Hull City 1-2 Tottenham Highlights
Jonathan Woodgate’s 86th-minute header lifted Tottenham to 14th with a valuable victory at the KC Stadium.
They went ahead with a superb 20-yard effort from Aaron Lennon, who found space following a short corner.
But Hull looked dangerous in an entertaining first half and Michael Turner slid in to equalise after Spurs keeper Carlo Cudicini fumbled a corner.
0-1 A.Lennon 17′
1-1 M.Turner 27′
1-2 J.Woodgate 85′
Both sides hit the woodwork but when a draw looked certain, Woodgate rose to head in Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s cross.
A year ago, Woodgate headed the winner at Wembley as Spurs lifted the Carling Cup.
In his 50th appearance for the club, he scored a goal that while not quite as crucial, could be hugely important in their battle for survival.
Five years ago this weekend Hull were losing at home to Torquay in the fourth tier of the English leagues, but having been in the top half of the table for much of their debut season in the Premier League, they are now embroiled in a multi-team relegation scrap.
THIS SEASON’S REVERSE FIXTURE
5 October 2008 – Ref: Rob Styles
Hull scorer: Geovanni 9
Lee Probert (Gloucestershire)