Kingston upon Hull - Michael
Dawson netted a 72nd-minute equaliser as Hull City drew 1-1 against
West Bromwich Albion on Saturday to deny Tony Pulis's team a third
successive Premier League win.
West Brom, the visitors, were bidding to go level on points with
sixth-place Manchester United and took a deserved 34th-minute lead when
centre-back Gareth McAuley headed in.
But Hull gave a much better account of themselves after the break and
levelled through Dawson, keeping them in the relegation zone but only
on goal difference.
West Brom remain ninth, a healthy six points clear of the relegation places.
With both teams unchanged at the KCOM Stadium, West Brom made the
more assured start and saw a huge 82 percent of possession in the first
While the first half was low on goal-mouth action, the visitors
threatened midway through when James Morrison shot wide from Salomon
West Brom's opener duly followed.
Matt Phillips sent a corner into the Hull box from the left and
McAuley outjumped Curtis Davies to plant a downward header past
goalkeeper David Marshall.
Another header almost yielded a second goal for West Brom just before
half-time, but after climbing above his namesake Michael Dawson, Craig
Dawson headed narrowly wide.
Hull manager Mike Phelan made an attacking change at half-time,
introducing Adama Diomande - who returned from suspension - in place
of Ryan Mason.
The hosts looked far more purposeful in possession and having had
barely anything to do in the first half, West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster
had to save from Robert Snodgrass and Jake Livermore.
Snodgrass also took aim with a low free-kick that Foster had to claw away.
The pressure told 18 minutes from time when Dieumerci Mbokani nodded
down Snodgrass's free-kick and Michael Dawson was on hand to convert via
Fit-again West Brom winger Nacer Chadli had a shot saved by Marshall
after coming on, before Rondon spurned a glorious chance to claim a late
winner for the visitors by heading wide.