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It has been a busy week up at the KC Stadium. The beginning of the week saw the arrival of new Boss Dave McIntyre. A former City player himself, McIntyre was said to have been delighted upon his appointment to his first managerial post. The fans on the other hand were not so sure. Although McIntyre was a Kempton favourite during his city days at Boothferry, it was generally expected that the tigers were going to sign an experienced manager to steer them out f trouble in division 2. McIntyre’s lack of managerial experience was met by disappointment by some.

McIntyre wasted little time in making his presence felt, and splashing around some of the money that he has been given to spend, as he brought in Scotland international Ian Murray for a Hull record of £5 million. The record signing went straight into the squad that was to travel to The Emirates to take on promotion chasing Arsenal.

Match report

Emirates Stadium (att: 40, 969)

Arsenal 1 (1) – Hull City 2 (2)

Abou DIABY (8) Stuart ELLIOTT (18, 28)

Hull pulled off a major upset, and dealt a blow to Arsenal’s promotion hopes in the process, but they had to come from behind to do it. Abou Diaby had the home side in the lead after just 8 minutes when he walked the ball into the next after the hull defense had gone awol, and things were looking bleak for the tigers.

The game turned on its head in the 17th minute, when youngster Francesc FABREGAS was sent off for head butting Ian Ashbee in an off the ball confrontation that the linesman brought to the referee’s attention. Just a minute later and Hull were back on level terms after Northern Ireland international Stuart Elliott fired home for 15 yards out.

Stuart was a thorn in Arsenals side all afternoon, and more than deserved his 28th Minute winner, when he nipped in at the front post to nod home a rare headed goal.

10 men Arsenal couldn’t get back into the game and the tigers ran out deserving winners.

MYHILL 8, Rickets 8, Dawson 8, Murray 8, Turner 8, Ashbee 7, Fagan 7, Dabo 9, Earnshaw 9, Robers 9 (Marney 75mins 8), Ellitott 8

The Good news didn’t stop there for the tigers though as Dave revealed a massive loan signing arriving at the KC, in the form of Manchester United winger Shawn Wright-Phillips. The England international has joined Hull until the end of the season and will be looking to impress as he tries to fight his way back into the Manchester first team.

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