Hull City 0 Crystal Palace 1: Pearson concerned at lack of goals

Hull City’s lack of goals is becoming an increasing worry after a narrow defeat to Crystal Palace in the Championship.

Palace held on for their third successive Championship win and registered their first away success since October thanks to Hull defender James Chester’s first-half own goal.

Chester clipped the ball past his goalkeeper Adriano Basso from six yards while under pressure from Palace striker Jermaine Easter in the 15th minute and the Tigers, unable to breach the visitors’ resolute defence, crashed to their third league defeat of the season.

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“We did not create enough and we conceded a soft goal again,” said manager Nigel Pearson.

“They created very little themselves, but we didn’t stretch them. When you have that much possession you need to do something with it.

“We’ve now played three games at home (in the league and cup) and lost them all without scoring a goal, so there is cause for concern.”

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