Written by HullCityJournals
Hull City earned a well deserved draw in the second half after an abysmal first half. “Super-sub” Adama Diomande made the difference when coming on at half time and gave the tigers a bit more freedom.
In the early stages of the match it was hard to see why it was called a “Premier League” fixture. A tedious and dull opening set many fans expecting a poor game, which in truths told, was. A poor pass back from Livermore allowed Rondon (who caused havoc all first half) to attack at Dawson, he then gave it to Morrison who took a first attempt which was blocked but then hit it again, luckily it went wide, but it was a warning shot.
Closer to the first half ending, Jonny Evans put a through ball in to try and reach Nyom down the left hand side. Snodgrass attempted to clear it but then slipped, allowing the Albion man to continue his run, but was halted by Elmohamady and went out for a corner. Matt Phillips put in a perfectly placed corner onto the 6-yard box. Perfect delivery allowed McAuley to header it downwards and through Henriksens legs. It was a mystery how it got through several players all in the way. Thoroughly deserved for the baggies at this point.
Hull City 0-1 West Brom.
A half-time substitution was made, Ryan Mason came off, which was jeered by Hull fans, Mason hadn’t played the best but there was no need for the sarcastic cheers. Anyway Diomande came on for him and oh boy did he change the game! Back from suspension he was running and taking on defenders like forwards should, he gave that extra character for the tigers to claw their way back. The KCOM men nearly did when Snodgrass received the ball on the ball right. He cut inside and had a one-two with Livermore, Snoddy then showboated a ball to Mbokani who again laid it back to Jake, slipped a pass into Henriksen who turned swiftly and gave it back, a beautiful exciting play only to be stopped by a weak shot at the keeper by Livermore. Barcelona-esque!
Similar what happened to the play what happened a little earlier, Snoddy gave it to Jake in the center of the field. He passed it forward to Mbokani who was then tripped by the ‘Throstles’ goal scorer. The Scottish international Snodgrass surprisingly hit the ball to the left of the goal with a low powerful drive. Foster saw it all the way and managed to keep it out.
70 minutes in, youngster full-back Josh Tymon was doing well to keep out the experienced Matt Phillips who was trying to batter down that right edge of his. Diomande intercepted a pass from Phillips on half way, Adama was skipping forward but was brought down, Matt Phillips being the culprit again. Superb-Scot Snodgrass again took the free-kick. Deep and high for Mbokani to put is head on it, then captain Dawson followed up with a surprising acrobatic poke towards the goal, which crept into the corner. This was his 2nd goal in 3 games! (Or 2 in 2 if you’re only counting home games.)
Hull City 1-1 West Brom.
Not long after Dawson gave away a free-kick in dangerous territory, and it was easy to tell how dangerous it was. Nacer chadli stepped up and hit a thunderous strike towards goal. Marshall did well to get up to the corner and palm it out. He doesn’t save many of them…
Right at the end of the game, a spectacular ball in left Davies frantically jumping around trying to get anything on the ball to divert it away from Rondon. An almost free Rondon could only head it wide although he should have won West Brom the game!
Full-Time: Hull City 1-1 West Brom
Agree, Hull fans? Was it a deserved result? And which player stood out for you? Let us know in the comments below!
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