HULL CITY: Woeful Tigers stunned by lowly Peterborough United
HULL City suffered their first home defeat for six months as Emile Sinclair's hat-trick earned the Championship's bottom club Peterborough United a 3-1 win at the KC Stadium this afternoon.
Peterborough, who arrived in East Yorkshire as the only side in English football without a point on the board this season, fully warranted their first win of the campaign as the Tigers' defence imploded in spectacular style.
Sinclair twice profited from woeful defending in the first half to give Peterborough a 2-0 lead at the break.
And although Jay Simpson offered a glimmer of hope with a crisp finish on the hour mark, City were again undone by Sinclair when he completed a hat-trick 18 minutes from time.
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Two defeats in six days has called time on City's bright start to Steve Bruce's reign and leaves them in need of a response when Blackpool visit the KC on Tuesday.
Against a Peterborough side seemingly bereft of confidence after seven consecutive defeats, the form guide pointed emphatically towards a home win.
However, after a dominant opening quarter, with Sone Aluko twice coming close, abject defending from City gifted the visitors two breakaway goals inside five minutes.
Sinclair, who bagged a brace for Macclesfield in their League Cup win at the KC Stadium 14 months ago, was first rewarded for his persistence on the break when Stephen Quinn's costly mistake gifted the striker a free run on goal. Ben Amos was left helpless and Sinclair duly rounded the goalkeeper with ease to score.
Worse was to come from the Tigers, though. Another break, this time led by George Boyd, carved open a sluggish defence and, when the pass was perfect, Sinclair produced another cool finish in front of a stunned South Stand.
A shell-shocked City were unconvincing in their response and could have been 3-0 down without a solid save from Amos to deny Sinclair when clear on goal.
The Tigers eventually found hope on the hour mark. A right-wing cross from Ahmed Elmohamady teed up Simpson to dispatch a crisp finish into the top corner.
Two wayward headers from substitute Nick Proschwitz let Peterborough off the hook, before the visitors restored their two-goal advantage with Sinclair's hat-trick goal.
Another desperate defensive effort from the Tigers saw the red-hot striker in wide open space to finish low past Amos from 15 yards out.
All hope of a comeback was effectively dashed and left City nursing their first defeat at the KC Stadium since losing 2-0 to Coventry on March 31.