All-Time Premier League Record
|Played||Won||Drew||Lost||Scored||Conceded||Goal Difference||Points||No of Seasons|
Most Premier League Appearances
Most Premier League Goals
Biggest Premier League Victories
|Hull City 6-0 Fulham||28th December 2013||2013-2014|
|Cardiff City 0-4 Hull City||22nd February 2014||2013-2014|
|West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Hull City||25th October 2008||2008-2009|
|Hull City 4-2 Middlesbrough||5th April 2017||2016-2017|
|Hull City 3-1 Liverpool FC||1st December 2013||2013-2014|
|Sunderland 1-3 Hull City||26th December 2014||2014-2015|
|Hull City 3-1 AFC Bournemouth||14th January 2017||2016-2017|
|Hull City 2-0 Fulham||29th March 2010||2009-2010|
|Sunderland 0-2 Hull City||8th February 2014||2013-2014|
|Hull City 2-0 West Bromwich Albion||22nd March 2014||2013-2014|
Worst Premier League Defeats
|Hull City 1-7 Tottenham Hotspur||21st May 2017||2016-2017|
|Liverpool FC 6-1 Hull City||26th September 2009||2009-2010|
|AFC Bournemouth 6-1 Hull City||15th October 2016||2016-2017|
|Hull City 0-5 Wigan Athletic||30th August 2008||2008-2009|
|Manchester City 5-1 Hull City||26th December 2008||2008-2009|
|Hull City 1-5 Tottenham Hotspur||19th August 2009||2009-2010|
|Everton 5-1 Hull City||7th March 2010||2009-2010|
|Liverpool FC 5-1 Hull City||24th September 2016||2016-2017|
|Manchester United 4-0 Hull City||23rd January 2010||2009-2010|
|Everton 4-0 Hull City||18th March 2017||2016-2017|
|Manager||No of Seasons managed||Left the Club|
|Phil Brown||2||15th March 2010|
|Iain Dowie||1||9th May 2010|
|Steve Bruce||2||22nd July 2016|
|Mike Phelan||1||3rd January 2017|
|Marco Silva||1||25th May 2017|
Highest Home Attendances
|Hull City 0-0 Liverpool FC||9th May 2010||25,030||2009-2010|
|Hull City 1-2 Arsenal||13th March 2010||25,023||2009-2010|
|Hull City 0-1 Sunderland||24th April 2010||25,012||2009-2010|
|Hull City 2-1 Manchester City||6th February 2010||24,959||2009-2010|
|Hull City 1-1 Chelsea||2nd February 2010||24,957||2009-2010|
|Hull City 2-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers||30th January 2010||24,957||2009-2010|
|Hull City 0-1 Manchester United||24th May 2009||24,945||2008-2009|
|Hull City 1-3 Liverpool FC||25th April 2009||24,942||2008-2009|
|Hull City 3-1 Liverpool FC||1st December 2013||24,940||2013-2014|
|Hull City 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur||1st February 2014||24,932||2013-2014|
Hull City reached the Premier League for the first time slightly unexpectedly in 2008 and have enjoyed promotion on two separate occasions since. Relegation has followed three times but the Tigers supporters have enjoyed some high points, including some notable victories over Arsenal, Liverpool FC and Manchester City over the years. Their survival in 2009 at the expensive of a much richer Newcastle United was a wonderful achievement and they reached an FA Cup final too during Steve Bruce’s tenure.
This was Hull City’s first season in top-flight football in their 104-year history and it started brilliantly with an opening day 2-1 success over Fulham. The Tigers won six of their opening nine matches, including victories on back-to-back weekends in north London over Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. A 3-0 triumph away at West Bromwich Albion even took Hull joint-top of the table at the end of October with Liverpool FC and Chelsea.
A drop in form was bound to happen but it did happen quite dramatically after a first half nightmare on Boxing Day at Eastlands. Hull were trailing 4-0 at half-time to Manchester City when manager Phil Brown elected to give his half-time team talk on the pitch infront of Hull supporters. The players looked bemused and a slide down the table followed.
The Humberside club won just one more match all season with Manucho’s late goal snatching a 1-0 victory at Fulham in early March. Going into the final day of the season, Brown’s side were one point clear of Newcastle United and had their destiny in their own hands. They lost 1-0 to a youthful Manchester United side but Newcastle also lost by the same scoreline to Aston Villa. By the skin of their teeth, Hull had survived and the KC Stadium celebrated.
Hull began their second season in the Premier League with little investment in terms of new players with the main arrival being Stephen Hunt from Championship outfit Reading. They began with defeats to Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur and won just two of their first 11 league matches. The return of the charismatic Jimmy Bullard from injury saw a mini-revival in November. Hull beat Stoke and Everton and drew at Manchester City where Bullard’s celebration after his spot-kick was a mock-up version of Brown’s infamous team talk from the previous season. Luckily, everyone saw the funny side!
There had been changes at boardroom level though with Adam Pearson becoming chairman in November 2009. He didn’t see eye-to-eye with the manager and after a run of four successive losses, including a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Everton, Phil Brown was put on gardening leave in March. Iain Dowie arrived as a management consultant but only won one game in-charge and the Tigers were effectively relegated in late April due to an inferior goal difference after losing 1-0 at home to Sunderland.
After an absence of three seasons, Hull City returned to the Premier League under the guidance of former title-winning captain of Manchester United, Steve Bruce. He added plenty of Premier League experience, with Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and Maynor Figueroa among the summer arrivals. Hull made a bright start, winning three of their first six matches, rising to seventh after a 1-0 win over West Ham United in late September.
The most memorable moment of the season came when title-chasing Liverpool FC were beaten 3-1 at the KC Stadium in December. Later that month, Fulham were destroyed 6-0 in a result which is Hull’s biggest margin of victory in the Premier League. Bruce added to his attacking options in January with the double signing of Shane Long from West Bromwich Albion and Nikica Jelavic from Everton. The two formed an excellent partnership to ensure Hull finished with their highest-ever points tally in their Premier League history. There was agony in the FA Cup final, with defeat in extra-time to Arsenal but 16th place meant the target of survival had been comfortably achieved.
Hull were looking to push on following the qualified success of 2013-2014 but exited the UEFA Europa League in the qualifying rounds and were dealt a blow when Long was sold to Southampton on the eve of the new Premier League season starting. Despite an opening day victory at Loftus Road, Hull lost big summer arrival Robert Snodgrass to a season-ending injury and struggled to find any real momentum.
By November, it was clear this was going to be another season battling relegation and although there were positive results during the festive period away at Sunderland and at home to Everton, wins were few and far between. In fact, Hull managed just eight during the season. Although they did briefly rally to defeat Crystal Palace and Liverpool FC in April, Hull went into the final day in the bottom three. Once again, they were fighting against Newcastle United for survival but unlike in 2009, it was Newcastle who prevailed. Hull drew 0-0 with Manchester United confirming their second Premier League relegation.
The Tigers made an instant return to the top-flight via the play-offs but their pre-season plans were thrown into complete disarray when Steve Bruce walked out on the club in mid-July, frustrated by the lack of new arrivals.
Mike Phelan stepped into the breach and started brilliantly with back-to-back wins over champions Leicester City and Swansea City. The success in south Wales would turn out to be Hull’s only away win of the entire campaign. Phelan was handed the job on a permanent basis in October but the celebrations of his appointment were cut short when Hull were well-beaten; 6-1 by AFC Bournemouth.
After sinking to the bottom of the table during the festive period, he was given his marching orders in early January and replaced by the former Olympiacos boss, Marco Silva. Silva galvanised what looked like a lost cause, steering Hull to important home wins over AFC Bournemouth, Liverpool FC, West Ham United and Middlesbrough. This was despite selling star assets Snodgrass and Livermore in the transfer window, replacing them with largely loan arrivals to beef up the squad’s depth of players.
It ended unhappily though. A damaging 2-0 home loss to already relegated Sunderland opened the door for Swansea City to claim survival. A 4-0 defeat to Crystal Palace sealed Hull’s fate on the penultimate weekend. Silva resigned to take over at Watford and Hull’s struggles in the Championship this season mean they face the prospect of playing League One football next season.