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The horrific stamp that left Irish midfielder David Meyler in agony

The former Cork City player was on the receiving end of a poor tackle by Andrea Dossena.

HULL CITY BEAT nine-man Sunderland this afternoon thanks to a Carlos Cuellar own goal at the KC Stadium.

City are up to 10th in the league and could have overtaken Newcastle United, in ninth, if they had added an extra goal in the second half while they had a two-man advantage. Nonetheless, Hull boss Steve Bruce will be delighted to claim the win after long twice to Spurs in the space of four days.

Hull were fortunate that their win was not overshadowed by a serious injury to Irish midfielder David Meyler. Just before half-time, and with Sunderland already down to 10 men following Lee Cattermole’s red card, defender Andrea Dossena unleashed an ugly stamp on Meyler’s right ankle.

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With Dossena on his way down the players’ tunnel, Meyler hobbled on and made it to half-time. He returned after the break but the bruised ankle forced him off after 57 minutes of the 1 — 0 win. The former Cork City midfielder tweeted this after the match:


Credit: @DavidMeyler7

Another Ireland international, Keiren Westwood was substituted after 43 minutes with a neck injury. The goalkeeper was a late withdrawal to the Sunderland line-up and was replaced between the sticks by Vito Mannone.

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