Watch Live: Crystal Palace vs. Hull City (Lineups and Live Stream)

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On Saturday the Tigers head to the Eagles as Hull City play Crystal Palace (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via Live Extra) at Selhurst Park.

Steve Bruce’s side is in desperate need of a win after losing three on the spin and five of their last six. Palace and Pardew came unstuck against West Brom last weekend and they can expect a similar type of game against a team scrapping for their lives at the bottom of the table.

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In team news Palace make two changes with Martin Kelly and Pape Souare replacing Joel Ward and Joe Ledley, while Hull ditch playing with three center backs as Robbie Brady comes in for Alex Bruce.

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Crystal Palace: Speroni; Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Jedinak, McArthur; Zaha, Puncheon, Bolasie; Murray. Subs: Hennessey, Hangeland, Ledley, Mutch, Lee, Sanogo, Gayle

Hull City: Harper, Chester, Dawson, McShane, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Quinn, Brady, Aluko, N’Doye. Subs: McGregor, Rosenior, Figueroa, Bruce, Hernandez, Sagbo, Ramirez

Premier League Roundup: Yedlin debuts, Leicester snares lifeline, Arsenal triumphs, Sunderland shellacked

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Saturday was a fitting appetizer for Sunday’s duo of derby games, as teams at the top, middle and bottom of the table tried to create room for themselves to advance upward.

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Aston Villa may’ve pulled clear to safety and Leicester City sent a message not to count them out as a Premier League club for 2015/16, while West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland, Hull City and Burnley are left to lick their wounds and hope their points come on another day before the season lets out.

Oh, and a certain USMNT defender from the University of Akron made his Premier League debut.

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West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Leicester City – RECAP

Don’t count out Nigel Pearson and the Foxes. For one thing, the Leicester City boss might hold you down by the throat for it. For another, David Nugent and his teammates are proving to be resilient, and could be out of the drop zone if they use their match-in-hand for all three points. The Foxes trailed 1-0 and 2-1 but scored twice in the final dozen minutes to pick up three huge points, and leave Baggies boss Tony Pulis mentioning relegation as an option (despite a seven-point lead on the drop zone).

 

Sunderland 1-4 Crystal Palace – RECAP

Alan Pardew is feeling his oats after doing something Newcastle fans wish he could’ve in his last four tries as Magpies’ boss: beat Sunderland. Pardew’s Eagles, led by a Yannick Bolasie hat trick and yet another goal from resurgent Glenn Murray, tore up the Black Cats. The only goal Sunderland scored came in the 90th minute, and Dick Advocaat’s crew is just three points ahead of the drop despite its 1-0 win over Newcastle last week.

Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Aston Villa – RECAP

source: APChristian Benteke is on fire! Five goals in three matches and eight in the past month and a half don’t begin to tell the tale of the big Belgian, who looks like he’s finally found his form post-knee surgery. Benteke is not only scoring powerful goals, but he’s also slipping his teammates on for prime chances. Of course, Tim Sherwood’s taking credit for that, as well as a win against the club that sacked him last May.

Of note to United States fans, DeAndre Yedlin made his Premier League debut. The right back played a dozen minutes or so in relief of Vlad Chiriches, and may’ve shown enough battle to win some more time over the sometimes-shaky Romanian.

Burnley 0-1 Arsenal – RECAP

The Clarets had their chances, but Arsenal got its goal early and didn’t need much more to beat Sean Dyche’s charges. The Gunners remain in second place, hoping for a Chelsea stumble, while Burnley remains two points shy of safety.

Southampton 2-0 Hull City – RECAP

It took a while, but Saints broke through against a plucky, gritty Hull City side. Alex Bruce gave up a penalty that James Ward-Prowse converted, and Graziano Pelle netted in the 81st minute to salt away the win and leave the Tigers barely hanging on to a safe place in the standings.

West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City – RECAP

Never rule out Mark Hughes’ Stoke, and never consider a lead safe for Sam Allardyce’s Hammers. At the death, Marko Arnautovic canceled out Aaron Cresswell’s wonderful free kick to keep the sides level on points (but West Ham in ninth on goal differential).

Swansea City 1-1 Everton — RECAP

There weren’t a lot of exciting moments in this one, as Seamus Coleman handled a ball late to give Jonjo Shelvey the penalty kick that equalized Aaorn Lennon’s 41st minute goal. Garry Monk’s Swans probably deserved better than a point, but hard work and good soccer doesn’t always put the ball across the line.

Southampton 2-0 Hull City: Goals from Pellè, Ward-Prowse lift Saints

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Southampton fought through a game effort from Hull City, and the Saints moved fifth in the Premier League for at least 48 hours with a 2-0 win at St. Mary’s on Saturday.

Graziano Pellè scored in the 81st minute to complement James Ward-Prowse’s penalty kick in the 55th, and Saints now wait to see how Liverpool fares on Monday versus struggling Newcastle United.

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Hull sits 17th in the Premier League, and can find itself in the drop zone if Burnley upsets Arsenal.

Alex Bruce, son of manager Steve, tripped up Shane Long in the box, giving Southampton a penalty kick. Ward-Prowse converted the PK and Saints went up 1-0.

Pelle doubled the lead from in-close when he first-touched a neat pass from Morgan Schneiderlin past Steve Harper in the 81st minute.

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Hull out-attempted Southampton, and had more corner kicks, while Saints carried possession 54-46 percent.

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Southampton: K. Davis, Alderweireld, Fonte (c), Yoshida, Bertrand, Wanyama (Ward-Prowse, 45′), Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Mané (Tadic, 61′), Long (Elia, 74′), Pellè.

Goal: Ward-Prowse (PK, 56′), Pellè (81′)

Hull City: Harper, Chester (Diame, 64′), Dawson, Bruce, McShane, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone (Sagbo, 74′), Quinn, Aluko (Hernandez, 84′), N’Doye.

Swansea City 3-1 Hull City: Gomis scores pair, Meyler sees red (video)

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Bafetimbi Gomis scored a pair of goals and David Meyler saw red for an awful tackle on Kyle Naughton, as Swansea City cruised past 10-man Hull City with a 3-1 win at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Ki Sung-Yeung also scored for Swans, as the eighth place side moves four points clear of West Ham and Stoke City at the moment.

Hull City remains just three points ahead of the drop zone, in 15th place.

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Swansea City went up 1-0 when Allan McGregor made a diving stop on Jonjo Shelvey, only to see the rebound go directly to Ki.

And Swans doubled their advantage when Gomis hammered a floating ball past McGregor with an overhead kick.

Hull pulled one back when McShane tucked a Alex Bruce flick under Fabianski in the 49th minute, but David Meyler put a serious crimp in the comeback plans when he launched into Kyle Naughton’s ankle.

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Gomis put it to bed in stoppage time when he had a 50-yard  breakaway on McGregor and chipped the Hull keeper to make it 3-1.

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Swansea City: Fabianski, Naughton (Rangel, 56′), Fernandez, Williams (c), Taylor, Cork (Dyer, 65′), Ki, Shelvey (Grimes, 90′), Sigurdsson, Routledge, Gomis

Goal: Ki (18′), Gomis 2 (37′, 90+1′)

Hull City: McGregor, Bruce (Diame, 70′), Meyler, Hernandez (Aluko, 81′), Brady, Livermore, McShane, Dawson, Ramirez (Quinn, 30′), Elmohamady, N’Doye

Goal: McShane (50′)

Three things we learned from Arsenal’s FA Cup final win

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LONDON — Following Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Hull City on Saturday in the FA Cup final at Wembley, the Gunners came back from 2-0 down to win a record-equaling 11th FA Cup.

The Gunners never seem to do things the easy way and this sensational comeback was certainly one of those occasions.

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Hull raced into a 2-0 lead inside eight minutes and they battled incredible hard for the entire game as the Gunners fought back in dramatic fashion.

We learned many things from Arsenal’s first trophy win since 2005, here are three.

Arsenal’s slow start, once again, almost cost them

Away at Manchester City. Away at Liverpool. Away at Chelsea. Then again in the FA Cup final. Arsenal’s slow starts were a constant throughout the 2013-14 season. Starting two or three goals behind has put Arsenal in a bad spot in huge PL games this season and they never recovered. Luckily, for them, on Saturday Hull only went 2-0 ahead after seven minutes. Two set pieces launched into the box saw first James Chester flick home and then Curtis Davies reacted quickly as Hull’s aerial bombardment unsettled Arsenal from the start. Steve Bruce and his staff certainly did their homework and it could have been 3-0 after 12 minutes if Alex Bruce’s header wasn’t cleared off the line. Arsenal haven’t been able to handle face-paced attacks from the get-go all season and they must work on their sluggish starts if they are going to add more silverware to the trophy cabinet at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners were lucky to get away with their horrendous start.

Hull’s five-man defense biggest help/hindrance

The Tigers’ defenders defended like, er, well, Tigers… for most of the game but they came unstuck several times in extra time as they tried to overplay at the back. There were simply too many men at the back as Hull’s players got in each others way. Throughout the first 60 minutes they threw themselves in front of challenges, made herculian blocks and were extremely well organized. However when they started to falter, tiredness and the tireless running of Yaya Sanogo off the bench was a recipe for disaster. Hull went 2-0 up after eight minutes and they didn’t know what to do. Barely a threat going forward all game, only Sone Aluko’s effort towards the end of extra time came close to Hull scoring a third. Many call Hull’s five-man defense anti-football but until the 71st minute it looked incredibly likely it would win them the FA Cup. Their biggest strength became their Achilles heel.

Wenger’s extra time gamble pays off

After 105 minutes of keeping Arsenal at bay Hull hardly needed to see Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky both fresh as daises and jumping off the bench in extra time. Within seconds the duo had combined to tear Hull apart and Arsenal almost went 3-2 up with a slaloming one-two into the penalty box. That unsettled the Tigers as Wilshere and Rosicky’s energetic running and clever moves found space for Sanogo to create havoc for the winning goal, where Giroud broke free and Ramsey was left unmarked to play the hero. Wenger’s decision to keep both Wilshere and Rosicky on the bench until the last 15 minutes proved masterful and showed that the Frenchman still has that magic touch, even after nine years without a trophy.