Odubajo may miss the whole season after sustaining his second serious knee injury in just over three months. He will have surgery next week after fracturing a kneecap during a non-contact training session. Hull says Odubajo had been making “excellent strides” after dislocating the same kneecap. The ligaments he had reconstructed then “remain intact” and he would be out for about six months
Newcastle draw at St. James’s Park. Hull lead the game through Nikicha Jelavic in the 48th minute and Mohamed Diame in the 68th. Newcastle get their goals through Papiss Cisse in the 73rd and 87th minutes. Pardew:
We had some big chances and then we make one mistake and it got punished, and an unbelievable goal out of nothing puts us in a big hole. But we had tremendous resolve. The players have had to play under enormous pressure and I’m very proud of them
Hernandez signs a three-year contract with Hull for £12 million but the Tigers have an option of extending for a further 12 months. He has scored seven goals in 14 matches for Uruguay and made two appearances at the World Cup. Bruce:
Abel is a fantastic signing and highlights just how far the club has come in such a short space of time. He is an exciting talent and, like myself, I’m sure the supporters can’t wait to see him in action.
Ramirez signs to Hull City on loan for the rest of the season. He joins the club after failing to impress at Southampton. He will not be allowed to face his former Club in their Premier League encounter. The Uruguayan international is capped 31 times. Southampton:
With Ramirez keen for regular first-team football, something has been further limited by recent attacking additions to the squad, the Uruguayan has been allowed to join the Tigers on a temporary basis.
Boyd signs a three year contract with Burnley from Hull City for £3 million. The Scotland international has made one league appearance this season for his former club. Hull City Manager Steve Bruce:
I wish him well. I’ve been in the game a long time and if all professional footballers were like George Boyd my job would be easy.
Aston villa move up to third place in the Premier League after a win over Hull City. Gabby Agbonlahor puts villa ahead in the 12th minute with a strike in the bottom corner of the goal and Andreas Weimann follows in with the second on 36 minutes from Kieran Richardson’s pass after Hull’s Debutant Micheal Dawson gives the ball away. Hull improve after the break and Nikica Jelavic pulls a goal back in the 74th minute. Bruce:
We gifted them goals, we made mistake after mistake, we didn’t get above a jog, so how do you expect to win a Premier League game? It’s a shock to me. But maybe it’s a wake-up call. We can’t wait for me to be ranting and raving like a lunatic at half-time. If we hadn’t woken up, it would’ve been a cricket score.
Livermore signs to Hull City from Tottenham for a club record fee of £8 million. The midfielder signs a three-year contract holding an option for a further 12 months. He has been in the club on loan, making 41 appearances. His squad number is 14.
I’m delighted to be joining Hull City on a permanent basis. I thoroughly enjoyed my season here on loan and I firmly believe this club will keep on going from strength to strength.
Stoke Captain Shaw Cross rescues a point for the Porters in the 83rd minute of the game playing against ten Man Hull after losing James Chester in the 14 minute to a red card for his tackle against Glen Whelan. Nikica Jelavic gets a goal for Hull in the 42nd minute and this becomes a game holder to secure a point for them.Peter Crouch is brought on to give his Stoke side physical presence but the opponents stay sure to keep them at bay and the match ends in a draw.Hull City uses the 3-5-1-1 format against Stoke City’s 4-2-3-1. Stoke Manager:
The overriding emotion is frustration because we didn’t play particularly well. Frustration, but a bit of relief because we got something. We didn’t show enough intelligence. We need to be better than that.
It [Stoke being awarded a dubious throw-in] baffles me. It is an awful one. The throw-in was ours and blatantly ours. It is not as though it is a faint touch, their boy does not even want to turn round for a throw. You would think they get that right because it has cost us