Relegation looms for struggling Brewers – prowled by impressive Tigers


A winless run of eight games was extended to the hands of Hull City who defeated Burton Albion 5-0 at the Pirelli Stadium.

A brace from Kamil Grosicki and goals from Harry Wilson, David Meyler and Will Keane secured all three points for The Tigers as relegation looms upon The Brewers.

It couldn’t have been the more perfect start for the visitors as they went in front on five minutes. Harry Wilson’s fine run was finished off with a sublime curling effort into the far corner from the right-hand side to secure his fifth of the season.

The Brewers soon searched for an equaliser and went close just minutes later through Liam Boyce as Lloyd Dyer’s cross found the Northern Irishman whose effort was blocked by Michael Dawson.

Boyce was yet again in the pick of the action after being brought down in the box by Hull ‘keeper Allan McGregor. It seemed to be the talk of the half as referee, Peter Bankes, waved away the claims.

Nigel Adkins’ men soon doubled their lead through Grosicki after he got on the end of Michael Dawson’s long ball, finishing a sublime volley into the bottom corner.

Hull looked to continue the second-half the way they started the first, as former Brewer, Jackson Irvine, forced Stephen Bywater to a good save.

It could have easily been a third once again for The Tigers as Grosicki saw another effort. His left-footed effort struck the Bywater’s near post on 59 minutes, much to the delight of the Burton supporters.

Things went from bad to worse for Nigel Clough as Meyler converted a penalty just minutes later. Wilson was brought down in the box through a rash challenge as Hull extended their lead.

Grosicki continued to cause more problems and added his second of the game. After racing through on goal, he found himself one on one with Bywater as he took it around slotted into the empty net.

It was soon all game over for The Brewers as substitute Will Keane added a fifth and final goal for Hull, slotting in from six yards after a good run from Fikayo Tomori.

The loss could mean only days until the confirmation of Burton’s relegation to League One as they host Derby County on Saturday.


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