Leicester equal Arsenal’s record with loss to Hull


Premier League champions, Leicester City slipped to an embarrassing 2-1 defeat to manager-less Hull City in the first game of the 2016/17 season.

With the Foxes boasting a superior head-to-head record over the Tigers, many expected same streak to continue at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.

But it was the host who drew first blood on the stroke of half-time through Adama Diomande’s acrobatic volley.

Riyad Mahrez coolly converted from the spot seven minutes into the second half to restore parity after Demarai Gray had been fouled by Tom Huddlestone.

Hull recovered 10 minutes later with Robert Snodgrass guiding home the winner after Claudio Ranieri’s team failed to clear a cross.

The loss means the Foxes are the first reigning Premier League champions to lose their first game of the season and also the first top-flight side since Arsenal in 1989 to achieve that feat.

The Gunners lost 4-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford on the opening day of the 1989/90 season.

Leicester will be looking to bounce back in their next league match against Arsenal next Saturday.