Hull City

Know The Score: 2-0

19 March 2020
Our look back at some of the memorable matches for each scoreline from the Tigers’ 116-year history continues with four 2-0 victories…

Hull City 2 Everton 0
FA Cup | Saturday 6th January 1951
The 1950/51 campaign was one of consolidation for the Tigers. Having been promoted two years before, Raich Carter was hoping to build City into a consistently successful team.

But it was tougher going in the second tier, and the Tigers, although never in trouble, were floating around in mid-table by the time the FA Cup third round clash with Everton came along.

The Toffees were enduring a wretched season in Division One, and would go on to finish bottom. For City, it meant there was a chance of a giant-killing at Boothferry Park, even though Everton had enjoyed a good run of form in December and were unbeaten in five games. In contrast, the Tigers were without a win in the final month of 1950.

More than 36,000 turned up at Boothferry Park hoping for a shock result – and that is exactly what they got. At the time, Carter held the distinction of being the only player to have won the FA Cup either side of the war, and the competition clearly meant a lot to him. So it was fitting that he fired the Tigers in front, lashing in a drive after 53 minutes.

And then Syd Gerrie, a new arrival from Dundee, made the game safe when he added a second. City then put paid to Rotherham in round four sparking hopes of a lengthy cup run, but sadly went down at Bristol Rovers in the next round.

Hull City 2 Hartlepool United 0
Division Three | Thursday 26th December 2002
It was Boxing Day and Hull City were about to unveil one of the best-ever presents to the fans – the then-named KC Stadium.

The Tigers’ new home had been officially opened with a friendly fixture against Sunderland eight days earlier, but this festive afternoon saw the £43.5million structure host its first competitive match.

The fans filed in with looks of awe. Boothferry Park will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those who were there, but to suddenly find Hull City playing at a state of the art stadium, with all the facilities the KC offered, was astonishing.

The Tigers had bid farewell to their former home with a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Darlington. They made sure they didn’t make the same mistake again though, running out comfortable winners in front of 22,319 fans courtesy of goals from Dean Keates and Stuart Green.

Bradford City 0 Hull City 2
League One | Sunday 10th April 2005
Goals from Stuart Elliott and Nick Barmby pushed the Tigers closer to automatic promotion as they produced a fantastic team performance to beat Bradford City at Valley Parade.

Backed by more than 5,000 travelling fans, Peter Taylor’s side needed just four minutes to open the scoring. Craig Fagan’s mazy run caused problems for the home defence and his lay-off found Elliott, who fired past Paul Henderson from ten yards.

And despite the hosts having plenty of possession in the remainder of the half, they failed to seriously test Boaz Myhill.

That theme continued after the break and the Bantams were made to pay when Barmby doubled the Tigers’ lead. The former England international collected Ryan France’s low cross before steering the ball into the bottom corner with a fine low finish that left Henderson with no chance whatsoever.

Bradford came close to netting a late consolation when Dean Windass was denied by Myhill, but the Tigers stood firm to record a clean sheet and move ten points clear of third-placed Tranmere Rovers with just four games remaining in the 2004/05 campaign.

Hull City 2 Liverpool 0
Premier League | Saturday 4th February 2017
The Tigers made it four home wins from four under Marco Silva with an impressive 2-0 victory over Liverpool.

Despite the disruption of losing skipper Michael Dawson to injury in the warm-up, Silva’s men were settled from the off and frustrated Liverpool throughout a scrappy first half.

The visitors were restricted to one opportunity of note when Eldin Jakupovic saved well from Philippe Coutinho before the Tigers broke the deadlock moments before the break. Debutant Alfred N’Diaye capitalised on poor goalkeeping from Simon Mignolet, tapping home from close range after the stopper had failed to claim the ball under pressure from Abel Hernandez.

The Reds improved after the break and almost equalised when Mane rose above Andrew Robertson at the back post, but Jakupovic denied the Senegal forward with a smart stop.

The Tigers remained a threat on the counter though and Hernandez twice went close to doubling the home side’s lead, before his replacement Niasse sealed the game with six minutes to play. The Everton loanee latched onto Andrea Ranocchia’s fine through ball before slipping a composed finish under the advancing Mignolet and into the back of the net.

The Tigers’ first-ever 2-0 victory came in the club’s inaugural season of friendlies in 1904/05, beating Everton ‘A’ with Peter Howe scoring both goal for the Tigers.

The last time the Tigers secured a 2-0 win came against Derby County at the KCOM Stadium earlier this season, with Jarrod Bowen’s second half brace secured all three points for Grant McCann’s men.

Did You Know?
Seven Hull City managers have taken charge of a 2-0 win in their first game in charge of the club. They are: Bob Jackson, Bobby Collins, Eddie Gray, Terry Dolan, Nigel Pearson, Nick Barmby and Marco Silva.