Hull v Tottenham Match Report: Hull Hammered
Hatrick Hero Defoe
By Eye Of The Tiger
August 19 2009
Hull suffered a heavy defeat in their opening home game of the season. Hull having lost at Chelsea at the weekend in added on time at the end of the second half were simply blown away by Tottenham who scored 5 times. Jermaine Defoe hit a Hat Trick , Wilson Palacios and Robbie Keane also scored . Stephen Hunt got the only goal for Hull .
Tottenham Started Well and had the ball in the net in the opening minute but it was ruled out , Aaron Lennon adjudged to have been offside before he crossed the ball to Robbie Keane to prod home. Tottenham had most of the early possession and took the lead on 9 minutes when Jermaine Defoe received a pass from Tom Huddlestone and
teeed it up on his left foot before burying the ball in the bottom
corner. 1-0 to Spurs. Hull needed to regroup but just 5 minutes later Tottenham made it 2-0 Keane was given space on the
edge of the area and fed the ball in to Palacios who
rocketed a left-footed shot into the back of the net. Tottenham continued to press and carved up the Hull defence with each attack , all Phil Brown could do was watch on Helplessly from the touchline.
On 22 minutes Stephen Hunt had a chance with a great first touch but his shot looped wide of Cudicini's post. Three minutes later however Hunt scored to make it 2-1 , he floated a ball in and it bounced past Cudicini and into the net. Tottenham had claims for a penalty on 28 minutes There was a massive claim for handball when Hutton broke into the box and pulled the ball back. Hard decision to make but Anthony Gardner did have his right arm up. Hull thought they were back on level terms on 36 minutes when Folan had the ball in the back of the net but referee Chris Foy decided that the big striker had fouled Sebastien Bassong in the run-up to the goal, Seemed pretty harsh decision. As the half wore on Hull came more into the game and put Spurs under a bit of pressure. Bernard Mendy crossed for Folan but his header was tame and Spurs raced up the field, leading to Defoe scuffing a good chance by sending it wide of the post.
Spurs Scored their 3rd goal in the 44th Minute Jermaine Defoe scoring his second of the game. Defoe beat Turner with a delicate touch before striding into the box and smashing his shot beyond Myhill. Half Time Hull 1-3 Tottenham.
Tottenham began the 1st half like the 1st and totally dominated possession and the start. Many half chances in the second half but the 1st really chance didn't come until the 70th minute when Cudicini just managed to tip over an effort from Geovanni. minutes earlier Hull had a shout for a penalty when the ball clearly struck Sebastien Bassong's hand. despite the Hull pressure the Tottenham defence looked solid .
Defoe almost got his hat-trick after he beat Barmby in the box, but his shot dragged wide of the near post. Tottenham did get a fourth goal but it wasn't Defoe it was Robbie Keane with the goal with a terrific header after a rapid break and a fantastic cross from Lennon. 4-1 To Tottenham. Finally in added time Jermaine Defoe scored his 3rd and Tottenham's 5th of the game just the the game was fizzling out, Lennon held up play on the edge of the box before laying it off to Defoe, who absolutely smashed a right-footed shot into the roof of the net, giving Myhill no chance at all. 5-1 and Tottenham Totally out classed Hull Tonight.
Eye Of The Tigers Man Of The Match Jermaine Defoe .
Tigers: Boaz Myhill, Steven Mouyokolo (Barmby 46), Michael Turner, Anthony Gardner, Andy Dawson, Bernard Mendy, Seyi Olofinjana, George Boateng (Ghilas 69), Stephen Hunt, Caleb Folan, Daniel Cousin (Geovanni 22).
Subs: Matt Duke, Kamil Zayatte, Peter Halmosi, Kevin Kilbane, Nick Barmby, Geovanni, Kamel Ghilas.
Spurs: Heurelho Gomes (Cudicini 15), Alan Hutton, Tom Huddlestone, Aaron Lennon, Robbie Keane (Crouch 81), Wilson Palacios, Luka Modric (Bentley 85), Jermain Defoe, Sebastien Bassong, Vedran Corluka, Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Subs: Carlo Cudicini, David Bentley, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Peter Crouch, Kyle Naughton, Pascal Chimbonda, Jamie O'Hara.
Referee: Mr C. Foy.