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Hull 2-0 Oxford: Keane Lewis-Potter scores twice in routine Tigers win

Saturday 13 March 2021 17:27, UK

Hull strengthened their position at the top of Sky Bet League One with a 2-0 victory at home to Oxford.

Keane Lewis-Potter’s goals settled a fascinating encounter that could have gone either way for large parts of the game.

Oxford were enterprising from kick-off and might have scored twice scored early on, with Dan Agyei’s creativity keeping Matt Ingram up to the job in Hull’s goal.

But the Tigers – six points clear at the top after winning five on the spin – had a game-changer in Lewis-Potter, who was excellent throughout.

The 20-year-old opened the scoring when he controlled Lewie Coyle’s long ball from distance before curling the ball into the right corner after 22 minutes.

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Oxford played well, most notably before the break, but they lacked attacking zest in the right areas when good balls went into Hull’s penalty box.

They also faced a willing nemesis in Lewis-Potter, who scored a second when his central strike inside the penalty box was deflected over goalkeeper Jack Stevens after 71 minutes.

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