Where are they now? The last Hull City XI to beat Arsenal

Geovanni  - Hull City celebrates his goal for 1-1

We catch up with the Hull City side the beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates back in 2008.

It has been nearly a decade and thirteen meetings between the two sides since Hull City last beat Arsenal. The Tigers will travel down to the Emirates this weekend hoping to extend their recent upturn in form under Marco Silva and inflict more misery on a wobbling Arsenal side.  

So let's catch up with the last Hull XI to take all three points off Arsenal.

Boaz Myhill and Dean Marney are the only two players involved on the day that who still play for Premier League sides. Myhill is currently reserve choice for Ben Foster at 8th place West Bromwich Albion, while Marney has been with Burnley since leaving Hull in 2010.

Paul McShane and Michael Turner currently play their football in the Championship. McShane, whose own-goal put Arsenal ahead, is currently captain of Jaap Stam’s high-flying Reading side. Turner remains part of Norwich City’s squad after joining in 2012, but is yet to feature in the league this season.

Two players who came off the bench against Arsenal now ply their trade abroad. Richard Garcia returned to Australian football in 2012 and now turns out for 5th place Perth Glory. Bernard Mendy had spells in Danish, French and Cyprian football before making the move to Indian football in 2014. Mendy plays for I-League side Chennaiyin FC, who are managed by World Cup winner – and the man Zinedine Zidane infamously headbutted - Marco Materazzi.

Kamil Zayatte went a similar path to Mendy following his departure from the KCOM Stadium in 2011. The defender spent two years in Turkish football and most recently played for Saudi Arabian side Al-Raed.

The rest of this Hull side have since hung up their playing boots. Andy Dawson, brother of current Tigers centre-back Michael, retired in 2015 after helping Scunthorpe United avoid relegation. Fellow Hull favourite Ian Ashbee also called time on his career in 2015. The former City captain is assistant manager to Curtis Woodhouse at high-flying Northern Counties East League Premier Division side Bridlington Town.

Bryan Hughes, a 72nd minute substitute for Geovanni in the win over Arsenal, had a spell as joint manager of Scarborough United but left by mutual consent in December of 2015. George Boateng is another member of this XI that stayed in the game. The Dutchman recently joined Bechem United as a foreign scout.

Marlon King, on-loan from Wigan Athletic at the time, retired in 2013 after off-field issues blighted much of his career. Daniel Cousin, scorer of the 66th minute winner, called time on his playing days after returning to Gabon with Sapins FC. The former Rangers man now helps out with the Gabon national team, which features highly sought-after Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The most memorable moment of Hull’s win over Arsenal was Geovanni’s incredible long-range strike, which stunned the Emirates and pulled the visitors level. Geovanni left the Tigers in 2010 for MLS side San Jose Earthquakes before returning to Brazilian football a year later. He finished his 16-year career with Bragantino in 2013.

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