Hull City

From The Archives: The Beast Becomes The Hero

22 May 2020
Whilst circumstances currently mean there’s no live football to enjoy, we’re delving into the archives to feature a photograph from Hull City’s illustrious history. For the foreseeable future, we’ll provide an image each day for supporters to enjoy and reminisce.

Jon Parkin celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game as Hull City recorded a 1-0 win against Yorkshire rivals Leeds United back in April 2006.

It was the first time that the two sides had met in a competitive fixture in East Yorkshire for almost 17 years and Parkin ensured that it was the black and amber hoards that were left celebrating as his 76th-minute effort found its way past Leeds goalkeeper Neil Sullivan.

The goal sparked joyous scenes as Parkin, affectionately nicknamed ‘The Beast’, ran away to celebrate in front of a packed East Stand that was lit up by the sunshine on a glorious Spring day.