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Match Report – Hull City 1 – 2 Chelsea

Ron Walker

Digital Football Journalist

Report as Kamil Grosicki’s free-kick briefly gave Hull hope of a scalp

Last Updated: 25/01/20 7:33pm

Fikayo Tomori’s second goal of the season helped send Chelsea through

Goals from Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori helped Chelsea hold off a late Hull fightback with a 2-1 win in the FA Cup fourth round.

Batshuayi’s sixth-minute deflected opener set Chelsea on their way to a dominant opening half where they passed up a number of chances to add to their lead, and found home goalkeeper George Long in inspired form.

Hull improved after half-time but a sucker-punch second looked to have sealed Chelsea’s path when Tomori headed in Ross Barkley’s free-kick just after the hour mark.

But with 12 minutes to go, substitute Kamil Grosicki’s free-kick took a massive deflection off Mateo Kovacic’s boot to find the far corner and give the hosts a lifeline.

The Sky Bet Championship side pushed for a late equaliser in front of a sell-out home crowd but could not test Willy Caballero any further, as Chelsea progressed to round five for the fifth season in a row.

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