3-2 doesn’t even begin to tell he full story of what happened at the KC Stadium. We thought Steven Gerrard’s red card was dramatic in the early game, but the Tigers smashed two goals past Chelsea in just over a minute after being two goals down with the game in its infancy to rival the tie at Anfield.
Loic Remy then came on for Diego Costa and scored one of the most fortunate goals of the season to keep the Londoners well on course to lift the title as the thrills and spills kept coming. With 2014/15 now on the home stretch, it would take something staggering to see the big trophy not heading to Stamford Bridge, while Hull themselves remain in a battle to stay in the division.
Quite a game then, but what can we take from events on Humberside? Well, here are THREE big lessons we took from the clash…
From the very first minute Eden Hazard was on it today. The little Belgian was constant threat for Hull, with his incisive running, quick feet and desire all on show on Humberside. His goal was breath-taking, and showed us all just what he’s capable of. With the season now in the ‘crunch period’ it’s time to start thinking about awards, and Hazard must be in line to follow on from Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez.
Eden Hazard has now completed more take-ons in the Premier League this season (134) than any player managed in the WHOLE of last season.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 22, 2015
Could Hazard win the PFA Player of the Year Award this year? He’s got to be up there.
— A D D Y (@BIackGooner) March 22, 2015
If I’m Hazard, I’d walk away with a league medal and player of the year award and go play in a top top team
— Joshua Spavins (@JSpavins23) March 22, 2015
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) March 22, 2015
Even though points were dropped, Hull showed enough to suggest that they have what it takes to avoid the drop this season. Steve Bruce’s men are hovering at the upper end of the relegation fodder teams, and with eight games to go, sides in a similar position have been dragged down in the past. However, the Tigers look to have that bit too much quality, with the likes of Abel Hernandez and Dame N’Doye looking decent together up front.
Cracking game #HULvCHE. Great to see some crunching, fair tackles. Hull play with this much bite for the remainder of season they stay up
— Ross (@rosstaylor79) March 22, 2015
It is 2-2? Oh sweet Jesus. HULL should stay up. Love them.
— Igbafe Onuwa (@omomo14) March 22, 2015
His early effort against Hull took Diego Costa back level at the top of the Premier League’s scoring charts with Harry Kane on 19 goals. The Spurs man’s hat-trick yesterday had made him the top dog, but now the Spain international is at the summit… and none of his goals have been from the penalty spot! Surely that settles the debate for now. Costa is king.
No penalties, no problem. pic.twitter.com/Srls6PlF3r
— Diego Costa (@UnOfficialCosta) March 22, 2015
Screamed so loud when Costa scored. So much better than Aguero and that fraud Kane.
— Diego (@MetalNinjaHD) March 22, 2015
Harry Kane, Diego Costa or Sergio Aguero, who has been the best striker in the EPL this season?
— Me· (@OfficialP_Elago) March 22, 2015