Ghana's No. 1

Swansea cruise to victory over poor Hull

Published on: 17 September 2022

Swansea's Ryan Manning arrives at the far post to score his second goal of the season

Swansea City climbed out of the Championship's bottom three thanks to a comfortable 3-0 victory over a disappointing Hull City.

The home side hit the woodwork three times before Ryan Manning's composed volley put them ahead.

Luke Cundle and Joel Piroe then took advantage of glaring defensive errors to seal a welcome win for Russell Martin's side.

But it was a bleak day for Hull as they fell to a fourth straight defeat.

Swansea's third victory of the season - and just their second in the last 10 attempts at home - saw the Welsh side jump from 22nd into mid-table ahead of the day's later games.

They go above Shota Arveladze's Hull team, who are enduring a worrying slump in form.

The 10-game point is viewed by many as the first significant landmark in the season, and both these clubs would have been hoping for better when the campaign began in July.

It was Swansea who looked hungrier to improve their situation from the outset, the home side dominating the opening exchanges and creating three golden chances which were not taken.

The first fell to their best finisher, Piroe, but he could only shoot against the bar having been picked out in the penalty area by Manning.

Hull were then opened up far too easily by Kyle Naughton's pass, but Piroe was left with head in hands once more as his half-volley flew wide.

Already Martin might have been wondering whether his team would pay for their wastefulness - but he need not have worried.

Ollie Cooper connected crisply with Jay Fulton's cross only for Hull keeper Nathan Baxter - making his first appearance of the season - to make a sharp save, before Cooper's follow-up effort deflected wide.

Captain Lewie Coyle led a rare Hull attack, cutting in from the right before pulling a shot wide, before Swansea came close again just before half-time as Ben Cabango found Piroe whose drive was pushed onto the bar by Baxter.

Hull briefly showed some intent in the second period, pressing Swansea for the first time and carving half a chance as Dimitrios Pelkas drove over.

Yet the visitors' woodwork was soon rattling again as Cundle - who had come on for the injured Joe Allen - tiptoed into space only to see his shot clip the bar.

The breakthrough finally came when Matty Sorinola found space on the right to loft a cross to the far post, where opposite wing-back Manning cushioned a volley into the ground and beyond Baxter.

Luke Cundle celebrates scoring the first goal of his career

If Hull's on-loan Chelsea keeper had little chance there, Swansea's second goal three minutes later was very avoidable.

Cooper's drive into the area ended when he stumbled over. With that Swansea's moment should have passed, but Tobias Figueirido tried to clear as Baxter came out in an attempt to gather.

The duo collided and ended up in a heap, leaving 20-year-old Cundle - making just his second appearance since joining on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers - to roll the ball into an empty net.

It was Cundle's first senior goal. It will surely be a while before he scores a simpler one.

Any doubt over the result was wiped out when Hull gave away another goal, as Figueiredo's pass was cut out by Piroe and he steered in his fourth of the season from close range.

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsSwansea

Formation 3-4-2-1

13Benda23Wood26Naughton5Cabango29Sorinola7Allen8Grimes3Manning4Fulton31Cooper17Piroe

    13Benda23WoodBooked at 77mins26Naughton5Cabango29SorinolaSubstituted forStevensat 90+3'minutes7AllenSubstituted forCundleat 31'minutes8Grimes3Manning4Fulton31CooperSubstituted forOko-Flexat 90+3'minutes17PiroeSubstituted forObafemiat 88'minutes

Substitutes

    1Fisher6Darling9Obafemi10Ntcham18Cundle21Oko-Flex24Stevens

Hull

Formation 4-2-3-1

13Baxter2Coyle6Figueiredo4Greaves3Elder24Seri27Slater34Vale7Tufan20Pelkas19Estupiñán

    13Baxter2Coyle6Figueiredo4Greaves3Elder24SeriSubstituted forWoodsat 75'minutes27SlaterBooked at 45mins34ValeSubstituted forLongmanat 67'minutes7Tufan20PelkasSubstituted forDochertyat 75'minutesBooked at 79mins19EstupiñánSubstituted forChristieat 82'minutes

Substitutes

    1Ingram8Docherty15Woods16Longman17McLoughlin22Smith33Christie

Referee:Keith StroudAttendance:15,207Match StatsHome TeamSwanseaAway TeamHullPossessionHome61%Away39%ShotsHome17Away6Shots on TargetHome5Away1CornersHome5Away3FoulsHome6Away7Live TextPost update

Match ends, Swansea City 3, Hull City 0.

90'+7'Full Time

Second Half ends, Swansea City 3, Hull City 0.

90'+6'Post update

Attempt missed. Lewie Coyle (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tobias Figueiredo.

90'+4'Post update

Attempt blocked. Jay Fulton (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90'+3'Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Finley Stevens replaces Matthew Sorinola.

90'+3'Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Armstrong Oko-Flex replaces Oliver Cooper.

90'+2'Post update

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Luke Cundle.

88'Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Michael Obafemi replaces Joël Piroe.

85'goalGoal!

Goal! Swansea City 3, Hull City 0. Joël Piroe (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

83'Post update

Foul by Matthew Sorinola (Swansea City).

83'Post update

Ozan Tufan (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82'Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Cyrus Christie replaces Óscar Estupiñán.

79'Booking

Greg Docherty (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79'Post update

Oliver Cooper (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79'Post update

Foul by Greg Docherty (Hull City).

78'Post update

Attempt blocked. Ozan Tufan (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77'Booking

Nathan Wood (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77'Post update

Foul by Nathan Wood (Swansea City).

77'Post update

Ryan Longman (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75'Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Greg Docherty replaces Dimitris Pelkas.

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Source: bbc.com

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