Hull City player/manager and skipper Raich Carter shakes hands with Queens Park Rangers captain Horace Woodward ahead of the first-ever meeting between the two sides at Loftus Road in October 1949.
Heading into the Division Two clash, the Hoops were in the middle of a ten-match winless streak and the Tigers inflicted more misery on the West London outfit as Carter’s side produced a fine team display to take the points with a comprehensive 4-1 victory in front of a crowd of 28,725.
The boss himself was on the scoresheet – netting a brace – with the Tigers’ other goals provided by Viggo Jensen and Ken Harrison. Harrison’s strike was the stand-out goal in the game, with it being the end product of a 50-yard dribble by Carter that left the QPR defence going in all directions except the right one! Eddie Duggan scored the home side’s only goal of the game.
The following players were on duty for Hull City that day: Bly, Bowler, Berry, Greenhalgh, Seddon, Mellor, Harrison, Jensen, Moore, Carter, Burbanks.