Mar 11, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​The KCOM Stadium
Attendance: 19,195
Hull City
2-1
SwanseaSwansea City
Niasse (70', 79')
N'Diaye (45'), Huddlestone (56'), Markovic (73')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Mawson (92')
Olsson (45')

Marco Silva, Paul Clement unhappy with state of Hull City pitch

Marco Silva admits that something has got to change if Hull City and Hull FC are to continue sharing a ground due to the poor state of the KCOM Stadium pitch.

Marco Silva has insisted that it is "impossible" for Hull City to continue sharing a ground with rugby league side Hull FC due to the state of the KCOM Stadium playing surface.

The Tigers beat Swansea City 2-1 on Humberside on Saturday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Hull FC's Super League victory over St Helens on the same pitch.

Markings from the rugby match could be visibly seen on the turf, making matters difficult for both sides and drawing criticism from both managers at the end of the 90 minutes.

Swansea boss Paul Clement said: "It's not a good pitch that's for sure. But it's not an ideal situation to have a rugby league game on the pitch the night before. In my opinion that's not right.

"I'm sure Marco isn't happy with that either. He likes his teams to play football and the surface didn't allow his team to do that."

In response, Silva told reporters: "There's so many things the club needs to improve. One team plays rugby on the Friday and then we play - for me, it's impossible at this level. I've said this to our board. It's impossible.

"Any kind of game, never mind a rugby league game, the night before a Premier League game, in my opinion that's not right."

Hull, who have now beaten Swansea three times this season in league and cup, are 18th in the top flight and just one point from safety.

Share this article now:
Paul Clement manager of Derby County looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Derby County at City Ground on November 6, 2015
Read Next:
Paul Clement: 'We were not good enough'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves33227459263373
2Cardiff CityCardiff33197749272264
3Aston Villa33179749301960
4Derby CountyDerby331611650282259
5Fulham331511755371856
6Bristol City33141274839954
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd33164134639752
8Middlesbrough331561243311251
9Preston North EndPreston33121564032851
10Brentford331311950401050
11Leeds UnitedLeeds33137134643346
12Norwich CityNorwich331210113437-346
13Millwall331112103935445
14Ipswich TownIpswich33136144443145
15Queens Park RangersQPR33109143646-1039
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds33813123540-537
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest33114183651-1537
18Reading3289153542-733
19Bolton WanderersBolton3389162951-2233
20Hull City33711154450-632
21Birmingham CityBirmingham3386192249-2730
22Burton Albion3378182659-3329
23Barnsley32610163147-1628
24Sunderland33511173458-2426
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account