Hull City

Tigers Beaten By Braga

13 July 2018
Hull City were beaten 4-1 by Portuguese side S.C. Braga in Albufeira on Friday evening.

Despite the result, this was another useful workout for Nigel Adkins’ side in their second outing of the summer as the players got more minutes under their belts against a side hoping to make progress in the Europa League in the new season.

Reece Burke made his first appearance in black and amber after joining from West Ham United earlier in the week, with Adkins again opting to field a different eleven in each half. Burke started alongside Adam Curry in the first half line-up, with Eric Lichaj the other summer signing to feature in the opening 45 minutes alongside the more familiar faces of David Marshall, Markus Henriksen, Jarrod Bowen and Fraizer Campbell.

Bowen saw a shot deflect just wide as the Tigers threatened to open the scoring, but they fell behind with 25 minutes played as Wilson beat the offside trap to finish past Marshall.

Marshall denied Braga a second goal just before the break with a fine fingertip save, however his replacement at the break Will Mannion was powerless to prevent the Portuguese doubling their lead as the second period neared its halfway mark – Raul Silva applying the finish.

Two became three a couple of minutes later when Murilo beat Mannion with a low finish, but the Tigers responded to pull a goal back when Dan Batty’s cross was flicked on by Jon Toral and Lewis Ritson prodded into the net.

Braga added a fourth goal with just over ten minutes left on the clock as Horta rounded off the scoring.

 

Hull City (First Half): David Marshall, Eric Lichaj, Reece Burke, Adam Curry, Brandon Fleming, Kevin Stewart, Markus Henriksen, Jarrod Bowen, Evandro, Tyler Hamilton, Fraizer Campbell.

Hull City (Second Half): Will Mannion, Robbie McKenzie, Angus MacDonald (Billy Chadwick 80), Jordy de Wijs, Lewis Ritson, Dan Batty, Max Sheaf, Will Keane (Elliott Holmes 64), Jon Toral, David Milinkovic, Nouha Dicko.

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