Hull City vs. Sheffield United: Live Player Ratings for Tigers and Blades

Sam TigheWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterApril 13, 2014

Sheffield United's Shaun Miller, N012, celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game against Fulham during their 4th round replay English FA Cup soccer match between Fulham and Sheffield United at Craven Cottage stadium in London, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Sheffield won 1-0 after extra time.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Alastair Grant

The stage is set for the second FA Cup semi-final, with fans of Hull City and Sheffield United swarming from the north to cheer on their teams.

Both are playing for the right to face Arsenal in the final come May, with the Gunners progressing on penalties in a tense affair against Wigan Athletic on Saturday evening.

Will it be the Tigers or the Blades? Join us, and follow our live player ratings—updated at half-time and full-time!—to see if you agree.

 

Hull City XI

 

Hull XI
PlayerH/T RatingF/T Rating
Harper66
Rosenior67
Davies77
Chester56
Figueroa55
Elmohamady67
Huddlestone58
Meyler68
Livermore78
Boyd66
Sagbo66
Subs
Aluko (on 45')N/A8
Fryatt (on 45')N/A7
Quinn (on 64')N/A7
B/R UK

Curtis Davies: His team were poor in the first half, but he was a standout as usual. Colossal in the air, smooth transitioning out to cover counterattacks.

Jake Livermore: Steve Bruce changed the system to help Huddlestone take control, but it was Livermore's fine weighted pass that allowed Sagbo to score. His cross picked out Stephen Quinn to end the tie.

Sone Aluko: Changed the game in coming on at half-time, setting up two goals and engineering a brilliant chance for Huddlestone. Brought energy, pace and urgency to the side.

 

Sheffield United XI

 

Blades XI
PlayerH/T RatingF/T Rating
Howard76
Harris76
Brayford87
Maguire76
Collins76
Doyle87
Baxter86
Flynn77
Coady76
Scougall87
Murphy76
Subs
Porter (on 82')N/A6
Davies (on 82')N/A7
B/R UK

John Brayford: Playing from right-back, he got forward regularly and fired in a great cross for Jose Baxter's opener.

Jose Baxter: Played up front and dropped into midfield to help press. Stole a march on Chester to convert the opener and worked channels well.