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02/22/2014
 
Croatian international striker Nikica Jelavic netted a double as Hull City took a major stride towards Premier League safety with a 4-0 win at fellow promoted side Cardiff City on Saturday.

The loss consigned Cardiff, managed by former Manchester United star Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to second from bottom and the Welsh side face an uphill climb if they are to avoid returning to the Championship after just one season. Cardiff actually made the brighter start of the two, with Hull keeper Allan McGregor forced into two sharp saves in the space of a minute. 


Cardiff winger Wilfried Zaha shredded the Hull defenze with a mazy run but could not beat the Scottish keeper. But Steve Bruce's Hull took the lead against the run of play in the 17th minute as former Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone smashed a low shot past the outstretched hand of David Marshall in the Cardiff goal. Cardiff continued to press and squandered a golden opportunity to equalize towards the end of the first half as striker Kenwyne Jones contrived to put a header wide from a matter of yards when it seemed easier to score. 


The Welsh side's profligacy was immediately punished as Hull doubled their advantage within a minute with a classy move. Jelavic set Irish forward Shane Long breaking down the left, who then side footed a precision cross back to his provider who had continued his run. The Croat then slotted efficiently home. 


Solskjaer rang the changes at half time as his side were booed off by the home faithful, bringing on Mats Daehli for Zaha. But it was Hull who looked the better side at the start of the second half as an unmarked Jelavic put a gilt-edged chance over the bar from the middle of the box. The Croatian made amends on 56 minutes, drilling a powerful header into the bottom right corner and compounding the home side's misery. And just when Cardiff thought things couldn't get any worse, a mix-up in midfield allowed Hull to steal possession. Huddlestone broke swiftly down the right and Jake Livermore finished the move with a calm right-footed into the bottom right corner.


The two sides were promoted from the second tier last season but Hull have fared marginally better in the Premiership, going into the match 13th while Cardiff languished second from bottom. Cardiff took to the pitch on the back of a woeful run of form, winning only one of their last 10 while Hull had one victory from seven.



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06/26/2013
 
Aaron Lennon, Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore, are now officially known as Tottenham's drunk boys. A picture posted on Instagram of the three drunk Spurs during their summer vacation has hit the web running.

The infamous picture features Lennon and Livermore throwing their middle finger in the air, while Huddlestone suggests world peace instead. Although Huddlestone gets away with the fact that he decided not to participate in his teammates' insults, he doesn't get a pass from being a part of the drunk boys, as he too is seen with a cup in his hand.

But, like a comment to the right of the picture mentions, "Livermore is the star of this picture...that woman is a catch."
At first glance, Jake's "WAG" looks as if she's a good girl. However, if examined closely, one can see her painted red nail sneaking into the picture, obviously flipping the world off as well. 

If there is a winner, then there must be a loser, and that award goes to...drum-roll please...Aaron Lennon! It's clear that Lennon's teammates are dressed for the summer night, with a button-up that is light and casual. Lennon on the other hand, is loaded with layer after layer, topped off with a thick scarf.

Aaron is what one would call a "try-hard". Meaning exactly what it sounds like it means; he tries too hard for his own good. Maybe, just maybe, if he tried a little less and dressed for the occasion, he could be the one with a girl around his arm.
 
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