Hull City recorded a huge win away at Crystal Palace on Saturday, as Steve Bruce’s side won 2-0 at Selhurst Park to ease their relegation fears.
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Dame N’Doye struck twice in the second half as the Tigers secured their first win in seven and thoroughly deserved all three points in south London against a subdued Palace outfit.
With the win Hull stay out of the bottom three and move up to 16th on 31 points. Palace stay in 11th on 42 points.
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Early on palace did all the pressing as Jason Puncheon’s cross deserved better but Glenn Murray sent his effort straight at Hull goalkeeper Steve Harper.
After that Hull got into the game and spurned two glorious chances with first James Chester wasting a free header and then Stephen Quinn found N’Doye completley unmarkd in the box but from six-yards out he somehow failed to get no contact on the ball as the Tigers squander two chances to go ahead.
Steve Bruce’s side continued to press in an open game with Sone Aluko and Jake Livermore having more chances, but Palace looked lively on the break and Wilfried Zaha was unlucky to have not scored before half time after cutting in from the right.
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It didn’t take Hull long to take the lead in the second half as great work from Robbie Brady saw N’Doye tap the ball over the line for his fourth goal of the season to put the Tigers 1-0 up.
Soon after N’Doye should have doubled his and Hull’s tally as the Senegalese striker was played in on the right side of the box but his low effort skimmed past the far post and out of play.
Palace threw everything at Hull as the Eagles went in search of an equalizer and had a goal chalked off by Mike Jones as Yaya Sanogo was adjudged to have fouled Paul McShane before heading home.
It was the Tigers who finished the stronger of the two teams with Leroy Rosenior hitting the crossbar before Gaston Ramirez set up N’Doye to seal the win in stoppage time with his second goal of the game.
Crystal Palace: Speroni; Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Jedinak (Lee, 64′), McArthur; Zaha (Gayle, 73′), Puncheon, Bolasie; Murray (Sanogo, 59′)
Hull City: Harper, Chester, Dawson, McShane, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Quinn (Ramirez, 74′), Brady (Rosenior, 84′), Aluko (Bruce, 85′), N’Doye
Goals: N’Doye (51′, 90+2′)