Hernández The Hat-Trick Hero (2016)
Abel Hernández scored a hat-trick as Hull City thrashed Charlton Athletic 6-0 at the KCOM Stadium.
The win was the Tigers’ fourth in a row since the turn of the year and it was Hernández that set it in motion with a ninth minute opener that was scored after he robbed Roger Johnson of possession on the halfway line before racing through to finish past goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.
The Uruguayan added a second after 16 minutes when he collected a ball infield from Sam Clucas before advancing and firing home from the edge of the box and the one-way traffic continued as Robert Snodgrass curled one in from 18 yards.
It was 4-0 by half time as Hernandez completed his treble by knocking in Andrew Robertson’s cross and by that point Charlton were happy to make it back into the changing rooms with no further damage inflicted.
The Tigers took their foot off the gas after the break but still managed to add two further goals to bring up the half-dozen. Mo Diamé got in on the act with a beautiful side-footed finish from 20 yards before Isaac Hayden scored the first senior goal of his career as his deflected drive beat Henderson.
Cup Run Kicks-Off With Win Against Charlton (1971)
Hull City eased their way into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 3-0 home win against Charlton Athletic.
On a snow-covered Boothferry Park pitch it was the Tigers that made the best of the tricky conditions with Ian Butler opening the scoring after Chris Chilton had nodded Paddy Greenwood’s cross into his path.
Butler then turned provider as his cross from the left was hammered home first time by Ken Wagstaff from the edge of the box before a third goal was added when Ken Houghton followed up his own shot that had come down off the underside of the bar to net from close range.
That win set up a fourth round tie with Blackpool which the Tigers won 2-0, and they went on to beat Brentford in round five before their cup run ended with a 3-2 home defeat to Stoke City at the quarter-final stage.
Fantastic Five Against Promotion-Chasing Addicks (1969)
Charlton may have had eyes on promotion to the first division, but they were torn apart by a rampant Hull City side at Boothferry Park.
Chris Chilton and Ken Wagstaff were still banging in the goals for the Tigers, but it was Ian Butler that grabbed the headlines on this occasion as his brace helped to put his side in command.
Wagstaff did get his name on the scoresheet, one of 21 goals he scored during the 1968/69 campaign, while Billy Wilkinson and Paddy Greenwood completed the scoring in a 5-2 win.
Despite their impressive strike force, the home side could only manage a mid-table finish that season, while Charlton ended the campaign in third place.