Boss Nigel Adkins hails '˜excellent' Hull City as hosts Ipswich suffer

HULL CITY further eased their Championship relegation fears with a sparkling 3-0 win at Ipswich Town.

Hull City manager Nigel Adkins. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

The Tigers returned home with all three points courtesy of goals from Markus Henriksen in the 18th minute and Harry Wilson and Jarrod Bowen either side of half-time sealing a second win on the trot.

Adkins’ side are now nine points clear of the drop zone having also beaten the Tractor Boys’ arch-rivals Norwich 4-3 at the weekend.

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“It was an excellent away performance from the players to back up a good win at the weekend against Norwich,” said Tigers’ boss Adkins.

“That’s back-to-back victories and to come away from home and get a clean sheet and three good goals. Our performance has been consistently good and I’m really pleased with the players to win a game of football away from home.

“It was competitive at the start of the game and we have gone and scored a good goal from Markus Henriksen from distance and hit the post (through Bowen), and then a great left-footed cross for Harry Wilson at the far post with a really good composed finish.

“Yes, Allan McGregor’s made a really good save on the counter in the first half and then we have gone and scored a really good goal and an important one after half-time. Jarrod Bowen goes and scores and I thought we defended really well, good compact shape.”