Parkin at the double for Hull
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hull City came from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Hull City came from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday at The KC Stadium, a result which lifts The Tigers off the foot of the table.
City went behind early on to a controversial Deon Burton spot kick, but two goals from Jon Parkin gave the home side a crucial win.
The game burst into life after just three minutes when Wednesday were awarded a hugely contentious spot-kick.
A long ball was lofted into the Hull box and debutant Danny Mills challenged Burton - with both players hands raised.
Referee Graham Salisbury adjudged Mills to be the guilty party, but replays showed it was actually Burton's hand that made contact.
Burton, though, took the chance with both hands and coolly placed the ball past Boaz Myhill.
It took Hull less than ten minutes to level and it was quality header from Parkin as he got in-front of his marker to head Craig Fagan's cross past Brad Jones.
Hull were now in buoyant mood and within minutes they had turned the game on its head as they took the lead with a brilliant goal.
Again it was Parkin this time it was a sensational volley on the turn as Andy Dawson put a cleared corner back into the box.
The second half saw Hull face a rearguard action and they had Myhill to thank for a string of great saves with Chris Brunt and Marcus Tudgay (twice) both denied.
Hull did have a chance to put the game to bed in the last few seconds as Mills broke clear and he crossed for substitute Nick Barmby, but could not beat Jones from six yards.
The win sees Hull move into seven points, level with Wednesday, and up two places to 22nd.