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04/02/2017 at 15:57


SUMMARY: Hull City 2-0 Liverpool

Hull City produced their best performance of the season to down high flying Liverpool and preserve new manager Marco Silva's 100% winning record on home soil. The result sees the Tigers inch to within a point of safety and leaves the visitors title ambitions in tatters, as the host executed a masterclass of resolute defending and swift counter attacking football. 

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Tigers tame title hopefuls

The Tigers went to toe-to-toe with Liverpool in the early stages, not content to sit back and soak up the pressure, instead looking to be incisive on the attack when the opportunities presented themselves. Debutant N'Diaye fired a weak shot at Mignolet in the visiting goal as City wasted an early chance. Liverpool predictably enjoyed the lion's share of possession, but it was the Tigers who took the lead on 44 minutes when the Reds dallied in defence and N'Diaye pounced to poke home for an interval lead.

Relentless Liverpool pressure ensued in the second half, but it was City who saw Hernandez spurn two great chances to double the advantage for the hosts. As the Reds piled into City's final third, gaps at the back appeared - and the Tigers looked dangerous on the counter. Two good stops from Jakupovic kept the lead in tact, but Liverpool were struggling to get anything on target despite dominating. And Hull City made the Reds pay dearly as Niasse raced clear to nutmeg Mignolet in the 85th minute to seal a brilliant and well deserved 2-0 home win. 

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