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Summary

  1. Hernandez heads Hull in front on debut
  2. Valencia hits stunning Hammers equaliser
  3. Diame then scores against former club
  4. Davies puts Downing cross into his own net
  5. West Ham hit crossbar in injury time

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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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So a great night of entertainment in the end served up by Hull and West Ham, who both gave as good as they got.

It's time to bring this live text to a close, but we will be back tomorrow with Champions League football. Cheerio.

Hull 2-2 West Ham

An intriguing fixture awaits Hull boss Steve Bruce this weekend as he takes his side to Newcastle. Bruce has been linked with manager's job at St James Park,

as pressure appears to be mounting on Alan Pardew.

It would make for added intrigue if Hull manage to get a win there too.

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Stuie Neale: "Good game that, point about right."

Manager reaction

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Hull City boss Steve Bruce, speaking to Sky Sports: "The two goals, the first one in particular from their new striker, you just have to hold your hands up - it was a wonder goal and it made for a really good night of football. It was open, end-to-end and all credit to West Ham, they played some good football today.

"If you see [Abel Hernandez] now, poor kid! He has been waiting for two weeks, he has been away in Japan and South Korea and stuck in Rome for the past couple of days waiting for his passport. He was full of life in training and that was what made my mind up - seeing the way he was, so I thought just throw him in. It was great also to see Mo Diame score - a great night for the two new signings."

"Me and Sam Allardyce are going to have a glass of beer now and say we usually don't play like that!! We are usually a lot tighter!"

All in the stats

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No lack of excitement tonight - and the stats bear that out, 27 attempts at goals, 10 on target.

Interesting that West Ham, as the away team, had 59% of the possession.

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How much will West Ham rue that late, late effort by Enner Valencia not going in? The Hammers have a tough couple of games coming up with Liverpool the visitors on Saturday, and then a trip to Manchester United the weekend after.

Still, it was a good point, especially against a side they will likely find in and around them in the table.

Manager reaction

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was a bit hair raising for me when you go down twice and probably don't deserve to, especially the second one when Mo Diame scored having just joined them. But we showed great character, I did not think there was much between the two teams.

"What a goal by Enner Valencia, I think everyone has seen now why we have bought him. I was up and ready to start dancing, which is not a pleasing sight, had the one gone in at the death. But we respect the point, it was a very good performance by the team who will only get better as they get to know each other more."

Player reaction

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West Ham midfielder Mark Noble on Sky Sports: "We see Enner Valencia do that in training all the time, he has no back-lift but gets incredible power. I did not even see that go in today. I think we showed tonight we are back on our game."

Hull defender Curtis Davies on his own goal: "As a defender you try to get in the right place and do the right thing but that is disappointing. We now have to get ready for a big game in Newcastle."

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Who would have seen that coming after what can only be described as a bland opening 20 minutes or so?

In the end, a draw was a fair result and one that surely both managers will be pretty pleased with. Plenty of positives to take from it for both sides.

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Nathan Clark: As a west ham fan, very happy with how we played just a shame about the result but promising for future.

Vinny Person: What a brilliant, brilliant interception from Michael Dawson there at the end to deny West Ham the win.

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From Andy in Armagh: Allan McGregor certainly didn't deserve to be on the losing side tonight. Some great goalkeeping on show from him, great reactions at times.

There were no losers tonight Andy.

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Former Hull winger Kevin Kilbane at the KC Stadium

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"West Ham created opportunities, Hull did as well and there were excellent finishes from both of the club's new signings. To get both strikers up and running for the season is great for them."

FULL-TIME

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CLOSE!

Hull 2-2 West Ham

So, so close to a winner for West Ham! Enner Valencia's header comes off the shoulder of Michael Dawson and on to the Hull defender's own crossbar. What drama.

YELLOW CARD

It has all got a bit scrappy as Jake Livermore goes in the referee's book for a lunging challenge on Alex Song. Winston Reid is in the book soon after for a foul on Gaston Ramirez.

Hull's Jake Livermore brings down West Ham's Alex Song
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Four minutes of stoppage time put up on the fourth official's board. Can anyone find a winner?

Hull 2-2 West Ham

Both Sam Allardyce and Steve Bruce are out patrolling the edge of their respective technical areas as the game enters the final minute. Neither side are taking too many risks at the moment.

SUBSTITUTION

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Another substitution, another debutant as midfielder Morgan Amalfitano, signed from Marseille on deadline day, replaces Diafra Sakho for West Ham.

Plenty of reason to be enthused about the season ahead, judging by the performances of some of the two clubs' new signings.

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Jake Livermore tries to pick out Nikica Jelavic with a ball over the defence. The big Hull striker peels away from James Tomkins, but the ball is a bit too high for him and drifts out of play.

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Ben Higlett: Schneiderlin's goal vs. Newcastle is already goal of the month. 41 passes, that Pelle flick, and then the curling finish.

Adam Sharma: 2-2 with the game still up for grabs, plus a strong contender for goal of the season. Cracking Monday night entertainment :)

Tom Smith: Erm can we have Jenkinson back please?

Last 10

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Into the last 10 minutes of an excellent second half as Robbie Brady shows some great footwork to drive forward for Hull before shooting low and hard at goal, Hammers keeper Adrian is equal to it though and bats the ball away.

Former Hull winger Kevin Kilbane at the KC Stadium

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"Hatem Ben Arfa can be frustrating at times and his work rate has been questioned but he is a wonderful talent. Steve Bruce can put an arm around him, as he has done with other players, and try to get the best out of him."

Hull manager Steve Bruce sends on Hatem Ben Arfa
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SUBSTITUTION

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A double sub for Hull City as debutants Mo Diame and Abel Hernandez go off and are replaced by two other new signings in the shape of Gaston Ramirez and Hatem Ben Arfa.

Not a bad couple of players to be able to chuck on against tiring legs...

Hull manager Steve Bruce
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Mo Diame shuns the run of Robbie Brady to try and fashion a chance on goal himself, but runs into West Ham legs and the away side clear. At the other end, Michael Dawson produces a great challenge to prevent Enner Valencia from getting a shot off. End-to-end.

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From John: Yet another great goal in this game tonight. Great calmness and composure from Diame. But no sooner have I written that then we're all-square again with some awful Hull defending. Does no one want to win this game?

Jed from London: I wonder how many people switched off after 30 mins #fatladysings.

From Dan, Angel: For all those people chatting earlier about this being a boring game please go and find a corner to sit in and face the wall. We have a stormer on our hands come on West Ham! Song to get the winner.

SUBSTITUTION

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Time for another debut goal? Carl Jenkinson, on loan from Arsenal, makes his first appearance for West Ham as he replaces Guy Demel.

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Great ball again from Stewart Downing finds Diafra Sakho, whose cushioned header is punched away by Allan McGregor in the Hull goal.

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SΔM L0NGDƎN: who said this game wasn't an advert for the Premier League?

Rock Steady: Monday night entertainment. More of the same please

Rock Steady: some sweet goals have been scored in this match. It can only get more interesting

Lars Wolter: Where are all the doom and gloomers now?!? Great match! #bbcfootball

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Andrew Robertson drills a cross along the ground and into the area for Abel Hernandez, but it hits the striker's feet before he had time to react and deflects out for a goal kick.

I would not want to call this game, both sides are looking capable of scoring now.

Former Hull winger Kevin Kilbane at the KC Stadium

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"Stewart Downing has been influential and it was a great ball from. Curtis Davies cannot do a lot about it because the ball came at him too quickly."

Hull's Curtis Davies turns it into his own net against West Ham
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GOAL

Hull 2-2 West Ham - Curtis Davies OG

Almost instant reply as West Ham go straight on the attack and Diafra Sakho's shot from Stewart Downing's pass is turned in by helpless Hull captain Curtis Davies. Hull's lead lasted barely three minutes, but what a game we have here!

Diafra Sakho's shot is deflected in for an own goal against Hull
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Former Hull winger Kevin Kilbane at the KC Stadium

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"That is a brilliant finish from Mo Diame, but Sam Allardyce will be fuming with Aaron Cresswell, it was a ridiculous decision with his throw-in, I do not know what he was thinking."

GOAL

Hull 2-1 West Ham - Mo Diame

Another debut goal! This time it is former Hammer Mo Diame who comes back to haunt his former club, but the Hull goal came from a poor throw by Aaron Creswell. He chucks it straight at Diame, who darts straight into the West Ham area and side-foots a fine effort beyond Adrian. He'll have enjoyed that!

Mo Diame puts Hull 2-1 in front against West Ham
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Your verdict on Enner Valencia's goal....

Jenni in Newtownards: That was a strike even Tony Yeboah would have been proud of!

Andrew, Richill: Good grief! The power on that strike from Enner Valencia was incredible. It almost broke the crossbar!

Former Hull winger Kevin Kilbane at the KC Stadium

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"Mauro Zarate has struggled but this is a good opportunity for Alex Song to come on and influence the game. The good is very even at the moment."

SUBSTITUTION

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Hammers boss Sam Allardyce makes his first change as Mauro Zarate goes off and Alex Song comes on for his debut. Can the former Arsenal midfielder join Abel Hernandez in making an instant impression for his new club?

YELLOW CARD

Hull 1-1 West Ham

Another booking for Hull as Andrew Roberston goes in the book. Hull need to watch their discipline a little bit - they have had a player sent off in three of the last four league meetings with West Ham.

SUBSTITUTION

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A change for Hull as Stephen Quinn goes off and midfielder Robbie Brady comes on.

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September's goal of the month?

West Ham celebrate equalising at Hull City
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We've only just found out the winner of August's goal of the month, but we already have a candidate for September's award.

Will we see a better goal than that this month?

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