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Hull City 2-3 Manchester United

James Chester

James Chester's own goal completed Manchester United's comeback from two goals down to win at Hull.

Chester gave the hosts the lead with a volley, before David Meyler's shot deflected in after 12 minutes.

But United's Chris Smalling headed in, before Wayne Rooney thumped United level from more than 20 yards, his 150th Premier League goal for the club.

Ex-Old Trafford man Chester headed into his own net in the second half, before United's Antonio Valencia was sent off.

In coming from behind, it is the fifth consecutive win for David Moyes' team - the first time that has happened since he took charge.

Hull had conceded just three goals in their previous eight matches at KC Stadium but folded under pressure from United. Steve Bruce has now gone 19 league games without a win as manager against his old club.

It looked very different when his side were two goals up inside 13 minutes.

First, Alex Bruce rose above Patrice Evra to win the ball from Tom Huddlestone's corner, with Chester volleying in from a couple of yards.

Soon after, Meyler lobbed into the area for Yannick Sagbo and, after the visitors failed to clear, Meyler's mis-hit shot deflected in off Jonny Evans.

Minutes later, United halved the deficit when Smalling glanced in a header from Rooney's free-kick.

Tigers goalkeeper Allan McGregor pulled off a fine save from Tom Cleverley's curling shot as Hull came under heavy pressure.

But after 26 minutes, Moyes' side moved level when Rooney's attempted through ball was blocked by Curtis Davies, and the United man took a touch before thumping past McGregor.

There continued to be chances at both ends after the interval. First, United goalkeeper David De Gea punched away Sagbo's powerful effort, then Davies headed wide from a Huddlestone corner.

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We can challenge for title - Moyes

Darren Fletcher, making his first start for United since 1 December 2012 after surgery on a chronic bowel condition, had a drive saved by substitute goalkeeper Steve Harper just before the hour.

At the other end, Alex Bruce's header came back off the bar from Huddlestone's corner.

United finally took the lead by working the ball to the right. Ashley Young crossed and Chester headed into his own net under pressure from Rooney.

Michael Carrick came on as a substitute after the Achilles injury that has kept him out since the 1-0 victory over Arsenal on 10 November.

But Hull continued to push as Danny Graham headed straight at De Gea from Sagbo's cross, before Valencia was shown a second yellow card for kicking the ball away.

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Too many mistakes cost Hull - Bruce

With the extra man, Hull sensed the chance of a point and came close when Spaniard De Gea saved from Chester in injury time, before the final whistle.

United next head to Norwich on Saturday, but might have to do without Phil Jones, who picked up a knee injury before the match. Right-back Rafael also limped off with what appeared to be a groin problem, plus Valencia will be suspended.

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"Over the years I've been close a few times to beating them but never 2-0 up within 15 minutes. The one thing we've been able to do since I've been here is hold a lead.

"We made too many mistakes at crucial times. We created umpteen opportunities in the second half but made mistakes and you get punished against a team like Manchester United.

"James Chester will get over it because he's a very good young player."

Manchester United manager David Moyes:

"To be two down and come back to win is a great result. I thought it would be a long road back but these players have done this in the past and we did well to get back in the game.

"For us to get to half-time at 2-2 was great, but when we were 3-2 up, Hull gave us a few scary moments. I'd take that after being 2-0 down after 10 minutes.

"There's a long way to go in the league and we have to keep picking up points. There's a lot to do but we'll keep at it. I believe we can be in the mix and challenge whoever is near the top."

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Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregorSubstituted forHarperat 45'minutes
  • 27Elmohamady
  • 3FigueroaBooked at 19minsSubstituted forBoydat 73'minutes
  • 6Davies
  • 4BruceBooked at 72mins
  • 5Chester
  • 14Livermore
  • 7MeylerSubstituted forKorenat 45'minutes
  • 9Graham
  • 20Sagbo
  • 8Huddlestone

Substitutes

  • 2Rosenior
  • 10Koren
  • 12Fryatt
  • 15McShane
  • 17Boyd
  • 22Harper
  • 23Faye

Man Utd

  • 1de Gea
  • 2RafaelSubstituted forJanuzajat 18'minutesBooked at 34mins
  • 3Evra
  • 23Cleverley
  • 12Smalling
  • 6Evans
  • 25A ValenciaBooked at 90mins
  • 24FletcherSubstituted forHernándezat 62'minutes
  • 19Welbeck
  • 10RooneyBooked at 73mins
  • 18YoungSubstituted forCarrickat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Lindegaard
  • 14Hernández
  • 15Vidic
  • 16Carrick
  • 22Fabio
  • 26Kagawa
  • 44Januzaj
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
24,826

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamMan Utd
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 2, Manchester United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Manchester United 3.
Attempt missed. Alex Bruce (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Curtis Davies with a headed pass.
Attempt blocked. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Bruce.
Attempt missed. Robert Koren (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by David de Gea.
Attempt saved. James Chester (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by George Boyd with a through ball.
Attempt missed. James Chester (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Livermore with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Wayne Rooney.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Luis Antonio Valencia (Manchester United).
Foul by Luis Antonio Valencia (Manchester United).
Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City).
Attempt saved. Danny Graham (Hull City) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yannick Sagbo with a cross.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).
Tom Cleverley (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Yannick Sagbo (Hull City).
Attempt missed. Danny Welbeck (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Michael Carrick replaces Ashley Young.
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Hand ball by Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. George Boyd replaces Maynor Figueroa.

Booking

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Alex Bruce (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Danny Welbeck (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alex Bruce (Hull City).
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

Goal!

Own Goal by James Chester, Hull City. Hull City 2, Manchester United 3.
Jonny Evans (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Danny Graham (Hull City).
Alex Bruce (Hull City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Patrice Evra.
Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester United. Javier Hernández replaces Darren Fletcher.

Booking

Luis Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Luis Antonio Valencia (Manchester United).
Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Patrice Evra (Manchester United) because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Darren Fletcher (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Patrice Evra.
Foul by Tom Cleverley (Manchester United).
Alex Bruce (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Attempt missed. Curtis Davies (Hull City) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Chris Smalling.
Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Koren.
Attempt saved. Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Graham.
Hand ball by Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United).
Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Curtis Davies (Hull City).
Foul by Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United).
Curtis Davies (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ashley Young (Manchester United) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Danny Welbeck.
Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrice Evra.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hull City 2, Manchester United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Robert Koren replaces David Meyler because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Steve Harper replaces Allan McGregor because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hull City 2, Manchester United 2.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Arsenal1812331839
2Man City1812243238
3Chelsea1811431537
4Liverpool1811342236
5Everton189721234
6Newcastle181035633
7Man Utd18945931
8Tottenham18945-531
9Southampton18765727
10Stoke18567-821
11Swansea18558-120
12Hull18558-720
13Aston Villa18549-719
14Norwich18549-1519
15West Brom18387-517
16Cardiff18459-1517
17Crystal Palace185112-1516
18Fulham185112-1616
19West Ham183510-1014
20Sunderland183411-1713
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