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Stoke boss Hughes hails Shaqiri wonder goal

Hull's Ahmed Elmohamady arrives before the match Marco Silva challenges Hull to take points from remaining away fixtures
Sammy Stanley | 17 April, 2017, 00:42

Arnautovic, Saido Berahino and Shaqiri continued to cause Hull problems but Stoke were nearly punished for failing to take their chances, Oumar Niasse unable to get what would have been a decisive touch on Sam Clucas' flick on from Lazar Markovic's cross.

Ending a winless run on their travels that dates back to the season's second weekend could have huge implications in the relegation fight. Maguire's distribution was particularly eye-catching, Lazar Markovic and Kamil Grosicki were willing runners on the flanks, and one pass from Alfred N'Diaye towards the end of the first half should have brought an equaliser, but perhaps showing too much faith in Oumar Niasse's finishing ability the Polish winger elected to cross rather than shoot.

Goals from Marko Arnautovic and a trademark header from Peter Crouch either side of Harry Maguire's equalizer for Hull meant that they looked likely to win the match with ten minutes to play.

"We are in a good position now where we can relax to a certain extent and maybe release some of the anxiety that sometimes displays itself on occasions, just because we needed to get the win today".

The Swiss worldwide lets fly from 25 yards, it dips under the crossbar and into the top corner.

Hull have won four of their last five league games at the KCOM stadium but have not won away since August, and Elmohamady believes the club's home form remains vital for their survival hopes.

Silva had been employing two central defenders in recent weeks but the reorganised trio of Michael Dawson, Harry Maguire and Andrea Ranocchia found life hard against two different Stoke tactics.

Swiss global Xherdan Shaqiri was making just his 16th league start of the season on Saturday, as his Stoke side welcomed struggling Hull to the bet365 Stadium. When Pieters rather needlessly conceded a corner Sam Clucas and Grosicki worked it short and from the former's eventual cross Maguire was able to force home via a deflection.

Stoke boss Hughes said: "The icing on the cake was Shaqiri's goal, it crowned a very good performance from him".

Stoke punished Niasse and Hull on 66 minutes when Arnautovic sent Walters scampering away on the wing and his peach of a cross was met by a soaring Peter Crouch, 36, his fellow substitute, to head home in trademark fashion. Harry Maguire then replied for Hull after the break. Jakupovic had no chance. "It was a fantastic goal".

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