MX23RW : Tuesday, September 25 01:48:48
Apr 26, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Craven Cottage
Fulham
2-2
Hull City
Dejagah (55'), Amorebieta (58')
Diarra (65')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Jelavic (75'), Long (86')
Elmohamady (16'), Jelavic (21'), Livermore (45')

Match Analysis: Fulham 2-2 Hull City

Sports Mole looks back over the 2-2 draw between Fulham and Hull City at Craven Cottage.

Late goals from Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long secured a 2-2 draw for Hull City from their trip to Fulham in the Premier League this afternoon.

The hosts took the lead shortly after the restart through Ashkan Dejagah, before Fernando Amorebieta doubled their advantage.

However, the two interventions from Hull's strike partnership ensured that the spoils were shared.

Here, Sports Mole looks back over the contest to determine if the result was a fair one.

Match statistics

Fulham
Shots: 10
On target: 3
Possession: 46%
Corners: 7
Fouls: 8

Hull
Shots: 8
On target: 4
Possession: 54%
Corners: 2
Fouls: 7

Was the result fair?

You'd be hard pushed (unless you support either of these teams) to argue that one of these sides deserved to leave with all three points. They were equally as bad as each other during the first half, while after the restart both had dominant spells and created openings. All in all, a draw was a fair outcome.

Fulham's performance

When the onus was on them during the first half to attack, Fulham were lacking. A lot of that has to be put down to Felix Magath and his team selection because Hugo Rodallega was isolated up front. During the second half, Magath atoned by bringing on Dejagah, Kieran Richardson and Darren Bent, which resulted in some more potent attacks. Sadly for them, though, they become nervous and once Hull scored the first goal, they sensed blood. After that, the defensive frailties that have hampered them all season rose to the surface.

Hull's performance

After 60 minutes, Steve Bruce will not have been a happy manager. His side had played some nice football, but there was no end product. However, all of a sudden they sprung into life, hitting the woodwork on two occasions before the goals eventually arrived. As the game drew to a close, the visitors looked more likely to score the winner, but it didn't materialise. Nevertheless, having been two goals down, Bruce is likely to be delighted with a point that all but secures their status in the Premier League.

Sports Mole's man of the match

Tom Huddlestone: In what was a match in which no player truly stood out, Huddlestone was at least easy on the eye. His passing was often accurate and positive, while he also weighed in with a few crucial tackles in midfield.

Biggest gaffe

The Fulham defence can share this award for the space that they afforded Long to score the equalising goal. The Hull striker stood all alone inside the penalty area, before darting to the back post, unmarked, to head in from close range.

Referee performance

Hull felt that they should have had a penalty during the first half, but it was a difficult call for Lee Mason. Aside from that, he had a very positive afternoon, which included him letting the play to continue and it resulted in Fulham scoring the opening goal.

What next?

Fulham: Next Saturday the West Londoners will travel up to the Britannia Stadium for a clash with Stoke City.

Hull: As for Hull, they are also on the road, with Aston Villa their destination.

Share this article now:
Hull's Liam Rosenior in action against Fulham during the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Read Next:
Result: Long denies Fulham victory
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool66001421218
2Manchester CityMan City65101931616
3Chelsea65101441016
4Watford6411116513
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs6402127512
6Arsenal6402129312
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd631299010
8Bournemouth63121011-110
9Leicester CityLeicester6303111019
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves62316609
11Crystal Palace621346-27
12Everton6132811-36
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton6123811-35
14Southampton612369-35
15Fulham6123813-55
16Burnley6114710-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham6114511-64
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle602448-42
19Cardiff CityCardiff6024314-112
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield6024314-112

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account