Hull City 2-3 Manchester United: Own goal completes dramatic United comeback

Hull City 2 - 3 Manchester United

  • 4" James Chester
  • 13" David Meyler
  • 19" Chris Smalling
  • 26" Wayne Rooney
  • 66" James Chester (og)

Ref: Michael Oliver
Attendance: 24,826

Hull City Fans

Former Manchester United man James Chester scored at both ends as Hull were edged out after leading 2-0.

Manchester United came back from 2-0 down against Hull City to secure their ninth win of the season.

Darren Fletcher line up for United, making his first start for the club in the league since 2012 but he wasn’t able to prevent his team from going behind.

James Chester put the home side 1-0 up inside four minutes when he pounced well on a loose ball inside the penalty area before David Meyler doubled the home side’s advantage under ten minutes later.

To their credit United responded well in front of a hostile crowd and Chris Smalling pulled one back when he rose highest inside the penalty area to neatly head into the bottom corner.

Wayne Rooney then scored the goal of the game when he volleyed superbly from 30 yards out to complete what was a remarkable half an hour of football.

United pressed after the break and they were rewarded in fortunate circumstances when Chester also put through his own goal to give United the lead, which they never relinquished.

United did their best to hand a point to Hull late on when Antonio Valencia was dismissed for a second yellow card as tempers increased with the away team desperately hanging onto their lead.

Hull pressed well in the later stages as United tried to protect their advantage but unfortunately for Tigers fans they weren’t able to grab the equaliser with Danny Graham and Chester missing good chances with David De Gea producing two saves.


Hull City

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Team Lineups

Hull City

  • Allan McGregor
  • Curtis Davies
  • Alex Bruce
  • James Chester
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Ahmed Elmohamady
  • Tom Huddlestone
  • Jake Livermore
  • David Meyler
  • Yannick Sagbo
  • Danny Graham


  • Steve Harper
  • George Boyd
  • Abdoulaye Faye
  • Robert Koren
  • Matty Fryatt
  • Paul McShane
  • Liam Rosenior

Manchester United

  • David de Gea
  • Chris Smalling
  • Rafael
  • Patrice Evra
  • Jonny Evans
  • Ashley Young
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Darren Fletcher
  • Wayne Rooney
  • Luis Antonio Valencia
  • Danny Welbeck


  • Nemanja Vidic
  • Javier Hern├índez
  • Anders Lindegaard
  • Fabio
  • Adnan Januzaj
  • Michael Carrick
  • Shinji Kagawa

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