Hull City beat Leeds United 3-2 at Elland Road
Hull City have beaten Leeds United at Elland Road for the first time since 1987 thanks to a 3-2 win this evening.
Goals from Ahmed Elmohamady, Abdoulaye Faye and Robert Koren secured a well-deserved victory in the Yorkshire derby.
A late goal by Andy Gray gave Leeds hope in injury time, but Steve Bruce's men hung on to continue their fine start to the season.
City stay in fourth in the Championship, one point off the top, after Blackburn, Blackpool and Brighton all won.
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The Tigers had to come from behind after Leeds took the lead in the sixth minute through a controversial penalty.
El-Hadji Diouf comfortably had the beating of Joe Dudgeon on the left of the box, but as he skipped past him he went to ground in slow-motion. Initially referee Roger East looked uninterested, but after his linesman told him otherwise, Luciano Becchio stepped up to score from the spot.
It could have been 2-0 shortly after when Diouf and Rodolph Austin linked up to good effect. Austin's cross found Becchio, whose header was blocked, and Luke Varney was unable to find a half-open goal from the rebound.
City were up in arms minutes later as Leeds' teenage right-back Sam Byram lost possession and dived in two-footed on Faye. But East was unmoved.
The Tigers were level in the 23rd minute. Michael Tonge took a clearance off the feet of Jason Pearce but inexplicably rolled a pass to the waiting Elmohamady who crashed a crisp drive across Paddy Kenny from just inside the box.
Six minutes later Elmohamady turned provider as his vicious cross from the right found the head of Faye, who beat Kenny with a strong header.
Further lackadaisical play from Tonge then meant Pearce had little choice but to hack down Sone Aluko on the edge of the box and only Kenny's smart low save prevented Robert Koren from curling in a third.
Aluko's pace was causing Leeds all sorts of problems and that continued into the second half, with the former Rangers man doing well to close down Aidy White and stab a shot wide.
Tired of seeing his side labour, Neil Warnock threw on rookie striker Dom Poleon and within minutes he had jinked his way past two and rapped in a shot which Ben Amos dealt with well.
But City looked a class apart and a fleet-footed counter-attack involved Corey Evans, Jay Simpson and Elmohamady, before Koren tucked in from four yards.
Gray nodded in a stoppage time header to give Leeds a glimpse of an undeserved point, but the Tigers hung on to inflict a first home defeat of the season on Warnock's men.