Sone Aluko’s Hull City go
into the final game of the
season staring relegation in the
face after losing to Tottenham
2-0 yesterday.
They would need to beat
Manchester United on the final
day of the season to have any
chance of survival.
The Tigers are two points
adrift of safety with one game
Goals from Nacer Chadli,
latching on to Erik Lamela’s
through ball, and Danny Rose
efforts from Ryan Mason’s
superb pass were enough for
Abel Hernandez and Dame
N’Doye failed to finish a goalmouth
scramble that might
have given the Tigers hope.
But it turned out to be a limp
finish from Steve Bruce’s men
after a difficult and emotional
few days for the club.
Hull were without midfielder,
Jake Livermore, a former Spurs
player, after he was suspended
on Friday for testing positive
for cocaine, a situation Bruce
described as the most difficult
in his managerial career.
The Tigers, who were
preparing for their first ever FA
Cup final almost a year ago to
the day, can still secure a third
consecutive season in the top
But it will need Newcastle
United to fail to beat West Ham
next weekend or Sunderland
to lose at Arsenal and Chelsea,
as well as a victory for Bruce’s
side at home to United.
Hull were bright in the
first half at White Hart Lane,
creating chances for the
returning Nikica Jelavic, who
struck a half-volley against the
top of the bar.
But sixth-placed Spurs
recovered from a sluggish
opening period to put a run
of one win in six behind them,
and lay a claim to a Europa
League spo

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