Hull City 3 Bolton 1: Quinn's dream debut caps fine Tigers win
STEPHEN Quinn marked his Hull City debut with a goal as Steve Bruce's men fought from behind to defeat Premier League old boys Bolton 3-1 at the KC Stadium this afternoon.
The deadline day signing from Sheffield United pounced in the second half to convert Jay Simpson's cross to wrap up the Tigers' second win of the Championship season.
Bolton had taken an early lead through Chris Eagles' deflected free-kick but City fought back through goals from Sone Aluko and Abdoulaye Faye.
The victory lifted the Tigers up to fifth in the Championship table going into the international break and Bruce was delighted with his side's performance.
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"We played very well, especially after going a goal down," said Bruce.
"I'm seeing some very encouraging signs. For the new lads it's always nice to get them settled in and Quinny did particularly well.
"I've been after him for a while to be fair. I looked at him when I was at Sunderland.
"He couldn't have had a better debut, I was delighted for him."
City had to earn victory the hard way after shipping an unfortunate early goal. Chris Eagles' free-kick from 30 yards out took a wicked deflection off James Chester to leave Ben Amos wrong-footed.
The Tigers were unperturbed, however, and grabbed an equaliser on the half hour mark with their own good luck.
Robert Koren's cross from the right was deflected into the path of Aluko who beat Adam Bogdan from eight yards out.
City completed their comeback 59 seconds after the break when Faye out-jumped Bogdan to meet Quinn's corner, but the best was still to come.
Jay Simpson's trickery inside the Bolton box ended with an unselfish pass to the new boy and Quinn made no mistake from close range.
Faye could have grabbed a fourth when another towering header came off both posts but the Tigers were more than happy with their victory to leap up the fledgling Championship table.