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Tom Huddlestone
Tom HuddlestoneReuters

Hull City take on Arsenal at the KC Stadium for the weekend Premier League fixture on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 2:05pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25pm BST.


Hull come into this fixture brimming with confidence of having secured their place in the FA Cup final for the first time in their history by beating Sheffield United 5-3 at the Wembley Stadium last weekend.

The Tigers were trailing 1-2 at half time with Yannick Sagbo's goal sandwiched between goals from Jose Baxter and Steven Scougall for the League One outfit. However, Hull raced into a 4-2 lead in the second half with goals from Matty Fryatt, Tom Huddlestone and Stephen Quinn.

Jamie Murphy netted a third goal for Nigel Clough's side but David Meyler restored the two-goal advantage late in injury time.

Steve Bruce's side are still not assured of safety in top-flight for the upcoming campaign. However, they took a huge step towards it by beating Swansea City 1-0 at home. George Boyd scored the solitary goal of the game in the 39th minute to end Hull's three-match losing streak in the league.

They currently sit 14th in the league table with 36 points from 33 matches and need five more points to secure their place in the Premier League for the upcoming campaign.

Meanwhile, Arsenal's hopes of finishing fourth this season received a massive boost after completion of the midweek league fixtures. The Gunners beat West Ham United at the Emirates stadium, 3-1 last Tuesday.

Matthew Jarvis opened the scoring for the Hammers but Lukas Podolski equalised for the hosts before the half-time whistle. Olivier Giroud put the north London club into the lead with a sublime finish before Podolski netted his second goal to put the game beyond the visitors.

Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski netted a brace against West Ham United during the midweek Premier League fixture.Reuters

Last Wednesday, Everton lost 3-2 at the Goodison Park against Crystal Palace, which helped Arsenal gain the upper hand in the race for the fourth spot.

Arsene Wegner's side currently sit fourth in the league table with 67 points, having one point more than fifth-placed Everton after playing 34 matches.

This fixture acts as a dress rehearsal for the FA Cup final as both Arsenal and Hull have booked their spot for the showdown on 17 May.

What Managers Say

Steve Bruce: "I'd love to beat Arsenal because that would mean we were 100 per cent safe in my eyes. That's all I'm interested in really. What will be will be for the other stuff. Let's just make sure we beat Arsenal. It's quite ridiculous that a year ago we were playing in the Championship, so to even think about Hull City playing in Europe is incredible."

Arsene Wenger: "Overall I feel Hull have had a good season because they are in the cup final and they are safe in the Premier League. That is remarkable for a club like them. And their manager Steve Bruce has done remarkably well this season. He is one of the remarkable managers of the season because he has maintained highly in the Premier League because they are safe and he has reached the FA Cup final."

Team Form

Arsene Wenger
Arsene WengerReuters

Hull City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W L L W
  • Last Result: Hull City 5-3 Sheffield United


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W L D D
  • Last Result: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United

Team News

Hull City

  • Injured: Allan McGregor (kidney), Robbie Brady (groin), Paul McShane (ankle), Joe Dudgeon (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Harper; Rosenior, Chester, Davies, Figueroa; Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Boyd; Long, Jelavic


  • Injured: Kieran Gibbs (groin/hamstring), Serge Gnabry (knee), Jack Wilshere (foot), Theo Walcott (knee)
  • Doubtful: Mesut Ozil (hamstring), Nacho Monreal (dead leg), Abou Diaby (knee)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen; Arteta, Ramsey; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski; Giroud