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A 64th successive league start for Egypt international Ahmed Elmohamady helped the Tigers to a 2-1 win against QPR at home seeing Hull move up to 15th place avoiding the relegation zone.
The Tigers started the game strongly scoring the first of the game in the 16th minute through Nikica Jelavic who fired a volley into the back of the net to mark his eighth goal of the season.
A few chances came from both sides but they added nothing to the game.
In the 33rd minute, captain Joey Barton made it worse on the guests after being sent off after hitting out at Tom Huddlestone. Hull tried to take advantage of the 10 man QPR with Jelavic heading the ball wide off the far post.
In the 39th minute the impressive Charlie Austin canceled off Jelavic’s goal to bring the guests back into the game after scoring a header from a Matthew Philips cross to bring the game to 1-1. With that goal Charlie Austin moved up to third place in the Premier League top scorers with 14 goals this season.
The second half saw a poor start from both sides with no one threatening the keepers and both teams making substitutions in attempts to seek an advantage in the game, but with no success.
With only one minute of the game remaining, Senegal international Dame N’Doye grabbed a late goal for Hull City by placing a perfect header from a close range to earn the hosts a very precious three points.
Hull City move up to 15th place in the premiere league, three positions above the relegation zone, four points away from the 18th placed Burnley.
Hull face Stoke City in the 27th round of the Premier League next week at the Britannia Stadium.