Altidore delivers assist, draws penalty kick in Hull return

Altidore delivers assist, draws penalty kick in Hull return

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Altidore delivers assist, draws penalty kick in Hull return

Jozy Altidore 5 (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

Jozy Altidore had not seen the field for Hull City since Jan. 2, but that didn't stop him from making a major impact in Hull's 2-2 draw against Wolves.

Returning from compassionate leave due having family members affected by the tragedy in Haiti, Altidore made an immediate impact on Saturday, latching onto a long ball, shielding it with his body and delivering an assist to Jan Vennegoor for the opener in the 11th minute.

Altidore didn't stop there. After an own goal equalized the game, the U.S. national team forward drew a penalty kick that would be converted by Stephen Hunt seven minutes into the second half.

Then, moments before Wolves leveled the score again, and just as he was about to be subbed off, Altidore almost added a goal of his own, making a dangerous run down the left flank before unleashing a shot that goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann knocked away.

If you want to see someof Altidore's performance, the game highlights are below the jump:

What do you think of Altidore's return match? Think he will maintain this level of play until the World Cup? Do you see Altidore scoring his first EPL goal soon?

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