After three long seasons spent away from top flight football, Hull City are back in the Premier League. They drew the short straw last week, forced to play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but this week they’re in front of friendly faces at KC Stadium. The Tigers are looking to pick up their first points of the season against Norwich City.
And their first goal of the season should give Hull some momentum. Yannick Sagbo got himself into a dangerous position inside the area, and former Hull defender Michael Turner panicked, bringing down the Ivorian. It was Robbie Brady that stepped to the spot, sending his left footed strike past Norwich keeper John Ruddy.
So Hull City had their first goal of the season at the 22nd minute, but they had their first sending off in the 27th. Sagbo, the very man responsible for earning the penalty, is sent off with a straight red card for throwing his weight around, resulting in a charge of violent conduct. With over an hour left to play, Steve Bruce’s men have a tough challenge ahead. They’ll most likely dig in their heels and simply defend, defend, defend, hoping against hope that the Canaries can’t get one through.
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After failing to qualify for the playoffs in each of their first eight seasons, 2015 saw the Reds venture into the postseason for the first time ever, only to be thumped in the knockout round, 3-0, by their 401 derby rival Montreal Impact, of all sides.
This is the year, though, or so we’ve said and been told all season long. While it remains to be seen how deep of a run TFC can muster in 2016, they’ll always have the Jozy Altidore‘s terrible first touch; Altidore’s wayward second and third touches; Altidore’s overhead cross; and Sebastian Giovinco’s strike, all of which you can watch in all its hilarity glory below.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) United States international Julian Green scored in his first official start as title holder Bayern Munich eased to a 3-1 win over Augsburg to reach the third round of the German Cup on Wednesday.
Green’s first goal in a competition match for Bayern came in the 42nd minute with a header off a cross by Thomas Mueller.
The 21-year-old American winger played in the previous German Cup round, coming off the bench in a 5-0 win over Carl-Zeiss Jena. Green has been in coach Carlo Ancelotti’s squad several times this season but this was his first start.
Manchester United will take on West Ham United at Old Trafford, while Arsenal will welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium. All quarterfinal fixtures will be played the week commencing Nov. 28.
As for the other two matchups, Liverpool host Leeds United at Anfield, and Hull City will face one of the three clubs they replaced in the PL this season, recently relegated Newcastle United, at the KCOM Stadium.
Full EFL Cup quarterfinal draw
Liverpool vs. Leeds United
Manchester United vs. West Ham
Hull City vs. Newcastle United
Arsenal vs. Southampton