Date: 22nd May 2017 at 2:25pm
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Hull City completed their 1 year stay in the Premiership this afternoon with a sound thrashing at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

Marco Silva called for the City players to show some battling qualities against Spurs to reward their supporters for their loyalty. In the event City were completely dominated and were lucky to get 1 goal such was Spurs dominance.

Fielding A much changed team Silva brought in Marshall, Davies, Elabdellaoui, Tymon, Bowen and Huddlestone.

City played 3 centre backs with Tymon and Elabdellaoui supposedly overlapping wing backs.

In midfield Huddlestone lined up alongside Clucas and Elmohamady with Niasse and Bowen upfront.

The team looked a little lightweight and Spurs were on the attack immediately. With a strike force of Kane, Alli and Son supported by Eriksen City struggled to contain then and it was no surprise on 5 minutes when beat a flat footed Marshall who never even dived to make it 0-1.

Spurs continued to press and City buckled again on 15 minutes as Kane got his second against the hapless Marshall.

City suddenly woke up and managed to string a few passes together. They held Spurs at bay quite well until the mercurial Alli finished off a fine move to make it 0-3 just before the break.

HT Hull City 0-3 Spurs

Silva replaced Davies with Grosicki at half time to try and improve City’s goal scoring chances. It worked to an extent and City clawed their way back into the game with a scrappy goal by Clucas after Grosicki had 2 shots blocked.

Marshall improved after the break and made good saves from Alli and Kane.

Midway through the second half slack marking allowed Wanyama to make it 4-1 to Spurs and City’s mini revival was over.

Josh Tymon who had played quite well was robbed by Kane just outside the box. He then comprehensively beat Marshall to make it 5-1 and complete his second hat trick of the week.

City looked completely jaded and Ben Davies took full advantage to make it 6-1 with 5 minutes to go.

City just wanted the game to end but unfortunately Alderweireld managed to hit another to make it 7-1 before mercifully the referee brought the game to an end.

FT Hull City 1-7 Spurs

So City go down after their worst ever defeat in the Premiership and now all the speculation begins.

Tony Atkin – 21.05.17

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