Written by HullCityJournals
An unchanged Hull city side made a long trip down to the capital, which was only made longer on the way back due to a decent performance by the away side, however the 3-0 scoreline didn’t reflect that, the tigers played well, but couldn’t be clinical enough in the final third.
As expected, the home side pressurised from the off, Christian Eriksen was already causing trouble at the back for Hull, with a cross into the box, Huddlestone cut it out, only to lose it again, where Spurs’ record signing could only curl wide, worrying times early on. Only moments later the lily whites keeper threw a long ball down, and sent speedster Danny Rose to beat the ever-distant quality of Elmohamady, before cutting back to the technical midfielder in Eriksen to smash home past Marshall. This was no surprise and left no chance for the Hull ‘keeper, a lot of the North-East fans will be calling for his head. Still.
Tottenham 1-0 Hull.
The tigers did have a few chances during the game, a first one came from a nice tackle from Livermore (who scored last game) and a fake dart to the side threw his former side off track. Jake continued his steam train run downfield. Diomande was up in support to field a 1-2 which allowed the midfielder to get a shot away, it was on target, but no harm was done. Another chance whilst the tigers were on top for the minority, a wide-out Clucas sent a ball in to Livermore who got his 2nd shot away, a tough save for Lloris but he just managed to push it away from the corner.
Hull had to have an organised defence, and for a while they did. Alli, (who should have been called offside) forced Marshall to make a spectacular save from a troubling shot. A defensive fold in midfield allowed the home sides defender, Vertonghen, a crucial block by the large prospect that Huddlestone saved a certain second goal against them. Since that, Jake Livermore had yet another shot against Lloris but it was saved magnificently by a stuck out leg.
The second goal came in the second half, which Englishman Dier dipped a chip over Robbo for Walker to chase, who beat him with power, strength and pace, to square it across the goal line for the Dane to get his 2nd goal of the game.
Tottenham 2-0 Hull.
10 minutes later, Dawson tripped a spurs player whilst running into the box. A free-kick, 25 yards out, 1 goal away from 3 in a game, could Eriksen get his first league hat-trick? Of course he could, but he didn’t. He forced a sensational top corner save by Marshall. Unluckily for the slated ‘keeper, the ball came back off the post for Wanyama to tap the ball home for the game to be complete. Eriksen did have a variety of more shots, but the Hull goalie was equal to them.
Full-time: Tottenham 3-0 Hull.
The 3-5-2 formation for the tigers is working much better, being more clinical against the lower teams will push us back up, no worries for us as of yet.
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