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Hull City 3-3 Crystal Palace: Leads changes a-plenty at the KC

Hull City and Crystal Palace shared the points in an exciting, back and forth match that ended in a 3-3 draw.

  • Snodgrass steals, gives away PKs
  • Zaha scores thriller
  • Palace sits 15th with 14 points
  • Hull level with Swans, Irons on points

Thrills and spills, indeed.

Penalties, dives, and six goals were part of a 3-3 draw between Hull City and Crystal Palace at the KC Stadium on Saturday.

If karma’s a thing, then it was satisfied by the 70th minute.

Robert Snodgrass’ early dive for a PK gave Hull the lead only to watch it turn into 2-1 to the visitors.

But Adama Diomande and Jake Livermore score in the final 20 minutes to give the hosts a comeback of their own, only for Fraizer Campbell to supply an 89th minute equalizer.

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Robert Snodgrass hit the deck to win a penalty from Scott Dann, and then converted his chance to give the Tigers a bit of early confidence.

Snodgrass appeared to be untouched by Dann, and was already on a yellow card. The PK decision flipped the script on what should’ve been 10 men for the relegation-threatened Tigers.

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Palace got karmic payback when Benteke converted his penalty, won when Snodgrass fouled Wilfried Zaha inside the 18. Not much of a penalty, but who outside of Hull is going to complain given Snodgrass’ earlier embarrassment?

Zaha scored a wonderful goal to make it 2-1, working through the 18 before hammering his shot into the goal.

The lead was short-lived thanks to Diomande and Livermore, and Dann was central to both. Norwegian striker Diomande turned Dann for a 72nd minute finish, and Livermore worked around the challenges of both Dann and Yohan Cabaye for a 78th minute go-ahead marker.

But Campbell pulled a point back for the Eagles, leaving Hull in the drop zone on goal differential. The Tigers are level with 17th place Swansea and 18th place West Ham with 12 points.

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