Vital Football

Latest Hull City News

City fall to bogey side as Stoke complete double

City fall to bogey side as Stoke complete double

City made 2 changes to the side beaten by Manchester City last week. As expected Maguire and Huddlestone came back in place of Elmohamady and Hernandez.

The changes gave City a strange shape with no recognised right back. City began brightly but bad control by N'Diaye saw the ball slip out of play.

After only 6 minutes City were up against it when careless midfield play , again by N'Diaye saw Stoke take the lead with a great shot into the top right hand corner by Arnautovic. Maguire tried in vain to get to him but to no avail.

Stoke had another great chance a few minutes later but this time Arnautovic put his effort just over.

City were struggling to keep pace with Stoke and it looked as if they'd scored again through Berahino a few minutes later . Fortunately for City it was ruled offside.

City did mount a sustained attack as halftime approached but Niasse pushed the ball just wide. Another hopeful ball into the Stoke penalty area saw Grant push Markovic's effort away.

Maguire had a great chance to put City level from a rare City corner but put his effort over.

HT Stoke City 1-0 Hull City

Both sides made no changes at halftime.

Early in the second half careless play by Pieter conceded a corner. The resulting kick found its way to Maguire who hit the ball into the ground and into the net. For their determination City deserved their equaliser on 51 minutes.

Stoke took off Berahino and Adam and brought on Walters and Crouch. They immediately caused problems and only a great save by Jakupovic prevented City going behind.

City had a chance to go ahead themselves a few minutes later but Niasse blasted over.

The game turned on 66 minutes when a cross by Walters into the box saw Crouch out jump Ranocchia and plant his header into the corner of the net. 2-1. It was harsh on City but a great goal nonetheless.

Immediately afterwards Huddlestone was replaced by Hernandez in an effort to claw the game back. It nearly worked when a shot by Grosicki was pushed out by Grant but Niasse could not turn in the loose ball under pressure.

Ten minutes from the end City's fate was sealed when Shaqiri again tormented City with a superb strike from outside the box which comprehensively beat Jakupovic. 3-1, game over.

An accidental kick by Walters on Ranocchia whilst on the ground saw the latter needing attention.

In the end City were well beaten by 2 superb second half goals but even in defeat their determination shone through.

FT Stoke City 3-1 Hull City

So another game slips by and we still need more points for safety. Fortunately Swansea lost as well so we stay out of the bottom 3. The games against Watford, Sunderland and Palace away now become vital

Tony Atkin - 16.04.17

Bloggers
Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tony Atkin
Date:Sunday April 16 2017
Time: 6:58PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Hull City Articles

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Mannion Fee Set

Hull City have now discovered what compensation we will have to pay AFC Wimbledon for the services of young goalkeeper Will Mannion.

Silva Resigns As Hull Manager

Hull City confirmed late yesterday evening that head coach Marco Silva had now resigned from his role at the club following relegation into the Championship.

Bruce Released As Retained List Is Announced

Alex Bruce's spell at the KCOM Stadium is coming to an end. But, somewhat surprisingly, Shaun Maloney, linked with Aberdeen and Hibernian, has been offered a new Hull deal.

Archived Vital Hull Articles

Vital Hull articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Hull
Write For Vital Hull
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Tottenham MotM
Suggested By:
Marshall1%
Ranocchia0%
Dawson0%
Davies0%
Elabdellaoui0%
Huddlestone27%
N Diaye9%
Tymon9%
Bowen18%
Clucas9%
Niasse9%
Sub - Grosicki9%
Sub - Elmohamady0%
Sub - Robertson9%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Hull City Results (view all)

Hull City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.John Cross3
2.lambrettaman1
The Vital Football Members League