The KC Stadium

Next Game

Hull City v Swansea

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Stamford Bridge

Last Game

Chelsea 2 - 0 Hull City

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Davies: Scoring is a problem

Hull City defender Curtis Davies admits he is concerned by the lack of goals after they slipped to a fourth successive Premier League defeat.

Last Updated: 29/01/14 at 10:42 Post Comment

Curtis Davies: Defender wants Hull City to start scoring

Curtis Davies: Defender wants Hull City to start scoring

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

A first-half Jason Puncheon goal was enough to seal three points for Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night and draw them level on points with Hull.

Another goalless game for Hull means Steve Bruce's men have gone four top-flight games without scoring, despite the addition of £14million duo Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic.

Despite losing at Palace, Hull enjoyed the majority of possession and created 13 chances but Davies was left lamenting the missed opportunities.

Speaking to Sky Sports at full-time, he said: "We did create chances, but our problem is to get it in the back of the net.

Thunderbolt

"If you don't start scoring goals, there are only so many clean sheets you can keep to get points.

"It's tough to take, the way they scored their goal, Puncheon comes in with the header which was going well wide and it falls to his thunderbolt left foot and he smashes it in the back of the net."

When Hull last faced Palace in November, the Eagles were rooted at the foot of the table, however, victory on Tuesday lifted them up to 14th and just one place below the Tigers.

"It needs to be a concern," Davies admitted. "I don't think we can say; 'We'll win the next one, we'll win the next one' because at the moment we're not good enough for that.

"We need to get back to the training ground and work hard on what we want to do to beat Tottenham at the weekend."

Hull manager Steve Bruce was adamant his side should have had two "stonewall" penalties during the match and Davies agrees with his boss.

Penalty claims

The first incident saw Long go down underneath Danny Gabbidon in the Palace area before Jelavic was taken from behind on the fringes of the area.

"Obviously I was long away but the Shane Long one, it looks like he's just skipped ahead of him, I don't know how much contact there was," he claimed.

"I don't know why he would go down if he's on the ball and through on goal.

"The other one is the Jelavic one and I don't know whether that was in the box anyway, I think that was a free-kick if it was outside the box or a penalty if it was in the box."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

suspect the review will conclude that Iago Aspas should never have been loaned out. Two hat-tricks in two Copa Del Rey games. One might say he has really turned a corner.

GVMUFC
'Liverpool in transfer review'

P

oise, power and (I noticed in his post match interview) freakishly large hands. You know what they say about men with big hands.......... big gloves.

disGUSting
Poise And Power: Barkley's Unique Blend

S

itting next to him in the studio will surely be the closest Jamie Carragher ever got to Thierry...

bungle1976
Henry retires and joins Sky

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Tottenham thump Newcastle 4-0 to reach the semi-finals

Tottenham thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 at White Hart Lane to reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

Premier League: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to be treated by Boston Red Sox staff

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is set to spend Christmas in Boston as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh injury.

League Two: Hartlepool's new manager Ronnie Moore ready for 'biggest job'

Hartlepool's new manager Ronnie Moore says he is taking on "the biggest job in English football".

Mail Box

Pulis To Liverpool Might Just Work

One Mailboxer believes that Tony Pulis managing Liverpool isn't as silly as you might think. Plus Bournemouth aren't that romantic and we're all guilty of ignoring Everton...

It's Not As Simple As Losing Luis Suarez...

That's the view of Liverpool fans in the mailbox as the Reds continue to struggle without their talisman. Suarez isn't doing particularly well at Barca either, it should be said...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property