Late Drama As Bruce’s Men Snatch Win (2015)
Dame N’Doye headed an 89th-minute winner to lift Hull City up to 15th place in the Premier League table and leave Queens Park Rangers hovering just above the relegation zone.
It was the first time that the Tigers had registered back-to-back league wins all season, but they had to edge their way through a nervy encounter to secure this victory.
Nikica Jelavic became the Club’s record Premier League goal-scorer when he broke the deadlock with 16 minutes played, volleying home after Tom Huddlestone’s free kick had only been partially cleared, before Rangers were reduced to ten men as Joey Barton saw red following a scuffle in the middle of the park.
The visitors still managed to level matters when Charlie Austin found the net six minutes before the break, but N’Doye proved to be the hero as he headed in at the second attempt after initially being denied by Robert Green.
Super Sub Elliott Sinks QPR (2007)
Stuart Elliott came off the bench to score twice in the final five minutes as Hull City came from behind to beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1.
The three points were a huge boost in the Tigers’ Championship survival hopes, although they looked to be heading for a defeat after Dexter Blackstock capitalised on a mistake from Boaz Myhill to put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half time.
Rangers appeared largely comfortable as the clock ran down – until the late introduction of Elliott changed the game.
Just minutes after coming on, the Northern Ireland international slid in to convert Dean Marney’s low cross from three yards out before the visitors were reduced to ten men when Lee Cook was dismissed for dissent.
All that was left was for Elliott to grab the glory, heading in from Marney’s corner to send the home fans into raptures.
Three And Easy For Chilton (1960)
Chris Chilton scored his first hat-trick for the Club in what was only his 13th League outing as a Tiger to help Hull City register a home win against Queens Park Rangers.
As an inside-forward, Chilton rose rapidly through the junior and reserve team ranks and was quickly pitched into the battle to regain Second Division status.
But, after only one first-team outing, he was switched to a striking role – a move which brought a remarkable haul of 20 goals in his first season – including the first of many hat-tricks in black and amber.
The Tigers won the game 3-1, and although not playing at their best they still had enough to comfortably account for the London side, according to newspaper reports of the game. Indeed those same reports pointed out that if the Tigers had been a little more clinical in their finishing the goal count could have been much higher in City’s favour. QPR’s single reply came from Brian Bedford.