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Saturday January 17, 2009 Day 22 Finished KC Stadium

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Hull City

  • Cousin 65’

Arsenal

  • Adebayor 30’
  • Nasri 82’
  • Bendtner 86’

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  1. Arsenal rally late to win at Hull

    Arsenal rally late to win at Hull

    Arsenal kept in touch with the clubs at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Hull City at the KC Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Hull City
    • Arsenal
    • 90+4' The final whistle goes - mercifully for Hull - and Arsenal banish the memories of that home defeat to the Tigers. It's been a day of late winners for the top sides, but win they did, which puts extra pressure on Liverpool ahead of Monday's Merseyside derby.
    • 90+3' Arsenal smell blood now and Clichy whips across an inviting ball that Bendtner sends crashing off the near post with a header!
    • 87' Both bosses make late changes, as Adebayor is replaced by Alexandre Song and Richard Garcia comes on for Geovanni.
    • 87' GOAL!! Nicklas Bendtner powers forward and plays a one-two with Robin van Persie in the box before stroking a killer third goal past Myhill to surely seal the points for Arsenal!
    • 84' Phil Brown brings Ryan France off for the more attacking Craig Fagan.
    • 82' GOAL!! Robin van Persie holds off a challenge and feeds Samir Nasri who blasts a left-footed shot low across goal and into the far corner to put the Gunners back in front!! An excellent goal.
    • 81' Ian Ashbee goes into Alan Wiley's book for a foul on van Persie. The Hull skipper picks up the yellow card for persisntent fouls rather than the severity of that one challenge.
    • 80' Bendtner steps outside Kilbane and fires a shot at Myhill from a tight angle, but the keeper parries the effort away.
    • 78' A clearance from Hull drops to Abou Diaby who beats Turner as he checks on to his left foot and STRIKEs... Well wide of the target.
    • 75' Van Persie has another free-kick to have a pop at goal with... It's hit low and deflects off an Arsenal boot on its way wide for a goal kick.
    • 73' Manucho is penalised for a foul on Denilson. it's too far out for an effort on goal, and Nasri's floated ball is caught by Myhill. It's really chucking it down now in Hull.
    • 71' Clichy picks up his fifth booking of the season for a foul on the left, and Geovanni cuts the free-kick back to Doyle, and and chipped cross is cleared for a throw-in.
    • 69' Arsene Wenger has seen enough and hauls off Eboue and brings on Nicklas Bendtner, scorer of the winner in Arsenal's last match aggainst Bolton.
    • 67' Mendy wins a free-kick off Clichy on the left. Kilbane whips a cross to the far post for COUSIN... Almunia plucks it out of the air with authority.
    • 65' GOAL!! Bernard Mendy's cross takes a slight deflection off of Gael Clichy and COUSIN STOOPS IN TO HEAD PAST ALMUNIA!!! It's that man again for Hull - Daniel Cousin has dragged Hull level against the run of play!
    • 63' A midfield tussle between Geovanni and van Persie ends with the Dutchman fouling the Brazilian in frustration.
    • 58' Manucho in in the area to get on the end of a lofted ball over the defence. Manucho lets it bounce and DJOUROU BASHES INTO HIM IN MID-AIR... NO PENALTY! Manucho got his head to the ball, Djouorou didn't... why is that not a penalty? To add insult to injury, it looks as though Manucho will be sporting a swollen eye in the near future!
    • 57' Thet did indeed, and it'll be the Irishman to strike, but the ball is fired into the horde of players in the box and the danger is cleared.
    • 56' Manucho pulls a little flick that fools Eboue and wins a free-kick in the Arsenal third. It's located nicely for a left-footer with a decent strike. Hang on, didn't Hull just by Kevin Kilbane?
    • 54' Peter Halmosi - who hasn't had his best game in a Hull shirt - is the man to make way for Manucho. Can the Angolan make himself an instant hero on Humberside?
    • 53' The ball is going to and fro in midfield at the moment as Hull try and fight their way back into this match.
    • 50' Adebayor wriggles past Ricketts and STRIKES... right into the chest of Myhill! A bit of composure maight have seent he Gunners go two up there.
    • 49' Manucho - who joined Hull from Manchester United in the week - is warming up on the touchline. Robin van Persie is penalised for tugging on Samuel Ricketts's shirt.
    • 46' The second half kicks off as Hull try to end their abysmal run of two points from the last 21 available to them.
    • 45+1' Half-time at the KC Stadium, and the Gunners are putting any pre-match hopes of a Hull double over them to bed. Mind you, they led the reverse fixture at the Emirates too...
    • 44' Hull are keeping Arsenal at bay in the run up to half-time, but are conceding plenty of fouls as they do so.
    • 39' Daniel Cousin is flagged for offside and kicks the ball away in frustration. He's lucky to get away with a harsh word from the referee.
    • 38' Nasri searches for Adebayor at the far post, but Myhill plucks the cross out of the air.
    • 36' Adebayor turns swiftly in the Hull box and crosses for EBOUE... Eboue swiped at the cross and the ball slices out for a goal-kick. A few wolf whisltes can be heard around the KC!
    • 32' Eboue wins a corner from Kilbane, but this time the set piece ends in a Hull free-kick instead of an Arsenal goal.
    • 30' GOAL!! Van Persie swings in a corner and Adebayor shakes off Turner to head into the far corner and put Arsenal 1-0 up! Nathan Doyle strayed from his post and the ball dropped just inside the net. A sickening blow for Hull right after Myhill's wonderful save.
    • 28' Van Persie hits a wonderful strike bound for the top conrer... WONDERFUL SAVE FROM MYHILL!! He tipped the ball on to the crossbar at full stretch!
    • 27' Eboue wins a free-kick from Ashbee on the left-side corner of the Hull box. Van Persie is all over this one...
    • 25' Samir Nasri has options on the edge of the box and plumps for Adebayor, but Ryan France - the man who cost Hull £15,000 from Alfreton Town - steals in to dispossess the Togolese.
    • 23' We're midway through the first half, and Arsenal - van Persie's deflected free-kick aside - are yet to trouble Boaz Myhill's goal. The Gunners have only won once in their last five away matches.
    • 20' Cousin has been the model target man so far, and he wins a free-kick well within Geovanni's range. The Brazilian's strike is disappointing and hits the wall.
    • 19' Hull win a free-kick on the left. Halmosi places the ball during Geovanni's run up and the ball curls wickedly towards goal... but right into the hands of Almunia.
    • 15' Geovanni finds Cousin and they're two-on-two. the Brazilian continues his run into the box but Cousin goes for the curling shot... Blocked by the head of Toure.
    • 14' Eboue makes up 30 yards or so through the midifeld witht he ball at his feet, steaming past three Hull players as he goes, but lets himself down with an awful pass that loses possession.
    • 13' Van Persie strikes it low but the ball kicks up off of Turner's boot and loops up... JUST misses the upright! Myhill was at full stretch then, he wouldn't have reached it!
    • 12' The first fluent move from Arsenal comes to Clichy via van Persie, Eboue, Nasri but the cross is no good. Adebayor picks it up and wins a free-kick in a spot ideal for van Persie...
    • 9' Adebayor holds the ball up on the left before teeing up Clichy to hoist a ball to the far post for Van Persie, but the referee whistles for pushing on Kilbane.
    • 6' Kilbane links up well with Halmosi to send a ball down the wing where Geovanni wins a throw-in. The throw is only half-cleared and it falls to NATHAN DOYLE... The low strike is collected by Almunia.
    • 6' Samir Nasri finds Robin van Persie, but the Dutchman is offside.
    • 3' Gael Clichy - no slouch himself - is decieved by the pace of Mendy on the turn, and the Hull winger wins a free-kick. The delivery is flicked on by Halmosi but Arsenal clear.
    • 2' The Gunners desperately need a win here today - they are six points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa and nine behind new leaders Manchester United.
    • 1' Immediately Cousin wins a corner. Geovanni's delivery goes into the near post for Kilbane but it's away for another corner. This time the set piece misses everyone in the box and Arsenal can clear.
    • 1' The Tigers kick off to get this clash underway!
    • 17:25 Arsenal: Almunia, Sagna, Toure, Djourou, Clichy, Eboue, Diaby, Denilson, Nasri, Adebayor, Van Persie. Subs: Fabianski, Vela, Ramsey, Song Billong, Bendtner, Gibbs, Merida
    • 17:24 Arsene Wenger's boys are of course still without Cesc Fabregas, William Gallas and Theo Walcott, so they have Abou Diaby, Johan Djourou and Emmanuel Eboue in their respective places.
    • 17:23 Hull: Myhill, Doyle, Turner, Ricketts, Kilbane, Mendy, France, Ashbee, Halmosi, Geovanni, Cousin. Subs: Duke, Dawson, Garcia, Folan, Fagan, Manucho, Giannakopoulos
    • 17:22 The Tigers hand a debut to new signing Kevin Kilbane, while Ryan France come into the midfield for Phil Brown's side.
    • 17:18 Here we go then with the final match of the day then as Hull aim to do the double over Arsenal.
    • - Hull City host Arsenal in the Premier League in Saturday's late game, with both sides battling for the lower European places with somewhat different pre-season expectations. LIVE from 17:30 UK time!
  • Team Stats

    Hull City Stats Arsenal
    38% Possession 61%
    7 Shots 14
    2 Shots on target 7
    2 Saves 0
    4 Corners 4
    17 Fouls 11
    5 Offsides 2
    1 Yellow cards 1
    0 Red cards 0
    25 Tackles 24
    165 Accurate passes 329
    53 Bad passes 74
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Hull City
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Boaz Myhill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4 0
      6 Michael Turner 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 2 2
      15 Bernard Mendy 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 7 0 5
      21 Sam Ricketts 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 3 1
      10 Marcio Geovanni 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 15 5 3
      13 Ryan France 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 1 4
      4 Ian Ashbee 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 25 6 1
      17 Kevin Kilbane 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 21 18 5
      2 Nathan Doyle 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 18 0 2
      16 Péter Halmosi 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 9 4 0
      25 Daniel Cousin 1 3 1 1 3 3 0 19 6 1
      7 Craig Fagan 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0
      33 Stelios Giannakopoulos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      3 Andy Dawson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      18 Caleb Folan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      28 Manucho Gonçalves 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 1 1
      14 Richard Garcia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0
      12 Matt Duke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Arsenal
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Manuel Almunia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4 0
      5 Kolo Toure 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 18 2 1
      22 Gaël Clichy 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 26 17 8
      3 Bacary Sagna 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 38 0 4
      20 Johan Djourou 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 18 1 2
      15 Denilson Pereira Neves 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 45 12 2
      2 Vasiriki Abou Diaby 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 44 7 5
      27 Emmanuel Eboue 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 13 0 0
      8 Samir Nasri 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 35 15 1
      25 Emmanuel Adebayor 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 44 12 0
      11 Robin Van Persie 0 3 1 4 4 1 3 27 4 1
      17 Alexandre Song 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
      43 Fran Merida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      16 Aaron Ramsey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      40 Kieran Gibbs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      12 Carlos Vela 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      26 Nicklas Bendtner 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
      21 Lukasz Fabianski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 90+3' Arsenal smell blood now and Clichy whips across an inviting ball that Bendtner sends crashing off the near post with a header!
    • 87' GOAL!! Nicklas Bendtner powers forward and plays a one-two with Robin van Persie in the box before stroking a killer third goal past Myhill to surely seal the points for Arsenal!
    • 82' GOAL!! Robin van Persie holds off a challenge and feeds Samir Nasri who blasts a left-footed shot low across goal and into the far corner to put the Gunners back in front!! An excellent goal.
    • 65' GOAL!! Bernard Mendy's cross takes a slight deflection off of Gael Clichy and COUSIN STOOPS IN TO HEAD PAST ALMUNIA!!! It's that man again for Hull - Daniel Cousin has dragged Hull level against the run of play!
    • 58' Manucho in in the area to get on the end of a lofted ball over the defence. Manucho lets it bounce and DJOUROU BASHES INTO HIM IN MID-AIR... NO PENALTY! Manucho got his head to the ball, Djouorou didn't... why is that not a penalty? To add insult to injury, it looks as though Manucho will be sporting a swollen eye in the near future!
    • 50' Adebayor wriggles past Ricketts and STRIKES... right into the chest of Myhill! A bit of composure maight have seent he Gunners go two up there.
    • 36' Adebayor turns swiftly in the Hull box and crosses for EBOUE... Eboue swiped at the cross and the ball slices out for a goal-kick. A few wolf whisltes can be heard around the KC!
    • 30' GOAL!! Van Persie swings in a corner and Adebayor shakes off Turner to head into the far corner and put Arsenal 1-0 up! Nathan Doyle strayed from his post and the ball dropped just inside the net. A sickening blow for Hull right after Myhill's wonderful save.
    • 28' Van Persie hits a wonderful strike bound for the top conrer... WONDERFUL SAVE FROM MYHILL!! He tipped the ball on to the crossbar at full stretch!
    • 13' Van Persie strikes it low but the ball kicks up off of Turner's boot and loops up... JUST misses the upright! Myhill was at full stretch then, he wouldn't have reached it!
    • - Hull City host Arsenal in the Premier League in Saturday's late game, with both sides battling for the lower European places with somewhat different pre-season expectations. LIVE from 17:30 UK time!

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • B. Myhill
      • N. Doyle
      • M. Turner
      • S. Ricketts
      • K. Kilbane
      • R. France Substitution Out (84′)
      • I. Ashbee Yellow Card
      • B. Mendy
      • Geovanni
      • P. Halmosi Substitution In (54′)
      • D. Cousin Goal

      Subs

      • R. Garcia Substitution In87′
      • C. Fagan Substitution In84′
      • S. Giannakopoulos
      • C. Folan
      • A. Dawson
      • M. Duke
      • Manucho
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Almunia
      • B. Sagna
      • K. Touré
      • J. Djourou
      • G. Clichy Yellow Card
      • A. Diaby
      • Denílson
      • E. Eboué Substitution Out (69′)
      • S. Nasri Goal
      • E. Adebayor Goal Substitution Out (87′)
      • R. van Persie

      Subs

      • N. Bendtner Substitution In69′ Goal
      • L. Fabianski
      • K. Gibbs
      • A. Ramsey
      • A. Song
      • C. Vela
      • F. Merída
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