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Match Report: Fulham 0 - 1 Hull City

Following a late penalty by Abel Hernandez, Hull City escaped to the top of the table with a 1-0 win against us on Saturday afternoon.

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It's always us. All the time. A late penalty denied us from getting anywhere, and let to Hull getting to the top of the table following an 80th minute penalty by Abel Hernandez.

Hernandez was on us throughout the game, played at Craven Cottage, calling Andy Lonergan into action following a run in which the striker found himself past our defence, but luckily our goalie was there to get a hand on the Uruguyan's shot.

While we did have most of the possession throughout the game, we never really had a real chance until the 38th minute, at which Tom Cairney got a low shot off at goal, which visiting goalie Allan McGregor was there to deflect away, before Alexander Kacaniklic's rebound was also deflected, this time by Moses Odubajo.

Jamie O'Hara had an attempt after the start of the second half, on 48 minutes, when his low shot sailed past McGregor's left post. Tom Cairey was next up with a 20-yard free kick six minutes after, which curled just wide, before Scott Parker's effort was just wide too.

Steve Bruce replaced Issac Hayden with Tom Huddlestone, before Robert Snodgrass used his 71st minute free kick to cross to Harry Maguire, who headed just wide. Hernandez curled an effort over just six minutes later.

Hull finally got the lead though, as Lasse Vigen Christensen bought down Odubajo in the box, leading to a penalty which Lonergan dived in the direction of, but ultimately couldn't stop the ball from hitting the back of his net.

Mohamed Diame couldn't find goal with his 87th minute following a header from Maguire, off a corner by Snodgrass.

But we still had some life in us, with McGregor having to save from 30 yards following a free kick from Jamie O'Hara, but Lonergan had to make the final save, stopping a curled effort from Diame as Hull got away with the win.