull v Millwall

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Following today’s clash between Hull city and Millwall, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Hull City hosted Millwall at the KCOM Stadium on Tuesday March 6, with the visitors taking a two one victory.

A George Saville goal in the opening minute of the match set Millwall on their way, and they doubled that advantage through Jake Cooper just after the half hour mark.

Abel Hernandez scored a consolation in the 79th minute but Hull were unable to build on it to take a point.



McGregor, Aina, Dawson, MacDonald (Mazuch 45), Clark, Larsson, Henriksen, Bowen, Irvine (Hernandez 59), Grosicki (Wilson 59), Dicko.


Marshall, Campbell, Tomori, Stewart.


Archer, Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith, Wallace, Williams, Saville, Marshall (Onyedinma 66), Elliott (Morison 62), Gregory (Cahill 72).


McLaughlin, Martin, Tunnicliffe, Shackell.

Speaking to the BBC’s cameras a short time after match day referee David Coote blew the final whistle, Hull head coach Nigel Adkins explained.

‘That was by way and beyond the worst performance since I’ve been at the football club, I need to get to the bottom of it. The first half was nowhere near the level that’s expected and the level that the players have been producing on a consistent basis. I’m very annoyed, I’m trying to keep a calm voice for this, but I thought we were nowhere near what was expected.’

Millwall manager Neil Harris in his comparative interview explained.

‘The players were outstanding. Five away wins in a row is a big achievement for us. A lot of people wrote us off at the start of the season to be bottom of the league. To get to where we are 10 games to go is not a bad response from that team. I’ve just said to the players, ‘I want 60 points as quick as possible. See where that takes us.”


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