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Hull City
1 - 3

Premier League

Kingston Comms Stadium

17/1/2009 17:40

Attendance: 24,924

Referee: Alan Wiley

Hull CityArsenal
Cousin 65Adebayor 30, Nasri 82, Bendtner 86
Myhill     Almunia    
Doyle     Sagna    
Turner     Toure    
Ricketts     Djourou    
Kilbane     Clichy    
Mendy     Eboue     69
France     83 Denilson    
Ashbee     Diaby    
Halmosi     53 Nasri    
Geovanni     87 van Persie    
Cousin     Adebayor     87
Duke     Fabianski    
Dawson     Song     87
Garcia     87 Gibbs    
Giannakopoulos     Vela    
Fagan     83 Ramsey    
Manucho     53 Merida    
Folan     Bendtner     69
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
This was a game we bossed but at a pace that didn't ever make it appear that way. A comfortable win in the end but one which couldn't ever feel comfortable because of this season failures. It's almost as though we expect to mess up. Yet none of the other big teams had comfortable wins either. Nevertheless we do make things harder than they should be. If any keeper were to show the same propensity for errors of judgement that Clichy is, at times, capable of some fans would be baying for blood. As it is Clichy's stock is good enough to overcome such potentially costly errors but I trust he is learning something from them. At times Eboue is capable of putting in a good shift on the right side of midfield - sadly this wasn't one of those times. In fact the whole midfield played at a pedestrian rate with Diaby and Denilson making fewer passes between them than Denilson managed on his own against Bolton last week. Denilson played virtually 80% of the game in midfield or defense. Diaby virtually 70%. Eboue played 53% of the time in the attacking third and Nasri 57%. Nasri made better use of his time in the offensive areas than Eboue, who managed to misplace 50% of his passes, could. We needed both flanks to perform if Diaby and Denilson were going to be as static as they were. Bendtner playing on the right brought a real improvement and offered a greater attacking threat. He deserved his goal and could have had two with any luck. In fact nobody managed more goal attempts, in the 20 or so minutes the Dane was on the pitch, with his 3 matching RvP's tally. RvP had the satisfaction of picking up assists for all 3 goals even though one was clearly off side. He kept up his recent record by hitting the woodwork for the 14th time this season. I wonder what the individual record is? Those seeing Diaby as purely an attacking midfielder might note that nobody, on either side, made more ball winning tackles (5) than he did.

Date:Saturday January 17 2009
Time: 8:48PM


Interesting stats Amos. It doesnt sound like Diaby & Denilson had particularly good games - they had a decent 1st half, from what I saw, although their creative input needs to improve significantly.
17/01/2009 22:23:00
Denilson and Diaby were crap, Eboue, it pains me to say this, was our best player for the first 45 min. Diaby should never have started, he's crap.
17/01/2009 23:33:00
Revenge is sweet !
Tiny T
18/01/2009 00:05:00
What revenge?
18/01/2009 01:26:00
A very good result from what was an indifferent performance. RVP was again excellent and showed what a class player he can be when he puts his mind to it. Another defensive howler from Gael 'gifted' Hull their goal. I love Gael but he really must rid himself of his current propensity for making expensive mistakes.
norfolk dumpling
18/01/2009 08:44:00
Revenge is indeed Sweet! I wonder what the record is for hitting the post in a season is?
18/01/2009 18:39:00
Sometimes I think Gael gets caught out, like he did yesterday. But He's still a very player in my book.
18/01/2009 18:42:00
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