Jakupovic earns Hull an FA Cup replay

A superb showing from goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic earned Hull City an FA Cup replay after a goalless draw against Arsenal in the fifth round on Saturday.

  • Arsenal 0 Hull City 0
  • Welbeck and Walcott threaten early on
  • Jakupovic superb in goal
  • Campbell hits the post
  • Aluko has close-range effort saved

Match Summary

It was clear right from the start that Arsenal were going to dominate proceedings and looked a great bet to progress into the quarter-finals.

However, Hull City put on a resolute defensive display to keep the Gunners out and had one or two chances to win it in the second half.

The two sides will now play a replay at the KC Stadium to determine who will book their spot in the next round of the FA Cup.

Full Report

The first real chance arrived on 12 minutes when Danny Welbeck had a header saved from a neat Theo Walcott cross.

Welbeck threatened again in the 16th minute when he drove an effort towards goal from range, but Hull stopper Jakupovic was again well-positioned to make the save.

Jakupovic was again on hand in the 28th minute to deny Walcott from close range as Arsenal started to pile on the pressure.

Arsenal started the second half much in the same way they ended the first and Walcott threatened again two minutes after the restart, again having a side-foot effort saved.

Joel Campbell then saw a curled effort from a free kick rattle off the upright, with replays showing Jakupovic getting the faintest of touches to send the ball onto the woodwork.

Jakupovic was the man of the hour for Hull as he again got down well to palm a stinging effort from Welbeck wide of the post.

In a rare foray forward for Hull, Nick Powell played David Meyler through, but the Hull skipper could only find the sidenetting.

With the pressure mounting, Hull had a great chance to win it on the counter, but Sone Aluko’s first-time effort from close range was straight at David Ospina.

There were late chances for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez in added time, but the Gunners were unable to find a winner.