Liverpool v Manchester United

Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to six points again. Jose Mourinho's side threw away a two goal lead in the first half and were made to work hard to find a third, but they have taken a step closer to the Premier League title.



Hull City 2-3 Chelsea


Steve Bruce makes all three changes at once, with Sone Aluko, Stephen Quinn and Robbie Brady coming on for Andrew Robertson, David Meyler and Gaston Ramirez.


Before that goal, Juan Cuadrado was preparing to come on. Since then, Kurt Zouma has come on instead to replace Willian. Oh, Jose.


Chelsea have their lead back! A neat move down the right involving Ivanovic, Oscar and Willian sees the Brazilian cut into the box and the lay the ball up perfectly for Remy. He scuffs his shot somewhat, driving it straight at McGregor, but the ball somehow gets through the Hull goalkeeper and trickles across the line.


Goal! Hull 2-3 Chelsea (Loic Remy)


Courtois saves Chelsea with three saves in succession! El Mohammedy is picked out in acres of space inside the right of the box, but his lashed effort is batted away by the Belgian. The ball then falls to Livermore on the edge of the box but he too sees his drive palmed away. Gaston Ramirez is next in the queue but his half volley is again saved.


Fabregas comes within inches of putting Chelsea back in front! Hazard is integral again, coming in from the right to play a one two with Willian before cutting the ball back to Spaniard who can only sweep his shot wide.


And we are back underway for the second half at the KC Stadium.


Half time at the KC and Hull have come roaring back after going 2-0 down against Chelsea. Steve Bruce's side have been the better of the two since Abel Hernandez's equaliser which was an absolute gift from Thibaut Courtois.



Hull 2-2 Chelsea


And Hull are level! And it's an absolute howler from Thibaut Courtois, as he recieves back pass from Ivanovic under pressure, only to play it straight into the feet of Hernandez, who rolls the ball into an empty net.


Goal! Hull City 2-2 Chelsea (Abel Hernandez)


Hull pull one back! The full backs combine as Robertson slips past Ivanovic and Willian down the left and drills a wonderful ball across the box for Ahmed Elmohamady, who is arriving from the right to sweep home.


Goal! Hull City 1-2 Chelsea (Ahmed Elmohamady)


Hernandez also scampers inbetween Ivanovic and Terry and almost gets on the end of a long ball from Livermore. The striker however fails ton judge the bounce of the ball and Courtois can come out and collect.


Hull City win a free kick right on the edge of the box as Hernandez is felled by Cahill. D'Doye takes it and whips an effort over the wall and for the bottom corner, but Courtois again makes a fine save. Hull have gone two down in no time here but are still providing some attacking threat.


Chelsea are cruising here. Fabregas turns to face goal and knocks a ball out to his left for Costa to chase down. The Spain striker cuts inside the box, and using Dawson as a shield to block the goalkeeper's view, curls a wonderful effort into the far corner from a very difficult angle.


Goal! Hull 0-2 Chelsea (Diego Costa)


Hull denied an equaliser by Courtois! A long ball over the top is nodded on by N'Doye and over the Chelsea backline, springing Abel Hernandez free who was being played on by Ivanovic. He's one-on-one with the Chelsea goalkeeper coming in from the right as he smashed one on target, but he is denied by the sturdy frame of the Belgian.


What a start from Chelsea! Diego Costa lays the ball off for Hazard on the edge of the area and the Belgian smashes a wonderful effort across McGregor into the back of the net.


Goal! Hull City 0-1 Chelsea (Eden Hazard)


Our focus now shifts to the KC Stadium where Hull City are hosting Chelsea. Kick off is minutes away.


United take all three points and Liverpool are defeated for the first time in December. What an astonishing game that was and Louis van Gaal's side tighten their grip on fourth place, five points clear of Liverpoo.