Aug 21, 2014 at 7.30pm UK at ​Daknamstadion
Lokeren
1-0
Hull City
Vanaken (58')
Leye (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)

McShane (86')

Half-Time Report: Hull City, Lokeren goalless in Belgium

Hull's player David Meyler and Lokeren's player Alexander Scholz vie for the ball during the Europa League play-off football match between Sporting Lokeren and Hull City AFC, on August 22, 2014
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Hull City and Lokeren play out a goalless first-half draw in their Europa League playoff clash in Belgium.

Hull City have been held to a 0-0 half-time draw with Lokeren in the first leg of their Europa League playoff in Belgium tonight.

The Tigers started brightly and perhaps should have taken a seventh-minute lead through striker Yannick Sagbo.

Sagbo, spearheading the Hull attack alongside Sone Aluko, scuffed wide of the mark from inside the area as the visitors failed to get off to a dream start.

The hosts slowly grew into the encounter but it took the best part of half an hour for them to threaten Allan McGregor's goal.

James Chester's hashed clearance from a free kick fell to Nill De Pauw at the edge of the area, but the Belgian's angled effort sailed narrowly over the bar as both sides cancelled each other out.

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