Football

Diame and Jelavic strike to see off Eagles

HULL 2

(Diame 60, Jelavic 89)

CRYSTAL PALACE 0

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