Friday 19 January 2018

Meyler sends O'Neill a signal with crucial strike

David Meyler wheels away after scoring Hull City’s crucial second goal against Liverpool yesterday
David Meyler wheels away after scoring Hull City’s crucial second goal against Liverpool yesterday
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

DAVID MEYLER reminded the new Ireland management team of his ability by scoring his first Premier League goal in Hull's surprise Premier League win over Liverpool.

The Corkman, who celebrated by revealing tri-colour shinpads bearing the name of parents John and Stella and sister Sarah, has history with both Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane.

O'Neill sold him to Hull during his time as Sunderland boss, while it was Keane who brought the midfielder to the North-East originally.

Meyler missed out on the recent double-header with Latvia and Poland after Noel King left him out of the squad. The 24-year-old won four caps under Giovanni Trapattoni.

He made only his fifth league start of the campaign for Hull as a strong second- half display brushed aside Liverpool. The ex-Cork City man struck in the 72nd minute to give his team the lead. Dubliner Robbie Brady also contributed to the 3-1 victory.

Irish Independent

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