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McCann: We Deserved Something

24 October 2020

Grant McCann was left scratching his head after Hull City were beaten 2-1 by Peterborough.

Mallik Wilks’ low strike gave the Tigers a first-half lead but two goals in 12 second-half minutes from Jonson Clarke-Harris and Siriki Dembele earned Posh victory.

The defeat was City’s first on home soil and the boss felt his side were unfortunate not to come away with at least a point.

“I thought in the first half we were excellent,” said McCann.

“The shape of the team was good and we were well disciplined in terms of what we were doing. We knew they were a threat in the attacking area.

“We scored a good goal. We got into some really good areas of the pitch but we just didn’t get that second one. But we were pleased coming in at half-time.

“Second half, I thought we started quite well but then we got done off a cross.

“It looked to me like there were too many crosses coming into our box in the second half – we weren’t getting close enough to the crosser.

“We ended up losing (Jonson) Clarke-Harris in the box. I need to watch it back and see why because it wasn’t good enough from us and we’ve been really good at that.

“The second goal they scored, it was a good bit of skill from (Joe) Ward on Callum (Elder). Callum’s tried to do the right thing but Ward’s just done him.

“It’s just a pull-back where a deflection goes in. We had one at the other end and it hit the post. It was just unfortunate.

“I don’t think they had many other opportunities and I felt we were quite in control of what we were doing.

“We just didn’t get that second goal to equalise because I felt if we had got that one, we’d have gone on and won the game.”

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