20 February 2016

Arsenal 0-0 Hull—Hull stymie the Gunners and earn a replay!

Arsenal started brightly, dominating the first 15 minutes, but the match soon settled into a cryonic torpor as Hull defended doggedly with an eye towards earning a replay at home. We did ourselves few favors, putting most if not all of our shots straight to Jakupovic, who also added a number of fine saves to frustrate us on the few genuine chances we did create. Even the additions of Alexis, Giroud, and the Ox couldn't do much to turn the tide in our favour. Mike Dean was uncharacteristically unbiased, although he did overlook an early handball that denied Elneny. Four minutes of stoppage time seemed to only prolong the frustration, and we've added one more fixture to our quest to defend the FA Cup. Credit Hull for fighting hard; they've earned the replay. Well, get down the poll...