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1 vs 0
Played
November 2, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
Kingston Communications Stadium — Hull
Referee:‬ A. Marriner‎
Attendance:‬ 24677‎
 
25′ Y. Sagbo
 
 
Top of the Match
Tom Huddlestone
Tom Huddlestone
Hull
Vito Mannone
Vito Mannone
Sunderland
Flop of the Match
Andrea Dossena
Andrea Dossena
Sunderland
Andrea Dossena
Andrea Dossena
Sunderland

Hull City 1-0 Sunderland: Cuellar own goal compounds Poyet’s woe

The visitors had two men sent off in the first half and had to settle for abject defeat, while the hosts' win extended their unbeaten home run in the league to five games

Yannick Sagbo Hull City Sunderland Barclays Premier League 11022013
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Hull City beat Sunderland 1-0 on Saturday as the Black Cats had two men sent off before half-time.

Hull grabbed their winner in fortuitous circumstances as Liam Rosenior curled a cross in from the right and, before Yannick Sagbo could connect with it and Carlos Cuellar nodded past his own goalkeeper 25 minutes in.

The match slipped even further from the visitors' grasp at the end of the first half when Lee Cattermole was shown his seventh Premier League red card for a wild tackle on Ahmed El Mohamady.

And after Andrea Dossena had followed him down the tunnel two minutes later after stamping on David Meyler's shin, Hull predictably dominated the second half.

Chances were more apparent in the final 15 minutes, as Steven Fletcher was denied by Steve Harper, before Jake Livermore hit the post, but Hull had already done enough to claim a win that extended their unbeaten run at home in the Premier League to five matches.

Steve Bruce made just the one change from the Hull side that lost to Tottenham in their last Premier League encounter, as Livermore returned.

Fabio Borini’s late winning goal in the north-east derby with Newcastle earned the Italian his second league start of the season for Sunderland, as he replaced Adam Johnson in their only alteration.

Goalscoring opportunities were few and far between early on but the hosts almost took a 17th-minute lead when Livermore flicked Tom Huddlestone’s left-wing free kick just past the far post.

Their next chance did find the net, however, as Rosenior’s controlled cross from the right was headed past his goalkeeper Keiren Westwood by Cuellar.

A collision with Paul McShane then forced Westwood off and his replacement, Vito Mannone, almost conceded just a few moments after coming on but Phil Bardsley deflected Sagbo’s low shot wide.

First-half stoppage time saw Sunderland’s task become an almost impossible one as Cattermole received a straight red card and Dossena soon followed him for a crude stamp on Meyler.

Manager Gus Poyet reacted to the red cards by introducing Johnson and Wes Brown, with the latter making his first league appearance since January 2012.

Hull looked to make the most of their numerical advantage as quickly as possible but George Boyd’s left-footed effort in the 53rd minute flew narrowly wide of the target.

Mannone's goal was coming under increased pressure by the hour mark and the Italian did well to deny Livermore as the on-loan Spurs midfielder shot from distance.

Both sides created chances in the final 15 minutes as Fletcher fired straight at Harper when one-on-one, while Livermore struck the post with a long-range effort, but Hull held on for slender victory.


Hull

22
Stephen Harper
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
Liam Rosenior
Defender
70′
3.00
3
Maynor Figueroa
Defender
90′
3.50
6
Curtis Davies
Defender
3.50
15
Paul McShane
Defender
3.50
8
Tom Huddlestone
Midfielder
4.00
14
Jake Livermore
Midfielder
3.00
27
Ahmed El Mohamady
Midfielder
3.00
24
Sone Aluko
Striker
 - 
7
David Meyler
Midfielder
57′
3.00
17
George Boyd
Striker
76′
2.50
20
Y. Sagbo
Striker
25′
3.50

Sunderland

3.00
20
2.50
2
1.50
3
3.50
16
John O'Shea
Defender
2.00
24
2.00
7
3.50
14
Jack Colback
Midfielder
2.00
33
Lee Cattermole
Midfielder
48′
2.50
9
3.00
17
2.00
31

Substitutes

16
 - 
23
 - 
10
Robert Koren
Midfielder
57′
3.00
29
Stephen Quinn
Midfielder
 - 
11
3.00
-
3.00
10
Gedo
Striker
 - 

Substitutes

3.50
25
Vito Mannone
Goalkeeper
43′
3.50
5
Wes Brown
Defender
46′
 - 
12
 - 
4
Sung-Yong Ki
Midfielder
 - 
8
Craig Gardner
Midfielder
2.50
11
Adam Johnson
Midfielder
46′
 - 
23

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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Results
 
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 Utd.
15 2