Hull City 3-1 Liverpool - Skrtel own goal tops off magnificent victory

Hull City 3 - 1 Liverpool

  • 20" Jake Livermore
  • 27" Steven Gerrard
  • 72" David Meyler
  • 87" Martin Skrtel (og)

Ref: Howard Webb
Attendance: 24,940

Hull City Fans

Hull City have beaten Liverpool for the first ever time after goals from Jake Livermore, David Meyler and a Martin Skrtel own goal outdid Steven Gerrard's strike.

Liverpool seemed to be affected by the injury worries that plagued the build-up to their game at the KC Stadium against Hull City - as they struggled and toiled against an excellent performance from Hull City.

The Tigers were themselves potentially distracted before kick-off after more ridiculous comments from their under-fire chairman - but they showed no signs of distraction in the 3-1 victory.

Liverpool dominated possession but Raheem Sterling and Victor Moses lacked the penetration to break down a Hull defence containing star performers Maynor Figueroa and Curtis Davies.

Hull took the lead in the 20th minute. Jake Livermore played a one-two with David Meyler hit a strike from 25 yards which took a huge deflection off Martin Skrtel and beyond Simon Mignolet.

But Liverpool kept on and bagged an equaliser just seven minutes later when Steven Gerrard bent a sublime free-kick past Allan McGregor.

But Hull were terrific in the second half and their positive football finally paid off when David Meyler thrashed the ball home after Liverpool’s Kolo Toure failed to clear his lines to send the KC into raptures.

Luis Suarez then flashed a free-kick just wide before Hull finished things off in style.

The ball was cleared long by Hull and an injured Toure played Hull’s exceptional striker Yannick Sagbo onside. The Ivorian danced with the ball before squaring for Tom Huddlestone. However the hair will have to stay, he got his feet in a kerfuddled before hitting a chip wide of the target, which was headed in by Martin Skrtel for 3-1.

Mohamed El-Mohamady could, and should have won them the game late on but Hull fans will not care after a famous Premier League victory.

Statistics

Hull City

Liverpool

Possession

38.5%
61.5%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Hull City

  • Allan McGregor
  • Alex Bruce
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Curtis Davies
  • Tom Huddlestone
  • Ahmed Elmohamady
  • David Meyler
  • Jake Livermore
  • Robbie Brady
  • Robert Koren
  • Yannick Sagbo

Substitutes

  • George Boyd
  • Danny Graham
  • Steve Harper
  • James Chester
  • Liam Rosenior
  • Abdoulaye Faye
  • Gedo

Liverpool

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Kolo Touré
  • Glen Johnson
  • Jon Flanagan
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Lucas Leiva
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Victor Moses
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Luis Suárez

Substitutes

  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Daniel Agger
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Luis Alberto
  • Joe Allen
  • Bradley Jones
  • Iago Aspas

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