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Hull City 1-1 Sunderland

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet
Sunderland manger Gus Poyet was sent off, before becoming involved in a confrontation with Hull boss Steve Bruce
  • Sunderland manager Poyet sent to stands
  • Poyet involved in confrontation with Hull boss Bruce
  • N'Doye scores third Hull goal in five games
  • Rodwell leveller appears to strike hand

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet was sent to the stands as his team came from behind to earn a draw at Hull City.

City boss Steve Bruce and Poyet had to be separated after a touchline argument as the Uruguayan left the pitch.

Dame N'Doye opened the scoring for Hull, back-heeling past Costel Pantilimon in the first half.

Jack Rodwell scored the equaliser, nodding in from a Patrick van Aanholt cross, with the ball also appearing to strike his hand.

The result leaves both sides still separated by a point, with Hull 15th and Sunderland 16th in the Premier League table.

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Bruce 'baffled' by Poyet reaction

The early signs suggested Sunderland would be the more likely to take home all three points, but Hull grew into the game and created the clearer chances.

However, neither side had the performance required to distance themselves from the relegation zone. Eighteenth-placed QPR are five points behind Hull, with two games in hand.

After his side had gone behind to N'Doye's opener, scored from a Tom Huddlestone free-kick, Sunderland manager Poyet reacted with frustration to referee Mike Dean's decision to punish Rodwell with a yellow card for simulation.

The Uruguayan was sent to the stands by Dean, but walked across to Bruce, who appeared to respond angrily and had to be restrained by an assistant referee and members of his coaching staff.

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Poyet plays down touchline antics

With Poyet in the stands, the Black Cats' second-half performance was much improved, and Rodwell steered home a deserved equaliser after the introduction of van Aanholt and Ricardo Alvarez changed the game.

With Hull goalkeeper McGregor beaten, Rodwell met Van Aanholt's cross with a headed effort that appeared to brush his own arm inches before crossing the line.

Rodwell then could have scored a winner, volleying over when well-placed, but a Sunderland win would have been harsh on Hull, who only lacked a finishing touch to their enterprising play.

Steve Bruce
Bruce appeared to respond angrily and had to be restrained by an assistant referee and coaching staff
Steve Bruce
Sunderland's Gus Poyet was sent off after kicking a bucket full of water bottles
Jack Rodwell
Rodwell met van Aanholt's cross with a headed effort, with Allan McGregor beaten
Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell
Rodwell's headed equaliser appeared to strike his hand on the way in
Dame N'Doye
Dame N'Doye steered the ball past Sunderland's Costil Pantilimon with a back-heel

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 21Dawson
  • 4Bruce
  • 15McShaneBooked at 41mins
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 14Livermore
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 7Meyler
  • 26RobertsonBooked at 79mins
  • 28N'Doye
  • 18JelavicSubstituted forHernándezat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Figueroa
  • 6Davies
  • 9Hernández
  • 22Harper
  • 24Aluko
  • 25Ramírez
  • 29Quinn

Sunderland

  • 1Pantilimon
  • 27VerginiSubstituted forvan Aanholtat 73'minutes
  • 16O'Shea
  • 5BrownBooked at 12mins
  • 15Réveillere
  • 6CattermoleBooked at 60minsSubstituted forÁlvarezat 62'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 7LarssonBooked at 79mins
  • 4BridcuttBooked at 46mins
  • 8RodwellBooked at 36mins
  • 28Defoe
  • 19GrahamSubstituted forWickhamat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3van Aanholt
  • 9Fletcher
  • 10Wickham
  • 14Gomez Garcia-Penche
  • 20Álvarez
  • 22Coates
  • 25Mannone
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
23,017

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 1, Sunderland 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Sunderland 1.

Attempt missed. Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sebastian Larsson.

Connor Wickham (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul McShane (Hull City).

Offside, Sunderland. Sebastian Larsson tries a through ball, but Jermain Defoe is caught offside.

Foul by Anthony Réveillere (Sunderland).

David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt missed. Jack Rodwell (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Patrick van Aanholt with a cross.

Attempt missed. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Ricardo Álvarez (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Anthony Réveillere (Sunderland).

Abel Hernández (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricardo Álvarez.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Alex Bruce (Hull City) because of an injury.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Costel Pantilimon.

Attempt saved. Dame N'Doye (Hull City) header from very close range is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.

Booking

Andrew Robertson (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland).

Andrew Robertson (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 1, Sunderland 1. Jack Rodwell (Sunderland) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Patrick van Aanholt with a cross.

Attempt saved. Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Connor Wickham.

Attempt saved. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Connor Wickham replaces Danny Graham.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Patrick van Aanholt replaces Santiago Vergini.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Abel Hernández replaces Nikica Jelavic.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Ahmed Elmohamady.

Attempt missed. Andrew Robertson (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by David Meyler with a headed pass.

Ricardo Álvarez (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Dame N'Doye (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.

Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

Foul by John O'Shea (Sunderland).

Dame N'Doye (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jack Rodwell (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Réveillere.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Ricardo Álvarez replaces Lee Cattermole.

goal

As It Stood

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2Man City27167457273055
3Arsenal27156651292251
4Man Utd27148546262050
5Southampton28154939201949
6Liverpool27146740301048
7Tottenham2613584136544
8Swansea2711793134-340
9West Ham2710983933639
10Stoke27116103134-339
11Newcastle2798103242-1035
12Crystal Palace2879123139-830
13West Brom2879122636-1030
14Everton27610113339-628
15Hull2869132637-1127
16Sunderland28414102339-1626
17Aston Villa2867151538-2325
18QPR2664162745-1822
19Burnley27410132545-2022
20Leicester2646162442-1818
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