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Stunning Figueroa Goal Earns Tigers Win

29 July 2013

Latest match report from London Road.

Peterborough United suffered their first pre-season defeat at London Road as a stunning Maynor Figueroa goal earned Hull City a 1-0 victory at London Road.

Emile Sinclair, who netted a hat-trick the last time he met Hull City, tested goalkeeper Steve Harper on the quarter hour mark, but the experienced shot-stopper did well to gather his low effort.

On 20 minutes, Posh produced the best move of the match so far, which concluded with a Kearns cross volleyed against the post from close-range by Tyrone Barnett.

However, moments later, the visitors took the lead and what a goal it was. Former Wigan Athletic man Maynor FIGUEROA, who netted a few spectacular goals in his time with the Latics, unleashed a stupendous left-foot strike, which flew into the top corner from 25-yards.

Tomlin, who was limping prior to a mesmorising run which saw him beat three defenders and send a reverse pass without looking to Rowe whose shot was deflected wide, received treatment to a knock on his foot on 27 minutes.

Barnett sent a low shot wide after another forceful run from Tomlin as Posh continued to create decent openings against their Premier League opponents.

Lee Tomlin was replaced by Danny Swanson five minutes before the break after being brought down for the second time in quick succession, the former Rushden man limping out of the fray.

From the resulting free-kick, Grant McCann curled an effort from long range over the bar.

Graham fired wide of the near post on the hour mark after a careless pass in midfield.

Hull had a goal disallowed on 70 minutes as Meyler glanced home a cross, but the offside flag curtailed the muted celebrations.

Joe Day denied a fierce free-kick from Robbie Brady as the friendly entered the final 10 minutes.

Final Score: Posh 0-1 Hull City

Posh (1st half): Olejnik, Alcock, Nthle, Zakuani, Bostwick, Tomlin (sub Swanson 40min), McCann, Sinclair, Rowe, Kearns, Barnett.

Posh (2nd half): Day, Brisley, Swanson, Payne, Ferdinand, Mendez-Laing, Knight-Percival, McDonald, Gordon, Grant, Richens. Subs: Anderson, Lynch, Newell, Ajose, Brown, Coulson.

Hull: Harper (sub Jakupovic 46min), Elmohamady (sub Brady 60min), Figuera (sub Dudgeon 60min) , Bruce, Chester, Davis, Meyler, Quinn (sub Cairney 60min) , Graham (sub Mclean 60min), Aluku (sub Proschwitz 60min), Boyd (sub Fryatt 60min). Unused subs: Koren.

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