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Hull City 1-1 Sunderland

David Meyler
David Meyler slots in the equaliser for Hull

David Meyler's late strike rescued a deserved point for Hull City in their Championship game against Sunderland.

James Vaughan's powerful first-half header, his first goal for the Black Cats, gave the visitors the lead.

But Republic of Ireland midfielder Meyler struck eight minutes from time to leave Sunderland without a win in six league games.

Meyler almost scored a winner for the Tigers, but his shot was palmed wide by Sunderland goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter.

Sunderland, relegated from the Premier League last season, are now without a league win since beating Norwich on 13 August, and only have one victory from their eight matches.

The draw at the KCOM Stadium does at least halt a run of four straight defeats for Simon Grayson's side.

Hull have also endured a difficult start to the season under new manager Leonid Slutsky.

The former Russia manager's side have taken just eight points from their opening eight league matches.

Hull boss Leonid Slutsky:

"We played two different halves: the first half was terrible, the second half was much better.

"I'm sorry for the first half, but in the second half, anybody who sat in the stands today would be satisfied by our second half.

"Believe me, everybody tried 100 per cent to succeed. We can play better and better. We are working very hard to try to change the situation."

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson:

"I'm disappointed but pleased (with the team's performance) as well. We were very comfortable and dominated the ball, created some good chances and got the goal.

"We didn't pass the ball and retain it as well as we should do but we limited them to few opportunities. I think we just ran out of steam a little bit."

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1McGregor
  • 29TomoriBooked at 90mins
  • 21Dawson
  • 5HectorSubstituted forMeylerat 45'minutes
  • 34Aina
  • 16Larsson
  • 22HenriksenSubstituted forToralat 45'minutes
  • 28Kingsley
  • 20Bowen
  • 9DickoSubstituted forCampbellat 70'minutes
  • 7GrosickiBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 4Irvine
  • 8Meyler
  • 11Toral
  • 12Marshall
  • 14Diomande
  • 24Clark
  • 25Campbell

Sunderland

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Ruiter
  • 21Matthews
  • 23Koné
  • 36Wilson
  • 3OviedoBooked at 75mins
  • 17Ndong
  • 6Cattermole
  • 13McManamanSubstituted forJonesat 80'minutes
  • 7WilliamsBooked at 74minsSubstituted forRodwellat 76'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 26Honeyman
  • 9VaughanSubstituted forGoochat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Steele
  • 2Jones
  • 8Rodwell
  • 18Browning
  • 22Love
  • 24Gibson
  • 27Gooch
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
16,597

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home20
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 1, Sunderland 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Sunderland 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Dawson (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by David Meyler with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Adam Matthews.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Marc Wilson.

  7. Booking

    Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Booking

    Fikayo Tomori (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Fikayo Tomori (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Lynden Gooch replaces James Vaughan.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Robbin Ruiter.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sebastian Larsson.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Bryan Oviedo.

  15. Post update

    Jon Toral (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Lamine Koné (Sunderland).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 1, Sunderland 1. David Meyler (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fraizer Campbell.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stephen Kingsley (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Didier Ndong.

  20. Post update

    Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds85211431117
2Wolves8521138517
3Cardiff8521127517
4Preston843193615
5Ipswich7502128415
6Sheff Utd850386215
7Middlesbrough8422105514
8Bristol City83411510513
9Sheff Wed8341107313
10Nottm Forest84041113-212
11QPR83231212011
12Norwich8323812-411
13Aston Villa8242109110
14Fulham824287110
15Derby73131111010
16Millwall823311929
17Hull82241415-18
18Reading722367-18
19Burton8224615-98
20Barnsley7214811-37
21Sunderland8134712-56
22Brentford8044712-54
23Birmingham8116412-84
24Bolton8026416-122
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