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Albion v Hull City match highlights

Hull City highlights

Watch free-to-view highlights from a dominant Baggies display in the Black Country sunshine.

Albion beat Hull 5-2 at The Hawthorns to emphatically claim their first league win of the season on Saturday afternoon.

A first-half own-goal gave the Baggies a platform to go on and net four times after the interval, with superb strikes from John Swift and Darnell Furlong, as well as Karlan Grant’s spot kick and another OG, helping them claim all three points despite Oscar Estupinan’s consolations.

The result ensures Steve Bruce’s men remain unbeaten in B71 this campaign, having claimed two wins and two draws across all competitions. 

Next up they travel to Derby County in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening.

The manager made one change to his starting line-up, bringing Jayson Molumby in for Jake Livermore and naming Academy graduate Dara O’Shea as captain for the day.

Hull started the game well - David Button having to save Ozan Tufan’s volley and also fantastically push an Estupina effort on to the crossbar.

However, the hosts dominated proceedings more and more as the half progressed and, shortly after Grant’s venomous strike was well-blocked, they took the lead. With 38 minutes on the clock, the impressive Furlong sent a brilliant ball across the box for a Tigers defender to divert in and hand Albion a one-goal advantage going into half-time.

The Baggies doubled their tally following the break through a sumptuous Swift finish, the attacking midfielder guiding a beauty into the bottom corner for his first competitive Hawthorns goal.

But goal of the match undoubtedly should go to Furlong, who rifled home a stunner from outside the area – much to the delight of the 22,000 supporters in attendance.

There was time for Grant to get in on the action, too, when he confidently converted a penalty won by Conor Townsend.

Hull’s Estupinan pulled one back with 12 minutes remaining, yet Albion managed to find a fifth – a mixture of O’Shea and a Hull player sending the ball into the Brummie Road End net.

Estupinan grabbed a second for City in the final seconds, but ultimately it was the Baggies celebrating a fantastic victory come full-time.

Albion: Button; Furling (Phillips 75), Ajayi, O’Shea, Townsend; Yokuslu (Robinson 75), Molumby; Wallace, Swift (Livermore 84), Diangana (Reach 84); Grant (Gardner-Hickman 84).

Substitutes: Palmer, Bartley.

Attendance: 22,003