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  • Date:20 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:14:05
  • Venue:The KC Stadium
  • Attendance:24,762
  • Ramsey (30) Podolski (44)
    Podolski (53)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:31 +3.31

The official flags Matt Fryatt offside.

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

92:12 +2.12

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Fryatt.

92:07 +2.07

Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

91:10 +1.10

Clearance made by James Chester.

91:07 +1.07

Bacary Sagna crosses the ball.

89:38

Clearance by Curtis Davies.

87:34

Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone from the right by-line.

87:08

Matt Fryatt delivers the ball.

85:22

Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny safely holds on.

83:50

Yaya Sanogo replaces Lukas Podolski.

83:42

Robert Koren on for George Boyd.

83:20

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

80:24

Mathieu Flamini restarts play with the free kick.

80:14

Foul by Tom Huddlestone on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, free kick awarded.

79:26

Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

78:28

Clearance made by Mathieu Flamini.

77:59

Shot by Tom Huddlestone. Wojciech Szczesny parries the effort to safety.

77:15

Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Lukas Podolski results in a free kick.

76:58

Shot by Aaron Ramsey. Steve Harper blocks the ball.

75:44

Clearance by Bacary Sagna.

73:55

The referee penalises Ahmed Elmohamady for handball.

73:22

(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain coming on for Olivier Giroud.

72:34

Unfair challenge on David Meyler by Mathieu Flamini results in a free kick.

70:18

Clearance made by Bacary Sagna.

69:06

Stephen Quinn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nikica Jelavic.

68:38

Clearance made by Liam Rosenior.

66:58

Bacary Sagna crosses the ball.

66:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Livermore by Mathieu Flamini.

65:37

Free kick taken by Mathieu Flamini.

65:15

Tom Huddlestone concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Ramsey.

63:19

Centre by Aaron Ramsey.

62:22

Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.

60:25

Mathieu Flamini is brought on as a substitute for Mesut Ozil.

59:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by George Boyd.

58:51

Nikica Jelavic takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Per Mertesacker.

58:44

Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball.

55:51

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

55:10

Clearance made by Liam Rosenior.

54:34

Clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

53:19

Lukas Podolski scores a left footed goal. Hull 0-3 Arsenal.

52:24

Liam Rosenior delivers the ball.

51:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikel Arteta on Matt Fryatt.

50:22

The ball is sent over by Liam Rosenior.

The game restarts for the second half.

The half-time whistle blows.

48:54 +3.54

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

48:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nacho Monreal on Nikica Jelavic.

47:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by George Boyd.

47:10

Header by Matt Fryatt misses right.

46:34 +1.34

Shot by Olivier Giroud cleared the crossbar.

46:07

Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

45:36

Jake Livermore concedes a free kick for a foul on Olivier Giroud.

45:04

Clearance made by Nacho Monreal.

45:01

Matt Fryatt replaces Shane Long.

44:57

Lukas Podolski scores a left footed goal. Hull 0-2 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Aaron Ramsey.

43:39

Clearance by Aaron Ramsey.

42:21

Clearance made by Nacho Monreal.

41:44

Mesut Ozil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Chester.

41:16

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

39:53

Steve Harper manages to make a clearance.

37:49

Shot by Mikel Arteta went wide left of the target.

37:46

Aaron Ramsey produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Nikica Jelavic gets a block in.

37:01

Foul by Ahmed Elmohamady on Olivier Giroud, free kick awarded.

35:25

The ball is delivered by David Meyler.

34:29

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

30:44

Aaron Ramsey slots the ball right footed into the goal. Hull 0-1 Arsenal.Santi Cazorla provided the assist for the goal.

29:35

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

29:15

Clearance made by Bacary Sagna.

29:14

Shane Long crosses the ball.

26:50

Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

26:31

Santi Cazorla fouled by Jake Livermore, the ref awards a free kick.

24:23

Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

23:53

Header at goal by Shane Long to the left of the net.

23:06

Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

22:33

Shot by Shane Long went harmlessly over the bar.

22:24

Clearance by Curtis Davies.

20:31

Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

20:18

Foul by Curtis Davies on Olivier Giroud, free kick awarded.

19:23

Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

19:01

The official flags Nikica Jelavic offside.

17:01

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

16:55

Nacho Monreal manages to make a clearance.

15:30

David Meyler goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

15:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Meyler on Nacho Monreal.

14:46

Header at goal by James Chester goes over the bar.

13:07

Per Mertesacker goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

12:52

Per Mertesacker challenges Nikica Jelavic unfairly and gives away a free kick.

12:45

George Boyd makes a clearance.

12:26

Tom Huddlestone concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Ramsey.

11:12

Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.

9:57

Laurent Koscielny takes the free kick.

9:46

The referee blows for offside.

8:24

Clearance by Liam Rosenior.

7:02

The ball is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady.

6:09

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

6:07

Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

4:07

Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

3:33

Tom Huddlestone concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel Arteta.

2:42

Clearance by Aaron Ramsey.

2:05

Steve Harper takes the free kick.

1:05

Corner taken by George Boyd.

0:39

The ball is crossed by George Boyd.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Bruce defends Wenger record Hull manager Steve Bruce is staggered by the idea that Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger could be under pressure for his job at the end of the season and rates the Frenchman as "one of the greats". Bruce has two chances to increase the scrutiny on the Barclays Premier League's longest serving boss, with the Gunners needing victory at the KC Stadium on Sunday to keep their top-four push on course and the teams meeting again in next month's FA Cup final. Should Arsenal miss out on the Champions League and fail to end a nine-year trophy drought at Wembley, Wenger would find himself in the weakest position since arriving at the club in 1996. But Bruce believes any talk of his time in north London being up is misguided. A penalty shootout success over Wigan in the cup semi-final followed by a victory from behind against West Ham in the past week may not go down as two of the club's finest hours, but Bruce believes they offer proof that Wenger's influence is not on the wane. "Just when they needed a big couple of results they got them. You give great credit to the manager," he said. "It doesn't matter how they got them, they might not have played the 'Arsenal way' against Wigan last week or against West Ham but they've turned it around and won back-to-back games when they've needed to. "Just when they needed a couple of results they've got them and how often has Mr Wenger done that? "For me, the manager gets unfair criticism. The guy has done an amazing job for the last 17 years...16 of those in the top four is a remarkable achievement considering he hasn't had the funds all the other big clubs have had. "He's not everybody's cup of tea but the one thing you must say is his teams play a fantastic way and he's proved to be one of the greats as far as I'm concerned. "He's not had the spending power of the big, huge clubs in Europe but he's always been competing - semi-finals, finals, the final of the Champions League. "With his record how we're even questioning him baffles me." Wenger believes his squad deserve great credit for coming out of what was a tough period after a string of poor performances again saw their character called into question. "What is satisfying for me is that we do as well as we can until the end of the season, that you can turn and think 'this team has behaved really like a top-level professional team', with all the ups and the downs," he said. "Because that is what you want from your team, to feel that the team has given as much as they could. After that, you leave the judgement to other people. "We want to come out of the season and think we have given absolutely everything, and I must say this team has been absolutely focused since the start of the season. "We had our downs, and big downs for some periods, but the behaviour was always focused." Arsenal could have record signing Mesut Ozil back from a hamstring injury for the trip to the KC Stadium. Midfielder Mathieu Flamini returns from a two-match suspension, while full-back Nacho Monreal is on course to have recovered from the dead leg suffered against Wigan. Defender Kieran Gibbs (hamstring) is out, while midfielder Serge Gnabry (knee) and England international Jack Wilshere (foot) are still recovering, along with Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott (both knee). Hull strikers Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic were cup-tied for the FA Cup semi-final against Sheffield United, but can expect to return to the side with Yannick Sagbo and George Boyd vulnerable. Bruce may also consider moving to a back three against the Gunners, bringing central defender Alex Bruce into contention for a recall.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Bruce

Hull

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Steve Harper
  • Ahmed Elmohamady
  • James Chester
  • Curtis Davies
  • Liam Rosenior
  • David Meyler
  • Tom Huddlestone
  • Jake Livermore
  • George Boyd
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • Shane Long
  • SUBS
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Alex Bruce
  • Robert Koren
  • Matt Fryatt
  • Eldin Jakupovic
  • Yannick Sagbo
  • Stephen Quinn

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLWLLW
  • Hull
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • WLDDLW

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 0
  • Hull
  • 04/12/2013
  • Hull
  • 1 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 13/03/2010
  • Arsenal
  • 3 - 0
  • Hull
  • 19/12/2009
  • Hull
  • 1 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 17/01/2009
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 2
  • Hull
  • 27/09/2008

Top Scorers

Hull

  • T Huddlestone 3
  • N Jelavic 3
  • S Long 3
  • J Livermore 3
  • R Koren 2
  • G Boyd 2
  • C Davies 2
  • D Meyler 2
  • Y Sagbo 2
  • A Elmohamady 2
  • L Rosenior 1
  • M Fryatt 1
  • S Aluko 1
  • J Chester 1
  • R Brady 1

Arsenal

  • O Giroud 13
  • A Ramsey 8
  • L Podolski 6
  • T Walcott 5
  • SG Cazorla 4
  • M Ozil 4
  • J Wilshere 3
  • T Rosicky 2
  • P Mertesacker 2
  • M Flamini 2
  • N Bendtner 2
  • A Oxlade-Chamberlain 2
  • B Sagna 1
  • L Koscielny 1
  • S Gnabry 1

Goals

Hull

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 34
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 99
    • Goals per game 59
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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