Monday 11 December 2017

Alexander gives hope to Clarets

Matt McGeehan

Hull 1

Burnley 4

Graham Alexander netted a penalty double as Burnley came from behind to claim their first away win of the season and boost their hopes of survival.

Hull started the strongest and took the lead after just three minutes when Craig Fagan fed Jozy Altidore down the right and his looping cross held up invitingly for Kevin Kilbane to rush on and head in at the far post.

But the visitors struck back after 35 minutes when Tyrone Mears cut inside Kilbane, crossed for Martin Paterson, who was on the edge of the six-yard box, and he controlled the ball and hit his shot low beyond Boaz Myhill.

Alexander then put the Clarets ahead from the penalty spot after 64 minutes when Michael Duff, was fouled by a combination of Ibrahima Sonko and George Boateng.

And then Alexander scored his second penalty of the afternoon just seven minutes later after David Nugent was taken down by Bernard Mendy.

Wade Elliott then compounded Hull's misery after he struck an expertly-taken inswinging free-kick which flew past Myhill and into the top corner in stoppage-time.

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