Hull City back to exciting best says Grant McCann

HULL CITY manager Grant McCann praised his side for ending February on a high.

On target: Hull's Reece Burke looks to the sky after scoring his side's second goa. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA

Penalties from Josh Magennis and Mallik Wilks, either side of Reece Burke’s effort, completed a routine win at Plough Lane.

Victory was the stuttering Tigers’ second of the month as they stayed within touching distance of the automatic promotion place – albeit having played two games more than their challengers.

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McCann beamed: “It was a good performance. I was really pleased with the performance and the performance has got us the result.

“When we went forward, we looked really exciting and like we could score goals.”

McCann made three changes from the side which lost to Ipswich as Lewie Coyle, Alfie Jones and Magennis returned.

The Tigers roared out of the blocks and Keane Lewis-Potter earned the first penalty when he was bundled over by Ben Heneghan and Magennis calmly stroked home the spot kick in the 24th minute.

Further pressure paid off as Burke prodded home after Magennis used his physical prowess to knock Coyle’s cross into his path just before the break.

Hull picked up from where they left off after the restart as George Honeyman pounced on a slip to force Sam Walker into a good save.

Wilks’s shot was fumbled by Walker, but he recovered before Burke could double his tally.

Wilks was hauled down by Alex Woodyard before firing home his 17th goal of the season.

AFC Wimbledon: Walker, Johnson (O’Neill 69), Heneghan, Nightingale, Guinness-Walker (Alexander 69), Woodyard, Dobson (Oksanen 69), Rudoni, Chislett (McLoughlin 58), Longman, Pigott (Osew 68). Unused substitutes: Csoka, Tzanev.

Hull City: Ingram, Coyle, Burke, Greaves, Elder, Honeyman (Slater 81, 4), Jones (McLoughlin 90), Docherty, Wilks (Crowley 75), Magennis (Eaves 75), Lewis-Potter (Whyte 75). Unused substitutes: Long, Emmanuel.

Referee: C Hicks (Surrey).