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Hull City Fans Blast Akpom, Aluko Over Man City Defeat

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Hull City were defeated 4-1 by Premier League leaders Manchester City on Tuesday night in one of the quarter-finals game of the Capital One Cup at the Etihad but despite the resilience shown overall by the Hull City players, their fans are lambasting the performance of the Nigerian duo of Sone Aluko and Chuba Akpom.

Some of the Tigers' fans who expressed their dismay on Twitter especially at the display of England youth international, Akpom, who is born of Nigerian parents, believe he has not been a good loan acquisition.

Matt Hornshaw, a Hull fan, wrote: "Feeble effort from Aluko, Akpom, Elmo #hcafc."

Another fan, Ricky, focused solely on Akpom's poor display,  writing: "Akpom is looking like a boy in a man's body. But when we pass the ball on the ground, we're quietly effective."

Dan was biting in his criticism of the Nigerians, adding: "Carrying deadweight, off. Aluko, Taylor off. Akpom just whinging about everything. A complete lack of endeavour across the pitch."

Adam saw positives, but he hit Aluko and Akpom hard, writing: "Shows we have strength in depth. Taylor, Aluko, Akpom, Hayden haven't shown anything to me."

Rob Gillespie feels Hull will be better off without Akpom. The disappointed Hull fan wrote: "Hate to say this, but send Akpom back. Doesn't have the passion or the hunger."

Aluko has played for the Super Eagles but Akpom is undecided where his international future lies.

The third player of Nigerian descent in action on Tuesday night, Moses Odubanjo, who played at right-back, had a good performance so escaped the criticisms of the fans.

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench to score Manchester City's second goal when he steered the ball despite the challenges of three defenders.

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