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Manchester United vs Hull City Live Score and Commentary

Manchester United
FT
2 - 0
Hull City
Mata 56'
M. Fellaini 87'
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PEEP! PEEP! FULLTIME!

Manchester United 2 - 0 Hull City

Comfortable enough win for the home side - Mata and Fellaini with the honours - gave them a win that they never really had to slip out of second gear for. Hull City showed plenty of spunk, but they really need to get some rub of the green when it comes to injuries. 

Decent enough game 'twas - thank you for reading!

That's it for me, Anirudh Menon signing out.

Toodle-ooo! 
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94' Seriously. Expert Ease
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92' Manchester United are killing this game with the expert ease of a Jose Mourinho side nearing it's best. 
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90' Another four minutes added on as Josh Tymon limps off. OH HULL! Manchester United academy, James Weir jogs on to replace him. Can the footballing Gods not cut Hull some slack with these injuries?
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88' Aiy Aiy Aiy Martiaaaaaaaal! Pogba, Lingard and Rashford combine to release Valencia into the box. He sticks one that ends up at the feet of Martial - who scuffs an effort that draws a decent save from Jakupovic. A better connection and that was three
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It all started with Herrera swinging it to the left, Martial and Darmian combined to allow the latter to curl in a lovely little ball into the far post, where there was only man who has getting his noggin' to it. Huddlestone tried gamely to kick it away, but Fellaini's header was just too powerful 
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87' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALL!!! FELLAINI! I REPEAT! FELLAINI! 
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83' Another superb Snodgrass free-kick causes all sorts of confusion in the penalty box, but United scramble it away for a corner. Form that particular set piece the process is repeated, but this time the home side scrambles it clear and up the field.  
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82' Rashford burns Mason with a scorching turn of pace, but his cutback into the six yard box finds only Maguire! OH MY this kid is fast!
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80' Martial, Rashford and Lingard almost combine with their youthful exuberance, but Jakupovic slides into to take the ball off the feet of the latter.  
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79' Again nothing comes off the corner proper, but Pohba sends it back in and it's headed away - but only to Valencia. The Ecuadorian lifts it deep to the bushy headed Belgian that's gamboled on, but Jukopovic reads it well. 
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78' Valencia goes on a marauding run again, and it's yet another corner. Mourinho thinks 1-0 is enough and takes off the Special 'Juan' and sends in his favourite-  Marouane Fellaini 
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75' Sean Maloney has a pop from twenty-five yards. It ends up nearer the corner flag than De Gea's goal. Have to applaud Hull's showing here though - they have shown plenty of fight, and have played some decent football.  
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73' OH LORD! WHAT A KICK. THE BALL CANNONED OFF THE POST - HOW UNLUCKY WAS THAT?
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72' Rashford wins a freekick just  on the edge of the box. Paul Pogba doesn't have Ibra to contend with here, and he looks set to take it. 

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70' Mata tries to play it square to Herrera but Meyler reads it perfectly and thumps it clear. It's back in the Hull third soon enough, and Tony 'the Beast' Valencia - as my colleague, magical wordsmith and good friend Aditya Rangarajan calls him  
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68' Pogba with a singularly brilliant outside-of-the-bloody-boot crossfield ball to Valencia - Paul Scholes is the one doing the smiling now - and United have a corner. They do nothing with it, but Valencia wins a corner after he powers down the edge of the box. 
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66' Valencia with the unforgivable error despite being able to look across the backline - Mourinho is livid, and for once it is not with the referee
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65' Pass-pass-pass-pass go Manchester United. Louis Van Gaal is beaming watching this from somewhere. This particular move breaks down after the ref adjudges Rashford to be offside. 
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64' Meyler pings it in after a smooth passing move that involved almost all of the Hull outfielders, but Diamonde can only find the top tier of the stand with a spectacular looking acrobatic effort. 
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63' Snodgrass free kick.... and it had Jones scrambling backwards to head clear. The Englishman did really well to get his head to that I must say. 
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61' Commentators Curse - ugh! Meyler plays it straight to Rashford, but the Englishman returns the favour by running straight at Maguire. 
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60' Martial tries to do it all his own, but he tries to take on one Hull player too many and Meyler walks away with the ball. Hull are still retaining their shape and are actually playing some decent football 
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59' Another corner - another wasteful effort. This time Pogba finds the roof of the stadium with a shot from distance. 
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58' Substitution - Wayne Rooney (249*) off Anthony Martial (23*) On. 
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57' Mkhitaryan runs at the Hull City defence again, and tries to play in Wayne Rooney - but Huddlestone does well to stop it. 
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Juan Mata is the man is he not. The ball is pumped in and it pinballs around till that sneaky little Spanish elf runs in behind and taps it in from three yards. For an attacking midfielder, the man is quite the poacher
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56' GOAAAAAAAL!!!! MATAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
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54' United try the same trick once again Full back flies forward <Valencia> and passes it to a midfielder at the edge of the box <Pogba> and the shot is charged down. 
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53' Tony Valencia does exceptionally well to win a corner that United waste once again with an intricate touch too many. 
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51' Sir Bobby Charlton watch: The Great man is unmoved. 
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50' United win a corner but nothing comes off it. Hull try to break but Pogba finds Rooney with a peach of ball that Rooney runs onto with ferocious intent. The great man smacks it just wide of the far post. *whistle* that was CLOSE!
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49' Ooo nice move from Hull. Sam Clucas tries to angle a cross into the far post from the edge of the box, but Diamonde does not see it coming and it runs harmlessly out of play
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46' Phil Jones does superbly to stop Abel Hernandez in full flow before launching a counter. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford run onto a hopeful long punt, but a loose touch from the Armenian allows Jakupovic to gather. Great chance!
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PEEP! We're off again!

Jose Mourinho has a face like thunder. Anyone in red fancying a Portuguese-brand hairdryer?
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PEEP! PEEP! HALF-TIME!

Manchester United are a frustrated lot as Hull City have put up a superb fight that would make their new gaffer mighty proud. There's still 45 minutes left though and everyone in red will dread facing their manager if the score remains the same at Full time. 
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48' Mkhitaryan goes on another rampage that takes him from one end of the penalty box to the other (horizontally) before laying it off to Valencia. The full backs cross is deep into the box, but nothing comes offf it
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47' Hull have other ideas though, and Clucas stops a Pogba run with a neat tackle
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46' Four minutes added on, and United want to got into the half with a lead. 
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45' Hull are holding their own and much more, but Mkhitaryan is an altogether different level. The Armenian gets the ball and hops on his scooter as he rips into Hull's midfield - instead of shooting, though, he passes it to Rashford but the young man can't control it. He wasn't expecting it. and why should he - they don't teach passing like this in any football academy... what a learning experience it is for Marcus 
90'+1'
J. Weir
J. Tymon
M. Fellaini
assist: M. Darmian
87'
M. Fellaini
Mata
79'
74'
S. Maloney
A. Diomande
J. Lingard
H. Mkhitaryan
71'
A. Martial
W. Rooney
59'
Mata
assist: H. Mkhitaryan
56'
40'
H. Maguire
19'
A. Hernández
M. Henriksen
Tournament EFL Cup 2016/17 - Semi-finals
Stadium Old Trafford
Match time Wed, 11 Jan 2017, 01:30 AM
Hull City (4-1-4-1)
Marco Alexandre Saraiva da Silva (Manager)
1
David de Gea
36
M. Darmian
4
P. Jones
12
C. Smalling
25
A. Valencia
6
P. Pogba
21
Ander Herrera
22
H. Mkhitaryan
10
W. Rooney
8
Mata
19
M. Rashford
16
E. Jakupovic
3
A. Robertson
8
T. Huddlestone
5
H. Maguire
7
D. Meyler
25
R. Mason
28
J. Tymon
11
S. Clucas
22
M. Henriksen
10
R. Snodgrass
20
A. Diomande
Hull City (4-1-4-1)
Marco Alexandre Saraiva da Silva (Manager)
Manchester United Subs
11
A. Martial
14
J. Lingard
16
M. Carrick
17
D. Blind
20
S. Romero
24
T. Fosu-Mensah
27
M. Fellaini
Hull City Subs
9
A. Hernández
15
S. Maloney
17
J. Weir
23
D. Marshall
29
J. Bowen
37
J. Clackstone
67% POSSESSION 33%
21 SHOTS 6
6 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
13 FOULS 11
8 CORNERS 2
2 OFFSIDES 1
0 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
3 SAVES 4
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Updated: Jan 11, 2017 03:27 AM | Published: Jan 10, 2017 18:04 PM