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Hull City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

By Andy CryerBBC Sport
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.

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.

'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".external-link

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.

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



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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


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


Formation 4-2-3-1

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


  • 6Chiriches
  • 7Lennon
  • 8Paulinho
  • 13Vorm
  • 25Stambouli
  • 39Ceballos
  • 46Ball
Craig Pawson

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamTottenham
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Booking

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

  7. 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.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Stephen Quinn replaces Robbie Brady.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Hull City).

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

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