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Elmohamady makes 100th consecutive league start as Hull fall at Brighton
It was matchday for Hull City and Ahmed Elmohamady was making his 100th consecutive start for the club, an historic achievement for an Egyptian player in England.
Brighton & Hove Albion entered the match top of the Championship with 13 points from 5 matches, and had their sights on continuing their unbeaten start against Steve Bruce’s side.
Three points would have secured a 5th place spot for the Tigers this week, but they left the Amex Stadium without a point after a 1-0 away loss to Brighton.
In the 5th minute, Tomer Hemed found the back of the net to give his side the lead early on into the match.
The match went on to be rather quiet from both ends, as neither side made any serious impact.
In the 29th minute, Irish international David Meyler was booked and only two minutes later was taken off by manager Steve Bruce; a tactical decision, and on came Tom Huddlestone.
Near the end of the first half, three bookings were made – two for Brighton and one for Hull, but no side was able to find the back of the net following the early opener.
The second half saw both sides with numerous attempts on goal, but both sides lacked execution.
Although a special occasion for Egyptian right wing-back Elmohamady, he had to accept the loss his side faced as he struggled to make an impact during the match.
Hull City remain in sixth place with 10 points in the Championship, sitting one point under Burnley, who were also relegated from the English Premier League last season.
Hull’s next match comes against Cardiff City on September 15th.