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10/01/2017 at 20:59


SUMMARY: Manchester United 2-0 Hull City - EFL Cup SF 1st Leg

Hull City put up a brave performance in the face of fierce quality and own squad adversity at Old Trafford, that meant the Tigers couldn't even fill their quota of substitutes, given their dire injury list - that hit the defence hard especially - meaning two midfielders made up a make-shift back four. 

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Despite a disrupted back line packed with midfielders, City showed amazing resilience in the first half. Henriksen added to City's injury woes leaving the field with a dislocated shoulder - Abel Hernandez being introduced 80 minutes earlier than ideal. Harry Maguire burst forward but his resultant shot was weak, while Josh Tymon followed suit with a another effort lacking potency. Adama Diomande headed back across goal and struck the post, but was later flagged offside. All in, City had weathered the Manchester United storm quite well.

The effort put in by the Tigers was quickly undone in the second half as Manchester United upped the pace - Juan Mata tapping in from close range on 56 minutes. In fairness, CIty battled manfully and refused to wilt, despite their testing circumstances. Diomande acrobatically fired over, while Hernandez threatened late on. But Fellaini headed in late in the match to double the lead - and the Tigers' misfortune was compounded as Josh Tymon limped off the pitch to added to Hull City's depleted and burgeoning squad worries. 

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