Home Football Watch: Adama Diomande Scores Acrobatic Stunner To Put Hull 1-0 Up Against Leicester

Watch: Adama Diomande Scores Acrobatic Stunner To Put Hull 1-0 Up Against Leicester

Hull City have stunned Premier League champions Leciester at the KC Stadium by taking the lead just before half time in spectacular fashion.

The visitors have looked lively in the opening half of the game, with Riyad Mahrez and Demarai Gray producing some very good touches on either Leicester wing, and while Danny Drinkwater has come close to putting the Foxes in front, striker Jamie Vardy has been uncharacteristically wasteful.

However, the home side took the lead in first half injury time, courtesy of either Abel Hernandez or Adama Diomande – though Diomande appears to have the greater claim to the goal:


Leciester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel produced a fantastic save to keep out a Curtis Davies header, only for Uruguayan international Hernandez and Diomandé to both acrobatically leap for the ball. They both appeared to get a touch to it, but it will only be given to one of them.

In any event, it was a remarkable show of athleticism from both players, and their efforts have put Mike Phelan’s injury-ravaged Hull side 1-0 up against the champions.

Leicester, for their part, look to be missing defender Roberth Huth. They were very strong in defending set pieces last season, but Huth’s absence has meant that they have looked vulnerable.

HULL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Daniel Drinkwater of Leicester City and Tom Huddlestone of Hull City battle for possession during the Premier League match between Hull City and Leicester City at KCOM Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Hull, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Claudio Ranieri’s side still have 45 minutes to turn it around and ensure that their title defence does not begin with a shock defeat.

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