Match Reports

Hull City 1-1 Albion

An image of Darnell Furlong celebrating a goal with his teammates

Albion drew 1-1 against Hull in an entertaining Sky Bet Championship clash on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers briefly led through Fabio Carvalho’s strike, but Darnell Furlong’s 42nd minute header deservedly earned Carlos Corberán’s men a point.

A goalless second half then ensured the points were shared at the MKM Stadium, despite both sides hitting the post.

Next up for the Baggies, they host Coventry City on Friday evening.

An image of Darnell Furlong celebrating with Albion's supporters

Corberán made three changes from Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Plymouth - bringing Okay Yokuslu, Grady Diangana and Mikey Johnston back in.

His side started well and controlled much of the opening 30 minutes. Diangana and Johnston both struck chances wide before their best opportunities came, with Jed Wallace’s poke hitting the woodwork and Alex Mowatt seeing his rebound saved.

Yet it was Hull who broke the deadlock soon after - the Tigers catching Albion out via a quick corner, and Carvalho firing home from distance.

The Baggies were not fazed, though, and managed to find an equaliser two minutes ahead of half-time. Wallace whipped a superb corner to the front post and Furlong was there to cleverly convert, netting his third goal so far this season.

An image of Darnell Furlong celebrating a goal against Hull

Alex Palmer produced a good stop to tip over Jean Michael Seri’s dink straight after the restart, but overall it was a much quieter beginning to the second period than the first.

Corberán turned to his bench, substituting on Adam Reach, John Swift and Andi Weimann for the final 20 minutes in an effort to find a victory.

And both teams went incredibly close, each smacking the post in quick succession via Jaden Philogene at one end and Reach down the other.

Ultimately, that vital third goal did not arrive even with late Albion pressure, ensuring the visitors claimed an important draw.

Albion: Palmer; Furlong, Kipre, Pieters (Ajayi 84), Townsend; Yokuslu, Mowatt; Fellows (Reach 64), Diangana (Swift 69), Johnston (Chalobah 84); Wallace (Weimann 69).

Substitutes: Griffiths, Bartley, Pipa, Marshall.