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Hull City

  • Mouyokolo 30’

Chelsea

  • Drogba 42’

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  1. Hull hold Chelsea to draw

    Hull hold Chelsea to draw

    Hull City battled their way to a creditable 1-1 draw against Premier League leaders Chelsea at the KC Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Hull City
    • Chelsea
    • 90+4' The final whistle goes, and Hull have fought hard for a creditable draw. It's not enough to move them out of the bottom three, but it will give them hope for the relegation battle to come.
    • 90+3' Hunt shields the ball by the Chelsea corner flag to eat up a few more precious seconds.
    • 90+2' Joe Cole motors down the right and digs out a cross that Drogba volleys right into Malouda!
    • 90' There will be four minutes of added time.
    • 90' Sturridge has a pop from outside the box that Myhill tips round the foot of the post!
    • 90' Hull substitution: Zayatte replaces McShane.
    • 89' Zaki wins a foul in midfield to relieve the pressure on 10-man Hull. They are down to 10 men because McShane is walking off with a bleeding head.
    • 88' McShane comes off worse after an aerial clash with Drogba, who lashed out at the Irishman. The crowd chant "OFF!", but he only gets a yellow card.
    • 87' This has been a great display from Hull. Phil Brown is quite within his rights to ask why they don't play like this more often.
    • 86' Hull substitution: Kevin Kilbane replaces Jozy Altidore.
    • 85' Ashley Cole bursts into the box and Mouyokolo blocks behind for a corner. Terry heads over the bar. Cue ironic cheers.
    • 83' Terry's header falls to Drogba who fires on the turn... a well-struck that is well over the bar!
    • 82' Drogba barges his way through to the six-yard box before Gardner hacks behind for a corner!
    • 82' Substitutions: Ashley Cole and Daniel Sturridge on for Zhirkov and Anelka.
    • 81' Deco brings down Boateng on the halfway line.
    • 80' Hull are the side who are clicking more at the moment and look more likely to score.
    • 79' Deco brings down Zaki but the referee plays advantage. Chelsea eventually break the move down.
    • 78' Hunt and combine well to keep the ball in play as the Irishman backheels it back to the Egyptian.
    • 77' Ivanovic floats in an inviting ball that Drogba meets with a header but it's over the bar as Myhill was there to put him off.
    • 75' Anelka finds Lampard in the box and McShane steals in with a timely challenge as the England midfielder was about to strike.
    • 74' Hunt's corner finds Mouyokolo at the near post... glanced wide!
    • 73' Zaki plays the ball out wide for Fagan, but the return ball into the box is lacking. Fagan persists and wins a corner.
    • 72' Chelsea substitution: Joe Cole replaces Michael Ballack.
    • 71' Ivanovic gallops down the right but Gardner forces him wide and he loses it for a goal kick.
    • 71' Fagan sends a high ball tot he far post for Zaki, but Cech is there first to catch it.
    • 70' Fagan and Deco clash on the right wing, and Hull have a free-kick that Chelsea clear.
    • 67' Hull substitution: Amr Zaki replaces Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.
    • 67' Deco trips Hunt over as he tries to turn and break down the left.
    • 65' Hull repel the initial corner and Malouda's second ball but Chelsea keep the ball Ballack's strike is blocked as Hull frantically try to clear.
    • 64' A lovely fluid break from Chelsea ends with Zhirkov cutting inside and winning a corner off McShane.
    • 62' Lampard blocks Altidore after the American beat him on the right wing. Hunt sends the free-kick into the box, and Cech knocks Drogba over as he catches!
    • 61' McShane lofts a high ball into the Chelsea box but Carvalho and Terry deal with it well.
    • 60' Lampard tries a drilled low shot that's well wide of the near post.
    • 59' McShane brings down Ballack on the left and gets a booking.
    • 58' Hull withstanding plenty of pressure from Chelsea at the moment.
    • 56' Altidore turns and heads towards goal but appears to be tripped by Carvalho! The referee had a good look and decides to wave play on. Phil Brown is seething on the touchline!
    • 54' Anelka twists and turns on the right beofre putting in a low cross that Gardner gets to and clears beofre Drogba can pounce.
    • 52' Cairney's free-kick hits the Chelsea wall and Ballack eventually clears for a throw-in.
    • 52' Carvalho handles near the edge of the Chelsea box. Hull have a free-kick about 25 yards from goal in a central position.
    • 51' Ivanovic's shot from distance is beaten away by Myhill and Lampard skies his follow-up effort.
    • 50' Altidore works hard to win the ball from Terry after the England skipper beat him in the air, and his efforts almost allow him a shot, but he tries to beat one man too many in the box.
    • 49' Vennegoor of Hesselink holds the ball up inside the Chelsea box and lays it back to Cairney, who has his shot blocked on the edge of the box.
    • 48' Chelsea win a corner that is curled right into the arms of Myhill.
    • 47' Altidore gets his head to Hunt's free-kick, but it's an easy catch for Cech.
    • 46' Terry is rather harshly booked for landing on Altidore after winning a header.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+3' That's the last act of an exciting half.
    • 45+2' The free-kick is floated towards the far post for GARDNER... headed over the bar by the Hull skipper! What a chance!
    • 45+1' Terry brings Boateng down, and Hull have a good set-piece opportunity just before the break.
    • 44' This match is eerily similar to August's reverse fixture: Drogba equalised with a free-kick then, too. He went on to score the winner in second-half stoppage time, FYI.
    • 43' Drogba scores his 20th Chelsea goal of the season. He scored in his last game for the Blues, the 2-1 win over Fulham on December 28.
    • 42' GOAL!! Drogba hits a free-kick through the wall that creeps just inside the far post! The wall was really flimsy then, thanks perhaps to a couple of blue shirts loitering.
    • 41' Dawson trips Lampard over in the box! The whistle blows... but it's for Boateng's foul on anelka on the edge of the box in the build-up! Chelsea are furious, Hull are relieved. The free-kick is still a danger though...
    • 40' Ivanovic sends Hunt sprawling in the penalty area with a shove in the back! Shame it's in the Hull penalty area, mind. Myhill takes the free-kick.
    • 39' Malouda dives in to try and challenge Fagan, but a little too aggressively for referee Clattengurg's liking.
    • 38' Hull clear the Chelsea set piece, but they are still holding back the tide at the moment.
    • 37' All the play is heading towards the Hull goal now, but the Tigers are staying strong. Steven Mouyokolo denies Malouda at the expense of a corner.
    • 35' More Chelsea pressure as they step up a gear after going behind. The ball is rolled back to Deco whose strike from distance is held by Myhill.
    • 34' Nice build-up play from Chelsea, but Ivanovic's cross is cleared by Fagan.
    • 33' Anelka comes in from the right with the ball. He drills a low shot for the near post but Myhill is all over it.
    • 32' So, just as in the opening game of the season, Hull take the lead against Chelsea. Can they hold on and grab three crucial points?
    • 31' Unsurprisngly, that's the French defender's first goal of the season.
    • 30' GOAL!! Steven Mouyokolo rises above Ballack to head Hunt's corner past Cech and give Hull the lead!
    • 30' Carvalho heads Hunt's free-kick behind for a corner.
    • 29' ALtidore wriggles his way through two Chelsea defenders on the left wing and Ivanovic trips him over! The Serb goes into the book, which will delight Hunt.
    • 28' Antoehr short Hull corner and Boateng steams down to the byline to get a cross in, but Terry is alert at the near post.
    • 27' Fagan holds the ball up at the Chelsea corner flag, and Deco is forced to concede the corner.
    • 26' Hunt knocks it past Ivanovic again and looks like he will do him for pace, but the Serb blocks his progress with an arm. Hunt looks over at Mark Clattenburg in exasperation, but the referee ignores him.
    • 25' Ivanovic bends in a teasing cross that Ballack meets with a diving header, but it's straight at Myhill! The German buries his face in the turf - he knows what a goos chance that was!
    • 24' Despite their relative positions these days, Chelsea are looking to complete the league double over Hull for the first time in 80 years, since beating them home and away in old Division Two in 1929-30.
    • 23' McShane heads Lampard's delivery clear and Deco's second ball is poor. Hull break and Hunt lets fly with a strike from 30 yards that sails high and wide.
    • 22' Zhirkov knocks the ball past Fagan and is held back. Free-kick for Chelsea on the left wing. Danger.
    • 21' Drogba was in an offside posiion as he collected Zhirkov's ball down the channel.
    • 20' Zhirkov prods the ball out to Anelka on the left, but it's wayward and a promising move breaks down.
    • 19' Hull are not giving Chelsea any space to breathe in the final third. Neither Drogba nor Anelka are seeing much of the ball.
    • 18' Hunt swings in the free-kick but it's another easy catch for Cech.
    • 17' This time the referee does blow up for a foul on Hunt. His duel with Ivanovic looks like it will be key tonight.
    • 16' Boateng gets the better of Ballack in midfield and Hull pour men forward. Hunt knocks the ball past Ivanovic and goes to ground, but the referee waves play on.
    • 15' Boateng is penalised for impeding Lampard in the centre circle.
    • 14' Hunt tries to fight his way along the touchline but he has no chance of muscling Ivanovic out of the way!
    • 13' Hunt jinks down the left wing and his ball to Vennegoor of Hesselink is intercepted just in the nick of time!
    • 12' Carvalho headas away McShane's cross and Deco completes the clearance.
    • 11' A loose ball falls to Drogba on the right, and he hits a ball to no one. Not sure if it was a cross or a shot, but it amused the home fans anyway.
    • 10' Hunt gets his short corner back from McShane, but the Irishman's cross is caught by Cech.
    • 9' Zhirkov finds Lampard, who has time to line up a strike from distance that Myhill palms into the path of ANELKA... the striker miscued his first-time shot horribly wide!
    • 8' Chelsea are beginning to ease into this game now. They are seeing more of the ball in the Hull half.
    • 7' Dawson intercepts a Drogba pass and tidies up nicely.
    • 6' Carvalho rather miscues his attempted hacked clearance, but Hunt is too keen to rob Ivanovic of the ball and fouls the big Serb.
    • 5' Ricardo Carvalho comes across to tackle Altidore.
    • 4' Chelsea get their first chance to play it forward, before Zhirkov is challenged and concedes the throw.
    • 3' Hunt's low drive to the near post is cleared, but the initiative remains with Hull in the early stages.
    • 3' Chelsea half clear and Hunt is fouled on the left wing by Drogba.
    • 2' Hunt's corner is flicked behind for another on the opposite side by Ivanovic.
    • 1' McShane and Fagan work their way down the right and win a corner.
    • 1' Hull kick off and the match is underway!
    • - The players are walking out on to the field. We'll be kicking off very shortly. How do you think this one will go? Let us know by leaving your comments and thoughts below.
    • - Chelsea will open up a four-point gap at the top above manchester United if they win their game in hand this evening, while the Tigers could leap from 19th to 14th with a victory. That's how tight it is at the bottom of the Premier League table.
    • - In other team news, Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou are back after African Cup of Nations duty. Drogba comes into the starting line-up alongside Nicolas Anelka, while Kalou starts on the bench. Amr Zaki, who was left out ot Egypt's victorious squad, is again on the bench for Hull, who feature Altidore, Vennegoor of Hesselink up front.
    • - Things have been a lot better for the England captain on the field recently, as two Premier League victories in the past week have seen Chelsea rise back to top spot in our European Power Rankings.
    • - Terry will miss Chelsea's FA Cup tie with Cardiff on February 13 as he is given Valentine's Day off to save his marriage. Read more
    • - So, under-fire John Terry starts once more. The cameras were outside the ground earlier, ready to pounce on him as he came off the Chelsea coach, but they were disappointed to discover he had already snuck into the building.
    • - The teams are in. Your referee is Mark Clattenburg.
    • - Hull: Myhill, McShane, Gardner, Mouyokolo, Dawson, Fagan, Boateng, Cairney, Hunt, Altidore, Vennegoor of Hesselink. Subs: Duke, Barmby, Geovanni, Mendy, Kilbane, Zayatte, Zaki
    • - Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Carvalho, Terry, Zhirkov, Ballack, Deco, Lampard, Anelka, Malouda, Drogba. Subs: Turnbull, Ashley Cole, Joe Cole, Paulo Ferreira, Kalou, Sturridge, Alex
    • - Chelsea have won two and lost none of their three Premier League meetings with Hull City.
    • - Chelsea have won on their last four visits to Hull in all competitions, scoring 15 and conceding just one over the course of those four games.
    • - Stephen Hunt scored the opening goal of the 2009-10 Premier League season in the reverse fixture on the opening day of the season.
    • - The Blues came from behind to win this match 2-1. In fact, Chelsea have claimed 14 points from losing positions this season, more than any other team.
    • - 74 per cent of the goals Chelsea have conceded this season have come from set pieces, the highest proportion in the league.
    • - Nicolas Anelka has scored five goals in his last five league appearances.
    • - The Tigers have lost just one of their last eight league matches at the KC Stadium, with that loss coming against Manchester United.
    • - However Phil Brown's men are without a win in nine league outings home and away.
    • - Three of Hull's last six goals in the Premier League have come from the penalty spot.
    • - Chelsea have lost just one of their last six away league games (against Manchester City).
  • Summary

    • 90+2' Joe Cole motors down the right and digs out a cross that Drogba volleys right into Malouda!
    • 90' Sturridge has a pop from outside the box that Myhill tips round the foot of the post!
    • 77' Ivanovic floats in an inviting ball that Drogba meets with a header but it's over the bar as Myhill was there to put him off.
    • 74' Hunt's corner finds Mouyokolo at the near post... glanced wide!
    • 45+2' The free-kick is floated towards the far post for GARDNER... headed over the bar by the Hull skipper! What a chance!
    • 42' GOAL!! Drogba hits a free-kick through the wall that creeps just inside the far post! The wall was really flimsy then, thanks perhaps to a couple of blue shirts loitering.
    • 41' Dawson trips Lampard over in the box! The whistle blows... but it's for Boateng's foul on anelka on the edge of the box in the build-up! Chelsea are furious, Hull are relieved. The free-kick is still a danger though...
    • 30' GOAL!! Steven Mouyokolo rises above Ballack to head Hunt's corner past Cech and give Hull the lead!
    • 25' Ivanovic bends in a teasing cross that Ballack meets with a diving header, but it's straight at Myhill! The German buries his face in the turf - he knows what a goos chance that was!
    • 9' Zhirkov finds Lampard, who has time to line up a strike from distance that Myhill palms into the path of ANELKA... the striker miscued his first-time shot horribly wide!
    • - Hull: Myhill, McShane, Gardner, Mouyokolo, Dawson, Fagan, Boateng, Cairney, Hunt, Altidore, Vennegoor of Hesselink. Subs: Duke, Barmby, Geovanni, Mendy, Kilbane, Zayatte, Zaki
    • - Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Carvalho, Terry, Zhirkov, Ballack, Deco, Lampard, Anelka, Malouda, Drogba. Subs: Turnbull, Ashley Cole, Joe Cole, Paulo Ferreira, Kalou, Sturridge, Alex

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • B. Myhill
      • P. McShane Yellow Card Substitution Out (90′)
      • S. Mouyokolo Goal
      • A. Gardner
      • A. Dawson
      • G. Boateng
      • T. Cairney
      • C. Fagan
      • S. Hunt
      • J. Altidore Substitution Out (86′)
      • J. Vennegoor of Hesselink Substitution Out (66′)

      Subs

      • N. Barmby
      • B. Mendy
      • K. Kilbane Substitution In86′
      • A. Zaki Substitution In66′
      • K. Zayatte Substitution In90′
      • M. Duke
      • Geovanni

      Injured

      • J. Bullard
      • D. Marney
    • Starting line-up

      • P. Cech
      • B. Ivanovic Yellow Card
      • R. Carvalho
      • J. Terry Yellow Card
      • Y. Zhirkov Substitution Out (81′)
      • Deco
      • M. Ballack Substitution Out (72′)
      • F. Lampard
      • N. Anelka Substitution Out (82′)
      • F. Malouda
      • D. Drogba Goal Yellow Card

      Subs

      • A. Cole Substitution In81′
      • J. Cole Substitution In72′
      • Paulo Ferreira
      • R. Turnbull
      • S. Kalou
      • D. Sturridge Substitution In82′
      • Alex

      Injured

      • J. Bosingwa
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