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Football: Hull, Stoke draw in game of two halves

Published on Dec 15, 2013 8:06 AM

KINGSTON UPON HULL, United Kingdom (AFP) - Former Manchester United team-mates Mark Hughes and Steve Bruce shared the spoils after Stoke City drew 0-0 at Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Hull enjoyed the best of the first hour, with visiting goalkeeper Asmir Begovic producing three fine saves, but Stoke came closest to snatching victory when Ryan Shawcross hit the bar in the latter stages.

The result meant that Hull remained in 12th place in the table, one point and one place above Stoke, who had stunned title-chasing Chelsea 3-2 in their previous outing.

Hull manager Bruce kept faith with the team that had started in Monday's 1-1 draw at Swansea City, while Stephen Ireland and Oussama Assaidi were both drafted into the Stoke line-up by visiting manager Hughes after scoring against Chelsea.

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