Let me pick your brains for a minute, guys. Who would you have expected to break Manchester United’s unbeaten run? Chelsea? Arsenal? Liverpool? Well, guys, it was Hull City that did it. Last night, Hull City beat Manchester United 2-1 in the EFL Cup semi final. Well, what a surprise. Hull City, of all people.
It goes to say that the Tigers have found new strength under new manage Marco Silva. They have not won everything however, they have become more difficult to beat. They have become more organized, more defensively sound, and in fact they have recovered their sense of self. Prior to Marco Silva’s appointment, Hull City were a shadow of themselves. Well, not that they were that great before then; but they really hit rock bottom this season. Rock bottom as in the bottom of the league table. Well, they have moved off the bottom; that dubious honor now belongs to Sunderland. Furthermore, they just beat Manchester United. Though it wasn’t enough to take them to the final of the EFL Cup, they did show they won’t mess around.
Well, it’s about time they sat up. Someone close to me said recently that the English FA wants Hull City out of the Premier League; he said that in jest, though, so don’t believe that. However, if you look at their upcoming fixtures, you would be tempted to think the same. They just faced Chelsea last week. They lost, though not by much (see, new manager and stuff). Also, they faced Manchester United last night. On Wednesday next week, they face Manchester United again. After that, they face Liverpool, Manchester City, and Arsenal. Well someone would say that they have rotten luck. However, their current organization begs to differ.
Manchester United had a run of 17 games unbeaten. Well, if they had played better last night, that could have been 18 games. I guess this shows that you should never underestimate a team, no mater their position on the table.