Adkins joy as Hull go nine clear
Hull City delighted boss Nigel Adkins with a tremendous 3-0 Sky Bet Championship victory at Ipswich last night.
A second win in four days lifted the Tigers to 17th place, nine points above the drop zone, with nine games to go.
Markus Henriksen’s 18th-minute opener was added to by Harry Wilson and Jarrod Bowen (pictured) either side of halftime.
Adkins enthused: “It was an excellent away performance from the players to back up a good win at the weekend against Norwich.
“That’s back-to-back victories and to come away from home and get a clean sheet and three good goals.
“Our performance has been consistently good and I’m really pleased with the players to win a game of football away from home.
“It was competitive at the start of the game and we have gone and scored a good goal from Markus Henriksen from distance and hit the post (Bowen), and then a great left-footed cross for Harry Wilson at the far post with a really good composed finish.
“Yes, Allan McGregor’s made a really good save on the counter in the first half and then we have gone and scored a really good goal and an important one after half-time.
“Jarrod Bowen goes and scores and I thought we defended really well, good compact shape.”
Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy called for unity after his side were hammered. The underfire ex-Sunderland boss said: “It’s a matter of sticking together and not fragmenting because if we do it will really go pearshaped.
“As long as the lads are with me, I can stand anything.”
Elsewhere in the Championship, leaders Wolves beat Reading 3-0, thanks to defender Matt Doherty (2) and loanee Benik Afobe.
Victory ensured they stayed three points ahead of Cardiff, who came from 1-0 down to win 3-1 at Brentford, thanks to strikes from Sol Bamba, Callum Paterson and Kenneth Zohore.