Diame and Jelavic strike to see off Eagles


(Diame 60, Jelavic 89)


Mohammed Diame’s third goal in four matches and Nikica Jelavic’s fourth of the season handed Hull their first win since the opening day of the season over a lacklustre Crystal Palace.

Senegal midfielder Diame headed home Andy Robertson’s pinpoint cross on the hour mark, settling the Tigers just when it seemed their dominance would bring nothing more than a fourth draw of the campaign.

Then, Jelavic secured the points with a clinical counter-attack at the death. The scoring exploits of both men are proving increasingly crucial to Hull’s prospects, Diame making a sizeable down payment on his £3.5million transfer fee and Jelavic thriving in his first full season at the KC Stadium.

Just as pleasing to Hull boss Steve Bruce will be his side’s clean sheet, also a first since that 1-0 success at QPR