What's Buzzing:

Hull City 5-3 Sheffield United: Tigers hold on to set up final date with Arsenal

Goal.com
Hull City reached the FA Cup final for the first time in the club's history, twice coming from behind to beat Sheffield United 5-3 at Wembley.

In the team's first semifinal in the competition since 1930, Steve Bruce's men recovered from a timid start to score three goals in 18 second-half minutes and book a final clash with Arsenal on May 17.

Jose Baxter, an unused substitute for Everton in the 2009 final, put United in front 19 minutes in, getting on the end of John Brayford's right-wing cross to poke the ball home from six yards, although the final touch appeared to come off Hull defender James Chester.

Yannick Sagbo - selected as Hull's lone striker in the absence of the cup-tied Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long - equalized shortly before the break, sliding in to convert Jake Livermore's beautifully weighted pass.

Nigel Clough's men responded immediately, taking a 2-1 lead into halftime when Stefan Scougall converted Jamie Murphy's cutback to set the underdog up well for the second half.

Hull was dominant after the interval, though, with former Sheffield Wednesday loanee and halftime substitute Matty Fryatt leveling the score by sweeping home from close range just after the break.

Tom Huddlestone finished off a fine move with a composed finish to put the Premier League side in front and Stephen Quinn - another inspired Bruce substitution - headed a fourth to put Hull two up.

Jamie Murphy pulled one back late on to make things interesting for a moment, but David Meyler put the result beyond doubt deep into stoppage time to end the underdogs' remarkable run through the competition.

The win sets Hull up with a showdown against Arsenal in next month's final. 

Follow GOAL.COM on

View photo

.

View Comments (0)
  • Platini appeal against six year ban heard at CAS

    Platini appeal against six year ban heard at CAS

    By Brian Homewood LAUSANNE (Reuters) - Suspended UEFA president Michel Platini's appeal against his six-year ban football was being heard at sport's highest tribunal on Friday with former FIFA president Sepp Blatter among the witnesses. Platini, … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • Ranieri to get 5 million pound bonus if Leicester win title - report

    Ranieri to get 5 million pound bonus if Leicester win title - report

    (Reuters) - Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri will earn a five million pound bonus if his team win the Premier League title, the Times reported on Friday. Italian Ranieri also has a separate clause in his contract that guarantees him 100,000 … More »

    Reuters - 24 minutes ago
  • Michel Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA

    Michel Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA

    Michel Platini has begun his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban from football by FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter. The UEFA President did not speak with reporters Friday arriving for an 8 a.m. … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • Tottenham's Alli banned for rest of season

    Tottenham's Alli banned for rest of season

    Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli will miss the rest of the season after he was give a three-match ban for violent conduct by the Football Association on Thursday. The 20-year-old, voted the PFA Young Player of the Year last weekend after a … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
  • Western Sydney chase another A-League fairytale

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Western Sydney Wanderers have penned more fairytales than the Brothers Grimm in their short history in Australia's top-flight and another storybook ending beckons them in Sunday's A-League title-decider … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago