Player News - Hull City

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Hull City were right to feel aggrieved after striker Oumar Niasse was sent off harshly during their 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday.

The Senegalese striker was controversially given his marching orders in the first half by Bobby Madley after a tackle on Watford's M'Baye Niang. Replays showed after that Madley's action was perhaps more than was necessary for the offence, but luckily for the Tigers the decision didn't prevent them earning another crucial three points in the battle for Premier League survival. When asked about the red card afterwards, manager Marco Silva said: "Of course, we will appeal," before adding: "I don't want to talk too much (about it) because I respect the work of the referee, it's not easy." He added that he felt the foul merited a yellow card, if even that. If the appeal succeeds, Niasse will be available for selection to face Southampton on April 29.
Apr 22 - 8:31 PM

The remarkable change in Hull's fortunes since Marco Silva arrived at the club has almost brought safety after they won 2-0 on Saturday against Watford.

Immediately after the kick off, neither side threatened, with Hull subdued and Watford mainly relying on long-balls to get behind the Tigers' sluggish centre-back pairing of Maguire and Ranocchia. However, the first half became controversial when referee Bobby Madley sent off Oumar Niasse for a tackle on Niang. The Senegalese striker could be accused of trailing his leg but seemed to lack any intent to bring down Watford's man. However, the decision didn't spoil the home side's chances and instead they rallied after the break. Hull broke after Capoue had a fine effort saved by Jakupovic, and Grosicki crossed in for Markovic who headed past Gomes. Sam Clucas copper-fastened the lead on 70', rifling a shot into the top corner from distance to confirm his side's victory.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 22 - 12:16 PM

Hull City midfielder David Meyler has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The Republic of Ireland international suffered a medial knee ligament injury during training last week. Meyler has featured sporadically for the Tigers this season, sometimes holding down a starting place in 28 appearances in all competitions. He scored just once, against Liverpool back in September. His club wished him well with his recovery from the blow on their official site.
Apr 17 - 2:59 PM

Hull City's attempts to accommodate Michael Dawson in the heart of their defence recently has compromised the good work Marco Silva has done in that area.

The Hull Daily Mail's columnist Peter Swan claims that Dawson is off the pace and visibly struggling to match the speed required at Premier League level. In spite of his previous good service to the club, Swan believes than Harry Maguire and Ranocchia must be trusted as the central pairing instead, as they inspire structure throughout the team. When Maguire was pushed out right against Stoke, the Tigers were tamed centrally by the Potters, a feat that many teams have failed to achieve in recent weeks.
Apr 17 - 2:55 PM

Harry Maguire scored for Macro Silva's side but their road woes continued with a 3-1 loss at the Britannia.

Marco Silva may have revitalized Hull City at home but he can't seem to pull the same magic from his side on the road. His side again struggled away from home giving up the first goal of the match after six minutes. They clawed back through Maguire but couldn't hold things level as they allowed two second half goals for the final 3-1 scoreline. Hull City players remain solid value at home but are best avoided on their travels.
Source: Espnfc.com
Apr 15 - 12:23 PM

Tom Huddlestone has completed his three match ban after receiving a red card at Everton last month.

Local outlet the Hull Daily Mail expects Huddlestone to retake his place in Marco Silva's starting XI at the expense of Alfred N'Diaye. Huddlestone had been performing brilliantly before his suspension, and the Senegalese has struggled to consistently fill his boots in his absence. He will most likely partner Sam Clucas in midfielder. Clucas will be freed up to play in his more natural box-to-box midfield role and attack more, while Huddlestone will provide a screen in front of the defence.
Apr 14 - 12:01 PM

Hull City are hopeful that Marco Silva will stay at the club for another year if they can secure their top flight status.

Silva has had a revolutionary effect on the Tigers' results since he assumed the role of head coach after Mike Phelan's departure in January. He has guided them from their seemingly doomed position at the bottom of the table to 17th and outside the drop zone with just six games to go in the campaign. Silva's original contract runs until the end of this season, but reports are suggesting that the club has scope to trigger a 12 month extension to that deal. Last weekend, Silva put questions about his long-term future at the club on the back burner: "I am clear with our chairman and the chairman is clear with me as well, now we are in a big fight to keep the club in the Premier League... That is most important. After the season, we will have time to talk and prepare the future."
Apr 11 - 8:25 PM

Surging Hull City couldn't manage to carry over its momentum from last week in a 3-1 loss to Manchester City.

Th Tigers managed two straight wins against West Ham and Middlesbrough in a compact week, but couldn't stop Manchester City's relentless attack. They didn't do themselves any favors by gifting the Sky Blues their first goal of the match when Ahmed Elmohamady turned the ball into his own net in the 31st minute. Then City began to pile it on in the second half with goals from Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph. Despite recording a goal and an assist in a dominant 4-2 win against Middlesbrough on Wednesday, Abel Hernandez wasn't named in the starting lineup; and it showed with only one shot on goal. But Andrea Ranocchia was able to pull one back with his strike in the 88th, which should have been saved if not for a poor effort by Claudio Bravo.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 8 - 12:36 PM

Hull City's centre-back Harry Maguire has been ruled out of his side's visit to the Etihad on Saturday.

The young Englishman was instrumental in the Tigers' victory over relegation rivals Middlesbrough on Wednesday, picking up his first goal for Hull from a header in the second half while wearing the captain's armband. However, he had to come off in the closing stages with a minor knee injury, which Marco Silva confirmed will rule him out for GW32. However, fellow midweek goalscorer Abel Hernandez has recovered from the dead leg which forced him off early on in Wednesday evening's second half.
Apr 7 - 3:56 PM

Hull City's centre-back Harry Maguire has been ruled out of his side's visit to the Etihad on Saturday.

The young Englishman was instrumental in the Tigers' victory over relegation rivals Middlesbrough on Wednesday, picking up his first goal for Hull from a header in the second half while wearing the captain's armband. However, he had to come off in the closing stages with a minor knee injury, which Marco Silva confirmed will rule him out for GW32. However, fellow midweek goalscorer Abel Hernandez has recovered from the dead leg which forced him off early on in Wednesday evening's second half.
Apr 7 - 3:56 PM

Hull City climbed out of the relegation as they overcame an early deficit to defeat Middlesbrough 4-2 at the KCOM Stadium.

Hull were the better side throughout despite going behind in the fifth minute. Marco Silva's side surged back as Lazar Markovic converted from close-range nine minutes later and Oumar Niasse headed home to put them ahead on the 27th minute, before Abel Hernandez double their with a header of his own shortly thereafter. While the visitors pulled one back through Marten de Roon, the Tigers proved resilient after the restart. The home side regained their two-goal lead when an unmarked Harry Maguire headed home emphatically at the far post, effectively sealing all three points. The victory moves Hull above Swansea into 17th in the table, two points clear of the Swans and seven points ahead of Boro.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 5 - 5:22 PM

Andrea Ranocchia's late goal gave Hull City an invaluable victory over West Ham at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.

Hull started with two strikers up top in Hernandez and Niasse, but they failed to capitalise on some good play and it was the Hammers who took the lead. Carroll was gifted an easy opportunity by Curtis Davies, after he somehow missed a lofted Cresswell ball. Carroll took it down with his chest and finished with ease past Jakupovic. Hull applied pressure without cutting edge as the first half concluded but their 'keeper kept them in the tie with a great save from Lanzini. Grosicki was brought on for the erring Davies and provided the assist for Andy Robertson to cap off a fantastic team move after the break. Hull missed chances but Ranocchia struck late to head in Grosicki's corner to give the Tigers a vital three points.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 1 - 11:59 AM

Marco Silva has confirmed that Evandro returned to training on Friday.

The Brazilian midfielder has been out of action with a calf injury for just over a month, but Silva indicated that it is unlikely that he will feature against West Ham on Saturday at the KCOM Stadium.
Mar 31 - 2:51 PM

West Ham United are preparing a bid for Hull defender Josh Tymon according to media reports.

Tymon, 17, has caught the eye of a number of potential suitors with his performances for the senior team this season including the Hammers. It's unlikely that his name will stop circulating in the media until he signs his first professional contract, which has been under negotiation for a number of months.
Mar 26 - 6:28 PM

Stoke City are rumoured to be lining up a bid for Hull full-back Andrew Robertson.

Robertson has been linked with moves away from the club for some time, with a variety of clubs apparently interested. However, Hull are preparing to try and hold onto the promising Scottish defender through another transfer window, having fended off a £10 million bid for his services in January from Burnley.
Mar 26 - 6:23 PM


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