Manchester United battle back to win at Hull

first_imgJames Chester’s own goal completed Manchester United’s comeback from two goals down to win at Hull. Chester gave the hosts the lead with a volley, before David Meyler’s shot deflected in after 12 minutes.But United’s Chris Smalling headed in, before Wayne Rooney thumped United level from more than 20 yards, his 150th Premier League goal for the club. Ex-Old Trafford man Chester headed into his own net in the second half, before United’s Antonio Valencia was sent off.In coming from behind, it is the fifth consecutive win for David Moyes’ team – the first time that has happened since he took charge. Hull had conceded just three goals in their previous eight matches at KC Stadium but folded under pressure from United. Steve Bruce has now gone 19 league games without a win as manager against his old club.It looked very different when his side were two goals up inside 13 minutes. First, Alex Bruce rose above Patrice Evra to win the ball from Tom Huddlestone’s corner, with Chester volleying in from a couple of yards.Soon after, Meyler lobbed into the area for Yannick Sagbo and, after the visitors failed to clear, Meyler’s mis-hit shot deflected in off Jonny Evans. Minutes later, United halved the deficit when Smalling glanced in a header from Rooney’s free-kick.Tigers goalkeeper Allan McGregor pulled off a fine save from Tom Cleverley’s curling shot as Hull came under heavy pressure. But after 26 minutes, Moyes’ side moved level when Rooney’s attempted through ball was blocked by Curtis Davies, and the United man took a touch before thumping past McGregor.last_img

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