Report: Hull City 2-1 Saints

By SFC Media Sun 06 Nov Hull vs Saints
Sun 06 Nov 2.15PM
Premier League
Hull City
2
Southampton
1
Snodgrass [61'] Dawson [63']
Austin [6']
Tadic (29') Clasie (57') Bertrand (72') Yoshida (83') Romeu (90+1')
Referee: Graham Scott | Venue: The KC Stadium | Attendance: 17,768

Southampton were denied all three points on Humberside, as Hull City came from behind to seal a 2-1 win at the KCOM Stadium.

Charlie Austin’s eighth goal of the season handed Saints an early advantage, as he netted from the penalty spot.

But, despite dominating proceedings, two goals in three minutes saw Hull take the lead, as substitute Robert Snodgrass and Michael Dawson netted just after the hour.

The visitors pressed for an equaliser late on, but they found no way through, as Hull ended their wait for a win in the Premier League.

Claude Puel made five changes from Thursday night’s win against Internazionale, as José Fonte, Ryan Bertrand, Steven Davis, Jordy Clasie and Austin all started.

The rotation meant Maya Yoshida lined up at right-back, and it was he who won the penalty for Saints to open the scoring inside the opening six minutes.

The Japanese international was brought down by Curtis Davies after collecting a pass from Dušan Tadić, and Austin stepped up to confidently convert from the penalty spot.

Charlie Austin celebrates his goal

The hosts, on a run of six straight league losses, were then rocked by two injuries to their strikers, as both Will Keane and Abel Hernandez had to make way.

After a long period with very few chances, Saints went close on three occasions before half time, as Clasie, twice, and Austin had opportunities.

Hull stopper David Marshall was equal to the trio of efforts, as Hull survived to ensure they trailed by the solitary goal at the break.

Saints continued to dominate at the start of the second half, with Virgil van Dijk going close to a second in as many games. The defender met Davis’s corner ahead of Marshall, but headed narrowly over.

Despite their dominance, Saints were soon chasing the game, as Hull netted twice inside three minutes. The first arrived just after the hour, as Snodgrass fired in from Sam Clucas’s low ball into the box.

Moments later, Hull were ahead, as a Snodgrass delivery was flicked on by Dawson into the back of the net, with Forster unable to keep it out.

Saints are despondent after going behind

Saints could hardly believe it, but they almost levelled soon after, as Austin found space just outside the penalty area, but he was denied by a smart save from Marshall.

Austin and Yoshida both went close late on, but Saints were somehow left to wonder how they were leaving the game with nothing.

Hull City

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    34
    66
  • Shots
    6
    19
  • Shots on target
    2
    7
  • Corners
    1
    10
  • Passes Complete
    228
    538

Hull City

23
David Marshall (GK)
5
Harry Maguire
Tom Huddlestone (74′)
6
Curtis Davies
21
Michael Dawson (C)
14
Jake Livermore
25
Ryan Mason
11
Sam Clucas
27
Ahmed Elmohamady
22
Markus Henriksen
19
Will Keane
Robert Snodgrass (26′)
9
Abel Hernández
Dieumerci Mbokani (9′)
7
David Meyler
29
Jarrod Bowen
10
Robert Snodgrass
16
Eldin Jakupovic
18
Dieumerci Mbokani
8
Tom Huddlestone
28
Josh Tymon

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
3
Maya Yoshida
17
Virgil van Dijk
6
José Fonte (C)
21
Ryan Bertrand
4
Jordy Clasie
James Ward-Prowse (77′)
8
Steven Davis
14
Oriol Romeu
22
Nathan Redmond
Jay Rodriguez (77′)
11
Dusan Tadic
Sofiane Boufal (66′)
10
Charlie Austin
16
James Ward-Prowse
19
Sofiane Boufal
28
Stuart Taylor
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
38
Sam McQueen
9
Jay Rodriguez
15
Cuco Martina
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