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December 14, 2013 12:30 PM EST
Kingston Communications Stadium — Hull
Referee:‬ M. Dean‎
Attendance:‬ 23324‎
 
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Asmir Begovic
Asmir Begovic
Stoke
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Hull City 0-0 Stoke City: Toothless Tigers share points with Potters

The Tigers and the Potters played out a game of few chances, although Stephen Ireland did have the ball in the back of the net only for the goal to be ruled out for offside

Hull City and Stoke City had to settle for a share of the spoils as they played out a 0-0 Premier League draw at the KC Stadium on Saturday.

Bosnia keeper Asmir Begovic made superb reaction saves from Ahmed Elmohamady and Yannick Sagbo in the first half to keep his side in the game, again denying the former Sunderland man after the break.

Stoke ended the game on top, but found Allan McGregor in equally impressive form as he twice denied Peter Crouch from point-blank range.

Either side could have moved into the top half with a win, but remain 12th and 13th respectively with a point apiece.

Steve Bruce's side was unchanged from Monday's draw at Swansea City, while Stoke handed starts to Stephen Ireland and Oussama Assaidi following goalscoring substitute appearances in a memorable win over Chelsea last weekend.

The hosts were in the ascendancy from the off but could not find a way past Begovic.

Elmohamady was the first to stretch the Bosnian with a dipping volley from 25 yards that the Stoke goalkeeper did well to tip over the crossbar.

The Egyptian was in fine form on the right as he surged past Marc Muniesa before cutting back to Sagbo, who touched the ball away from Ryan Shawcross and brought a smart stop from Begovic at his near post.

Stoke ended the first period with its best spell, but only had a ball flashed across the face of goal from Marko Arnautovic to show for it as the sides went in at the break goalless.

Elmohamady and Begovic renewed rivalries on the hour, the keeper making an excellent stop from the wing-back's firm header.

Livermore fizzed another effort from distance wide and the hosts had penalty appeals waved away as Sagbo's header flicked off Muniesa's elbow.

Ireland tucked home after Crouch had forced McGregor into a stunning save with 20 minutes to go, only to be denied by the offside flag.

McGregor again got down to his left quickly to keep Crouch out as Stoke entered the closing stages strongly, Shawcross nodding onto the bar from the resulting corner.

But neither side could find a killer blow as Stoke recorded a sixth consecutive away game in the league without a win, while Hull racked up a fifth clean sheet on home soil this season.


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Hull

1
Allan McGregor
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
Maynor Figueroa
Defender
3.00
4
Alex Bruce
Defender
67′
2.50
5
James Chester
Defender
3.00
6
Curtis Davies
Defender
3.00
7
David Meyler
Midfielder
78′
3.00
8
Tom Huddlestone
Midfielder
3.00
14
Jake Livermore
Midfielder
3.00
27
Ahmed El Mohamady
Midfielder
3.50
30
Danny Graham
Striker
82′
2.50
20
Y. Sagbo
Striker
59′
3.50

Stoke

3.50
1
Asmir Begovic
Goalkeeper
2.00
5
Muniesa
Defender
66′
3.00
12
Marc Wilson
Defender
3.00
17
2.50
20
2.50
6
Glenn Whelan
Midfielder
78′
2.50
15
Steven N'Zonzi
Midfielder
3.00
32
2.50
10
2.50
24
3.00
25

Substitutes

22
Stephen Harper
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
2.50
15
 - 
23
 - 
10
Robert Koren
Midfielder
 - 
11
2.50
17
2.50

Substitutes

 - 
29
2.50
3
 - 
28
 - 
7
2.50
8
W. Palacios
Midfielder
78′
2.50
16
Charlie Adam
Midfielder
90′
 - 
9

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