2 - 2

Premier League
30 December 2016
Game week
1 - 1
2 - 2
KCOM Stadium (Hull)


M. Dawson (G) 6' (assist by: C. Davies)
1 - 0
1 - 1
45' +1 D. Marshall (OG)
R. Snodgrass (G) 65'
2 - 1
2 - 2
84' R. Barkley (G) (assist by: L. Baines)


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Well, that’s all from me for tonight. Until next time, thank you and goodbye!
The point lifts Hull - temporally at least - off the foot of the Premier League table, while Everton stay in seventh, three points ahead of Southampton, who they face at Goodison Park on Monday.
In the end, a draw was probably the fair result. Hull had the better of the first half, but Dawson’s early effort was cancelled out by Marshall’s own-goal. Snodgrass thought he had won it with a fantastic free-kick, only for Barkley’s header late in the day to salvage the point for Everton, with Calvert-Lewin squandering a gilt-edged chance to win the game for the visitors in stoppage time.
FULL-TIME! It’s all over at the KCOM Stadium, where it has finished 2-2 between Hull City and Everton, a point that - in all truth - does little to help either side.
90'+2 Tom Davies is furious at the officials now, as he is clearly fouled by Clucas on the edge of the hosts’ area. The officials should have spotted that...
90'+1 There will be four minutes of added time...
90' MISS! That should have been the winner for Everton! Coleman puts in a pinpoint delivery from the right, which Calvert-Lewin meets, but the youngster somehow heads wide. What a sitter!
89' Everton, despite their leveller, have sat deep in the last few moments, and Hull have been able to make some ground going forward as we approach stoppage time.
87' A third and final substitution from Koeman, who takes off Kevin Mirallas, bringing on Ramiro Funes Mori.
85' A second change for Hull, as Adama Diomande makes way for Tom Huddlestone.
84' It was a delightful cross from Baines, who delivered the goods despite having little room to operate in.
GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL!!! EVERTON ARE LEVEL! Well, out of nothing in all truth, the visitors are level. Baines found room down the left, and delivered a superb cross which Barkley met with a fantastic header into the bottom-right corner.
83' Sharp play from Mirallas, who draws a late challenge from Maguire 25 yards from goal. Somehow, however, Everton manage to lose possession from the set-piece.
82' Huge cries for handball from the Everton faithful, but there is nothing doing for Jon Moss. However, the replays have shown that there was indeed two handballs from Hull defenders, though a penalty may have been a harsh call.
80' Solid defending from Davies, who is on hand to block Coleman’s cross after Tom Davies - the Everton midfielder, that is - had freed the Ireland full-back with a fantastic pass.
77' Everton win a free-kick but, rather than get the ball into a dangerous area, decide to go short and, after a few neat passes, return possession to the hosts.
75' CHANCE! Desperate defending from Hull, as twice Barkley puts in two fantastic deliveries from the right, but both times the hosts escape unscathed. Snodgrass leads the counter, but is brought back by Davies, who duly picks up a caution.
74' Another change for Everton now, as youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces the ineffective Enner Valencia.
72' Koeman and Everton have created their own issues at times this evening. The Dutchman’s insistence on sticking with a rather static 4-2-3-1 is allowing Hull time and space, with Barkley and Valencia in no man’s land between attack and defence.
70' STAT - Snodgrass now involved in 50% of Hull's PL goals this season (six goals, two assists).
69' Maguire is almost playing as a second-striker now, and his presence is causing havoc for Everton’s hapless defence. Snodgrass puts in another fantastic corner, but this time Robles clears.
66' A first change for Everton, although it’s one that should have been made before Hull re-took the lead, if not for Koeman’s inexplicable hesitation. On comes Tom Davies, with Gareth Barry going off.
65' GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!! No post to the rescue this time for Everton, who gets his positioning all wrong as Snodgrass curls another supreme free-kick over the wall and into the top-left corner. Robles gets a hand to it, but can only help it on its way into the net.
64' A free-kick in a really dangerous position now for Hull, as Maguire wins a free-kick - albeit a soft one, with Jon Moss falling for what appeared to be a clear dive from the Hull defender...
62' A booking now for Elmohamady, who marks his 150th career Premier League appearance with a yellow card following a cynical foul on Mirallas.
SAVE! That could have been a second for Dawson, who found himself free - once again - at the back post, but on this occasion he can’t beat Robles.
60' A bit of a reprieve now for Hull, who are starting to up the pressure on Everton’s goal now. As I type, Jagielka goes into the book for a rash challenge on Mbokani.
58' STAT - The ball has hit the woodwork three times in this game - only Stoke v Swansea (four) has had more in a Premier League game this season.
56' A first change of the game now, and it will be from the hosts. On comes Sam Clucas, who replaces David Meyler.
55' POST! So unlucky! That’s a fantastic free-kick from Snodgrass, who got the ball up and over Everton’s wall. The strike looked destined for the top corner, but the upright came to the visitors' rescue!
53' CHANCE! That was a great opportunity for Barkley, who had done well to latch onto Lukaku’s flick-on, but the England midfielder does not generate enough power on his strike.
52' Diomande concedes possession on the half-way line, allowing Barkley to free Mirallas. The winger cuts inside onto his stronger right foot, but his eventual strike is well-saved by Marshall.
50' Everton are keeping up the pressure, with Lukaku seeing another goal-bound effort blocked. Baines picks up the loose ball, proceeding to deliver a decent cross to the near post, but Mirallas cannot direct his header on target.
48' CROSSBAR! What save by Marshall, who atones for his earlier error somewhat by prodding Lukaku’s deflected strike up onto the woodwork, denying Everton the lead.
46' Welcome back! Hull, undoubtedly wounded by Everton’s equaliser right on the stroke of half-time, get proceedings up and running in the second half. No changes for either side at the interval...
STAT - Hull have now gone 21 games without a clean sheet in all competitions - their worst run since January 1991 (22 games).
Everton really must improve in the second half if they are to get anything from this game. Koeman demands a high-pressing game, but his team selection this evening has hindered that, with Valencia particularly wasteful in the final third. As for Hull, Phelan can be proud of his side’s display, but the luck went against them when they needed it most.
HALF-TIME! It’s all square at the KCOM Stadium! Everton were dreadful in the opening stages, and were duly punished when Michael Dawson volleyed in. However, the visitors have levelled proceedings with the last action of the first-half, David Marshall bundling Kevin Mirallas’ cross into the back of his own net.
45'+1 GOOOOOOAAALLLLLL!!! What a shocker for Hull! Mirallas’ corner is a good one, delivered with pace into a really dangerous area. Marshall comes out to deal with it but, under pressure from his own player - Mbokani - can only deflect the ball into the back of the net.
Great block! That’s a fantastic piece of defending from Davies, who gets across just in time to deny Lukaku, after he had latched onto Baines’ throughball.
45' Another promising move from Everton, with Mirallas again the instigator as he links-up with Valencia before shooting wide from the edge of the area.
43' Hull look comfortable at the moment, and Everton appear devoid of ideas going forward. Can either side muster another opportunity before the interval?
41' Poor from Barkley, who was stood on his heels as Valencia weaved in to the area and put a superb cross into the six-yard box. That should have been an equaliser.
38' A free-kick now for Hull, in a position around 35 yards from goal. Snodgrass delivers a neat cross, and Everton can only clear their lines for a throw-in.
36' Lukaku powers forward, and although his strike is blocked, the deflection falls to Valencia. He is unable to get an effort away, but Mirallas is on hand to meet the loose ball, only to volley it straight into the hands of Marshall.
34' Another corner for Everton, as Valencia’s shot is deflected wide. Mirallas’ initial cross is blocked, but the visitors retain possession, only for Barkley to foul Maguire at the culmination of a promising move.
31' CHANCE! Awful defending from Everton, as they allow Maguire to stroll forward and tee up Snodgrass, who delivers a perfect cross into Diomande, but he can only prod wide.
30' Ronald Koeman has a 100% win record against Hull in the Premier League, winning both matches while Southampton boss in 2014/15. That record could well be under threat tonight, though...
28' SO CLOSE! A heart in the mouth moment for Marshall, who was planted firmly to the spot as Barry’s venomous shot inched just wide of the upright.
26' Lukaku is becoming more involved in proceedings now, but still Everton cannot get the ball into him in dangerous areas, with the former Chelsea man having to drop deep to pick up possession.
24' CLOSE! Everton counter at pace, with Barkley eventually finding space on the cusp of Hull’s area. He dummies twice before eventually unleashing an effort, but it skips wide.
23' CHANCE! Again, Hull find space down the right, and Snodgrass delivers a fantastic cross. Mbokani meets it with a rising header, but the striker cannot direct his header on target, with Jagielka able to clear.
22' Hull seem to have weathered that Everton storm somewhat, but the visitors have shown the ability to get back in to this contest. One player who has been quiet so far, however, has been Romelu Lukaku, and Everton must look to supply the Belgian with some quality firepower sooner rather than later.
19' STAT - Hull are one of only two Premier League sides to have scored more goals from set pieces than open play this season (nine from set pieces, six from open play). The other is West Ham (14 from set pieces, nine open play).
17' Everton have sparked into life now, and Hull are now the side penned back in their own third. No clear-cut openings as of yet, though, as a Coleman cross clips the top of the crossbar before going out of play.
15' POST! Better from Everton, as Barkley feeds Barry down the left. The midfielder dinks in a fantastic cross, but Coleman’s header clips away off the left-hand upright, with Lukaku unable to reach the rebound.
13' Finally, Everton forge a foray forward, as Mirallas cuts inside from the left and drives a low strike at goal. It takes a deflection, and Marshall can only parry it wide.
11' STAT - No defender has scored more Premier League goals this season than Michael Dawson.
9' Everton are really under pressure here, and Koeman appears to have got his tactics al wrong. Barry and Jagielka are both struggling to apply any energy to proceedings, and as such the visitors are sitting extremely deep.
6' Dawson’s defensive partner Davies will get the assist for that goal, with his header making its way through to the back post, with Barry completely losing track of Hull’s goal-scorer.
GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL! HULL TAKE THE LEAD! Deservedly, the hosts have the advantage. Everton fail to deal with the corner, with Barry losing the run of Dawson at the back post, and the defender duly drills in a finish from close-range.
Everton seem to be lining up in a 4-2-3-1 system so far, with Barkley pushing up alongside Lukaku. However, that is leaving too many gaps in midfield, and Hull almost get in again, with Jagielka forced to hook the ball clear from inside the visitors’ six-yard box.
5' CLOSE! Everton are sitting very deep in the early stages, allowing Hull to press high. Baines attempts to show Snodgrass onto his weaker right foot, but the winger manages to engineer enough room to curl an effort towards goal. Robles is beaten, but the strike whistles just wide.
3' A positive start for Hull, who have played well without much reward in recent weeks. Robertson finds space down the left, and although his cross is cleared, Livermore picks up the scraps. The former Tottenham midfielder drives an effort goalwards, but Williams reacted quickly to make the block.
1' KICK-OFF! Everton have got proceedings underway at the KCOM Stadium...
We’re just moments from kick-off now at the KCOM Stadium. Both of these sides have ended the last two calendar years with defeats in the Premier League, and will be hoping to end 2016 on a brighter note.
Likewise, Koeman rings the changes for Everton, who face his former club Southampton in their next outing. Phil Jagielka returns to the defence, taking the place of Mason Holgate, while Ramiro Funes Mori also drops out - Ross Barkley coming into a three-man midfield. On the right, Aaron Lennon is replaced by Enner Valencia, who netted his first Premier League goal at this stadium back in the 2014/15 season.
TEAM NEWS - Everton: Lennon, Cleverley, Funes Mori, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate, Hewelt.
TEAM NEWS - Everton (4-3-3): Robles; Coleman, Jagielka, Williams, Baines; Gueye, Barry, Barkley; Valencia, Lukaku, Mirallas.
Hull were unfortunate against Manchester City on Boxing Day, losing 3-0 after holding out for more than 70 minutes against Pep Guardiola’s side. However, with such a quick turn-around of games, Phelan has not hesitated in making a few changes to his line-up. In come David Meyler and Adama Diomande, with Tom Huddlestone and Sam Clucas dropping out.
TEAM NEWS - Hull substitutes: Huddlestone, Clucas, Maloney, Jakupovic, Weir, Henriksen, Mason.
TEAM NEWS - Hull (3-4-3): Marshall; Dawson, Davies, Maguire; Elmohamady, Livermore, Meyler, Robertson; Snodgrass, Mbokani, Diomande.
Team news is in now from the KCOM. Let’s start off with the hosts…
Everton, on the other hand, sit in seventh following their 2-0 victory over struggling Leicester City last time out, and Ronald Koeman will be hoping that his side have finally put a dismal run of just one win in 10 league games behind them as they look to build on a rather indifferent first half of the campaign,
These are desperate times for Mike Phelan’s side, who have won just one of their previous 16 Premier League fixtures heading into today’s clash. They did, however, beat Everton in their last top-flight encounter - on New Years Day 2015 - ending a run of four meetings without a victory.
Hello and welcome, football fans, to our LIVE coverage of tonight’s Premier League action. Stick right here for all the action as it happens from the KCOM Stadium, as bottom-of-the-table Hull City host Everton!


Joel Robles
L. Baines
A. Robertson
A. Williams
H. Maguire
C. Davies
P. Jagielka
D. Meyler
R. Barkley
R. Snodgrass
R. Lukaku
K. Mirallas
J. Livermore
I. Gueye
D. Mbokani
G. Barry
E. Valencia
A. Diomande
M. Dawson
D. Marshall
S. Coleman
Ahmed El Mohamady

Additional info

J. Moss
A. Halliday
Fourth official
M. Atkinson


Match Stats

Hull City Everton
37 Attacks (Dangerous) 44
5 Corners 5
10 Fouls 13
13 Free Kicks 14
14 Goal Kicks 3
4 Offsides 0
2 Shots (blocked) 2
2 Shots (off target) 6
3 Shots (on target) 7
1 Shots (woodwork) 2
19 Throw Ins 15

Regular Season

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KCOM Stadium

KCOM Stadium