Fikayo Tomori Superb As Hull City Thrash Burton Albion 5-0

Hull City confirmed their Championship status next season and allayed any fears of relegation into League One. Hull City was dominant and bullish in their 5-0 thrashing of struggling Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium, the home ground of Burton Albion.

This was the most impressive display by Hull City this season, and a young Nigerian defender and England U20 World Cup winner Fikayo Tomori was in the thick of the action.

Fikayo who was given the nod ahead of Ola Aina on the right of City’s defence was outstanding in defence and excellent in driving attacking from the right side of midfield.

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Hull City controlled the match from the blast of the whistle and went into the lead in the 5th minute when Harry Wilson curled in the opening goal,

Kamil Grosicki then netted twice either side of a David Meyler penalty before the final kick of the fixture saw Will Keane net his first goal in City colours to complete the rout.

Burton Albion home form has been terrible, they have now endured 17 home games without a win but have never conceded this number of goal at home this season.

The Tigers were on another level in this game and a completely different team from the side that occupied the bottom three just over two months ago.

The other Nigerian in Hull City, Ola Aina made an entrance into the match in the 83rd minute when he replaced Stephen Kingsley.

The Nigerian in the Burton Albon side Hope Akpan played all 90 minutes and could do nothing to stop Hull from recording their fourth win in seven matches.

Fikayo Tomori is on loan from Chelsea, he joined Championship side Hull City on a season-long loan deal. He made his debut on 13 September 2017, in a 2–1 defeat away to Fulham.

Tomori was born in Canada and joined Chelsea as a youngster and progressed through their Academy system as he helped them to win back-to-back UEFA Youth League titles and FA Youth Cups.

His senior debut came at Stamford Bridge against Leicester City on the final day of the 2015/16 season when he came off the bench to replace Branislav Ivanovic in a 1-1 draw. It remains his only Chelsea first team appearance to date.

Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola “Fikayo” Tomori is eligible to represent Nigeria at the international level through his parents, Canada through his birth in Calgary and England through his upbringing having lived in the country since he was a toddler.


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