Written by Luke Evans
Hull have had a great start to the season, picking up 7 points from 7 games. However, you may think why have I said: “great start?” This is because Hull have played the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester, who were all in the top-half of the league last-season.
Our first game of the season, against Leicester looked like it was going to be a thrashing. having 13 fit senior players; no manager and hate against our owners, the Allam family. But we beat them 2-1, which was a great way to start the season – especially under Hull’s circumstances.
The second game against Swansea, was where everyone thought Hull would slip up, and go under from there, however, we showed the same desire, passion and togetherness, which got us a 2-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium.
Our game against Manchester United was very unlucky for Hull. Conceding in the 90th minute is hard for any club, but when you’ve defended well all game, it’s that bit harder to take. Curtis Davies showed his true worth as a defender in that game, putting his body on the line for every tackle and shot that was thrown at him.
Even some Burnley fans would say Hull deserved more in the game at Turf Moor. Hull had plenty of chances. David Meyler hitting the post, and chances for Abel were missed. However, the first goal came from Burnley Midfielder Steven Defour, hitting a perfect shot from 25 yards out, putting the ball into Jakupovic’s net. But what saved us was a brilliant Robert Snodgrass free-kick in the 90th minute – hitting the ball straight past Tom Heaton, making the game 1-1 at full-time.
Some say the game against Arsenal was a “reality check” for Hull. A 4-1 loss to Arsenal is always on the cards, but if you watched the game it doesn’t seem that way. Hull had plenty of chances in the first-half, with Abel Hernandez having some great chances, but great goalkeeping from Peter Cech saved the Gunners from conceding.
Klopp effect was in full-force against us at Anfield. Pace and constant pressing from Firmino, Mane, Lallana and Coutinho was a result of a 5-1 loss. Elmohamady picked up a red card in the first-half which didn’t help us in any way, which exposed us in the second-half of the game.
Our final run of tough games ended at home to Chelsea. Hull played superb in the first-half, and should of scored going into half-time. Chelsea came out the better team in the second-half. Goals from Willian and Diego Costa secured all-three points for Chelsea going into the international break.
However, Hull have to start getting points back on the Premier League table. Hull will play Bournemouth, Stoke, Watford and Southampton in their next 4 fixtures.
What do you think of Hull’s season so far? Let us know in the comments below!
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