Written by HullCityJournals
Hull City travelled to championship ground Craven Cottage, home to Fulham and ex-Hull players Tom Cairney and Sone Aluko. The latter of which was the engine of the promotion season for the tigers in 2012-13 campaign. The home side were favourites to win the game at kick-off. Hull’s top scorer has joined the Hammers for a fee of £10 million, the community reacted quite badly to this, but understandably.
Marco Silva fielded a very strong side containing 7 changes. Maguire started on the bench but 10 minutes later replaced Curtis Davies after aggravating his injury. Luck with injuries is shocking. The huge unit has also reportedly had a bid on him by West Ham for £9 million, if so he would join ex-tiger teammate Robert Snodgrass.
The 4th round FA cup tie was a very mundane, dull one. Only except the goal. Huddlestone gave away a free kick. A ball floated in for on-loan Kalas to head it back for (who else?) Aluko to volley it in, something he didn’t often do in his time at the tigers. Maguire received a yellow card at 30 minutes.
Fulham 1-0 Hull.
A worst possible 45 minutes under the Portuguese manager. As of yet.
In the second half linked-away Robertson once again put in a wonderful teasing cross to the back post where Evandro ran onto and dived to reach the ball with his head. The ball was hit downward and dribbled underneath the ‘keeper in the centre of the goal. A goal I think has been thoroughly deserved for the Brazilian midfielder.
Fulham 1-1 Hull
Fulham came on a break away with Aluko picking out the left winger, a perfect defence-splitting pass. He then squared it to Martin (on loan from Derby) to put it into the empty goal and the home team back in front. There was appeals for offside, but the defending wasn’t the strongest.
Fulham 2-1 Hull
Horrific defending from the right hand side of the tigers team, consisting of both January signings Markovic and Elabdelloui. Sessegnon weaved in and out of the 2 players before passing inside and continuing his dangerous run. The ball got to the D where previous scorer Martin turned a pass back inside for the original player to squeeze the ball through the Jaks’ legs.
Fulham 3-1 Hull
10 minutes later another former city boy Cairney gave the ball out wide to the want away striker Martin who created space down the right and put Cairney in through to goal, the Scot stopped in the box and turned and slid a ball into the centre for Johansen to smash home the championship sides 4th. A truly embarrassing display, but don’t worry it gets worse.
Fulham 4-1 Hull
A purely embarrassing for the history of the tigers. Robertson was brought down and of course the away side was awarded a penalty. Abel Hernandez who looked full of energy and looked promising to score in this tie, was allowed to step up for the spot-kick. He weakly put the ball to his right, the ‘keeper easily saved it, more trouble came when the same taker ran to regain possession and was tripped by the man who saved it. Of course a 2nd penalty was given. The Uruguayan had a 2nd chance to redeem himself. Instead to put the penalty straight at the goalkeeper and again it was saved. A horrific sight for all football fans. Why didn’t Huddlestone take it?
I am not terribly annoyed about the exit, I would rather stay in the premier league than another FA cup tie.
Hull fans, do you agree that this isn’t a bid deal for the club? What did you make of the game? Let us know in the comments below!
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