Hull City 0 Newcastle 3

Moussa Sissoko

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

At the KC Stadium



Hull City 0

Newcastle United 3 (Cabella 41, Ameobi 50, Gouffran 78)



Newcastle United recorded a first win under the stewardship of head coach John Carver as they triumphed 3-0 at Hull City in the Barclays Premier League.


Goals from Remy Cabella, Sammy Ameobi and substitute Yoan Gouffram secured all three points for the Magpies at the KC Stadium - a sixth away victory in all competitions this season.


Summer signing Cabella got the ball rolling shortly before half-time when he seized on Andrew Robertson's mistake to fire the visitors ahead from distance and net his first United goal in the process.


Hull, who created a number of good chances prior to that, thought they had levelled seconds before the break, but Ahmed Elmohamady's effort was rightly ruled out for handball, as the former Sunderland man punched the ball in.


Just five minutes into the second half Ameobi doubled their advantage with a stunning long-range effort and Gouffran stepped off the bench to complete the scoring late on with a deflected strike from the edge of the area.


Moussa Sissoko - United's two-goal hero at the KC Stadium last season - threatened inside the opening five minutes of this encounter, picking up the ball 25 yards out, easily skipping past a couple of challenges but sending his low strike narrowly the wrong side of the upright.


Hull responded and Michael Dawson snuck in at the far post to connect with a Gaston Ramirez free-kick but was unable to divert his header on target.


The hosts were in control and only a combination of Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini kept Newcastle level on 18 minutes.


Elmohamady's right-wing cross weas met by unmarked Tigers skipper Curtis Davies, whose downward header was brilliantly parried by Krul, with the ball spinning up and towards goal but blocked on the line by the chest of Coloccini.


Full-back Robertson was next to try his luck with a long-range effort that was simple for Krul to smother, as the visitors weathered Hull's storm.


With half-time approaching, United began to apply some pressure of their own.


Ayoze Perez got in between two defenders to glance Massadio Haidara's delivery at Allan McGregor, but the goalkeeper was beaten four minutes before half-time.


Robertson's misplaced pass out of defence fell straight to the feet of Cabella, who shaped to shoot before working the ball back onto his weaker left foot.


You wouldn't have known it, however, given the quality of finish that followed, as the French forward swerved a low 20-yarder into the bottom corner for his first goal in Newcastle colours.


The Tigers thought they had equalised right on the stroke of half-time when Elmohamady rose highest to meet a free-kick and seemingly nod the ball home. However, the former Sunderland man had punched the ball in and the goal was rightly disallowed.


The second half was just five minutes old when Ameobi doubled the Magpies' advantage, and it was another outstanding long-range finish.


When Jack Colback fed the Academy product on the left there appeared little on, but Ameobi was allowed to stride forward before unleashing a brilliant, angled drive which flew past McGregor and into the far corner.


Newcastle weren't done there and soon went in search of number three, with Perez's near-post flick drawing a fine save from McGregor.


But on 64 minutes Hull missed a glorious chance to halved the deficit, a situation which seemed to sum up their afternoon.


Robertson fed Ramirez inside the area, and when his shot was blocked by Krul it fell straight into the path of Jelavic, a yard out. However, the former Everton man was unable to turn it home and United scrambled clear.


And that miss was to prove decisive as the visitors put the game out of sight in the 78th minute through Gouffran's second goal in as many games.


Just as they had with Ameobi earlier in the half, the Tigers' rearguard backed off and backed off Gouffran, allowing him to carry the ball 20 yards, cut inside and pull the trigger from the edge of the area.


It was aided by a huge deflection which sent the ball spinning over the helpless McGregor, and put the finishing touch on a first win of 2015 for the Magpies.



Hull City (4-3-1-2): Allan McGregor; Ahmed Elmohamady, Michael Dawson, Curtis Davies (c), Andrew Robertson (Robbie Brady 71); David Meyler (Sone Aluko 56), Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore; Gaston Ramirez; Abel Hernandez (Tom Ince 67), Nikica Jelavic


Subs not used: Steve Harper, Alex Bruce, Paul McShane, Stephen Quinn



Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella (Yoan Gouffran 72), Ayoze Perez (Papiss Cisse 82), Sammy Ameobi (Mehdi Abeid 90)


Subs not used: Jak Alnwick, Davide Santon, Gabriel Obertan, Emmanuel Riviere



Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)


Bookings: Hull - Meyler (25), Elmohamady (45), Robertson (64), Livermore (89); Newcastle - Anita (29)

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