Premier League - Everton finish with comfortable win at Hull
- -FULL TIME: Hull City 0-2 Everton. Thanks for joining us.
- 90+1'Howard clears under pressure from Quinn. Time almost up as Traore goes tumbling.
- 90'Howard claims Rosenior’s cross. Two added minutes here.
- Everton Substitution
- 89'Everton sub: Lukaku off for Traore.
- 88'Traore ready to return to action.
- 87'Poor corner from Huddlestone drifts over the goal and out. Holds his head in his hands. Not long remaining now.
- 86'Decent shot and decent save. Koren tests Howard but the keeper is up to it.
- 85'Davies will be very disappointed he didn’t score. Was only a couple of yards out and he has put those away before.
- 84'Hull break again but Everton get back so quickly in numbers. The home side forces another corner. Huddlestone delivers and Davies heads wide! Great chance.
- 83'Koren sent tumbling in the box from Barry. A huge roar for a penalty from the Hull fans but more in hope. Shoulder to shoulder.
- 82'Hull force another corner off Barry. A decent spell from Hull. A bit of pinball in the box before Everton clear.
- 81'Roberto Martinez urging his side to keep going. Ten minutes remaining.
- 80'Quinn sent tumbling by Naismith. He looks for a free kick but gets a corner instead. Jagielka heads clear.
- 79'Huddlestone takes and it’s a terrific leap from Bruce behind Jagielka but it’s over the bar.
- 78'Shot from Huddlestone deflected away for a Hull corner.
- Everton Substitution
- 77'Baines tees it up for Lukaku but he mistimes his shot into the wall.
- 76'Lukaku wins a free kick on the edge of the box as Pienaar comes on for Osman.
- 75'Everton looking very comfortable at the moment. Hull will need something special to get even a goal from this.
- Hull City Substitution
- 73'Sliding challenge from Figueroa under pressure from Deulofeu. Throw to Everton deep in the Hull half.
- 72'Hull City sub: Koren on for Aluko.
- 71'Steve Bruce with much to think about as his side have endured a fairly inept end to the season. Shot from Rosenior gathered by Howard.
- 70'Remember that Hull were 2-0 down against Fulham but it doesn’t look like happening against this quality Everton side.
- 69'Deulofeu immediately into the action. He gives Rosenior the slip but Davies gets back to tackle.
- Everton Substitution
- 68'Everton sub: McGeady off for Deulofeu.
- 67'Livermore gives the ball away cheaply to Naismith but his shot is blocked by Alex Bruce. Escape.
- 66'Everton ready to bring on Deulofeu.
- 65'Driving run from McCarthy and Coleman runs onto his cut back but fires well over the bar.
- 64'Dangerous challenge from Distin with a high boot on Fryatt in the box. Nothing given and would have been a harsh penalty.
- 63'SHOTS: Hull City 9-10 Everton
- Hull City Substitution
- 62'Hull sub: Rosenior on for McShane.
- 61'Hull force a corner. Huddlestone swings it in but it’s a good clearing header from Coleman.
- 60'Dangerous cross from Aluko but Howard gathers.
- 59'Aluko shows pace and takes on Distin but the big defender does well to dispossess him.
- 58'Wonderful skill from McGeady but his shot is easy for McGregor.
- 57'Baines goes tumbling under a challenge and wins a free kick. Everton hunting a third.
- 56'Lukaku bustling into the box but unable to get the better of McShane this time.
- 55'POSSESSION: Hull City 40%-60% Everton
- 54'Warm applause for Jelavic from all sections of the stadium given his Everton past. Which is nice...
- Hull City Substitution
- 53'Hull City sub: Fryatt on for Jelavic
- 52'Cross from Quinn easily headed clear by Osman.
- 51'Some neat passing around the box from Hull but no penetration and the Everton defence holds firm.
- 50'Everton fans celebrated that goal with their backs to the goal, doing the Poznan. They’re in great voice now, understandably.
- 49'How good is Lukaku? He has now scored 15+ goals in two consecutive PL seasons, at the age of 20 – he is only the 3rd PL player to do so before the age of 21, and the first non-English player – Michael Owen did so in 1997/98 (18 goals) and 1998/99 (18 goals) and Robbie Fowler did so in 1994/95 (25 goals) and 1995/96 (27 goals before his 21st birthday on 9 April 1996).
- 48'STAT: It is the first time an Everton player has scored 15 goals in a season since Yakubu Aiyegbeni got 15 in 2007/08 (record for an Evertonian is 16, Andrei Kanchelskis (1995/96 ) and Tony Cottee (1993/94).
- 47'Hull were slow to come out after the break. Probably some harsh words from Steve Bruce for his team. It clearly didn’t work!
- 46'GOAL Lukaku! And Everton double their lead immediately, brushing aside McShane from Osman’s ball before slotting home.
- Everton Goal
- 45'We’re back underway here. Can Everton end their highly productive season on a positive note or will a strangely subdued Hull come back into it? We’re about to find out.
- -STAT: Everton have now scored 60 goals this season, to equal the second best PL total ever – also 60 in 2009/10 and 64 in 1995/96.
- -HALF TIME: Hull City 0-1 Everton
- 45'Only one added minute here.
- 44'Left footed effort from McGeady well over the bar. Optimistic.
- 43'Everton ending the half strongly. Hull will be happy to hear the half time whistle.
- 42'Strong run from Lukaku into the box from McCarthy’s cross. He gets a boot to it but McGregor in the right place to save.
- 41'Decent ball over the top from Huddlestone for Aluko and he’s nearly in but the ball skips across the surface and just gets away from him and Howard gathers.
- 40'The Hull supporters seem a little subdued. Perhaps they also have an eye on the FA Cup final.
- 39'Aluko feeds Quinn but his cross come shot is easily gathered by Howard.
- 37'McGeady tormenting Figueroa and wins his side a corner. Jelavic clears and McCarthy screws his shot wide.
- 36'POSSESSION: Hull 39% - Everton 61%
- 35'Shot from Figueroa skids across the turf but fairly comfortable save for Howard.
- 34'SHOTS: Hull City 3-3 Everton
- 33'Livermore looks for Jelavic but it’s just too high for the striker and Howard claims.
- 32'McGeady takes the resultant corner but Hull clear the danger. Eluko goes down under a challenge from Jagielka. He grabs his back but is up quickly.
- 31'Lukaku does well to win Everton a corner. Baines swings it in and it’s off Davies for another corner.
- 30'STAT: Everton have now scored 60 goals this season, to equal the second best PL total ever – also 60 in 2009/10 and 64 in 1995/96.
- 29'McCarthy fouls Quinn and another opportunity for Hull from the free kick. Jelavic takes but it's straight into the wall. Figueroa's follow-up saved by Howard.
- 28'STAT: Everton scored their quickest PL away goal (nine minutes) since Steven Pienaar netted after three mins in their 3-1 win at Aston Villa in August 2012.
- 27'Lukaku penalised for a hand ball. Free kick to Hull.
- 26'The Hull defence looks all over the place and Steve Bruce won’t be happy with the way they’ve started.
- 25'Dangerous cross from Osman almost on a plate from Lukaku who just can’t get his left foot on it. Osman shoots wide from the resultant corner.
- 24'Livermore robs McGeady but snatches at his effort and drags his shot wide.
- 23'Yellow card for Jagielka who mistimes his challenge on Quinn. Opportunity for Hull.
- 22'Another dangerous cross from McGeady but it’s just behind Lukaku. Dangerous cross from Elmohamady and Jelavic is only a yard offside. End-to-end stuff.
- 21'Roberto Martinez will be happy with how his side are passing the ball today. Everton looking dangerous.
- 20'Barry forges his way into the box and crosses for Naismith. It’s a decent chance but he sidefoots wide.
- 19'Dangerous cross from Coleman inside the box but Hull scramble it clear. Steve Bruce not looking happy.
- 18'Baines goes down under a strong challenge and looks in discomfort but he's up quickly.
- 16'Given away cheaply again by Huddlestone with Hull in a good attacking position. Surging run by Lukaku but McGeady overhits his cross.
- 15'Aluko fouled by Barry. Free kick to Hull.
- 14'POSSESSION: Hull City 30% - Everton 70%
- 13'Aluko tries his luck from outside the box. He makes a yard of space and shoots but it’s over the bar.
- 12'STAT: James McCarthy’s previous six PL goals prior to today had all come at home. He has scored only the second PL away goal of his career – and first since netting in Wigan’s 2-0 win at Wolves in Jan 2010.
- 11'Free kick to Hull. Terrible waste from Huddlestone and out for a goal kick.
- 10'James McCarthy has scored his first goal for Everton – and his first since netting in Wigan’s 3-2 PL home defeat v Swansea on May 7th 2013.
- 9'That’s McCarthy’s first goal of the season.
- Everton Goal
- 8'GOAL Everton! Good movement from McCarthy played in by Naismith and a cool finish although McGregor got a hand on it.
- 7'Everton still dominating the possession against this much changed Hull team. Lukaku plays a 1-2 with Naismith and is nearly in but slips before the return ball.
- 6'Figueroa looks for Jelavic but it’s a poor ball, easily cut out by Distin.
- 5'Good endeavour from Quinn but his final ball is out for a goal kick.
- 4'Dangerous cross by McGeady headed clear by Figueroa.
- 3'No win in the last five for hull but this is a shop window for the FA Cup final. Important match. Barry fouled again.
- 2'Foul by Naismith on McShane. Free kick to Hull.
- 1'Everton starting confidently with plenty of possession. Gareth Barry draws the first foul.
- -Referee Howard Webb blows the whistle to get us underway here. Not much to play for but could still be an entertaining encounter. Hull City seting up 4-4-2 with Aluko and Jelavic up front. Everton with five across the midfield with Lukaku the lone striker.
- 14.55Five minutes to kick-off here. MATCH ODDS: Hull 29/10, Draw 5/2, Everton 20/19.
- 14.50Hull City have failed to score in their two previous Premier League matches on the final day of the season.
- 14.40STAT: Hull City have lost five of their last eight Barclays Premier League home games (W2 D1).
- 14.35Everton’s 69 point tally is their best in a single Premier League season, beating their previous highest of 65 in 2007-08. A win in this game will give them their best total since winning the title in 1986-87 (86).
- 14.30Roberto Martinez: "If he [Hodgson] decides the youngsters are to be called up to the World Cup, I can guarantee you they are ready. John Stones has shown he is in a very good moment of form and at a very good level. Character-wise, I can guarantee anyone that he is ready to embrace whatever challenge comes his way. The truth is that the young players have had a huge role. You need to judge players by their performances. The age shouldn't affect the role of a player in a national team."
- 14.25STAT: If only the second half of Premier League games counted this season, Hull City would be bottom of the league by two points.
- 14.20Steve Bruce: "Thankfully we got there (survival) with two games to spare but I have to say, no matter how I try to dress it up, the FA Cup has been a distraction. It's a nice distraction, let's be honest, but it's very difficult to keep everyone's mind on it. Today we've had suits being measured and all that other stuff, it's been non-stop on the FA Cup final. No matter how I've tried, I've basically failed to keep the focus."
- 14.15So Allan McGregor is fit to start for Hull and Paul McShane starts for the same time since February. Captain Curtis Davies also starts with Shane Long on the bench. For Everton, Steven Pienaar returns to duty with Lacina Traore on the bench after his hamstring problem. John Stones and Ross Barkley have been rested.
- 14.10TEAMS: Hull City: McGregor, Figueroa, Bruce, Davies, Huddlestone, Livermore, McShane, Jelavic, Aluko, Elmohamady, Quinn. SUBS: Harper, Rosenior, Koren, Fryatt, Boyd, Sagbo, Long /// Everton: Howard, Baines, Coleman, Jagielka (c), Distin, McGeady, Naismith, McCarthy, Lukaku, Barry, Osman. SUBS: Robles, Hibbert, Deulofeu, Pienaar, Traore, Alcaraz, McAleny.
- 14.05Hull City have one eye on next weekend’s FA Cup final against Arsenal and goalkeeper Allan McGregor may feature in a bid to impress after breaking three ribs and bruising a kidney in March. Paul McShane (ankle) may also feature for the first time since February, with captain Curtis Davies due a rest alongside cup-tied duo Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic, but Robbie Brady (groin) and James Chester (hamstring) are definitely out. Team news shortly.
- 14.00Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the final Premier League match day of the season as Hull City entertain Everton a the KC Stadium. Kick-off 15.00 BST.Premier League - Matchpack: Hull City v Everton
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