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Hull v Everton - Story of the match

Ross Barkley denied Hull a rare Premier League victory by heading home a late equaliser.

The Everton midfielder has struggled to produce his best form this season but rescued his side in the 84th minute after Robert Snodgrass's second-half free-kick had regained Hull the lead.

Both sides hit the woodwork after Hull goalkeeper David Marshall's own goal had cancelled out Michael Dawson's first-half opener for Hull, but although Mike Phelan's side moved off the bottom of the table, they have now gone nine games without a league success.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

"@HullCity 2 @Everton 2 - The Tigers end a run of three consecutive defeats with an entertaining score draw #HULEVE" - Hull's official Twitter account (@HullCity).

STAR MAN

Snodgrass again displayed deadly accuracy with free-kicks but it is not just his dead-ball expertise that sets him out from the crowd. The Tigers winger was central to his side's attacking intent, showing trickery and awareness to keep the Everton defence on the back foot, rarely wasting possession and always keen to get on the ball and try to make things happen.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Snodgrass had already seen one sublime free-kick hit the crossbar and when handed a second chance midway through the second half the Scotland international curled the ball left-footed inside Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles' right-hand post - the opposite side to the one he fired in 10 minutes earlier - for his sixth Premier League goal of the season.

DATA POINT

When Hull skipper Michael Dawson gave his side a sixth-minute lead the omens looked good for Mike Phelan's side as they had conceded the first goal on 15 previous occasions this season in 18 Premier League games since winning promotion back to the top flight last May.

RATINGS

Hull

David Marshall: 6

Andy Robertson: 6

Harry Maguire: 7

Curtis Davies: 7

Michael Dawson: 7

Ahmed Elmohamady: 5

David Meyler: 5

Robert Snodgrass: 8

Jake Livermore: 6

Dieumerci Mbokani: 6

Adama Diomande: 6

Substitutes:

Sam Clucas (for Meyler): 5

Tom Huddlestone (for Diomande) 6

Everton

Joel Robles: 6

Seamus Coleman: 6

Ashley Williams: 6

Phil Jagielka: 6

Leighton Baines: 6

Gareth Barry: 5

Ross Barkley: 7

Kevin Mirallas: 6

Idrissa Gueye: 6

Romelu Lukaku: 6

Enner Valencia: 5

Substitutes:

Tom Davies (for Barry): 5

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (for Valencia): 5

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West Brom v Hull (Premier League, Monday, January 2)

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