WASTEFUL SWANSEA SEE AWAY SUCCESS DISAPPEAR
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