Elmohamady’s Hull share the spoils against Everton
Hull XI: Marshall, Robertson, Maguire, Davies, Meyler, Snodgrass, Livermore, Mbokani, Diomande, Dawson, Elmohamady
Everton XI: Robles, Baines, Williams, Jagielka, Coleman, Gueye, Barry, Barkley, Mirallas, Valencia, Lukaku
Hull looked to bounce back from a disappointing 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester City last week. With Elmohamady starting as right-wing back, Hull City started on the front foot.
With just three minutes on the clock, Robert Snodgrass cut in from the right wing and swung in a left footed shot which flashed just over the bar.
The Tigers continued to press and were rewarded with the lead six minutes into the game. Curtis Davis flicked on a Snodgrass corner towards Michael Dawson at the back post, whose rifled volley found the bottom corner.
Everton responded, however a Seamus Coleman header from a Leighton Baines cross hit the post.
Everton’s pressure paid off with an equalizer just before the break to make the score 1-1. Veteran goalkeeper David Marshall punched the ball into his own net following a corner.
Everton continued their urgency into the second half. Marshall fantastically tipped Lukaku’s deflected shot onto the bar, somewhat making up for his earlier error.
However, it was Hull who found the third goal of the game with 65 minutes on the clock. After Baines dragged down Maguire, Snodgrass’ curled free-kick found the top left corner. Snodgrass hit the bar from a similar position earlier in the second half.
With their noses in front, Hull sat back to soak up the oncoming pressure from Everton. Everton brought on youngsters Tom Davies and Calvert-Lewin to break through Hull’s defence.
Just as it seemed Hull would hang on for the win, Everton found their second equalizer of the game. Elmohamady allowed Baines to cross in and Barkley’s low and hard header found the back of the net.
Calvert-Lewin almost stole the headlines after his six-yard header went agonizingly wide with seconds to go.
The Tigers move off bottom place into 19th on 13 points and face West Brom away next in the league.
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