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Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Hull City

Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela
Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela combined for the Spurs opener
  • Hull's Premier League survival hanging by a thread
  • Tigers must beat Man Utd on final day
  • Tottenham close in on Europa League spot

Hull City will need to beat Manchester United on the final day of the season to have any chance of survival, after losing to Tottenham.

The Tigers are two points adrift of safety with one game remaining.

Goals from Nacer Chadli, latching on to Erik Lamela's through ball, and a Danny Rose effort from Ryan Mason's superb pass were enough for Spurs.

Abel Hernandez and Dame N'Doye failed to finish a goal-mouth scramble that might have given the Tigers hope.

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But it turned out to be a limp finish from Steve Bruce's men after a difficult and emotional few days for the club.

Hull were without midfielder Jake Livermore, a former Spurs player, after he was suspended on Friday for testing positive for cocaine, a situation Bruce described as the most difficult in his managerial career.

The Tigers, who were preparing for their first ever FA Cup final almost a year ago to the day, can still secure a third consecutive season in the top flight.

But it will need Newcastle United to fail to beat West Ham next weekend or Sunderland to lose at Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as a victory for Bruce's side at home to United.

Spurs v Hull stats
Nacer Chadli scored with the first shot on target of the game
Four of Erik Lamela's seven Premier League assists this season have been for Chadli
Tottenham have won five and lost none of their last seven Premier League games against Hull
Hull have never won a Premier League game in the month of May (W0 D3 L9)

Hull were bright in the first half at White Hart Lane, creating chances for the returning Nikica Jelavic, who struck a half-volley against the top of the bar.

But sixth-placed Spurs recovered from a sluggish opening period to put a run of one win in six behind them, and lay a claim to a Europa League spot.

Relegation run-in
Hull - 18th (34 points)Newcastle - 17th (36 points)Sunderland - 16th (37 points)
24 May: Manchester United (away)24 May: West Ham (home)20 May: Arsenal (away)
24 May: Chelsea (away)

Lamela made the first after 54 minutes, disguising a pass through the middle of the Hull back line and allowing Chadli to round Steve Harper and finish.

And while Mauricio Pochettino's men were not at their free-flowing best, Mason showed a touch of quality with a delicate chip over the visitors' defence that Rose caught first time to send in off the crossbar.

Hull wilted as the game drew on and they will need a final-day-of-the-season victory if they are to pull off survival.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: "The first half was not easy because Hull are playing to survive.

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"We're still in the fight to finish fifth. The fans needed that - it was a tough season for them too.

"I want to play in Europe next season - we need to win our one more game to be sure of getting in the Europa League and that is very important."

Hull boss Steve Bruce: "You can't come to Tottenham and create five or six good chances and not take one. We've switched off at the back and they have taken their chances.

"We have to believe we can beat Manchester United next week.

"Six or seven of the players got me into the league a few years ago. They have big hearts. We've missed some of those big players during this season.

"We have a chance. Is there one final twist? Can we upset the apple cart? Let's hope we can do it."

Hull City players look dejected
Hull City's players know they must beat Manchester United to have a chance of surviving

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 15Dier
  • 21Fazio
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 3RoseBooked at 59mins
  • 38MasonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forStambouliat 79'minutes
  • 42BentalebBooked at 57mins
  • 11Lamela
  • 23EriksenSubstituted forDembéléat 58'minutes
  • 22Chadli
  • 18KaneSubstituted forSoldadoat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Paulinho
  • 9Soldado
  • 12Yedlin
  • 13Vorm
  • 17Townsend
  • 19Dembélé
  • 25Stambouli

Hull

  • 22Harper
  • 5Chester
  • 21Dawson
  • 15McShane
  • 27Elmohamady
  • 7MeylerBooked at 90mins
  • 8HuddlestoneSubstituted forRobertsonat 71'minutes
  • 29Quinn
  • 11Brady
  • 28N'Doye
  • 18JelavicSubstituted forHernándezat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Rosenior
  • 4Bruce
  • 9Hernández
  • 20Sagbo
  • 24Aluko
  • 26Robertson
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
35,857

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamHull
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Hull City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Hull City 0.

Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dame N'Doye (Hull City).

Booking

David Meyler (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Roberto Soldado replaces Harry Kane because of an injury.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Eric Dier.

Foul by Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur).

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nabil Bentaleb.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by James Chester.

Foul by Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur).

Robbie Brady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Benjamin Stambouli replaces Ryan Mason.

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

Foul by Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

James Chester (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dame N'Doye (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paul McShane.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

Attempt saved. Stephen Quinn (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Robertson.

Attempt missed. Dame N'Doye (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Michael Dawson with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Nabil Bentaleb.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Andrew Robertson replaces Tom Huddlestone.

Attempt missed. Dame N'Doye (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Quinn.

Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

Dame N'Doye (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mousa Dembélé.

Attempt missed. Paul McShane (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

Attempt blocked. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Abel Hernández replaces Nikica Jelavic.

goal

As It Stood

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1Chelsea36259270284284
2Man City36227777364173
3Arsenal35217766343270
4Man Utd36208861362568
5Liverpool37188115142962
6Tottenham37187125753461
7Southampton371861354312360
8Swansea36168124444056
9Stoke37149144244-251
10Everton371211144849-147
11West Ham371211144445-147
12Crystal Palace37129164651-545
13West Brom361011153447-1341
14Leicester37108194154-1338
15Aston Villa37108193156-2538
16Sunderland36716133050-2037
17Newcastle3799193863-2536
18Hull37810193351-1834
19Burnley37612192753-2630
20QPR3786234168-2730
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