WASTE­FUL SWANSEA SEE AWAY SUC­CESS DIS­AP­PEAR

Wales On Sunday - - SPORT - TOM COLE­MAN Foot­ball writer tom.cole­[email protected]­line.co.uk

JAR­ROD Bowen re­cov­ered from an ear­lier penalty miss to score twice to pun­ish a waste­ful Swansea City at the KCOM Sta­dium.

Wil­fried Bony, one of two changes for the trip to Hum­ber­side, an­nounced his re­turn with a goal af­ter just three min­utes, be­fore Er­win Mul­der sen­sa­tion­ally de­nied Bowen from the penalty spot just be­fore half-time.

But Bowen would have the last laugh, stab­bing home from close range be­fore Tommy Elphick headed the hosts in front.

Bowen then sealed the points af­ter 80 min­utes, although Ber­sant Celina did re­spond with a late con­so­la­tion.

Mike Van der Hoorn headed wide at the death, but a dis­as­trous fi­nal 20 min­utes proved fa­tal to Swansea’s hopes of a third straight win.

All eyes were on striker Bony ahead of this tele­vised con­test, and the Ivo­rian quickly made his mark in fine style by net­ting his first goal since Jan­uary as the Swans raced out the traps on Hum­ber­side.

A neat move led by Bar­rie McKay al­lowed Bony to make space on the edge of the area, be­fore calmly slot­ting home a low drive that pinged in off the post be­fore beat­ing David Mar­shall.

The striker nearly dou­bled his tally shortly af­ter Matt Grimes warmed the palms of the Tigers keeper, loop­ing an over­head shot just over the bar from close range.

Hull were wob­bling and were let off the hook once more when Nathan Dyer skied one over from close range, – a miss that nearly proved costly just be­fore half-time as Fra­zier Camp­bell was brought down by Mul­der in­side the penalty area.

But the Dutch­man made amends im­me­di­ately, deny­ing Bowen’s spot kick with a stun­ning save down to his left, be­fore his legs kept out Kamil Grosicki’s an­gled drive.

Wayne Rout­ledge skewed wide just af­ter the break as the Swans looked to re-as­sert con­trol, but they were soon made to pay for their profli­gacy in front of goal.

A lovely run from Camp­bell down the left al­lowed him to squeeze in a low cross that al­lowed Bowen to stab home.

It went from bad to worse for the Swans when Elphick rose high­est to meet Grosicki’s cor­ner.

The vis­i­tors sim­ply fell to pieces af­ter that, and Bowen made sure of the points for the Tigers 10 min­utes from time by curl­ing home a fine drive past a de­spair­ing Mul­der.

Celina did pull one back late on, while van der Hoorn very nearly snatched a point af­ter plant­ing a header wide, but the hosts held firm on a frus­trat­ing day for Gra­ham Pot­ter’s men.

Tommy Elphick’s header loops into the Hull net for the Tigers’ se­cond goal

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