Hull City

McCann: We Never Got Going

19 October 2019
Grant McCann admitted that his Hull City side never really got going during Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Queens Park Rangers at the KCOM Stadium.

The Tigers had led through Jarrod Bowen’s sixth goal of the season, but Ryan Manning levelled for the visitors just before half time and Ebere Eze scored two second half penalties to give QPR control before Josh Magennis set up a tense finish in added time.

“We were disappointing in the second half and we didn’t keep the ball well enough, although you could say that for the whole game really,” said McCann.

“Jarrod has scored a good goal to put us in front and we maybe could have been 2-0 up, but then we let them get that equaliser just before half time and it was a good finish from their boy.

“We were turning possession over too easily which meant that we didn’t really give ourselves a chance.

“As for the penalties – sometimes you get them and sometimes you don’t. What I will say is the way the lad took the first penalty – you’re not allowed to stop on your approach to the ball. The lad stopped and George Long was already on the floor, so there maybe should have been a retake.

“But we know that we were nowhere near what we can be today, certainly in possession, and we didn’t get going.

“Their number ten, Ebe Eze, was excellent for them but I’m disappointed because for one goal we had three players chasing him and we never laid a glove on him, and then for another we let him dance in between three or four of us without anyone making a tackle and that has disappointed me.”