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Hull City 1-1 Stoke City

By Dominic RaynorBBC Sport
Ryan Shawcross celebrates his goal
Ryan Shawcross' late goal secured a point for Stoke on Sunday

A scruffy late goal from Ryan Shawcross earned Stoke City a 1-1 Premier League draw away at 10-man Hull City.

Tigers' centre-back James Chester was sent off after 14 minutes, but it was the hosts who took the lead through Nikica Jelavic just before the break.

Steve Bruce's side held firm until the 83rd minute when Shawcross bundled in after Phil Bardsley had hit the post.

The centre-back's late strike earned Mark Hughes' side their first point of the season, while Hull remain unbeaten.

Hughes frustrated with draw

Last season Hughes guided the Potters to their highest ever Premier League finish of ninth, but they began this term with a surprise home defeat by Aston Villa.

Their big summer signing was Spain forward Bojan Krkic, who made his debut for Barca as a 16-year-old and played more than 120 league games for the Catalan giants before being sent out on loan at Roma, AC Milan and most recently Dutch powers Ajax.

But he was dropped for Sunday's game at the KC Stadium while Steve Sidwell, signed from Fulham in June, was handed his first start for the Potters.

Despite the visitors' changes Hull were the better side early on, but once Chester - the last man in defence - was dismissed for a foul on goal-bound midfielder Glenn Whelan, Stoke inevitably took control.

However, despite plenty of possession, the Potters lacked a cutting edge and after 41 minutes Hughes brought on Bojan for Whelan to add some attacking verve to a ponderous attack.

Stoke's away record
Stoke won three away league games last season - only relegated Cardiff and Norwich ended with fewer - and claimed just 14 points in total on the road.

But it was actually Hull who took the lead a minute later when Jelavic tapped home from four yards after Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic had palmed Tom Huddlestone's low shot into his path at the far post.

Steve Bruce's side, who had travelled to Belgium in midweek for a Europa League play-off match, worked hard to defend the lead after the break but visibly tired with 20 minutes to go.

Hull's James Chester is sent off
Hull had to play more than 75 minutes of the match with 10 men after James Chester's dismissal

Hughes - whose side only managed three shots on target in the entire match - threw on striker Peter Crouch and attacking midfielder Charlie Adam for Marko Arnautovic and Steve Sidwell and the pressure started to mount on the hosts.

With Hull looking set for two Premier League wins out of two, Shawcross bundled home and after a quick debate over whether the ball had crossed the line, which it clearly had, the goal was given.

Silver lining for Hull
The Tigers had lost their previous two home league games without scoring a goal.

However, the equaliser was not without controversy, as Stoke were incorrectly awarded a throw-in during the build-up.

It was the piece of luck Hughes' side needed after struggling to find their rhythm, despite playing against 10 men for the majority of the match.

Officials let us down - Steve Bruce

New signings Mame Biram Diouf, a former Manchester United striker, and Bojan look like they still need time to bed in, while Peter Odemwinigie, who had been given time to recuperate from his exertions at the World Cup with Nigeria, went missing for large parts of the first half.

Hull manager Steve Bruce: "It [Stoke being awarded a dubious throw-in] baffles me. It is an awful one. The throw-in was ours and blatantly ours. It is not as though it is a faint touch, their boy does not even want to turn round for a throw. You would think they get that right because it has cost us.

"What can you say? We had an awful one last one week as well but it riles me a decision should be given, why can they not say in his ear 'you have got that one wrong'. It only takes 20 seconds. You have the technology."

Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "The overriding emotion is frustration because we didn't play particularly well. Frustration, but a bit of relief because we got something. We didn't show enough intelligence. We need to be better than that.

"We didn't create enough chances for the superiority in numbers we had. We are not hitting where we were last season. We wanted to hit the ground running but we haven't quite done that. We didn't deserve a great deal so we are a bit grateful."

Nikica Jelavic
Jelavic gave Hull the lead despite the hosts being reduced to 10 men
Stoke's Ryan Shawcross celebrates his late equaliser against Hull City
Ryan Shawcross celebrates his late equaliser to earn Stoke a point.
Referee Jonathan Moss checks the goal line technology on his watch before awarding a goal to Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross
Referee Jonathan Moss had to check the goal line technology on his watch before awarding Stoke's goal.



Formation 3-5-2

  • 1McGregor
  • 6Davies
  • 5ChesterBooked at 14mins
  • 15McShane
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 14Livermore
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 29QuinnSubstituted forMeylerat 76'minutes
  • 26RobertsonBooked at 51mins
  • 23InceSubstituted forRoseniorat 56'minutes
  • 18JelavicSubstituted forBoydat 81'minutes


  • 2Rosenior
  • 3Figueroa
  • 4Bruce
  • 7Meyler
  • 17Boyd
  • 22Harper
  • 24Aluko


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Begovic
  • 2BardsleyBooked at 44mins
  • 17Shawcross
  • 12Wilson
  • 3Pieters
  • 21SidwellSubstituted forAdamat 65'minutes
  • 6WhelanSubstituted forBojanat 41'minutesBooked at 61mins
  • 9Odemwingie
  • 15N'Zonzi
  • 10ArnautovicSubstituted forCrouchat 55'minutes
  • 18DioufBooked at 38mins


  • 5Muniesa
  • 16Adam
  • 19Walters
  • 20Cameron
  • 25Crouch
  • 27Bojan
  • 29Sørensen
Jonathan Moss

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamStoke
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 1, Stoke City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Stoke City 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by David Meyler.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Stoke City. Peter Odemwingie tries a through ball, but Peter Crouch is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Phil Bardsley (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Peter Odemwingie.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 1, Stoke City 1. Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Phil Bardsley (Stoke City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

  11. Post update

    Bojan (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Crouch (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marc Wilson.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bojan (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. George Boyd replaces Nikica Jelavic.

  16. Post update

    Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bojan (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Shawcross.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Peter Odemwingie.

  20. Post update

    Asmir Begovic (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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