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Shaqiri double earns Stoke victory at Hull

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Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice, including a stunning 25-yard strike, as Stoke comfortably won at Hull to move out of the relegation zone.

The Switzerland midfielder cut inside on his left foot and found the top right corner with a sublime finish.

He doubled the lead with a free-kick from the edge of the area just after half-time.

The result sees Mike Phelan’s side drop into the bottom three, after a fifth consecutive Premier League defeat.

Stoke’s first away victory of the season also brings them back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since March – and moves them to 16th place on nine points.

Hull, meanwhile, have conceded 19 goals in their past five league games and are without a league win since 20 August.

Magic Shaqiri

Shaqiri’s goals were two moments of magic in a match largely unmemorable otherwise.

The 25-year-old’s past four Premier League goals have all come from outside the box and his two against Hull were his first since the opening day of the season.

His first came from his own corner, which was cleared by Hull as far as Ryan Shawcross, who passed the ball back to Shaqiri.

The former Bayern Munich winger then cut inside before unleashing a curling 25-yard shot, which left David Marshall no chance in the Hull goal.

He then won the free-kick for his second on 49 minutes and stepped up to send the ball over the wall and into the bottom right corner, beyond Marshall.

Shaqiri also created wonderful chances for Marko Arnautovic and Wilfried Bony, having three shots in all and making five key passes in the match.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Hull

  • 23Marshall
  • 27Elmohamady
  • 21Dawson
  • 6Davies
  • 11ClucasBooked at 90mins
  • 8HuddlestoneSubstituted forMaguireat 68′minutes
  • 7MeylerSubstituted forHernándezat 55′minutes
  • 14Livermore
  • 25MasonBooked at 77mins
  • 10Snodgrass
  • 19KeaneSubstituted forDiomandeat 68′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Maguire
  • 9Hernández
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 17Weir
  • 20Diomande
  • 28Tymon

Stoke

  • 33Grant
  • 2BardsleyBooked at 90mins
  • 17Shawcross
  • 15Martins Indi
  • 3Pieters
  • 6Whelan
  • 20Cameron
  • 22ShaqiriBooked at 90mins
  • 4AllenBooked at 90mins
  • 10Arnautovic
  • 12BonySubstituted forDioufat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Muniesa
  • 16Adam
  • 18Diouf
  • 19Walters
  • 24Given
  • 25Crouch
  • 27Krkic
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
18,522

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamStoke
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 0, Stoke City 2.

Booking

Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Joe Allen (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Phil Bardsley (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Stoke City 2.

Booking

Sam Clucas (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adama Diomande (Hull City).

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ryan Mason (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sam Clucas with a cross.

Attempt saved. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Adama Diomande.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Ryan Shawcross.

Attempt missed. Abel Hernández (Hull City) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Clucas with a cross.

Foul by Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City).

Harry Maguire (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

Offside, Hull City. Robert Snodgrass tries a through ball, but Adama Diomande is caught offside.

Joe Allen (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abel Hernández (Hull City).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ryan Mason (Hull City) because of an injury.

Booking

Ryan Mason (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Phil Bardsley (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Mason (Hull City).

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Mason (Hull City).

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by David Marshall.

Attempt saved. Joe Allen (Stoke City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Mame Biram Diouf replaces Wilfried Bony.

Attempt missed. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Abel Hernández.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Adama Diomande replaces Will Keane.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Harry Maguire replaces Tom Huddlestone.

Foul by Joe Allen (Stoke City).

Jake Livermore (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Wilfried Bony (Stoke City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.

Attempt saved. Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri with a cross.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

goal

Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Shaqiri double earns Stoke victory at Hull

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