The skilled winger received the ball just inside the North End’s half and skillfully maneuvered his way past Jordan Storey and Brad Potts, whom he outperformed for most of the game. He then positioned himself just inside the penalty area and sent his shot past Freddie Woodman, with the ball hitting the inside of the post and going in.
Jaden Philogene is establishing himself as one of the standout signings of the summer in the Championship. He continued his impressive run of performances against Preston on Saturday.
How did Jaden Philogene perform for Hull City against Preston North End?
The 21-year-old continued his strong form from a recent 2-0 victory against Birmingham City, where he scored a remarkable curling goal at St Andrew’s, and he repeated his success by scoring the only goal of the game in the 68th minute.
Before his remarkable goal, the summer signing from Aston Villa had two excellent opportunities, but neither he nor his teammates managed to capitalize on them. The first chance came just before half-time when he was sent through on goal. Despite getting past Woodman, he hesitated to take a shot, and his eventual pass couldn’t be converted by his teammates in Black and Amber who were in the box.
However, Tigers manager Liam Rosenior effectively motivated his winger during the halftime break, spurring on an excellent second-half performance.
Rosenior explained after the match, “That is the learning of a young player. He was so disappointed in the changing room afterwards, and we got around him as a group and said: ‘That next one will go in.’ Eventually, it could have been one of those days when nothing went right for the winger, but his determination was eventually rewarded.”
Philogene expressed his emotions when his shot found the back of the net, saying, “Who wouldn’t enjoy seeing it go in? In the first half, I had missed opportunities, and I was frustrated, so I had to make up for it with that goal.”
When asked about what was discussed during the halftime break, he echoed Rosenior’s sentiments that they felt they had missed an opportunity, saying, “I should’ve just taken the shot and the chance. Everyone knew we should’ve been at least one or two goals ahead with the chances we created.”
What are Jaden Philogene’s stats so far this season?
The winger has contributed to a total of seven goals since joining in the summer, quickly becoming a favorite among Hull City fans. According to WhoScored statistics, he has been City’s top performer this season, maintaining an average rating of 7.5/10. He has been a crucial asset in wide areas, with an average of 3.4 shots per game and an 80% passing accuracy.
It’s evident that his potential is far greater than his current performance, and Hull fans hope his consistency will help them make a strong push for the playoffs.
What’s next for Hull City?
Hull City will aim for a third consecutive win next weekend when they face West Bromwich Albion and try to end their winless streak at the Hawthorns, which dates back to October 2008.