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16/09/2017 at 20:58


SUMMARY: Hull City 1-1 Sunderland

This match will not be fondly remembered in the annals of time for much longer, as the only bright spot during a frustrating afternoon against Sunderland came when former player David Meyler popped up late in the match, to salvage a point for Hull City from what can best be described as a wreck of a game. 

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Meyler mauls the Mackems

City started positive enough without troubling a forlorn looking Sunderland. But the match was turned on it's head when a tame cross from the visitors afforded James Vaughan a free header to give the Black Cats a surprise 0-1 lead in the 17th minute. That crushed City's already low confidence side, that festered into a inept first half display that demonstrated both sides being a million miles off what was a Premier League fixture last term.

Slutsky made a double change at the break for the hosts that saw Hector and Henrikson removed for Meyler and Toral. The switch gave City renewed impetus and increased the pressure on Sunderland, who frankly retreated into their shell. Not that City capitalised with great effect, but Grosicki saw a header palmed away, while latter substitute Campbell headed an already goal-bound effort over the bar to increase tensions. Yet, Meyler proved to be the saviour when an unlikely looking toe poke on 82 minutes saved a point for the Tigers. 

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