Tottenham Hotspur Halt Hull City

A last minute goal helped Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-1 victory against Hull City at KC Stadium on Sunday.  Both teams looked determined to end their dip in form at the beginning of the season but it was the visiting side who were triumphant on the day.  The first goal of the match came in the eighth minute when Ahmed El Mohamady’s cross was half-cleared and fell for Jake Livermore who pounced home a low thunderous strike from 25 yards out against his former club.

The Tigers looked like they were going to bag all three points but they took a big blow a few minutes after half-time when Gaston Ramirez was given a straight red card after kicking Jan Vertonghen off the ball.  Being reduced to ten men forced Hull to try and defend their lead but it was too early as Spurs pushed forward more and eventually the hosts were punished.  Spurs levelled matters in the 61st minute through a thunderbolt of a free kick from Christian Eriksen which rebounded off the post and Harry Kane reacted fastest to put it in the back of the net.

The visitors had a great chance to take the lead shortly after netting the equaliser.  Aaron Lennon’s cross from the right flank to Kane at the far post saw the striker’s header miss the target by a few inches only.  Mauricio Pochettino’s side continued to search for the winning goal and they were rewarded in the dying minutes of the game when Eriksen drilled a low strike into the far corner of the home side’s goal to secure all three points away from home.