Posted on February 12, 2017 by ADMIN

Are Hull right to feel aggrieved by Arsenal result?

Hull City manager Marco Silva insists that the scoreline in 2-0 defeat to Arsenal was unjust, and admittedly he has some reasons to feel hard done-by.

The Gunners took the lead in the first half fortunately. A clearance near the line was hit up onto Alexis Sanchez’s hand, before going over the line, and with his hand being in an unnatural position, there could have been no complaint had it been ruled out. The goal did come amidst strong pressure from our side however, but we failed to be clinical with the remainder of our chances.

The Tigers came back at us after the break, putting some serious pressure on our side, and had they been more composed in front of goal, it would have been of little surprise to have conceded, but it wasn’t to be, and the game was then killed in the dying minutes of the game by a penalty, although there should be no complaint about that decision.

Marco Silva has now revealed his unhappiness with the final result. “2-0 isn’t the story of the game,” the Tigers boss said.

“Sure, we didn’t start well in the first half and we were losing the ball in some important zones but after this we started to have better control in the game.

“Arsenal scored the first goal with handball and the referee apologised to my players at the start of the second half but it is not good for us. But we make mistakes and sometimes referees do the same.

“It was a very good second half for our team and we controlled the second half. Arsenal caused us a couple of problems with counter-attacks, but we had our chances to score and to change the result. We didn’t have a good day because our final decisions with those chances weren’t good.

“I don’t want to talk only about the referee, but it is true that Arsenal should have maybe only had ten men (after Kieran Gibbs’ second half foul on Lazar Markovic). Markovic had the chance to go one-on-one with the goalkeeper. It is another important decision in the game.”

Silva wasn’t completed down-hearted about his side’s performance however, saying: “I saw some positive things in the game.

“I didn’t like the way we started but we reacted and I am happy that the team showed good things again.

“We caused Arsenal plenty of problems and I want the team to continue with the progress we are making.

“We have time before our next game – time to rest and time to work on things for the next game.”

Were we somewhat lucky today? Did the Alexis goal change the game?

Pat J

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12 thoughts on “Are Hull right to feel aggrieved by Arsenal result?

  1. galen

    Can Wenger please drop ozil against Bayern? We are going to play with 10 players. I hv come to the conclusion that we give Sanchez whatever he wants. Ozil does not deserve to earn £200,000 a week , left alone £250.
    He a good player, but when he’s bad , he is so bad your eyes hurt watching him play. He was so bad today he made OX to look like Iniesta and Zidane.

    Ozil is always bad against the top sides . Since from Real Madrid. But him bn so bad against Watford and Hull is disturbing.

    For howl long can we carry ozil ? Play him against Bayern and Liverpool and see them commit Murder. God help us.

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    1. otunba_007

      Saying Ozil has been poor for us is an understatement, in fact he has been very woeful for the past 10 matches and I totally agree with you that we have been playing 10 against 11 all these while, he just can’t fight for the ball or his life and whenever he doesn’t play very well, he puts the whole team in big danger and i still don’t know why Araene can drop him for at least 2 matches and play Iwobi in his position

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      1. GunnerJack

        Iwobi is not a creative central midfielder. Not sure what he is actually but would much rather see Welbeck or Perez on the pitch instead of him. Maybe the Ox could do an excellent job in Ozil’s position with Maitland-Niles taking over in the defensive midfield position. He grew into the game/position against Southampton and showed great composure for a young player. Iwobi, Walcott, Ozil and Ramsey on the bench perhaps – but no more in the starting line up.

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  2. galen

    Yes Hull are right to complain . It always depends on which team u support .

    Gibbs is a red card , that’s what my football brain says . My love for Arsenal says it’s a yellow card .

    With the Sanchez goal , there’s nothing he can do about it, the ball hit his hand . I understand the Hull players but that’s football.

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  3. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    Mark Clattenburg apologising to the Hull players at halftime for the purported handling of the ball in the Hull’s box leading up to Sanchez’s first goal for Arsenal is disgusting. And Marco Silva, the Hull manager claiming his Hull team was undone in the by the two match referee’s decisions of allowing Sanchez first goal and for not red carding Gibbs is more disgusting.

    The two decisions made by Mark Clattenburg on the two incidents disputed by Marco Silva were correct calls. So what the fusing about by Marco Silva? The ball hit Sanchez’s hand and rickshaw into the net. And Gibbs tackling his opponent player with the minimum of applying force is a yellow card offence and not a red card one. And if Sanchez’s first goal was handled, the linesman who was adjacent to him and watching him would’ve raised his flag. But as he didn’t, there was no need for Mark Clattenburg to apologise because he hadn’t allowed an illegal goal.

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  4. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    Mark Clattenburg apologising to the Hull players at halftime for the purported handling of the ball in the Hull’s box leading up to Sanchez’s first goal for Arsenal is disgusting. And Marco Silva, the Hull manager claiming his Hull team was undone by the two match referee’s decisions of allowing Sanchez first goal and for not red carding Gibbs is more disgusting.

    The two decisions made by Mark Clattenburg on the two incidents disputed by Marco Silva were correct calls. So what the fusing about by Marco Silva? The ball hit Sanchez’s hand and rickshaw into the net. And Gibbs tackling his opponent player with the minimum of applying force is a yellow card offence and not a red card one. And if Sanchez’s first goal was handled, the linesman who was adjacent to him and watching him would’ve raised his flag. But as he didn’t, there was no need for Mark Clattenburg to apologise because he hadn’t allowed an illegal goal.

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    1. Bobbyraz

      Gibbs was definitely a red, it doesn’t matter if its mild or heavy if ur the last man and u take out ur opponent without getting the ball its a red card

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  5. marty53

    Let’s face it if that Sanchez handball goal had been scored against us we would be feeling aggrieved and saying the goal should not have stood. Of course it was handball, his arms were in the air and the ball went in the net off his hand. I can understand Hull feeling aggrieved because we were getting a bit frustrated at the time after having a lot of pressure but not scoring. Imagine the atmosphere in the stadium if we had gone in at half time 0-0.

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    1. GunnerJack

      What about the handball by a Hull player in their penalty area before the Alexis incident? Sure it was accidental – just like the Alexis handball. So if you take away the Alexis goal then we should have had a penalty. You can’t have it both ways.

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      1. marty53

        I’m not sure I said I wanted it both ways. Yes, the Hull player handled and it should have been a penalty. I was just pointing out that if the Sanchez handball and the Gibbs foul had been by our opponents against us we would have said the goal shouldn’t have stood and a red card given for the foul on the last man. I’m glad we got away with a couple of dodgy decisions.

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        1. GunnerJack

          Sorry, I didn’t mean you specifically. I was talking more generally about the whole situation where people just seemed to remember the Alexis handball and conveniently forgot the Hull handball. I believe everything worked out very fairly – no penalty for us but a goal for Alexis and both of them were accidents.

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