Date: 13th January 2018 at 10:09pm
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Following today’s clash between Hull City and Reading, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Hull City hosted Reading at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday January 13, with both sides playing out a scoreless draw.

Reading’s unbeaten run now stretches to eight matches across all competitions but Hull did have a goal scrubbed out as Jon Toral was adjudged to have kicked the ball out of Victor Mannone’s hands.



McGregor, Tomori, Dawson, Hector, Aina, Meyler (Henriksen 71), Larsson, Toral, Irvine (Evandro 65), Bowen, Dicko (Campbell 65).


Marshall, Diomande, Clark, Stewart.


Mannone, Gunter, McShane (Ilori 30), Moore, Richards, van den Berg, Evans, McCleary (Bacuna 77), Swift (Aluko 26), Barrow, Kermorgant.


Bodvarsson, Blackett, Jaakkola, Kelly.

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

‘I think from our point of view it’s a third clean sheet in five games played against a team that’s very good in possession. We’ve had opportunities to go and score, we’ve had more penalty area entries than we’ve probably had this season. There’s an argument about the goal that was disallowed, should it have been allowed or should it not? In my opinion it should be allowed, but I’m led to believe that’s there’s a rule if the keeper has a hand on the ball. If that is correct the ref has made the right decision.’

Reading manager Jaap Stam in his comparative interview explained.

‘You always know strikers need to be cheeky to hit the ball. Vito had the ball in his hand. The decision from the referee was correct. Everybody wants to win and get three points but it’s not always easy. We were facing a good team, a big club. Sometimes you just need to fight and you need to defend and you need to keep a clean sheet, and hopefully from that get something extra. When it is not going well you don’t get the opportunities or score the goals.’


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