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Hull   3 - 2   Everton

By Mandeep Sanghera

Hull's Andy Dawson (left) and Everton's Louis Saha each scored in the game between their two sides
Hull's Dawson (left) and Everton's Saha each scored for their sides

Hull held off an Everton fightback to earn a win which moves them level with their struggling opponents.

Stephen Hunt powered in a shot for the home side after Jozy Altidore's effort had been parried by keeper Tim Howard.

Andy Dawson's free-kick and a Dean Marney shot added to the lead but Hull's Kamil Zayatte sliced a clearance into his own goal to give Everton hope.

Zayatte conceded a penalty which Louis Saha converted for the visitors but the Tigers clung on for victory.

Everton must have been on the end of a verbal bashing from manager David Moyes at half-time as they came out a different side after the break.

However, their efforts came too late to rescue a dire opening half as the home side were resolute enough to earn three points and leave the Toffees with only one win in 10 games.

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Hull had gone into the match without Jimmy Bullard as boss Phil Brown decided to rest his star man so that the midfield playmaker could recover from a minor knock to his knee.

Bullard has had a major impact for the Tigers since his recovery from a lengthy spell out injured but Brown was taking the longer term view when leaving him out and the home side initially made light of his absence.

Hull went ahead after Everton defenders Sylvain Distin and Leighton Baines missed a deflected Hunt cross to allow Altidore to hammer a point-blank shot, which Howard did well to fend away.

Brown pleased to win thriller against Everton

But Hunt had drifted in from the left and, with the Toffees defence sleeping, pounced to lash in the loose ball from eight yards.

The goal lifted Hull, while having the reverse effect on the visitors and the Tigers capitalised by extending their lead through Dawson's precise 25-yard free-kick into the top corner.

Everton had beaten Hull 4-0 at the KC Stadium in the Carling Cup earlier this season but were a different proposition this time around as they looked a team sapped of belief and confidence.

Too many of their passes were going astray, there was a lack of movement and, most unusually for the Merseysiders, they lacked fight.

A Baines corner was headed just over by Distin in a rare moment of threat from Everton but they soon found themselves further behind.

Distin inadvertently diverted a low cross to Marney and, symbolic of Everton's fortunes, the Hull midfielder's shot went in off Tim Cahill.

First-half display disappoints Moyes

Everton belatedly showed the passion their play had been missing in the second half and they were rewarded when Zayatte swung at a Johnny Heitinga cross only to slice the ball into his own net.

Zayatte was also involved in Everton's second goal as he was punished for a high challenge on Saha, who had expertly taken down a diagonal ball from Cahill in the box.

Saha dispatched the penalty with ease to set up a jittery finale for Hull.

Richard Garcia had a shot saved by Howard, while Cahill sent a long range strike over at the other end as more goals looked on the cards.

However, Hull had enough grit to hold Everton at arm's length and notch their fourth home win of the Premier League season.


Hull City boss Phil Brown:
"I think it was a deserved win, even though Everton scored two goals in the second half. People might have been nervous at 3-2 but I wasn't unduly worried, I thought we still had a grip on the game.

"Defensively, we were very good in the first half. The second half was a different ball game and an own goal unhinges you to a certain extent.

"But we stuck at the task and thoroughly deserved the victory.

"Jimmy Bullard's in a new area of his rehabilitation. It was just a precautionary resting and fortunately it has worked for everybody.

"It now gives me a bit of a headache for Saturday, but they are the kind of headaches you want."

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hull 3-2 Everton FT
(HT 3-0)
  • Hunt 9
  • Dawson 20
  • Marney 28
  • Zayatte (og) 49
  • Saha (pen) 65

Hull

Substitutes

Everton

Substitutes

Ref: AtkinsonAtt: 24,685
HULL
EVERTON

Possession

  • Hull 53%
  • Everton 47%

Attempts on target

  • Hull 7
  • Everton 3

Attempts off target

  • Hull 1
  • Everton 2

Corners

  • Hull 3
  • Everton 4

Fouls

  • Hull 18
  • Everton 23
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:18 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+2:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Kilbane on Dan Gosling. Shot comes in from Leighton Baines from the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:24 Leighton Baines sends in a cross, clearance by Kevin Kilbane.
  • 90:00+1:59 Unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Nick Barmby results in a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+1:16 Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
  • 90:00+1:16 Booking Tim Cahill receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+1:10 Tim Cahill challenges Kamil Zayatte unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 88:52 Centre by Steven Pienaar, Kamil Zayatte makes a clearance.
  • 86:06 Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.
  • 86:06 Substitution Kevin Kilbane replaces Deiberson Geovanni.
  • 86:06 Foul by Kamil Zayatte on Tim Cahill, free kick awarded.
  • 85:15 Dan Gosling crosses the ball, Kamil Zayatte fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
  • 83:47 Nick Barmby takes the free kick.
  • 83:47 Booking Booking for Lucas Neill for unsporting behaviour.
  • 83:39 Lucas Neill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Deiberson Geovanni.
  • 83:18 Leighton Baines takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, George Boateng manages to make a clearance.
  • 83:12 Johnny Heitinga crosses the ball, blocked by Nick Barmby.
  • 81:38 Louis Saha takes a shot. Andy Dawson makes a clearance. Unfair challenge on Joseph Yobo by Dean Marney results in a free kick. Joseph Yobo restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:07 Outswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines, clearance by George Boateng.
  • 80:32 Deiberson Geovanni challenges Steven Pienaar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.
  • 78:56 The assistant referee flags for offside against Louis Saha. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
  • 77:26 Dean Marney crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
  • 77:26 Substitution Nick Barmby comes on in place of Richard Garcia.
  • 77:26 Steven Pienaar concedes a free kick for a foul on Deiberson Geovanni.
  • 76:38 The ball is delivered by Lucas Neill, clearance made by Kamil Zayatte.
  • 76:18 The ball is delivered by Deiberson Geovanni, Joseph Yobo manages to make a clearance.
  • 75:39 Tim Cahill takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 74:04 Matt Duke takes the free kick.
  • 74:04 Substitution Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is brought on as a substitute for Jozy Altidore.
  • 74:04 Kamil Zayatte fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 73:14 Dan Gosling sends in a cross, Matt Duke makes a save.
  • 72:27 Foul by Stephen Hunt on Steven Pienaar, free kick awarded. Lucas Neill takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:13 A cross is delivered by Richard Garcia.
  • 69:31 Kamil Zayatte takes the free kick.
  • 69:31 Booking Johnny Heitinga goes into the book.
  • 69:27 Johnny Heitinga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Marney.
  • 69:00 The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, Kamil Zayatte manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Deiberson Geovanni by Sylvain Distin. Direct free kick taken by Kamil Zayatte.
  • 66:47 Richard Garcia takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 66:15 Tim Cahill challenges Anthony Gardner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Anthony Gardner takes the direct free kick.
  • 64:07 GOAL - Louis SahaHull 3 - 2 Everton Penalty taken left-footed by Louis Saha and scored. Hull 3-2 Everton.
  • 63:32 Booking The referee cautions Steven Pienaar for unsporting behaviour.
  • 63:04 Booking Kamil Zayatte shown a yellow card.
  • 62:56 Kamil Zayatte gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Louis Saha.
  • 61:08 Joao Alves Jo fouled by Richard Garcia, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Steven Pienaar, clearance by Richard Garcia.
  • 59:13 Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.
  • 59:13 Substitution Joao Alves Jo replaces Jack Rodwell.
  • 59:13 Foul by Steven Pienaar on George Boateng, free kick awarded.
  • 57:42 Tim Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Boateng. Anthony Gardner takes the direct free kick.
  • 56:34 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Hunt, clearance made by Jack Rodwell.
  • 54:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore by Jack Rodwell. Deiberson Geovanni produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 53:01 Dan Gosling concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Marney. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Stephen Hunt, Johnny Heitinga manages to make a clearance.
  • 51:43 Unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Richard Garcia results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
  • 50:42 Foul by Richard Garcia on Leighton Baines, free kick awarded. Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick, Richard Garcia manages to make a clearance.
  • 50:30 Dean Marney challenges Tim Cahill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Cahill takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:54 Johnny Heitinga produces a cross.
  • 48:49 Assist by Johnny Heitinga.
  • 48:49 GOAL - Kamil ZayatteHull 3 - 1 Everton Kamil Zayatte puts the ball into his own net from 12 yards. Hull 3-1 Everton.
  • 48:32 Leighton Baines crosses the ball, Stephen Hunt makes a clearance.
  • 47:43 Tim Cahill challenges George Boateng unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Gardner.
  • 46:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McShane on Tim Cahill. Leighton Baines delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Richard Garcia makes a clearance.
  • 46:36 The offside flag is raised against Deiberson Geovanni. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.
  • 46:07 Shot from 20 yards by Leighton Baines. Matt Duke makes a save.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • 45:01 Substitution Dan Gosling on for Ayegbeni Yakubu.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:28 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+0:29 Foul by Ayegbeni Yakubu on Kamil Zayatte, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.
  • 44:40 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dean Marney.
  • 41:11 Effort on goal by Jozy Altidore from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 40:00 Deiberson Geovanni challenges Joseph Yobo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:45 Jozy Altidore concedes a free kick for a foul on Joseph Yobo. Lucas Neill takes the free kick.
  • 38:11 Dean Marney fouled by Louis Saha, the ref awards a free kick. Kamil Zayatte takes the direct free kick.
  • 36:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Dawson on Louis Saha. Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines, Kamil Zayatte manages to make a clearance.
  • 35:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Gardner on Louis Saha. Lucas Neill takes the direct free kick.
  • 35:23 Johnny Heitinga produces a cross, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
  • 34:24 Stephen Hunt delivers the ball, save made by Tim Howard.
  • 33:51 Unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore by Sylvain Distin results in a free kick. Stephen Hunt restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Dean Marney. Joseph Yobo takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Paul McShane. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.
  • 30:20 Unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt by Tim Cahill results in a free kick. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt by Tim Cahill. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.
  • 28:56 Leighton Baines takes a short corner. A cross is delivered by Ayegbeni Yakubu.
  • 27:13 Assist by Stephen Hunt.
  • 27:13 GOAL - Dean MarneyHull 3 - 0 Everton Dean Marney scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hull 3-0 Everton.
  • 27:13 A cross is delivered by Stephen Hunt,
  • 25:39 Johnny Heitinga delivers the ball, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.
  • 23:41 Stephen Hunt sends in a cross, Tim Howard makes a save.
  • 22:38 Foul by Steven Pienaar on Richard Garcia, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stephen Hunt.
  • 20:45 Leighton Baines takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Sylvain Distin has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
  • 20:38 Jack Rodwell delivers the ball, Andy Dawson gets a block in.
  • 19:25 GOAL - Andy DawsonHull 2 - 0 Everton Andy Dawson finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Hull 2-0 Everton.
  • 18:03 Joseph Yobo concedes a free kick for a foul on Deiberson Geovanni.
  • 17:30 Deiberson Geovanni sends in a cross.
  • 17:01 Deiberson Geovanni delivers the ball, Joseph Yobo makes a clearance.
  • 16:22 Deiberson Geovanni takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Louis Saha manages to make a clearance.
  • 14:57 Steven Pienaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McShane. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stephen Hunt from right wing, Johnny Heitinga makes a clearance.
  • 14:06 Deiberson Geovanni takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.
  • 13:54 A cross is delivered by Andy Dawson.
  • 12:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Heitinga on Stephen Hunt. Matt Duke takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 8:53 A cross is delivered by Stephen Hunt, Jozy Altidore takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 8:53 The ball is sent over by Stephen Hunt, Jozy Altidore takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
  • Correction - 8:49 GOAL - Stephen HuntHull 1 - 0 Everton A goal is scored by Stephen Hunt from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Hull 1-0 Everton.
  • 8:49 Jozy Altidore provided the assist for the goal.
  • 8:49 GOAL - Stephen HuntHull 1 - 0 Everton Stephen Hunt scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Hull 1-0 Everton.
  • 7:31 Leighton Baines sends in a cross, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.
  • 6:36 Jack Rodwell delivers the ball.
  • 4:42 Tim Cahill delivers the ball, save made by Matt Duke.
  • 2:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt by Lucas Neill. Free kick crossed by Dean Marney.
  • 0:16 The ball is sent over by Steven Pienaar, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Premier League results

25 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Fulham 3-0 Blackburn R
Hull 3-2 Everton R

Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 25 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 13 25 33
2 Man Utd 13 14 28
3 Arsenal 12 21 25
4 Tottenham 13 14 25
5 Aston Villa 13 8 22
6 Man City 12 7 21
7 Liverpool 13 9 20
8 Sunderland 13 2 20
9 Stoke 13 -2 19
10 Fulham 13 2 18
11 Burnley 13 -10 17
12 Blackburn 13 -12 16
13 Birmingham 13 -3 15
14 Everton 13 -6 15
15 Hull 14 -14 15
16 Wigan 13 -17 14
17 West Ham 13 -4 11
18 Bolton 12 -11 11
19 Wolverhampton 13 -14 10
20 Portsmouth 13 -9 7

see also
Moyes fumes at 'shocking' display
26 Nov 09 |  Everton
Wednesday football as it happened
25 Nov 09 |  Football
Wednesday's football photos
25 Nov 09 |  Football
Fulham 3-0 Blackburn
25 Nov 09 |  Premier League
Everton's stadium plan rejected
26 Nov 09 |  Everton



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