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29/04/2017 at 15:07

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SUMMARY: Southampton 0-0 Hull City

Hull City kept a rare clean sheet on the road, to provide a precious point in the Premier League, amidst their quest for survival. Yet, the visitors were made to earn their share of the spoils in dramatic late fashion, as Eldin Jakupovic pulled off a heroic injury time penalty save from Dusan Tadic, to ensure the Tigers' valiant efforts on the south coast did not go unrewarded. 

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Jakupovic saves injury time penalty!



A breezy start from the Tigers saw the visitors on the front foot. Grosicky fired wired on the break, then moments later, struck a post from a freekick with home keeper Forster rooted to the spot. It proved to be the closest chance to a goal in the half, despite just 5 minutes on the watch, as Hull City made all the running in the opening perioud. Good opportunities thereafter were at a premium, as the hosts looked decidedly lacklustre. The visitors were trying to win it, getting numbers forward, but lacked a final ball to create a goal at the break.

City struggled to carry their first half momentum forward, but the game lacked any real chances and looked destined to peter out. Jakupovic made a good block from close range, but Niasse spurned a good shooting chance in the box with 7 minutes remaining. However, late drama unfolded in injury time, as N'Diaye's clumsy challenge produced a penalty at the death for the Saints - but Jakupovic pulled off a miraculous save to keep parity. Then, in the final throw of the match, a City corner saw Niasse's header cleared off the line to keep the scores tied. 

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