Oumar Niasse proved Hull City’s super sub as he came off the bench to bag both of the Tigers’ goals in a 2-1 home win over relegation rivals Swansea.
The 26-year-old forward was introduced on 63 minutes and, six minutes later, latched on to Abel Hernandez’s pass and slotted past Lukasz Fabianski.
Niasse doubled Hull’s advantage on 78 minutes, finishing Ahmed Elmohamady’s cross from close range.
The hosts were given a nervy finish when Swans defender Alfie Mawson headed home in injury-time, but Hull held on to move up to 18th in the table ahead of Saturday’s trip to Goodison, when Niasse is ineligible to play.
HOW OUR OTHER LOANEES FARED
– Watford – no match.
– WBA – ineligible to play against Everton.
– Wigan. Played full 90 minutes as Latics lost 1-0 at home to relegation rivals Bristol City, a result which keeps them 23rd in the table, four points off safety.
– Barnsley. Started in defence in hosts’ 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town. Marley Watkins put Tykes ahead but Ipswich grabbed a point courtesy of Tom Lawrence’s injury-time leveller.
– Preston. Fresh from being named Championship player of the month, played the full match as the Lilywhites made it four straight wins at Deepdale with a 3-0 triumph over Reading. Moved Preston up to eighth as they kept in the hunt for a play-off place.
– Preston. Out with a knee injury.
– Oxford. Netted the 71st-minute winner as Oxford United claimed a 2-1 victory at Peterborough United. The 24-year-old forward expertly steered in Chris Maguire’s cross to move the U’s up to 11th place.The effort was McAleny’s fifth since joining on deadline day in January.
– Doncaster Rovers. Played 84 minutes in midfield in a 2-0 success against Cheltenham Town, a result which preserved Rovers’ unbeaten home record this season and kept them top of the table.
– Morecambe. Scored for the the second week running when he stroked home a loose ball from six yards. But it could not prevent a 3-1 home loss to Yeovil Town.
– Grimsby. Started in attack and played for 65 minutes in a 3-0 triumph at Leyton Orient.
– Motherwell. Unused substitute in 1-0 loss at Aberdeen.
– AC Milan. Named in the starting line-up for dramatic 2-1 loss at Serie A leaders Juventus. The Spaniard’s quick counter-attack enabled Carlos Bacca to level two minutes before half-time. But after Jose Sosa was sent off in injury-time for a second yellow card, a handball by Mattia de Sciglio saw Paulo Dybala net a 97th-minute winner from the penalty spot.
- Waasland-Beveren. Didn’t play in their 3-0 away defeat to Anderlecht.
- Eintracht Frankfurt. Wasn’t involved as the Bundesliga outfit were beaten 3-0 at league leaders Bayern Munich.