Kallum Rilatt writes…
Last night, 5th April, the KCOM stadium roared with the sound of The Tiger’s as the energetic Hull city fans celebrated their triumphant victory against Middlesbrough, the sound of 20,380 voices echoed around the stadium, sending the sounds of despair, joy and victory high into the air.
The relegation zone was calling Hull City, teetering on the edge of the abyss of defeat the ledge was crumbling, the rocks were falling but the miracle of last nights win reinforced the ledge pushing city out from the bottomless abyss
An early goal from Hull in the opening stages of the match sent a chorus of cheers from the city fans shaking the foundations of the stadium, until it was disavowed leaving the fans in disbelief that the referee didn’t allow the goal. A goal from Alvaro Negredo sent Middlesbrough ahead with their first goal of the match in the fifth minute of the game, sending the Middlesbrough fans into a chorus of cheers. The cheers were soon silenced as a deflected cross from Andrew Robertson to Lazar Markovic equalised the score after an unbelievable scramble for the ball just inches away from the Middlesbrough goal.
A goal in the 27th minute thanks to Oumar Niasse and Abel Hernandez’s whose exceptional team work helped The Tigers obtain their second goal of the match. Mere moments later another spectacular goal, courtesy of Kamil Grosicki, achieving Hull their third goal of the match. However a controversial last minute goal brought Middlesbrough back making the score at half time 3-2
City dominated the second half of the match passing the ball from left to right, as the match pressed on both sides were vying for control of the ball and it was then that the mighty fourth goal was scored. Robertson’s free kick to Harry Maguire used a powerful header to cement the ball in the back of the net. As the final minutes ticked down Middlesbrough fought furiously to score another goal but it was all forlorn, as the final whistle blew, the ground and stadium seemed to shake with the mighty cheers and roars of the Tiger’s fans almost blowing the roof off the stadium.
Hull city have come back from the jaws of defeat, with one statement “Hull City, are here to stay”.
Middlesbrough now face the prospect of the relegation zone only time will tell if they can bring this back from the brink.