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Hull City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane
Harry Kane has scored nine goals in his last 10 matches in all competitions for Tottenham

Tottenham came from behind to beat 10-man Hull to leave the Tigers with only one win in 11 Premier League matches.

Jake Livermore powered in from 25 yards for Hull before Hatem Ben Arfa missed a chance for a second from close range.

Hull midfielder Gaston Ramirez was shown a straight red card for kicking out at Jan Vertonghen after half-time.

Harry Kane pounced on a rebound to level, with Christian Eriksen winning the game from 20 yards to see Spurs climb into the top half.

It was cruel on Hull, who battled valiantly after Ramirez's needless red card, but leaves Steve Bruce's men just one point and two places above the relegation zone.

Tottenham
Hull have won none of the last five Premier League games against Tottenham

Tottenham went into the match on the back of their worst start to a Premier League season since 2008-09, losing a fourth home game against Stoke last time out.

In that campaign, Spurs replaced Juande Ramos with Harry Redknapp and recovered after a winless first eight matches to finish eighth. Now, current manager Mauricio Pochettino will hope a third win in 10 league matches can prove a turning point.

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'Massive win' pleases Pochettino

Hull had been suffering their own Premier League woes, with the defeat at Burnley leading boss Bruce to label some of his players "big-time Charlies".

Hull's problems in recent weeks have been in front of the net, having not scored in their previous three matches, but that drought was ended inside 10 minutes as Livermore rifled a low shot into the corner.

The Tigers have not beaten a side above them in the table this season, but should have been firmly in control soon after when first Robbie Brady had a low strike parried by Hugo Lloris before Ben Arfa blazed over.

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Red card changed game - Bruce

Hull's high-pressing game was causing their visitors real problems as a lacklustre Spurs struggled to create any chances of note in a dismal first-half performance.

But the whole pattern of the match changed four minutes after the break when Ramirez was dismissed.

Bruce was furious with the decision but, when Ramirez flicked his foot at Vertonghen after the pair came together in a challenge, he always looked as though he would be in trouble.

Only one of Tottenham's previous five defeats had come on their travels and they suddenly looked like they would continue their good away form as they took full advantage of their numerical advantage.

They were level when Kane slotted home after Eriksen's free-kick cannoned of the cross bar and, after heavy pressure, the Dane drove home a last-minute winner.

Jake Livermore
Jake Livermore spent last season on loan at Hull before signing permanently from Spurs in the summer
Roberto Soldado
Tottenham have conceded the joint-most goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches this season (five, with Hull).
Gaston Ramirez
There have also been more red cards in Spurs games than those involving any other team this season
Hull v Tottenham
Only Spurs (six) have been shown more red cards than Hull (five) this calendar year
Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen was making his 50th appearance in all competitions for Tottenham

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 21Dawson
  • 6Davies
  • 26RobertsonBooked at 90mins
  • 8HuddlestoneBooked at 63minsSubstituted forRoseniorat 64'minutes
  • 14LivermoreBooked at 62mins
  • 34Ben ArfaSubstituted forMeylerat 57'minutes
  • 25RamírezBooked at 50mins
  • 11BradySubstituted forQuinnat 87'minutes
  • 18Jelavic

Substitutes

  • 2Rosenior
  • 5Chester
  • 7Meyler
  • 9Hernández
  • 20Sagbo
  • 22Harper
  • 29Quinn

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 15DierBooked at 33minsSubstituted forChirichesat 45'minutes
  • 21Fazio
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 33Davies
  • 19DembéléSubstituted forLennonat 59'minutes
  • 38Mason
  • 11Lamela
  • 18Kane
  • 23Eriksen
  • 9SoldadoSubstituted forPaulinhoat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Chiriches
  • 7Lennon
  • 8Paulinho
  • 13Vorm
  • 25Stambouli
  • 39Ceballos
  • 46Ball
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
23,561

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamTottenham
Possession
Home27%
Away73%
Shots
Home10
Away23
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

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

Attempt missed. Curtis Davies (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.

Booking

Andrew Robertson (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron Lennon.

Hand ball by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Stephen Quinn replaces Robbie Brady.

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Hull City).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur).

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

Attempt missed. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Christian Eriksen tries a through ball, but Vlad Chiriches is caught offside.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ahmed Elmohamady.

Attempt saved. Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Aaron Lennon.

Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Lennon with a cross.

Attempt missed. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Vlad Chiriches with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Liam Rosenior replaces Tom Huddlestone.

Attempt missed. Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Booking

Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

Offside, Hull City. Curtis Davies tries a through ball, but Nikica Jelavic is caught offside.

Booking

Jake Livermore (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Curtis Davies (Hull City).

Vlad Chiriches (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Brady (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Aaron Lennon replaces Mousa Dembélé.

Attempt missed. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Mason with a cross.

Foul by Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur).

goal

As It Stood

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2Southampton118122351825
3Man City1273224131124
4Man Utd125431915419
5Newcastle125431415-119
6West Ham125342016418
7Swansea125341613318
8Arsenal124532015517
9Everton124532219317
10Tottenham125251617-117
11Stoke124351315-215
12Liverpool124261518-314
13West Brom123451317-413
14Sunderland122731219-713
15Crystal Palace123361721-412
16Hull122551417-311
17Aston Villa11326516-1111
18Leicester122461118-710
19Burnley12246820-1210
20QPR122281123-128
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