Hull City 1-1 Huddersfield Town: Oscar Estupinan’s 98th-minute goal gives Tigers draw

Huddersfield scores
Both of Michal Helik’s goals this season have come in Championship games against Hull

Oscar Estupinan’s equalizer in the dying seconds stole a point for Hull City at home to Huddersfield Town.

For much of the game it looked like Michal Helik’s first-half header would be enough to earn the Terriers an eighth win of the season.

But, with time well past the six minutes added on, after an injury to Jonathan Hogg, Estupinan rescued Hull with a left-foot shot that found the bottom-right corner.

The Colombian’s 12th goal of the season extended Hull’s unbeaten run to six games since the Championship restarted.

Estupinan came inches away from an equalizer in the first half when his low shot was superbly tipped on to the post by stand-in Huddersfield goalkeeper Nicholas Bilokapic.

That aside, Hull did little to justify a share of the points but a draw keeps them 16th, eight points clear of the relegation zone.

It was a heartbreaking finale for 22nd-placed Huddersfield, who remain three points from safety and thought they had earned a third away win of the campaign.

They led from early in the game as a corner was headed back to Hogg, whose clipped cross found Helik to nod home.

The Polish defender’s only other goal of the season also came against Hull, in a 2-0 win back in October.

Huddersfield might have gone ahead even earlier but Matty Pearson’s header in the opening minutes was well saved by Matt Ingram in the Hull goal.

The visitors held Hull largely at arm’s length for much of the game, only to fail to see out the final seconds.

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Ingram
  • 33ChristieSubstituted forCoyleat 84′minutes
  • 5Jones
  • 17McLoughlinSubstituted forTufanat 58′minutes
  • 4Greaves
  • 8DochertySubstituted forTettehat 67′minutes
  • 24Serious
  • 22SmithSubstituted forConnollyat 67′minutes
  • 27Slater
  • 16LongmanSubstituted forelderat 58′minutes
  • 19Estupiñán

Substitutes

  • 2Coyle
  • 3elder
  • 7Tufan
  • 15Woods
  • 30Tetteh
  • 32Lo-Tutala
  • 44Connolly

Huddersfield

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 41Bilokapic
  • 32Lees
  • 39Helik
  • 4pearsonSubstituted forBoyleat 68′minutes
  • 38Lowton
  • 6Hogg
  • 15High
  • 14Ruffels
  • 22RudonsBooked at 54minsSubstituted forwaghornat 56′minutes
  • 19HolmesBooked at 57minsSubstituted forDiarraat 76′minutes
  • 9RhodesSubstituted forKasumuat 68′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 12Boyle
  • 13Chapman
  • 18Kasumu
  • 35Diarra
  • 44Kamberi
  • 49waghorn

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