Oh dear. What a terrible day for Hull City. Home bankers to beat already relegated Sunderland, City and Marco Silva’s unbelievable home record came to a shuddering halt, losing 2-0 to the Black Cats at the KCOM.
It was a difficult first half for the Tigers, unable to break down the Sunderland defence and a goalkeeper in Jordan Pickford who will be England’s number 1 one day. Chance after chance, save after save – “one of them days” was ringing in the ears of the 20,000 City fans at the KCOM. Sunderland took the lead on the 69th minute through a fantastic diving header from right back Billy Jones, who scored just his 2nd goal of the season. Winning only 1 of their previous 17 Premier League games, everyone expected City to come back and get at least a share of the points. However, that was not to be. Sunderland doubled their lead and sealed city’s fate in the 90+2nd minute through prolific striker Jermain Defoe.
In the late kick off, Swansea had the chance to leapfrog city out of the bottom three at home against high-flyers Everton. However, it was clear that the footballing gods were against City, with Swansea beating the Merseysiders 1-0 at the Liberty. So, after so much hope, City could be relegated at Crystal Palace next weekend.
I would like to end this on a positive, and talk about the inspirational Bradley Lowery. As has been documented in the press this week, Bradley has been unwell of late and was unable to attend today’s game. So hopefully, to see that his beloved Sunderland have won and his best friend and hero Jermain Defoe scored should hopefully help in his recovery. Keep battling little man.