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Premier League

  • April 4, 2015
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: A. Marriner
  • • Attendance: 20333

Swansea City 3-1 Hull City: Misery deepens for 10-man Hull

Hull City remains very much in danger of Premier League relegation after David Meyler was sent off in a 3-1 loss at Swansea City.

Swansea City kept 10-man Hull City firmly in the Premier League relegation mire with a 3-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Bafetimbi Gomis scored twice as Hull was hampered by a straight red card for David Meyler in the 53rd minute.

The visitors came into the game knowing a win would move them six points clear of the relegation zone, but made a poor start as a goalkeeping error from Allan McGregor enabled Swansea to take the lead after 18 minutes.

McGregor failed to deal with a long-range Jonjo Shelvey effort, presenting Ki Sung-yueng with a chance that he did not waste, and a magnificent acrobatic finish from Gomis in the 37th minute seemingly put Swansea in complete control.

Paul McShane pulled one back five minutes after the interval, but Hull's momentum was soon checked as Meyler was sent off for a rash challenge on Kyle Naughton. Gomis added a third for Swansea late on to complete a miserable day for Steve Bruce's side.

After a slow start to proceedings, Ki broke the deadlock as he turned home a rebound from Shelvey's 25-yard strike, which McGregor could only parry into the South Korea international's path.

Hull was dealt a further blow on the half-hour mark when Gaston Ramirez – who had been a doubt prior to the game due to a hamstring issue – limped off to be replaced by Stephen Quinn.

Swansea continued to have the better of the play despite flashes of attacking initiative from the visitors, and saw its lead doubled courtesy of a superb second from Gomis.

The former Lyon man brilliantly found the net with a stunning scissor kick after Hull had allowed the ball to be played back into the box following a corner.

Tempers flared shortly after the restart, with Ashley Williams booked for a foul on Dame N'Doye, who was then cautioned himself following a coming together with Wayne Routledge.

The visitors took advantage of the resulting free kick. McShane tapped home after Alex Bruce had flicked on a terrific delivery from Robbie Brady.

Another Brady delivery caused chaos in the Swansea box as the home side was forced to scramble clear from a Bruce header, but the pendulum swung again when Meyler saw red. The ex-Sunderland midfielder dived in to a challenge with Naughton as he tried to win a loose ball but only succeeded in driving his boot into the right back's leg.

Referee Andre Marriner showed no hesitation in dismissing Meyler and the injured Naughton was replaced by Angel Rangel.

Hull never really threatened to overcome its numerical disadvantage and conceded a third as Gomis latched on to a long ball over the top and lifted a delicate lob over McGregor.