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1st October 2016 KC Stadium:


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23rd August 2016 Tuesday St James Park: We expected a lot more changes to the team tonight because that is what we have come to expect from City.

However Mike Phelan kept his word and respect for the competition by putting out a competitive starting line-up. Not an easy thing for him to do under the current circumstances and he had every excuse to do a more wholesale change.

He did have reinforcements on the bench in Robertson, Snodgrass and Huddlestone…. they were needed.

Hernandez didn’t travel, which speaks volumes for him still wanting a new club, a deal which is close now.

Maguire was an obvious candidate in defence (for more than one reason) and there was no Curtis Davis.

Dusan Kuciak, Greg Olley and Jarrod Bowen all made a debut for the Tigers.

Exeter’s  Jake Taylor got the opening goal in the 24th minute with a strike from outside the box, but it was cancelled out two minutes later by Diomandé with a headed goal assisted by Maloney.

In the second half Diomandé struck again 77′ and finally Snodgrass 81′ sealed it with one of his free kicks.

Hull City: Dusan Kuciak, Ahmed Elmohamady, Jake Livermore, Harry Maguire, Josh Tymon (Andy Robertson 31), David Meyler, Shaun Maloney (Robert Snodgrass 77), Greg Olley, Adama Diomande, Jarrod Bowen, Greg Luer (Tom Huddlestone 57). Bench Unused: Will Mannion, Josh Clackstone, Harvey Rodgers, Ben Hinchliffe.

Exeter City: Christy Pym, Pierce Sweeney, Ethan Ampadu, Troy Brown, Craig Woodman (Connor Riley-Lowe 82), Jake Taylor (David Wheeler 82), Lloyd James, Jordan Tillson, Ryan Harley (Ollie Watkins 74), Liam McAlinden, Joel Grant. Bench Unused: James Hamon, Robbie Simpson, Matt Jay, Alex Byrne


Adama Diomandé got two goals for the Tigers

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8th March 2016 Tuesday KC Stadium: This FA Cup replay was looking OK for City until a poorly conceived pass across his own 6 yard box by David Meyler to Jakupovic was pounced on by Oliver Giroud in the who gave the City keeper no chance in the 41′.

I am a big fan of David Meyler…but he does have lapses of judgement….and I wished him in hell when he made that “pass” across his own crowded goal.

A quick response may of changed things but it was slow attrition by the gunners who bagged three 2nd half goals via Giroud 71′, Walcott 77′, 88′.

Steve Bruce….

“I don’t think it’s a fair reflection. We’ve given away two awful goals.

“The one on the first half is one of those horrible ones and when you play against Arsenal – one of the top teams – or anybody for that matter then you cannot give goals away like that.”

Hull City: Eldin Jakupovic, Moses Odubajo (Andrew Robertson 81), Alex Bruce, Curtis Davies, David Meyler (Sone Aluko 58), Tom Huddlestone, Harry Maguire, Mohamed Diame, Nick Powell, Adama Diomandé (Ryan Taylor 88), Ahmed Elmohamady. Bench Unused: Dusan Kuciak, Abel Hernandez, Jake Livermore, Josh Tymon.
Arsenal: David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker (Nacho Monreal 33), Gabriel (Aaron Ramsey 57, Jeff Reine-Adelaide 73)), Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Mathieu Flamini, Calum Chambers, Joel Campbell, Mohamed Elneny, Alex Iwobi. Bench Unused: Matt Macey, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Chris Willock.

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1st December 2015


Hull City: Eldin Jakupovic, Moses Odubajo, Alex Bruce, Ryan Taylor (Mohamed Diame 58), Harry Maguire, Jake Livermore, Chuba Akpom (Abel Hernandez 67), Isaac Hayden, Sone Aluko (Robert Snodgrass 73), Andrew Robertson. Ahmed Elmohamady. Bench Unused: Allan McGregor, Tom Huddlestone, Sam Clucas, Shaun Maloney.
Manchester City: Willy Caballero, Bacary Sagna, Nicolas Otamendi, Eliaquim Mangala, Gael Clichy, Fabian Delph, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas (Raheem Sterling 62), David Silva (Martin Demichelis 83), Kevin De Bruyne, Wilfried Bony (Kelechi Iheanacho 70). Bench Unused: Richard Wright, Cameron Humphreys, Aleksandar Kolarov, Manuel Garcia.


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27th October 2015 KC Stadium : Bruce’s boys made club history tonight when it got down to a penalty shoot-out and they came out on top.

In accordance with tradition the Tigers manager used most of the squad players who had not played recently in the Championship, making 8 changes from the last League game. Leicester did the same and made 10 changes. So no-one expected a high scoring 90 minutes.

It was 0-0 after normal time and at the end of the extra 30′ the result was still unknown with the score on 1-1. Leicester took the lead in that period with a goal by substitute Mahrez in the 100′.

However that ‘go too man’ Abel Hernandez struck back within just 6′ to level the scores and the game moved on to penalties. Hull City winning this 5-4.

The game was not one the match officials will want to remember, with a perfectly good goal being waived away and a clear penalty being denied (with poor Chuba Akpom booked for simulation).

So justice was seen to be done in the end and the often derided Jakupovic making a great save from the Mahrez pealty to send the Tigers into the hat.

Hull City: Eldin Jakupovic, Moses Odubajo, Ryan Taylor (Abel Hernandez 79), Tom Huddlestone, Harry Maguire, Shaun Maloney, Mohamed Diame (David Meyler 110), Isaac Hayden, Michael Dawson, Andrew Robertson, Greg Luer (Chuba Akpom 74). Bench Unused: Allan McGregor, Alex Bruce, Sam Clucas, Ahmed Elmohamady.
Leicester City: Mark Schwarzwer, Ritchie De Laet, Andy King, Marc Albrighton, Andrej Kramaric (Danny Drinkwater 65), Shinji Okazaki (Jamie Vardy 65), Marcin Wasilewski, Yohan Benalouane, Ben Chilwell, Gokhan Inler, Joseph Dodoo (Riyad Mahrez 84). Bench Unused: Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan, Danny Simpson, Jacob Blyth.
Steve Bruce post match:

“We made eight changes and beat a Premier League team, which was terrific.

“There were some decisions that I have to say were erratic. Maybe that’s best put like that and I’ll keep it at that.

“I would get into trouble if I tell you my real thoughts.

“But some of the decisions we had go against us I just thought were awful, if I am being honest, but there you go.”

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Tuesday 22nd September KC Stadium – What an unlikely result ! Swansea spurned chance after chance in the first half but thanks to a David Meyler goal the Tigers went in at the break in the lead, and hung on to it until the end of the tie. Amazing result.

Jake Livermore made the starting line§up having returned early from the original ban handed out for the drugs offence.

After the game Steve Bruce commented:

“It was a big night for Jake for obvious reasons and I’m sure he appreciated the support he got from our fans.

“He’s had the support of the club from the moment this happened and now he’s played his first game he can get back on with his career.

“He’s been through a tough time, a really tough time, and it’s important now he gets his career back on track.”

Hull City: Eldin Jakupovic, Ryan Taylor (Moses Odubajo 59), Curtis Davies, David Meyler, Harry Maguire, Jake Livermore (Sam Clucas 69), Shaun Maloney, Chuba Akpom, Isaac Hayden (Tom Huddlestone 85), Andrew Robertson, Ahmed Elmohamady. Bench Unused: Allan McGregor, Abel Hernandez, Michael Dawson, Sone Aluko.

Swansea: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Eder (Bafetimbi Gomis 64), Ki Sung-Yueng, Jordi Amat, Leon Britton, Franck Tabanou (Kyle Naughton 72), Angel Rangel, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Kyle Bartley, Wayne Routledge, Matt Grimes (JonJo Shelvey 57).Bench Unused: Gerhard Tremmel, Federico Fernandez, Jack Cork, Jefferson Montero.
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