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Premier League

  • December 1, 2013
  • • 15:05
  • • Kingston Communications Stadium, Hull
  • Referee: H. Webb
  • • Attendance: 24940

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 4'
    FULL-TIME: There is the full-time whistle! Hull claim a huge three points as they beat Liverpool for the first time in any competition. The Reds lose ground at the top of the table, but Hull won't be bothered about that as they pick up another excellent result since returning to the top flight. Thank you for joining me, I hope you have enjoyed the action!
  • 90' + 3'
    We are in the final minute of stoppage time now. Not long for Hull to hold on!
  • 90' + 2'
    SubstitutionRobbie Brady George Boyd
  • 90' + 1'
    What a chance for four! Elmohamady stormed away from Henderson in the right-back area before continuing his run as he played the ball to Graham in the centre. The forward flicked the ball on first-time to Brady who picked out Elmohamady, who was still running. The Egyptian got all the way into the area, but at the final moment he shot wide of the far post. That would have been some goal.
  • 90'
    SubstitutionY. Sagbo Danny Graham
  • 89'
    Still time for Liverpool to at least make the final moments interesting. Suarez looked destined to burst into the area, but Bruce produces a magnificent, strong tackle to knock him over.
  • 87'
    Own Goal Martin Skrtel
    GOAL!!!! Hull get a third!! Sagbo latched on to a long ball from the defence, marched into the area and attacked Skrtel. He then shaped to shoot and cut the ball back to Huddlestone, whose shots finds the net via Skrtel's head. Pandemonium in the stands! 
  • 86'
    What a chance for Hull! Luis Alberto loses the ball and Sagbo is played through on goal, but the Ivorian's tame effort under pressure when one-on-one is saved by Mignolet.
  • 86'
    Liverpool are running out of time and seemingly out of ideas too. They are struggling to break the hosts down at the moment.
  • 83'
    Gerrards walks away and lets Suarez take it. He curls it towards the goal and has McGregor scrambling across his line, but the ball flies just wide.
  • 82'
    Suarez is caught late by Bruce in a central position and Liverpool get themselves a free-kick in a decent position, about 35 yards from goal. Suarez and Gerrard stand over it.
  • 80'
    Coutinho and Luis Alberto link on the edge of Hull's area, but the Spaniard's return pass isn't straight to the Brazilian and the hosts clear momentarily.
  • 78'
    The Irishman's free-kick is dangerous and it gets all the way into the six-yard box, but Liverpool nod it away.
  • 77'
    Hull win a free-kick out of very little on the right and Brady looks set to deliver.
  • 76'
    Suarez with a good touch just outside the area. He moves towards the right and shoots towards the goal, but Bruce make a good and important block.
  • 75'
    Hull nearly get into another fantastic position as Sagbo gets around the Liverpool defence, comes in from the flank and cuts the ball back towards the edge of the area, but none of his team-mates are there.
  • 74'
    SubstitutionVictor Moses Luis Alberto
  • 74'
    Victor Moses - who, like Sterling, was not very good - is replaced by former Sevilla and Barcelona B man Luis Alberto.
  • 73'
    How big does that McGregor save look now? This match has not been pretty, but few would claim Hull don't deserve to be in the lead.
  • 72'
    Goal David Meyler
    GOAL!!! Hull re-take the lead at the KC Stadium! Hull pump the ball into the box and it looks like it will drop for a chance on several occasions. Liverpool fail to clear it and it comes to Meyler, who takes a touch and fires into the bottom far corner. 
  • 71'
    Massive save by McGregor! Suarez volleyed the ball into the danger area from the right and Moses directed it goalwards, but McGregor keeps the ball out of the goal. 
  • 70'
    Lovely play by Huddlestone as he cleverly flicks the ball with his first touch and then shoots just wide with his left foot.
  • 69'
    Moses lays the ball off to Suarez on the right and although the resulting shot is poor, it almost lands to Coutinho at the back post, but it was hit with just a little too much venom.
  • 69'
    Moses lays the ball off to Suarez on the right and although the resulting shot is poor, it almost lands to Coutinho at the back post, but it was hit with just a little too much venom.
  • 68'
    Brady's in-swinging corner is far too close to Mignolet who catches it easily.
  • 68'
    The hosts make good ground down the right as Rosenior's pass is flicked into the area for Elmohamady by Sagbo, but Skrtel blocks the attempted cross. Corner for Hull.
  • 66'
    SubstitutionRobert Koren Liam Rosenior
  • 66'
    SubstitutionRaheem Sterling Philippe Coutinho
  • 66'
    On come Coutinho, who makes his comeback from an injury to replace Sterling. The latter did not have a good game.
  • 65'
    Hull straight back on the attack. First Sagbo threatens down the right and sees a crossed partially cleared and then Brady skips past Johnson on the left flank before firing into the area, but Skrtel cuts it out.
  • 64'
    Worrying situation for Hull as Suarez and Bruce chase down a long ball, but luckily for the hosts McGregor is alert and he pounces.
  • 62'
    His controlled free-kick is far better than anything Huddlestone has conjured up and Davies connects with it, but he can only head wide of the post.
  • 61'
    Lucas jumps straight into the back of Livermore about 40 yards from goal. Brady set to deliver from this good position.
  • 60'
    Hull given possession back as Toure bizarrely runs the ball out of play on the right.
  • 58'
    Following the pattern of what has come before in this match, Huddlestone's free-kick comes to nothing as Mignolet plucks it out of the air.
  • 58'
    Now it's a free-kick for Hull just inside the visitors' half. All the big men are forward.
  • 57'
    The corner is put into the centre by Liverpool, but Skrtel is seemingly penalised for a foul.
  • 56'
    Good battling by Moses on the right. Figueroa's clearance ricochets against him and then he holds off Sagbo as well before winning a corner.
  • 55'
    Brady is in need of medical attention as he headed the back of Toure's head in that last passage of play.
  • 54'
    Hull finally get forward for what is probably their first attack of the second half. Koren is fed down the right and he produces a good cross, but Toure heads it away.
  • 51'
    Moses darts inside from left, holding off the challenge of Huddlestone before threading a pass towards Suarez in a central position in the area, but the crowded Hull defence get the ball clear.
  • 49'
    Liverpool are seeing more of the ball during these opening stages, but Hull are getting in their faces well and pushing them back.
  • 47'
    Suarez is released into the right side of the penalty area and from a narrow angle he goes for goal, but McGregor gets down to keep it out.
  • 46'
    Gerrard pokes the ball to the edge of the area for Henderson, who in turn squeezes it through to Moses on the left. But once again the attack seems to end with the winger.
  • 46'
    We're back underway for the second half.
  • 45' + 2'
    There is the half-time whistle. The two sides go into the break level, and the 1-1 score is probably a fair result after an even 45 minutes.
  • 45' + 1'
    Gerrard fires a late corner into the Hull area, but the hosts clear at the third time of asking.
  • 45'
    Sterling drops deep and comes central to collect the ball. He turns and quickly picks Suarez out in the left channel. The Uruguayan decides to shoot first-time, but his tame effort goes straight at McGregor.
  • 44'
    Yellow Card Robbie Brady
  • 44'
    Brady's name goes into the referee's book after a blatant dive to win a penalty. 
  • 43'
    Sterling is lucky to win a free-kick inside the centre circle as he is caught by Huddlestone following a poor first touch. 
  • 41'
    Henderson controls a long ball excellently on his chest and then plays Sterling in down the left. The winger cuts inside and shoots, but Elmohamady reads him well and made a block.
  • 39'
    Sagbo waits for support from Elmohamady on the right wing. The Egyptian arrives eventually and crosses first-time, but his delivery is too high for Huddlestone.
  • 38'
    Considering they have two wingers on the pitch, Liverpool have been awfully reluctant to cross from the flanks. 
  • 36'
    Steve Bruce's side being penned into their own half at the moment as Liverpool try to probe their way through. 
  • 35'
    Huddlestone goes for goal from range as his low drive finds its way through a group of players, but Mignolet scoops it up with ease.
  • 34'
    Nearly some very good link-up play between Gerrard and Suarez as the former passed to the Uruguayan, continued his run and tried to collect the return pass in the area, but McGregor rushes out to intercept.
  • 32'
    Sterling continues to struggle out on the wing. He tries to beat Brady, but again the Hull man shrugs him off and leaves with the ball.
  • 30'
    Huddlestone's delivery from deep was headed away by one of the first men. Eventually it comes back to the former Tottenham man and he unleashes an audacious half-volley from about 40 yards out, but it goes comfortably wide of Mignolet's left-hand post.
  • 29'
    Suarez lucky to escape a card there as his elbow catches Figueroa in the face. Hull now with a free-kick on the left.
  • 29'
    Liverpool have their relatively quick reply. They'll be hopeful of taking an advantage into half-time.
  • 27'
    Goal Steven Gerrard
    GOAL!!! Liverpool equalise! Gerrard stepped up to take the free-kick and curled it into the bottom far corner. Game on!
  • 26'
    Yellow Card Curtis Davies
  • 25'
    Henderson charges forward to chase a loose ball and the midfielder just about beats Davies to it before being felled by the defender. Davies gets a yellow card and Liverpool have a free-kick on the edge of the area.
  • 24'
    Toure is put under a lot of pressure on the right side of the defence, but the centre-back produces some clever foot work and passes out from the back.
  • 22'
    Liverpool try to spring an attack immediately as Johnson comes forward and plays a throughball beyond the left-back for Sterling, but the pass is very poor.
  • 20'
    Assist David Meyler
  • 20'
    Goal Jake Livermore
    GOAL!!! Liverpool partially clear the previous free-kick, but they loses the ball again very quickly. Livermore plays a one-two with Elmohamady and then strikes from range. His shot takes a wicked deflection and beats Mignolet. Hull have the lead!
  • 19'
    The hosts win a cheap free-kick over on the left and Huddlestone plays it in from deep.
  • 17'
    There is no real pattern or flow to this match yet. Neither side is really dominating or passing particularly well.
  • 16'
    Sagbo does well on the left as he uses his strenth to win a throw-in. Brady looks as though he will throw the ball long into the area, but he opts to play it short and he soon fouls Sterling.
  • 15'
    The corner goes all the way through to the far side of the area. Koren collects and puts it back into the goalmouth, but Davies heads just wide.
  • 14'
    Suarez carelessly loses possession in the Hull half and the hosts look to break forward. Elmohamady tries to cross, but his ball is put behind for a corner.
  • 13'
    Good play by Sterling as he gets down the right and plays a square, low cross into the danger area, but his delivery is just behind Suarez.
  • 10'
    Huddlestone boots it forward, but Liverpool are quick to clear.
  • 9'
    Skrtel plays a short pass out of defence towards Henderson and Elmohamady steals it in front of him before being brought down. Free-kick on the half-way line for Hull.
  • 7'
    Sterling attacks down the right. The teenager attempts to get past Brady and cross, but the Irish midfielder deflects the ball out for a corner. Once again, the set-piece comes to nothing.
  • 7'
    Gerrard's delivery is whipped in with power and Toure meets it with his head, but Hull hack it away a couple of seconds later.
  • 6'
    Liverpool then win a corner straight after the throw-in. Good early chance here.
  • 5'
    Moses again tries to make ground down the left, but after cutting back on himself, Huddlestone sticks a foot in and concedes a throw-in.
  • 3'
    Good play by Moses as he gets into the left side of the area and pokes the ball into the centre for Henderson, but Davies came across to intercept.
  • 2'
    Nothing comes of the set-piece, however, as Hull clear it at the first time of asking.
  • 2'
    Free-kick in a decent position towards the left for Liverpool after Huddlestone handled the ball.
  • 1'
    Here we go. Hull start the action.
  • Not long until kick-off now, with the teams about to come out on to the pitch.
  • They still have everyone's favourite pantomime villain available, however. Luis Suarez has 10 goals from his last eight league matches. 
  • Sturridge has scored 15 goals in his last 17 Premier League matches, highlighting how much of a blow it is to Liverpool for him to be ruled out for so long.
  • These two sides have met each other 16 times in competitive matches and Hull have never won, with Liverpool coming out victorious 12 times.
  • The big news in today's build-up to this match is the ankle injury picked up by Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge. The England international has been ruled out for between six and eight weeks with an ankle injury.
  • And the Liverpool side today is: Mignolet; Flanagan, Toure, Skrtel, Johnson; Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson; Moses, Sterling; Suarez. SUBS: Jones, Agger, Sakho, Allen, Alberto, Aspas, Coutinho
  • The Hull team is: McGregor; Elmohamady, Davies, Bruce, Figueroa; Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore; Brady, Sagbo, Koren. SUBS: Harper, Rosenior, Faye, Chester, Graham, Boyd, Gedo
  • Hello and welcome to the live text commentary for the Premier League match between Hull City and Liverpool and the KC Stadium. My name is Ryan Benson and I will be describing the action for you.