Aluko Strikes Late On (2015)
Hull City secured three home points thanks to Sone Aluko’s late winner as they were pushed all the way by Fulham.
After a quiet opening it was the Tigers that took the lead 11 minutes before half time. A short corner was worked for Andrew Robertson to deliver a perfect cross from the left and Ahmed Elmohamdy jumped the highest at the back post to head the ball past Marcus Bettinelli.
Elmohamady was inches away from adding a second when he again got on the end of a Robertson cross, but Fulham looked to have grabbed themselves a point when former Tiger Tom Cairney curled a shot past Allan McGregor midway through the second half.
Up stepped Aluko, though, to fire the winner four minutes from time. Substitute Nikica Jelavic nodded the ball down inside the box and Aluko did the rest with a smart finish under the KCOM Stadium lights.
Six Of The Best (2013)
The Tigers went goal crazy at the KCOM Stadium as a 6-0 thrashing of Fulham represented the Club’s biggest ever top-flight win.
A goalless first half offered little indication of the post-Christmas feast the home fans were about to enjoy, and it was set in motion by Ahmed Elmohamady’s opener four minutes after the break.
A second goal arrived on the hour mark as Robert Koren converted Yannick Sagbo’s low cross, the first of three goals in a 14-minute spell.
George Boyd was the next man on target with a shot from the edge of the box before Tom Huddlestone ended his long goal drought with a strike that would bring a long overdue appointment at the barbers.
Matty Fryatt made it five as he pounced after Huddlestone’s free-kick had come back off the woodwork, with Koren completing the scoring six minutes from time when finishing from close range.
Folan Nets Winner On Historic Day (2008)
Hull City had waited 104 years to grace the top-flight of English football and they ensured their first game at that level was one to remember as they beat Fulham 2-1 at the KCOM Stadium.
For all of the pre-match hype, the Tigers were in for a rude awakening as Seol Ki-Hyeon gave the Cottagers the lead after only eight minutes but they hit back in style through new signing Geovanni. The Brazilian marked his debut with a fine goal as he curled a shot past Mark Schwarzer from outside the box.
The playmaker was at the heart of everything good about the home side’s play, going close to adding a second only to be denied by a superb save from Schwarzer.
With a raucous home crowd behind them, Phil Brown’s side went close through Nick Barmby and Richard Garcia before a winner arrived in the final ten minutes as Folan netted from Craig Fagan’s pass.