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Played
November 23, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
Kingston Communications Stadium — Hull
Referee:‬ A. Taylor‎
Attendance:‬ 23043‎
 
 
Barry Bannan 81′
Top of the Match
Barry Bannan
Barry Bannan
Crystal Palace
Gedo
Gedo
Hull
Flop of the Match
Yannick Bolasie
Yannick Bolasie
Crystal Palace
Ahmed El Mohamady
Ahmed El Mohamady
Hull

Hull 0-1 Crystal Palace: Bannan completes smash and grab raid for 10-man Eagles

The former Aston Villa midfielder tapped his first goal for the club into an empty net to secure three points for the Eagles, who had seen Yannick Bolasie sent off

Robbie Brady Mile Jedinak Hull City Crystal Palace Premier League 23112013
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New Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis watched from the stands as his men sealed a long-awaited victory against Hull.

The former Stoke boss was confirmed before the match as the man to fill the void left by Ian Holloway at the end of October, and he saw Barry Bannan's strike end an eight-match winless run in the Premier League despite Yannick Bolasie's dismissal.

Bolasie, who had been one of Palace's better players, saw red with 13 minutes to go for a foul on Jake Livermore, but the visitors showed remarkable resilience to wrap up three vital points to move off the foot of the table.

Palace survived a late scare when Livermore hit the woodwork before the visitors scrambled it clear, earning them just their second league win of the campaign.

Hull manager Steve Bruce opted to make three changes from the side that lost 4-1 to Southampton last time round, with Allan McGregor returning following a lengthy thigh injury, while Robert Koren replaced Liam Rosenior.

There was just one change for the visitors, with caretaker boss Keith Millen opting to bolster their attack by including Dwight Gayle at the expense of Jerome Thomas.

It was the hosts who started the brighter and Yannick Sagbo squandered a fine chance to put them ahead after just two minutes, steering a low shot just wide of the post from close range.

Bolasie was Palace's most positive attacking outlet but he struggled to make a meaningful impact without the help of his team-mates and became increasingly isolated as the half wore on.

The game remained primarily a midfield battle before the break, though Robbie Brady did nod wide for the hosts, while George Boyd finally tested Julian Speroni with a powerful effort in the 42nd minute.

There was action at either end early in the second half, Sagbo firing straight at Speroni before Gayle was thwarted at the end of a swift counter-attack.

The visitors had another fine chance in the 65th minute, and it fell to Bolasie, but after weaving through a number of players his hurried shot went well wide of the mark.

Bolasie's next involvement saw his day come to a premature end after he lunged in on Livermore, but Bannan stunned the home crowd with a low effort from inside the box with just nine minutes left.

Hull threw men forward late on and almost levelled when Livermore hit the post but the visitors held on.


Hull

1
Allan McGregor
Goalkeeper
2.50
3
Maynor Figueroa
Defender
2.50
6
Curtis Davies
Defender
3.00
15
Paul McShane
Defender
58′
2.50
8
Tom Huddlestone
Midfielder
66′
2.50
10
Robert Koren
Midfielder
77′
2.00
14
Jake Livermore
Midfielder
3.00
27
Ahmed El Mohamady
Midfielder
48′
2.50
11
Robbie Brady
Striker
46′
2.00
17
George Boyd
Striker
2.50
20
Y. Sagbo
Striker
3.00

Crystal Palace

2.50
1
Julian Speroni
Goalkeeper
3.50
2
Joel Ward
Defender
2.50
19
2.50
21
Dean Moxey
Defender
3.00
27
2.00
7
3.00
8
3.00
15
Mile Jedinak
Midfielder
3.50
46
Barry Bannan
Midfielder
81′
3.00
16
2.50
29

Substitutes

22
Stephen Harper
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
2.50
4
Alex Bruce
Defender
 - 
23
 - 
7
David Meyler
Midfielder
 - 
30
2.50
10
Gedo
Striker
77′
2.50

Substitutes

 - 
25
Neil Alexander
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
2.50
22
Stuart O'Keefe
Midfielder
75′
2.50
13
Jason Puncheon
Midfielder
86′
 - 
-
 - 
9
3.00
30

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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