Southampton made the trip north to Yorkshire with a 100% Premier League record against The Tigers, who found themselves in the relegation zone without a league win since a 2-0 success against Swansea City in August.
Mike Phelan named an unchanged Hull XI, with his counterpart Claude Puel made a host of changes from the side that beat Inter Milan in midweek. Martina, McQueen, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse and Rodriguez all missed out.
Inside of five minutes Curtis Davies brought down Maya Yoshida inside the box, and Southampton were awarded a penalty.
Charlie Austin made no mistake from the spot – GOAL.
HT: Hull City 0-1 Southampton
At half time, Saints fans appeared exuberant, while Hull City fans seemed to accept relegation as an inevitability.
However, let the old cliche ‘football is a game of two halves’ never be under appreciated.
On 62 minutes Robert Snodgrass equalised for the home side – GOAL.
Hull City 1-1 Southampton.
Indeed, just two minutes later, Scottish international Robert Snodgrass proved he is indeed a ‘baller’ as he turned provider for Michael Dawson to head home – GOAL! This understandably brought about a complete reversal of emotions for both sets of supporters…
Big man indeed – the Northallerton born centre half stands a 6 foot 2 inches, and has 3 in 3 games according to Johan Eggy.
There you go.
Hull City 2-1 Southampton.
The aforementioned dropped Southampton players, Ward-Prowse and Rodriguez were thrown on by Puel with 15 to play in hope of salvaging something out of the game. Ward-Prowse went close with a free kick on 80 minutes but the ball just flew past the wrong side of the post.
Austin went close to an equaliser on 87 minutes, but David Marshall kept out the Englishman at full stretch.
FT: Hull City 2-1 Southampton
All over, Hull win for the first time in months leaving some very happy Tigers and some very unhappy Saints.
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