Hull City shocked champions Leicester City in the opening match of the new Premier League season with a 2-1 win.

Hull, who started the season with only 13 fit senior players, outplayed an out-of-form Leicester side to start their season in winning style.

Adama Diomande scored the opening goal just before half-time with an outstanding overhead kick, a goal that may well make the Question of Sport "What Happened Next" round in the future, a as s Abel Hernandez attempted his own scissor-kick alongside his striking partner in a routine that would not have looked out of place in the synchronised swimming event at Rio.

Hull City's Abel Hernandez scores their first goal

But, just 15 seconds into the second half, Claudio Ranieri’s side were thrown a lifeline when referee Mike Dean ruled that Tom Huddlestone had fouled Demarai Gray just inside the penalty area.

It seemed a soft penalty, but under the harsh new Premier League rules on dissent, the Hull players did not dare to protest the referee's decision too vociferously.

Riyad Mahrez coolly dispatched the spot-kick, but those Leicester fans expecting their side to kick on for all three points were to be disappointed.

Hull, who came up through the Championship play-offs last May, clinched the win on 57 minutes as Robert Snodgrass volleyed home into the bottom right corner after Leicester only half-cleared Ahmed Elmohamady's cross from the right.


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