20 Oct 2008

Hull's dream start continues

6:23 am on 20 October 2008

Hull City has gatecrashed the Premier League's top four again with a 1-0 home defeat of West Ham United -- their fifth win in eight league games in their debut season in English football's top flight.

Michael Turner headed the only goal of the game from an Andy Dawson corner after 51 minutes to make it three consecutive wins against London clubs after away victories at Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur before the international break.

Hull were favourites for relegation before the season, but are now behind only Chelsea and Liverpool (20 points) in the league with 17 points, above both fourth-placed Arsenal and champions Manchester United in fifth.