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.
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.
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.