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Newcastle 2-3 Hull City – Pardew Regrets Lack Of Consistency

Published August 2, 2014 by gossipzoo

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was left bemoaning his side’s consistency after Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Hull City at St. James’ Park.

The result came on the back of the Toon’s win at Aston Villa last weekend, but a lack of concentration cost United dear against Steve Bruce’s men.

And after shipping three goals for the third time in six Premier League home games, Pardew was left to rue his team’s defending as City notched their first away victory of the season.

“We started really well and got the goal,” said the Magpies boss, “but we weren’t tight enough as a team and Hull exploited those spaces.

“All three of their goals were poor from our point of view. We’ve defended really, really well over the last few weeks, but it’s consistency in our performances that this team is searching for.

“You can see similarities in this team to the one that finished fifth, but that team had a consistency about it as team – not as individuals.

“Today, the formation was the same (as it was against Aston Villa), the set-up was the same but we didn’t look the same.

“We looked too loose and gifted them their goals. You can’t do that against any opposition and I’ll be first to pay tribute to Hull, because they played very well.

“But for us it was a really disappointing day. You’ve got to do it home and away in this division.”

One player that was singled out for praise by Pardew was Loic Remy, who scored a brace in the first-half.

The on-loan forward looked a constant threat to City’s backline and his manager was quick to sing his praises following his first goals in a black and white shirt.

“Remy got a couple of good goals and he had a fantastic chance for a third, but unfortunately it came at him so quickly.

“But his performance was one of the rare highlights from today.

“We need the commitment and the quality that we showed at Villa in every game. Our passing wasn’t as great as it has been in the last two or three games and we had a day at the office that we have to forget quickly and move on from.”

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Newcastle 2-3 Hull City – Tigers Comeback Stuns St. James’

Published November 16, 2013 by gossipzoo

Hull City left Tyneside with all three points on Saturday after a pulsating 3-2 victory over Newcastle.

The visitors trailed at the break thanks to a brace from Magpies forward Loic Remy, but Steve Bruce’s side produced a stunning comeback to move them into the top-half the Premier League table.

Goals from Robbie Brady, Ahmed Elmohamady and Sone Aluko were enough to earn City their first away win of the campaign in front of over 51,000 at St. James’ Park.

It was a bright start from the home side, with Remy looking a constant threat down the left and Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko all linking up well in midfield.

And it was Remy who broke the deadlock after ten minutes when he grabbed his first goal for the club since his loan move from Queens Park Rangers.

Sissoko beat two men before firing a deep cross to the back post, where Papiss Cisse’s scuffed volley fell kindly for Remy to head home from just outside the six-yard box.

Hull had a chance to get back into the game soon after when Tom Huddlestone’s corner wasn’t dealt with. The ball fell to Tigers captain Curtis Davies, but he completely missed his kick and United were in the clear.

In the 26th minute, however, City forced an equaliser thanks to some slack defending from the home side.

Striker Danny Graham missed a glorious opportunity in front of the posts, and produced a smart stop from Tim Krul.

But United failed to clear their lines, and Aluko found plenty of room to play in a completely unmarked Brady, who drove into the box before scoring with a neat finish.

The goal galvanised City, and Aluko was given time to shoot from distance before Jake Livermore saw his close-range shot ricochet off Mathieu Debuchy and spin wide.

Despite the away side’s improvement, it was United went ahead before the break. Davide Santon made good progress down the left and teed up Cabaye, whose shot from distance hit James Chester and fell kindly for Remy to coolly slot home.

Hull, however, were back in the game three minutes after the restart when a Brady free-kick on the right was glanced home by former Sunderland man Elmohamady.

Pardew’s men went looking for an equaliser, and had a shout for a penalty when Cabaye appeared to be pushed inside the area by Elmohamady, but Atkinson waved away the appeals.

Not long after the hour mark, the Geordies won a free kick in a dangerous position after Aluko had fouled Sissoko. But Ben Arfa’s swirling cross evaded Papiss Cisse and trickled out for a goal-kick.

But it was City who snatched the lead with 14 minutes remaining. A neat exchange down the right saw substitute George Boyd hit the byline before teeing up Aluko, who saw his smart volley fly in off the post to make it 3-2.

Remy passed up a great chance to grab his hat-trick in the last minute, but he smashed his effort wide of the upright from just a few yards out and Hull hung on for the win.

Newcastle United:

Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy (Cheick Tiote, 86), Fabricio Coloccini (C), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Yohan Cabaye (Yoan Gouffran, 62); Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse (Sylvain Marveaux, 73), Loic Remy.

Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Mike Williamson, Sammy Ameobi, Paul Dummett.

Goals: Loic Remy (10 & 44)

Hull City: Allan McGregor; Liam Rosenior, Curtis Davies (C), James Chester, Ahmed Elmohamady; Robbie Brady (David Meyler, 74), Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore, Stephen Quinn (George Boyd, 65), Sone Aluko; Danny Graham (Yannick Sagbo. 84).

Subs not used: Steve Harper, Alex Bruce, Abdoulaye Faye, Nick Proschwitz.

Goals: Robbie Brady (26), Ahmed Elmohamady (48), Sone Aluko (76)

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Attendance: 51,523

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Hull City Transfer News: Steve Bruce Set To Re-Sign Gedo

Published October 12, 2013 by gossipzoo

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Is Steve Bruce about to make another addition to his side?

According to Sky Sports, the former Sunderland manager is looking to bring back a striker who spent last season on loan at Hull City, and is in talks to push the deal through today. That report says that Bruce is in talks to re-sign striker Gedo.

The striker spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull from his parent club, Egyptian side Al Ahly, and his performances were key for Bruce, as he played a crucial role in the side’s successful promotion to the Premier League.

After those performances, Sky Sports say the player made it clear that he wanted to stay at the East Yorkshire side, and he may now get his wish, with Bruce looking to tie up a deal to bring him back to the KC Stadium to rejoin many of the squad members he played with last season.

Sky Sports say that talks are ongoing on a loan deal to bring the African striker to Hull, which would become a permanent deal if both parties agree at the end of the deal.

Are you happy with the resigning of Gedo? Share your opinion below.

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Hull City Transfer News: Shane Long To Sign Before Window Shuts?

Published October 8, 2013 by gossipzoo

Shane Long

Hull City are closing in on the transfer of West Brom striker Shane Long, according to Sky Sports News sources (and now being reported by ITV News).

The 26-year-old has reportedly been granted permission to take leave of the Republic of Ireland squad this evening and return to England as speculation grows of a potential move to the KC Stadium. ITV News reports that Brom have given Long permission to hold talks with Steve Bruce’s newly promoted side over a switch.

Long recently spoke of the speculation surrounding his future, which is currently undecided with just one year left of his current deal and the option to sign for an extra 12 months.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, the former Reading man remarked:

“We’re still in talks. I have a year and an option left.

“I am looking forward to playing with West Brom and we’ll see how talks go. I’m not anxious – I’m still a West Bromwich Albion player.

“It’s up to club and agents to sort out anything else. I want to concentrate on my football.”

Shane Long did start yesterday’s 0-2 defeat at home to Swansea and the Albion number 9 has been a regular fixture for the club since he moved from Reading. However with manager Steve Clarke bringing in Nicolas Anelka in the summer and the uncertainty over Long’s contract, the Albion look to have decided that it was better to sell him now before losing him potentially for free next summer.

More info on this as it develops.

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