A new Hull City era with Mike Phelan as permanent manager and it couldn't have gone any worse as the tigers went from start to finish with a gutless performance and a disappointing 6-1 loss to Bournemouth, a team around us in the league. Despite Ryan Mason's equaliser, this only spurred Bournemouth on to become more rampant.
The home team won an early free-kick after putting sustained pressure on the Hull defence. Snodgrass was the culprit, a powerful drive from Stanislas smashed against the post which bounced off perfectly into the path of Daniels to smash home into an empty net. BOURNEMOUTH 1-0 HULL.
The cherries continued to put the pressure on, through hitting the crossbar and venomous shots. But out of nothing the tigers got an equaliser, Bournemouth gave away possession and Mason picked it up in midfield, jogged forward and took an ambitious effort from the edge of the D, which was deflected off captain Cook, out-witted the 'keeper and burrowed itself into the corner. BOURNEMOUTH 1-1 HULL
Snodgrass again made a foul at the far side of the pitch, which was whipped in beautifully into the danger-area by Junior Stanislas for Cook to make up for his earlier mistake with a downwards header beating Marshall. BOURNEMOUTH 2-1 HULL.
Once again the seaside town kept the relentless pressure on, Snodgrass put in a challenge (which I thought was terrific) that hacked down a Bournemouth man in the penalty area, and so it resulted in a penalty, which could have been seen as controversial, however star man Stanislas scored the penalty with an arrogant smash into the roof of the net. BOURNEMOUTH 3-1 HULL.
After the break nothing had changed if anything, it was worse due to not scoring again this half. Right back Adam Smith broke into the tigers box. Then gave a slick pass to Stanislas who would in return tuck away his second of the game. BOURNEMOUTH 4-1 HULL.
City fans could only rejoice as the 80th minute mark came up, how bad could it be in 10 minutes? Unfortunately for the boys in purple another precision cross into the box was placed onto the head of the unmarked Callum Wilson to home a header past Marshall who couldn't do anything about it. Poor defending. BOURNEMOUTH 5-1 HULL.
The cherries finished off the surprising game on Saturday; Gosling the substitute got the ball whilst unmarked and unleashed a thumping, curling shot which flew into the net. BOURNEMOUTH 6-1 HULL.
Hull fans, what were the key faults here? Can it be easily resolved? Let us know in the comments below!