Hull City fans react to win over Leicester

Hull City v Leicester City - Premier League

Manager-less Hull City pulled off a shock 2-1 win over defending champions Leicester City in the first match of the 2016/17 Premier League.

Hull City v Leicester City - Premier LeagueHull players celebrate Robert Snodgrass' winning goal

It looked as if the game's opening match would enter half-time without a score until Adama Diomande scored in added time with a bicycle kick from a corner to give his side the lead.

The second half was only 14 seconds old when a clumsy Tom Huddlestone challenge on Demarai Gray gave the champions the chance to equalise, with Riyad Mahrez doing the honours and smashing the ball right down the middle of the goal.

Leicester City's Riyad MahrezMahrez's expression says it all for Leicester

The comeback lasted only ten minutes. The Leicester defence - badly missing the presence of Robert Huth - failed to clear a Hull cross with Robert Snodgrass taking advantage and giving his side the lead.

There were to be no further scores as the Premier League new boys rejoiced in achieving the scalp of the reigning champions. It was the first time that the holders have lost their opening-day fixture in Premier League history.

Hull supporters took to social media to show their delight at the result, with some dreaming that the Tigers could be this year's fairytale story. 

Caretaker manager Mike Phelan will hope his side can continue in a similar vein next Saturday with a trip to South Wales for a clash with Francesco Guidolin's Swansea.

Meanwhile, Leicester City welcome Arsenal to the King Power Stadium in Saturday's 5.30pm kick-off as they look to rediscover the form that took them to the summit of last year's Premier League.

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