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Hull 6-0 Fulham Prem 19 1314 Daily Star

last updated Monday 30th December 2013, 9:27 AM
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Colin Harvey at Daily Star

Hull (0) 6 Fulham (0) 0

Tom Huddlestone earned a long-awaited trip to the barber after inspiring Hull to a stunning victory over an inept Fulham at the KC Stadium.

Huddlestone was the star performer as the Tigers forced home six unanswered goals in a second half that was shamefully mismatched, capping his afternoon's work by finding the net for the first time in two and a half years.

The midfielder has grown an impressive afro since pledging not to cut it until ending his drought and when he drove home his side's fourth of the day he celebrated by allowing club physio Rob Price to sheer off a lock of hair.

And though Huddlestone stood out, there were heroes all over the park for the hosts with captain Robert Koren scoring twice, alongside efforts from Ahmed Elmohamady, George Boyd and Matty Fryatt.

After a dull first half, the battering Hull inflicted on their hapless visitors took on a slightly surreal air and they might easily have reached double figures as the Cottagers groped feebly for a foothold in the game.

Hull are not a prolific side and to sustain such a comprehensive hammering, their worst of the Premier League era, must leave Fulham psychologically scarred in their relegation battle.

The first half was a dire fare but Hull flew out of the traps in the second half.

Hull went close a couple of times before the floodgates opened.

Elmohamady managed to bring a bouncing ball under control and lashed into the top corner on the turn.

Koren bagged Hull's second on the hour and Boyd added the third finishing neatly in the bottom corner.

Hull were eager to cash in and it was with a sense of inevitability that Huddlestone tried his luck from 20 yards after Maynor Figueroa's drive was charged down.

After a season of trying and failing to find the net, his radar finally came good, and he immediately headed to the sidelines where Price was waiting.

Fryatt was on hand to tap home and Koren added a simple second from close range, completing the rout.

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