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Hull claim top spot with win over Fulham

Steve Bruce rubbishes Elmohamady transfer talk

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Elmohamady played just under ten minutes as his Hull City side claimed the top spot from local rivals Middlesbrough, with a 1-0 win over struggling , in a game between two sides who have had Egyptian owners in recent years.

Fulham were without star striker Ross McCormack due to illness, and so the in-demand prospect Moussa Dembele had to lead the line against the side with the second best defensive record in the league, which proved to be a daunting task.

Alternatively, the West London club have not kept a clean sheet since 17th of October, and this showed late on when Hull’s young right back Moses Odubajo was brought down by Lasse Christensen in the penalty area, and club top scorer Abel Hernandez scored his 15th of the season from the spot.

Hapless Fulham may consider themselves unlucky to lose the game, after dominating possession by a significant margin and creating several fine chances, including a Jamie O’Hara free-kick which McGregor did well to save.

The win means that Hull overtake rivals Middlesbrough, who lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest thanks to a Jamie Ward goal, however Middlesbrough may reclaim pole position as they have a game in hand over the Tigers.

Match Reporter and Editor at Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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