Mallik Wilks bags a brace as Hull beat Rochdale

Hull's Mallik Wilks scored twice
Hull's Mallik Wilks scored twice - (Copyright PA Wire)
17:04pm, Sat 17 Oct 2020
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Hull underlined their League One promotion credentials with a routine 3-0 win at Rochdale

There was an early threat from the home side when Jake Beesley almost got on the end of an Aaron Morley free-kick but the Tigers quickly took control.

A slick move down the left channel ended with George Honeyman side-footing over the top before Callum Elder’s delivery narrowly evaded Josh Magennis.

Hull opened the scoring from a straightforward corner routine in the 20th minute when Elder’s in-swinger was met at the back post by Mallik Wilks and his powerful header left Gavin Bazunu with little chance.

It took a strong hand from Bazunu to keep out Keane Lewis-Potter’s shot at the start of the second half and Dale briefly threatened, with Morley’s drive just off target and Matty Lund seeing a volleyed effort blocked.

However, Hull were always in control and all-but secured the result in the 73rd minute when Wilks fired home his second.

And just two minutes later they were 3-0 up when Honeyman’s cross was headed home by Magennis.

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