Hull City 3-1 Bournemouth: Silva wins on Premier League debut

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  • Hull move up to 18th
  • Silva wins on PL debut
  • Hernandez scores twice

Marco Silva marked his first game as a Premier League manager with a vital 3-1 win against Bournemouth.

Abel Hernandez scores twice and a Tyrone Mings own goal from Tom Huddlestone‘s shot put the win beyond doubt after the Cherries had gone ahead just three minutes in thanks to Junior Stanislas‘ penalty kick.

With the win, their fourth of the season, Hull has 16 points and are now level with Crystal Palace but remain in the bottom three on goal difference. Bournemouth have 25 points.

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It was the worst possible start for Silva as Hull boss as Harry Maguire brought down Ryan Fraser in the box and Bournemouth had a penalty kick inside three minutes.

Stanislas sent Eldin Jakupovic the wrong way as the Cherries were gifted an early lead. 1-0 to Bournemouth.

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Bournemouth continued to dominate the first half after their early goal and they should have been 2-0 up before the break. Tyrone Mings’ long ball forward caught out Michael Dawson and Benik Afobe raced clear but didn’t get enough on his effort.

Hull drew level before half time as a wonderful cross from the left flank by Andrew Robertson was headed home by Uruguayan striker Hernandez to make it 1-1 at the KCOM. Game on.

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The home side continued where they left off in the first half and were soon ahead as Hernandez picked the ball up on the right 40-yards out and cut inside before curling a fine effort into the far corner to turn the game on its head.

2-1 to Hull.

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Ryan Mason‘s left-footed effort flew just over for the Tigers as they were buoyed by going ahead and soon it was 3-1 to Hull.

A Robert Snodgrass free kick from the left fell to Huddlestone and his goal-bound shot hit Mings and went in. Hull and Silva were in dreamland.

Bournemouth tried to get back into the game as Marc Pugh went down in the box and Jack Wilshere‘s effort from the loose ball was well-saved by Jakupovic.

Hull held on for a vital win as they breathed new life into their relegation battle ahead of some tough fixtures coming up.

Marseille making Olivier Giroud top transfer target this summer

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Marseille did well to bring in one star this season but could the French side have another trick up its sleeve this summer?

Sky Sports is reporting that the Ligue 1 club is preparing to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud over the summer and the sixth-place side is “willing to pay up to £20m (roughly $25 million).

Marseille made a splash this season when the club re-signed Dimitri Payet, who was playing with Premier League side West Ham at the time.

The team does boast several quality attacking options such as Payet and Bafetimbi Gomis, but Giroud could serve as an ideal target man in the Marseille attack.

Prior to joining the Gunners in 2012, Giroud starred for Montpellier and with a potential link-up in the attack with a creator like Payet, it could present a dangerous attacking threat to the rest of Ligue 1.

Giroud, 30, has scored 95 goals in all competitions since arriving in London with Arsenal.

Report: Chicharito talks heating up with Los Angeles FC

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We’ve seen MLS teams make major splashes in the past, and one of next year’s newcomers could be a really big draw if they can manage to seal the deal on a Mexican international.

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According to Metro New York, Los Angeles FC is continuing its talks with Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez about a potential deal that would prove massive in terms of MLS spending.

While LAFC won’t debut in MLS until 2018, the club could potentially make the Mexico striker the highest-paid player in league history with an average salary of roughly $10 million.

The 28-year-old Hernandez currently plays in Germany with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, where he’s plied his trade since joining the club during the 2015/16 season.

Additionally, the former Manchester United man has dominated the international scene for El Tri, scoring 46 goals in 90 appearances for the CONCACAF nation.

Report: Bayern Munich scouted Walker, Alexis this weekend

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German publication Kicker says Bayern Munich technical director Michael Reschke attended both of this weekend’s FA Cup semifinals and had his eye on two players in particular.

Reschke apparently wants to bring players from both North London Derby rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur to the Allianz Arena.

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In the case of Spurs, that man is right back Kyle Walker. The 26-year-old has also played right mid in 8 of his 35 matches for Tottenham this season, and was named in the PFA Team of the Year. It’s hard to believe Spurs would have interest in selling Walker, who would help fill the role of retiring Philipp Lahm.

On the other side is Alexis Sanchez, the embattled but electric Arsenal attacker who Arsene Wenger described as an “animal” and “always ready to kill the opponent” this weekend. Wenger says Sanchez isn’t going anywhere, but Bayern does boast Chilean teammate Arturo Vidal and former Barca mate Thiago Alcantara.

Walker is signed at Spurs through 2021, while Sanchez’s contract ends after next season.

Roma lands sporting director Monchi, a reported Arsenal target

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AS Roma has found its new sporting director, and it’s a man with a keen eye for talent.

Ramon “Monchi” Rodriguez Verdejo, 48, has spent the last 18 years as the sporting director at Sevilla, which won five UEFA Europa League titles under his watch.

Monchi was discussed in the media as a target for the same job at Arsenal and was a target for other Premier League clubs, but Roma sealed the deal with the former goalkeeper.

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He is considered to have a big role in discovering and developing Sergio Ramos, Jesus Navas, and Dani Alves.

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