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Hull 6-0 Bolton: Kamil Grosicki the star man as Tigers creep closer to play-off places with fifth win on the spin Hull's resurgence under Nigel Adkins has continued into 2019 Kamil Grosicki grabbed two goals as Tigers thrashed struggling Bolton Hull now find themselves just seven points off the play-offs after six-goal win

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 18:21 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 18:43 GMT, 1 January 2019

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Hull's winning run stretched to five games with a 6-0 victory at home to struggling Bolton.

The East Yorkshire side had looked prime relegation candidates earlier in the season and were even bottom of the Sky Bet Championship in October.

But head coach Nigel Adkins has somehow revived Hull's fortunes with a sequence of outstanding results.

Kamil Grosicki celebrates after putting Hull ahead on their way to victory over Bolton

Kamil Grosicki celebrates after putting Hull ahead on their way to victory over Bolton

Grosicki fired home twice as Hull surged to within seven points of the play-off places

Grosicki fired home twice as Hull surged to within seven points of the play-off places

MATCH FACTS 

Hull: Marshall, Lichaj, Burke, De Wijs, Kingsley, Bowen, Henriksen, Stewart (Batty 73), Grosicki, Evandro (Toral 66), Martin (Dicko 78)

Subs not used: Long, Kane, Keane, McKenzie

Goalscorers: Grosicki 29, 63, Evandro 62, Martin 67, Bowen 76, Dicko 83

Booked: Kingsley, Henriksen 

Bolton: Alnwick, Lowe, Wheater, Beevers, Grounds, Wilson (Oztumer 45), Donaldson (Noone 65), O'Neil, Vela, Ameobi (Olkowski 82), Doidge

Subs not used: Oztumer, Noone, Hobbs, Murphy, Olkowski, Matthews, Magennis

Booked: Beevers, Grounds 

Referee: Tony Harrington

This latest triumph was thanks largely to a virtuoso display from Kamil Grosicki, who scored twice and also teed up Evandro for Hull's second goal of the game.

Chris Martin, Jarrod Bowen and substitute Nouha Dicko then put the gloss on an utterly comprehensive Hull victory.

Bolton offered resistance in the first half but faded awfully after the interval. They rarely looked like scoring and remain in deep relegation trouble.

Manager Phil

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