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Crystal Palace 0-2 Hull City

Hull City forward Dame N'Doye celebrates scoring against Crystal Palace
Hull City had lost their previous three Premier League games

Hull City boosted their chances of avoiding relegation from the Premier League as Dame N'Doye scored both goals in a hard-earned win at Crystal Palace.

N'Doye tapped home the first after Robbie Brady's effort was deflected into his path.

The Senegal forward had enough chances to claim a hat-trick as Palace slipped to a second straight home defeat.

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Hull wasted time for fun - Pardew

Palace's best chance fell to Glenn Murray but N'Doye sealed the points in the closing stages on the counter.

After Lee Chung-yong gave the ball away, 30-year-old N'Doye kept his composure to fire past Julian Speroni, who had kept Palace in the game with a series of fine saves.

Hull climb one place in the table to 16th, one point above the relegation zone.

But with four of their remaining five games against Liverpool (home), Arsenal (home), Tottenham (away) and Manchester United (home), Tigers boss Steve Bruce and his players cannot relax.

Crystal Palace v Hull City
Hull City are in their second season back in the Premier League having finished 16th last campaign after promotion from the Championship

However, Bruce will take comfort from a committed, gutsy and determined performance as Hull ended a run of three straight defeats.

It could all have been so different had 40-year-old Hull goalkeeper Steve Harper not saved well from Murray early in the game after the ball fell invitingly at the Palace striker's feet six yards out.

This was a rare off-day from Alan Pardew's mid-table Palace.

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Bruce thankful for N'Doye strikes

They were a shadow of the side that confidently dispatched reigning champions Manchester City earlier this month.

Speroni produced fine saves to keep out N'Doye and Tom Huddlestone before the former broke the deadlock after 52 minutes from almost point-blank range after Brady had been denied.

N'Doye, who joined from Lokomotiv Moscow in February, wasted another chance before Palace substitute Yaya Sanogo had a goal ruled out for a push.

Hull substitute Liam Rosenior rattled the crossbar before N'Doye added the second in the dying moments to seal a rare away win for the Premier League strugglers.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew: "Key decisions went against us. The first goal was handball, we had a penalty with Wilf (Zaha), I think we had a penalty when Glenn (Murray) should have scored in the first half. And then our (disallowed) goal, I think that's a tough call.

"We were poor today though, we weren't at it at all, and we'll address that in our way."

Hull City manager Steve Bruce: "For me the reason why we're in the situation we are all comes down to taking your chances. We must have had five, six or seven when we could have gone two or even three-nil up.

"Our inability to take them, in the Premier league, that's the difference. You don't create that many, and when you do create one, you've got to take it.

"Thankfully today we've managed to take one and that relieves the pressure."

Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady with a mobile phone after his side score against Crystal Palace
Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady with a mobile phone after his side score against Crystal Palace
Hull City manager Steve Bruce with Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie
Hull boss Steve Bruce managed Crystal Palace in 2001
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew
Crystal Palace manager manager Alan Pardew said key decisions went against his team


Crystal Palace

  • 1Speroni
  • 34Kelly
  • 6Dann
  • 27Delaney
  • 40Souaré
  • 42Puncheon
  • 15JedinakSubstituted forLeeat 64'minutes
  • 18McArthur
  • 11ZahaSubstituted forGayleat 73'minutes
  • 17MurraySubstituted forSanogoat 59'minutes
  • 7Bolasie


  • 4Hangeland
  • 9Sanogo
  • 13Hennessey
  • 16Gayle
  • 22Mutch
  • 24Lee
  • 28Ledley


  • 22Harper
  • 5Chester
  • 21Dawson
  • 15McShane
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 14Livermore
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 29QuinnSubstituted forRamírezat 74'minutes
  • 11BradySubstituted forRoseniorat 84'minutes
  • 28N'Doye
  • 24AlukoSubstituted forBruceat 85'minutes


  • 1McGregor
  • 2Rosenior
  • 3Figueroa
  • 4Bruce
  • 9Hernández
  • 20Sagbo
  • 25Ramírez
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crystal Palace 0, Hull City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Hull City 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Crystal Palace 0, Hull City 2. Dame N'Doye (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gastón Ramírez following a fast break.

  4. Post update

    Steve Harper (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Yaya Sanogo (Crystal Palace).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Julian Speroni.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dame N'Doye (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Gastón Ramírez.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Alex Bruce (Hull City).

  10. Post update

    Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Liam Rosenior (Hull City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  12. Post update

    Dame N'Doye (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Alex Bruce replaces Sone Aluko.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dame N'Doye.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Liam Rosenior replaces Robbie Brady.

  17. Post update

    Paul McShane (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Yaya Sanogo (Crystal Palace).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Brady (Hull City).

  20. Post update

    Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

2Man City34207770363467
4Man Utd33198659312865
10West Ham341111124242044
11Crystal Palace34119144247-542
13West Brom34910153246-1437
15Aston Villa3488182648-2232
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