Huddersfield’s struggling Sky Bet Championship team suffered a 1-0 defeat to Hull thanks to Liam Delap’s goal in stoppage time.
Delap’s slam-dunk from centrally placed was the final blow to the visitors, who were determined against Tigers that were driven by possession.
Hull dominated the possession of the match, but lacked that flash of quality necessary to overcome a Town defense well constructed in regulation.
Delap, having earlier hit the crossbar with his foot, remained unbowed, and scored the equalizing goal two minutes after the second half’s stoppage time.
Huddersfield has only won once out of 10 games and is one position above the relegation area.
Darren Moore clearly has worked to correct the issues in their defense that resulted in eight goals conceded from two of their away games.
They brought no offensive flair to the match and they deservedly left East Yorkshire with nothing.
Hull’s dominant performance was best illustrated in the first-half, when they held 81 percent of possession and rarely caused goalkeeper Lee Nicholls to be concerned.
Hull’s central attacks were met with a flurry early corner attempts that failed. Huddersfield, however, reacted well and defended the area.
Town started to emerge from their shells, perhaps sensing an opening.
In the 29th, Sorba cut from the left and popped a low shot that was just above the right post.
Jaden Philogene, Hull’s leading creator, came closer to the same position just a few moments later.
Nicholls parried the ball at the near post after Philogene smashed it from the left.
Hull’s first-half performance was boosted by the MKM Stadium waking up from its sleep.
Nicholls denied Ozan Tufan from 20 yards after Jean Michael Seri had flashed a shot just wide.
Hull should have been able to take a quick lead in the second half, as fans were still returning after the interval.
Delap, who was in a prime position to take advantage of the free kick that Scott Twine had delivered into the box, naively swung the ball wide.
Hull was expected to play a more aggressive game in the second period, with possession being largely wasted against a belligerent opponent.
It wasn’t until Nicholls’ 70th-minute intervention that he was called to action again, when he cleverly tip over Ozan Turfan’s header following good work by Tyler Morton.
Tufan turned the provider by standing up an elegant cross to the left of the six yard box.
Delap’s header sent the frame of the goal shivering, and Matty Pearson was alert for the rebound. He made a courageous clearance.
The Manchester City loanee, however, continued to challenge Huddersfield and eventually scored with a low shot that hit the post on the right and the goal.