Premier League

Hull City 6-0 Fulham

Ahmed Elmohamady
Ahmed Elmohamady

Hull scored six second-half goals to thrash Fulham and go seven points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

It was the Tigers' biggest-ever victory in the Premier League.

Ahmed Elmohamady started the rout with a 15-yard shot before Robert Koren swept in from Yannick Sagbo's cross and George Boyd drove in a third.

Tom Huddlestone thumped in his first goal since April 2011, Matty Fryatt tapped in a fifth and Koren prodded in the sixth from close range.

Huddlestone had promised not to cut his hair until he ended his goal drought. His long-delayed trim started within seconds of him scoring as he ran to the touchline so a member of Hull's backroom staff could snip off a lock of the midfielder's hair.

It was only the fourth occasion this season that Steve Bruce's side have managed more than one goal in a game and it doubled their previous best Premier League win, a 3-0 victory over West Brom in October 2008.

After a five-match winless run, and with games against Liverpool and Chelsea to follow, it could be a pivotal result for the buoyant Tigers.

Fulham prepare for key matches against West Ham and Sunderland in an altogether different mood after a fourth defeat in six matches under new manager Rene Meulensteen.

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'Unbelievable day' for Hull - Bruce

Any optimism derived from their 2-1 win at Norwich on Thursday was extinguished in a hapless second 45 minutes at the KC Stadium and they have now conceded 15 goals in their last four games and 41 this season.

Meulensteen made six changes and Fulham were actually the first to threaten when a sweeping passing move ended with Ashkan Dejagah feeding John Arne Riise for the Norwegian to force a save from Allan McGregor, who had been passed fit after a scan on a knee injury.

But the Tigers quickly began to dominate and Huddlestone had one free-kick from a tight angle pushed away by Fulham keeper David Stockdale, who was on loan at Hull during their run to promotion last season, and was then denied by the post from a similar effort.

As the Tigers pressed, Stockdale pushed over the bar after Boyd met Elmohamady's cross with a stab at goal before Sagbo just missed with a curling shot.

After the interval Stockdale was forced into action again when he pushed away a powerful effort from Sagbo and blocked Koren's follow-up, but four minutes after the break the pressure finally told.

Huddlestone's corner was only cleared to the edge of the area by Bryan Ruiz and Elmohamady took a touch before finding the top corner.

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Meulensteen 'shocked' by thrashing

Just before the hour Sagbo clipped a cross behind Aaron Hughes for Koren to guide in a second and the hosts added a third when Jake Livermore slipped a pass through for Boyd, the Fulham defenders backed away and the winger found the net from the edge of the area.

Stockdale saved from Figueroa but Huddlestone thumped in to the bottom corner from 25 yards to make it four and when the Cottagers goalkeeper pushed Huddlestone's free-kick on to the bar, Fryatt reacted first to touch in from a couple of yards.

The sixth came when Stockdale, who impressed despite conceding half a dozen goals, produced a scrambled save to deny Danny Graham only for Koren to poke the rebound into an empty net.

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  • 1McGregor
  • 2Rosenior
  • 3Figueroa
  • 14LivermoreSubstituted forGrahamat 73'minutes
  • 5Chester
  • 6Davies
  • 27El MohamadySubstituted forMcShaneat 77'minutes
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 20SagboSubstituted forFryattat 67'minutes
  • 10Koren
  • 17Boyd


  • 4Bruce
  • 7Meyler
  • 9Graham
  • 12Fryatt
  • 15McShane
  • 22Harper
  • 23Faye


  • 13Stockdale
  • 22Zverotic
  • 3Riise
  • 7Sidwell
  • 18Hughes
  • 35Amorebieta
  • 10RuizSubstituted forKacaniklicat 60'minutes
  • 14KaragounisSubstituted forRichardsonat 74'minutes
  • 20Rodallega
  • 8Kasami
  • 24DejagahSubstituted forBentat 64'minutes


  • 11Kacaniklic
  • 15Richardson
  • 23Boateng
  • 27Riether
  • 30David
  • 39Bent
  • 40Bettinelli
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 6, Fulham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 6, Fulham 0.

  3. Post update

    Tom Huddlestone went off injured after Hull City had used all subs.

  4. Post update

    Kieran Richardson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Matty Fryatt (Hull City).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Boyd (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone following a set piece situation.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).

  9. Post update

    Matty Fryatt (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 6, Fulham 0. Robert Koren (Hull City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Graham (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Rosenior.

  12. Post update

    Steve Sidwell (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Matty Fryatt (Hull City).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elsad Zverotic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Kieran Richardson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matty Fryatt (Hull City).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Pajtim Kasami (Fulham).

  19. Post update

    George Boyd (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Paul McShane replaces Ahmed Elmohamady.

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