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August 24, 2013 7:30 PM IST
Kingston Communications Stadium — Hull
Referee:‬ M. Jones‎
Attendance:‬ 23682‎
 
22′ (PG) Robbie Brady
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Hull 1-0 Norwich

Ten-man tigers hold on for all three points after striker Yannick Sagbo is given a straight red card for a headbutt, as Robbie Brady seals the win with a first-half penalty

By Joe Doyle

  • Allan McGregor
    0
    0
    3.00

    Allan McGregor

    Made a decent stop early on from Redmond, and saw a free kick drift just wide. Relatively untroubled until he acrobatically tipped over a header from Van Wolfswinkel.

  • Maynor Figueroa
    0
    0
    2.50

    Maynor Figueroa

    Solid stuff from the former Wigan man. Cut short any real forays into the opposition half following Sagbo's red card.

  • James Chester
    0
    0
    3.50

    James Chester Top of the Match

    Made a great challenge to prevent Van Wolfswinkel from shooting just before half-time. Added another fantastic tackle under pressure in the area late on.

  • Curtis Davies
    0
    0
    3.50

    Curtis Davies

    A good performance in the first half, but picked up a nasty cut over his eye early in the second. Offered a threat in the opposition area on the occasions that they could pump the ball into the box.

  • Tom Huddlestone
    0
    0
    3.50

    Tom Huddlestone

    Saw plenty of the ball in the opening half, and used it well. Formed an effective shield with Livermore following Sagbo's red card, restricting the opposition midfield to pot shots from range.

  • Robert Koren
    0
    0
    2.50

    Robert Koren

    Whipped in some good deliveries for the hosts, and used the ball fairly well when he got it.

  • Jake Livermore
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jake Livermore

    Had the first chance for the hosts, but skied his effort. A solid game from the on-loan midfielder alongside Huddlestone, but was booked late-on for a pretty unnecessary foul.

  • Sone Aluko
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sone Aluko

    Was fairly quiet in the opening stages, but burst into life with a smart drag-back before curling a shot wide of Ruddy's post. A typically frustrating role for him as lone striker after Sagbo's dismissal, but he put in a lot of effort before being subbed with 20 minutes remaining.

  • Ahmed El Mohamady
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ahmed El Mohamady

    Got forward well and saw plenty of the ball on the flank in the first half, and tried to do the same on the counter in the second half, to his credit.

  • Robbie Brady
    0
    0
    3.00

    Robbie Brady

    Caused trouble down the left early on, and stepped up to calmly roll the ball home from the penalty spot. Didn't see much of the ball thereafter, but proved tricky when he did receive it.

  • Y. Sagbo
    0
    0
    1.50

    Y. Sagbo Flop of the Match

    Played Livermore in with a nice backheel early on before earning the penalty that put them ahead. Was then sent off for an off-the-ball headbutt which left his team in the lurch.

Substitutions

  • Liam Rosenior
    0
    0

    Liam Rosenior

    Came on late to keep things tight at the back.

  • Danny Graham
    0
    0
    2.00

    Danny Graham

    Came on for Aluko with 20 minutes remaining but had little to do in an attacking sense.

  • George Boyd
    0
    0
    2.00

    George Boyd

    Came on for the last 15 minutes but didn't see the ball.

  • John Ruddy
    0
    0
    2.50

    John Ruddy

    Was sent the wrong way from the penalty spot and largely untroubled for the first 45 minutes, punching clear a cross. Didn't have a save to make in the second half.

  • Russell Martin
    0
    0
    2.00

    Russell Martin

    Gave away some cheap free kicks in the first half. Will be extremely relieved to see Turner recover and clear after he failed to control a high ball that looked to send Aluko through.

  • Steven Whittaker
    0
    0
    2.00

    Steven Whittaker

    Brady gave him problems on the ball, and he was quiet in an attacking sense.

  • Michael Turner
    0
    0
    2.00

    Michael Turner

    Will feel aggrieved to have given away a penalty, but he gave the referee reason enough to give it. Was a danger in attack but ultimately didn't see any chances.

  • Javier Garrido
    0
    0
    2.50

    Javier Garrido

    Defended solidly enough, and put in a great cross for Van Wolfwinkel to head at goal.

  • Bradley Johnson
    0
    0
    2.00

    Bradley Johnson

    Had a decent chance to get away a shot after 30 minutes, but it was a wild effort and sent it over. Had a pretty quiet day and was replaced at half-time by Snodgrass.

  • Jonny Howson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonny Howson

    Was a little sloppy with his passes in the first half, but seemed to improve in the second. Made a good interception before testing McGregor with a deflected shot.

  • Leroy Fer
    0
    0
    2.00

    Leroy Fer

    A pretty underwhelming debut for the midfielder. Didn't get much of the ball and failed to create anything for Van Wolfswinkel. Headed an effort wide.

  • Nathan Redmond
    0
    0
    3.00

    Nathan Redmond

    Involved early on, skipping past a challenge before driving an effort at goal that was well-saved. Came close with a free kick just before the break. Could have got the ball in earlier at times, but was by far the most threatening player for the visitors. Lost a little bit of his threat with Hull sitting deeper and deeper, and was replaced by Hoolahan.

  • Alexander Tettey
    0
    0
    2.00

    Alexander Tettey

    Was all hustle and bustle, but - along with the rest of his team - gave away free kicks in dangerous areas too often. A busy performance, but was sacrificed in an attacking substitution.

  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ricky van Wolfswinkel

    Starved of the ball in the opening half-hour. Had a half-chance with his head but couldn't keep his effort down. Looked to have a chance just before half-time, but couldn't get his shot away. Saw a thumping header tipped over well by McGregor.

Substitutions

  • Robert Snodgrass
    0
    0
    2.00

    Robert Snodgrass

    Came on at half-time for Johnson and offered more of an attacking threat, but didn't create much and occasionally ran down blind alleys.

  • Wesley Hoolahan
    0
    0
    2.00

    Wesley Hoolahan

    Replaced Redmond but didn't get many opportunities with the ball at his feet.

  • Johan Elmander
    0
    0
    2.00

    Johan Elmander

    Came on with 25 minutes to go but saw very little of the ball.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2