First half begins..Hull are trying to be physical
Three chances Now for Arsenal,and one for Hull- none of them has been taken?
The composure of Hull shows they are not afraid to play against Arsenal.This is
going to be a tough game for both sides...
Okay!That was a good save from cech.Arsenal look more likely to score.Another chance for Arsenal.Not good enough from Bellerin-he should have hit the target
at least.Oh!my..Sanchez misses an even easier one..!Arsenal's defenders are
a bit narrow and Hull are using the flanks to attack.Arsenal look ordinary because
Hull are playing like an European side.The fans are chanting for Arsenal players
to pick up the pace-because the game has a very European feel ...
Niasse from Hull looks solid;he is one for the future.He could be talked about
later on...Arsenal should be careful,because Hull look dangerous when they go
forward.And they are underestimating Hull's tackling skills;they are good.Arsenal
have taken the lead 1-0.It's a goal...but,it is clearly a hand ball.Sanchez's hand pushes
the ball into the net.The linesman should have seen it.Unbelievable!Marco silva would
be furious.It was not deliberate but,it was clearly hand ball...After the goal Arsenal
have started cutting out those flank attacks before they even start...I still see Hull's
best opportunity coming from those flanks.First half ...ends Arsenal still leading 1-0.
Second half begins...and the crowd sense the players need a lift.I can hear them
chanting for Arsenal.Womderful!The first time that a cross finds ...Hull's Niasse,and
he gets cech to make a save.Good!More of it...!If they get,more of it,there is a goal for
Hull soon.Ah!that should be a red card!Gibbs brought down Markovic;and he was
the last man.The referee hands him a yellow card...Another one for Silva to complain
about?Two serious calls,that Silva would be disappointed with....
Hull seem to be holding unto the ball for too long,individually,sometimes.When hull
can make Arsenal pass the ball back to cech-they are doing something right.
Hull?hull?oh hull?..They are making In roads but,the final delivery is always poor
and disappointing .Again another chance missed by hull...Again,good presssing
from Hull- making Arsenal to pass back to Cech.Arsenal have shifted into another
gear.They need to close this game out...!Wow! Ozil delivers that corner kick,with
very little passion,and it amounts to nothing,as expected.This is not a vintage
performance from Arsenal.76:45 mins...Marco is about to make his first substitution.
I sure,he is hoping there would not be enough time for Wenger to study the impact
and reply.In the last 5 mins Arsenal had 23% possession and Hull had ...77%(The stats
reveal...)Hull's down fall in this game is their crosses.Poor!poor!poor!A corner kick,and a free kick goes amiss...for Hull .I think Arsenal would get over the line,with
this 1-0.Oh no! Penalty?Clucas deliberately stops ..the ball from going into the net.
Sanchez steps up,and ...takes it .It is 2-0 for Arsenal.Final whistle...This would have
been different if two crucial decisions went Hull's way.
Oh lucky boro..That would have been 1-0 to Spurs.Kane was clearly offside,when he put the ball in the net from Son's cross.Second warning to Middlesbrough!I sound like a broken record now,Spurs are going through the boro' right flank with ease.Dele has even joined Son on that side ...to make things harder for Karanka.And Middlesbrough are not learning their lesson.I guess they need to accommodate Traore's weaknesses because he is still their only true escape route.Luckly for them,first half has ended.It is still 0-0.