EFL Cup - Third Round
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Hull City 1-0 Swansea City

Hull City
Hull reached the fourth round for just the fifth time in their history

Championship side Hull City progressed to the fourth round of the League Cup with a win over top-flight Swansea, as Jake Livermore returned for the Tigers.

England midfielder Livermore had been suspended since May following a positive cocaine test.

He played 69 minutes and was given a rousing reception by the home fans.

David Meyler's close-range finish before the break was enough for Hull to progress, with the visitors missing a host of first-half chances.

Livermore was spared a lengthy ban by the Football Association because of "unique" personal circumstances.

Swansea made 10 changes from Saturday's draw with Everton and had plenty of chances in the opening 45 minutes, but they were made to rue their wastefulness.

Matt Grimes headed over, Gylfi Sigurdsson slid the ball past an empty net and Wayne Routledge missed two chances.

The winner came when Shaun Maloney's header was parried into the path of Meyler, who poked home underneath the crossbar.

Hull were more comfortable after the break although Kyle Bartley hit the post late on for the frustrated visitors.

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"It was a big night for Jake for obvious reasons and I'm sure he appreciated the support he got from our fans.

"He's had the support of the club from the moment this happened and now he's played his first game he can get back on with his career.

"He's been through a tough time, a really tough time, and it's important now he gets his career back on track."

Swansea boss Garry Monk:

"If you played that game 100 times you'd win 99.

"They scored with pretty much their only chance and we had so many chances it could have been a cricket score in the first half.

"We just didn't take any of them and got hit with a classic sucker punch. We showed a lack of composure which was disappointing."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 16Jakupovic
  • 5TaylorSubstituted forOdubajoat 59'minutes
  • 12Maguire
  • 6Davies
  • 26RobertsonBooked at 40mins
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 7Meyler
  • 14LivermoreSubstituted forClucasat 69'minutes
  • 20HaydenSubstituted forHuddlestoneat 85'minutes
  • 15Maloney
  • 19Akpom

Substitutes

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Odubajo
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 9Hernández
  • 11Clucas
  • 21Dawson
  • 24Aluko

Swansea

  • 13Nordfeldt
  • 2AmatBooked at 42mins
  • 14TabanouSubstituted forNaughtonat 72'minutes
  • 27Bartley
  • 22Rangel
  • 7Britton
  • 23G Sigurdsson
  • 15Routledge
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 21GrimesSubstituted forShelveyat 57'minutes
  • 17Macedo LopesSubstituted forGomisat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Shelvey
  • 18Gomis
  • 20Montero
  • 24Cork
  • 25Tremmel
  • 26Naughton
  • 33Fernandez
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
16,286

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home6
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 1, Swansea City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Swansea City 0.

  3. Post update

    Curtis Davies (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordi Amat (Swansea City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Tom Huddlestone replaces Isaac Hayden.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Andrew Robertson.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Isaac Hayden.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Kyle Naughton replaces Franck Tabanou because of an injury.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Sam Clucas replaces Jake Livermore.

  15. Post update

    Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

  16. Post update

    Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Bafétimbi Gomis replaces Eder.

  18. Post update

    Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

  19. Post update

    Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Moses Odubajo replaces Ryan Taylor.