Hull gets crucial 1-0 win over Liverpool to boost EPL survival hopes

HULL, England (AP) — Michael Dawson's first-half header gave Hull a 1-0 victory over Liverpool that pushed the northeast England club closer to Premier League survival.

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The Hull captain timed his move to perfection to power home a cross from Ahmed Elmohamady in the 37th minute. The win moved Hull four points clear of the relegation zone with four games to play.

The loss is a further blow to Liverpool's hoping of qualifying for the Champions League for a second successive season.

Liverpool is seven points behind Manchester United, which is fourth in the final qualification spot for Europe's elite competition.

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