Liam Rosenior’s assessment of Hull City following Leeds United’s draw: “So close.”

The Tigers played six games without losing in the Championship.


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Liam Rosenior acknowledges that his Hull City club came agonizingly close to defeating a demoted Premier League team last season. In front of a large crowd, Leeds United held City to a scoreless draw in a game that flowed and ebbed until the Whites’ Joe Rodon was dismissed early in the second half.

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After spending a large portion of the first half on the back foot, City came into life in the second and should have snatched victory when Adama Traore miraculously hit a post from six yards out with the goal gaping in front of him.

“We were very close to defeating a really strong team. They were the superior team in the opening frame no

“We were the superior team in the second half, as well as in the 15 minutes prior to the red card, I’ll say. After we mastered our pressing and possession play, it was domination as it should have been from the moment the referee showed red.

I thought they were two pretty strong teams. We kept pushing and pounding on the door, and if not for a miss from a yard out, we would have gone home very happy tonight, but I have to give Daniel (Farke) credit for the defense his lads put up with just 10 men.

If his squad needed to have more confidence in the opening frame, Rosenior responded: “It’s funny, I said to the players afterwards, we are playing with some very excellent teams in this league, we’ve lost one in seven, and I think we’ve already faced some of the outstanding teams.

We’re a relatively young squad, so don’t have faith in us. It involves handling pressure situations, failing to mark from a set play or take a throw-in from the proper location.

“They’re young mistakes, and what happens is that you hand the initiative over to the opposition or aren’t quite in the proper position on the press,” the speaker said.

“Once we learn from our failures and from tiny moments as a team and grow together, we’ve got some pretty good

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