Hull city continued their fine form at home with a sensational 10-man display against 11-man Watford, personally I think 12, due to referee Bobby Madley having a few shockers. The tigers clawed their way back from the disappointing red card half way through the first half to win respectively and stay out of the relegation zone.
The tigers spent the vast majority of the game at a slow pace and a 0-0 score line. With relegation-rivals Swansea winning against Stoke, the tigers had to keep their cool and equal their result.
Straightaway the home supporters had their hearts in their mouths as their player of the season almost scored an own goal when he powerfully picked a pass to the ‘keeper which went just wide.
The first terrible decision the man in the middle made, was the judgement of Oumar Niasse’s ‘tackle’, or I would call it, ‘a tap’. The ball squirmed out and left the forward meeting Watford’s Niang half-way. The reaction from the latter made it look as though he was shot! A toe which caught the wide-man was judged high and was sent off, a pathetic decision in my view, and we should get that turned over, but we know what the FA are like with Hull…
The Hertfordshire side won a corner and was swung in to centre back, Prodl, who headed firmly but was helped over the bar by a magnificent save from the elongated Jakupovic.
Throughout the game the ‘hornets’ looked less likely to score as they were mundane and clueless in front of the goal. Although they had an extra man, they just couldn’t find enough space, and was always crowded out by a ratio of 2:1.
Watford had a free kick, deep on the left-wing. The ball was swung in and bounced out to the edge, a player lined up a shot, which dribbled out to Hernandez, the substitute set Robertson on a swift counter attack, pacing up field with him was wingers Grosicki and Markovic. Me and several thousand fans in the stadium thought the full back had chosen the wrong option when he freed Grosicki down the right-wing, until he fired in a delicious cross which Markovic caught on the bounce. The ball looped off the Serbian’s head, crossbar and on the line. The attacker was the quickest to react and prodded it into an empty net, to get his 2nd goal in as many home games.
Hull city 1-0 Watford.
Just under 10 minutes later the tigers pressed continually, and won a corner on the right. Pole Grosicki put in a weak corner which was headed away, only as far as Clucas, the masterminded midfielder controlled it on his chest 25-yards out before volleying sweetly, to the opposite corner of the ‘keeper, the lad had scored his first home premier league goal! And wasn’t it deserved?
Hull city 2-0 Watford.
Whatever the odds may be of Marco Silva losing at home, he manages to defy them. I think it was a brilliant performance due to the awful decision in the first half. We can stay up, we just need to equal and/or better all of Swansea’s results.
Hull fans, was that the best performance of the season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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