The speedy rise of Andrew Robertson comes as a shock to youth coaches at Queen's Park, where his career took off.

The defending champions also struggled up front, with Jamie Vardy missing their best chances - and they needed the help of referee Mike Dean for their equaliser.

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has also been interviewed and is favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson, who quit after England lost to Iceland at Euro 2016.

Attempt saved. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

England were knocked out of Euro 2016 at the last-16 stage and failed to make it out of the groups at the 2014 World Cup.

Tom Huddlestone appeared to stand on Gray's heels outside the Hull area, but he fell into the box and Dean pointed to the spot.

According to a 2003 poll, Hull City fans consider their main rival to be Yorkshire neighbours Leeds United.[119]

Cycling wise the city is home to Hull Cycle Speedway Club situated at the Hessle raceway near the Humber bridge. The side race in the sports Northern league and won both the league titles in 2008. Other cycling clubs also operate throughout the city including Hull Thursday, the areas road racing group.

The 'Boom' development was to be linked to the city centre by a new swing footbridge, Scale Lane Bridge, across the River Hull.[100][101] The bridge was officially opened in June 2013.[102]

The drinking culture in Hull city centre tends towards late bars, while the wine bars and pubs around Hull University and its accommodation area are popular with students. In particular, the areas around Newland Avenue and Prince's Avenue have seen a rapid expansion in continental-style bars and cafes encouraged by the redesign of the street layout.

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Distant rivals include teams from across the Humber Estuary in Lincolnshire, Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town.[119] With Scunthorpe's promotion from League One, the 2007–08 Championship season saw the return of a "Humber Derby".[124] Additionally, non-league Lincoln City and York City are said to consider Hull amongst their rivals.[119]

The new chairman ploughed funds into the club, allowing Little to rebuild the team. Hull occupied the Third Division promotion and play-off places for much of the 2001–02 season, but Little departed two months before the end of the season and Hull slipped to 11th place under his successor Jan Mølby.[6]

In response, a Premier League spokesman said, "We have not been informed of a change in the name of the actual club. They will still be known as Hull City as far as the Premier League is concerned when results or fixtures are published."[59]

They looked lively down the flanks, especially the impressive Elmohamady down the right, and rarely looked in danger when Leicester attacked.

David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

The city's branch of Woolworth's on King Edward Street closed in 2008,[84] as did the branch of T J Hughes on the site of the former C&A store on Ferensway in August 2011, following the parent companies' bankruptcies.[85]

Under caretaker boss Mike Phelan, Hull took the lead when Adama Diomande and Abel Hernandez combined acrobatically, with Diomande awarded the goal.

It is the first time the reigning English champions have started the season with a defeat since 1989, when Arsenal lost at Manchester United.

Historically, Hull has been affected by tidal and storm flooding from the Humber;[54] the last serious floods were in the 1950s, in 1953, 1954 and the winter of 1959.[55]

Andy Robertson tells BBC Sport of his experiences with Scotland and admits it's "tough" to see the plight of former club Dundee United.

Curtis Davies (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nearly 80% of BBC Sport users who have picked a final Premier League table think Manchester City will be champions.

Attempt missed. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Following the Local Government Act 1888, Hull became a county borough, a local government district independent of the East Riding of Yorkshire. This district was dissolved under the Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974 when it became a non-metropolitan district of the newly created shire county of Humberside. Humberside (and its county council) was abolished on 1 April 1996 and Hull was made a unitary authority area.[25]

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"It's got to be the prime job that any Englishman could ever want to have," Bruce, 55, told Sky Sports.

On an "Opacity Score" of 100, where zero indicates complete openness and 100 complete secrecy, the company which owns the club has been rated by Christian Aid at 87.[93]

"N'Golo Kante has been sold so Andy King was playing in front of their defence, but he did not look like he has the energy to play there.

The city has two athletics clubs based at the Costello Stadium in the west of the city – Kingston upon Hull Athletics Club and Hull Achilies Athletics Club.

Attempt blocked. Adama Diomande (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady.

With no manager to replace Steve Bruce, no new signings since they were promoted via the play-offs and talk of a takeover, it was a far from ideal way for Hull to mark their return to the Premier League.

During the Second World War, Anlaby Road was damaged by enemy bombing, the repair cost of which was in the region of £1,000. The Cricket Club served notice to quit at the same time, and so in 1943 the tenancy was officially ended.[90] Hull were forced to return to the Boulevard Ground from 1944 until 1945 because of the poor condition of the planned stadium at Boothferry Road.[89] The new stadium was finally opened under the revised name of Boothferry Park on 31 August 1946.[11]

Hull said Bruce held "informal discussions" with the FA but said there had been "no official approach".

Vardy, who scored 24 Premier League goals last season, miscued badly from two Musa pull-backs and had another follow-up effort blocked by Jake Livermore after Christian Fuchs' shot was saved.

The former Manchester United captain and defender, who was never capped by England, said in June that he would be staying at Hull.

Early October sees the arrival of Hull Fair which is one of Europe's largest travelling funfairs and takes place on land adjacent to the KCOM Stadium.[181]

History repeating itself, unbeaten runs and an unhappy anniversary, BBC Sport analyses the big points from the Football League.

The city hosted The British Open Squash Championships at the KC Stadium in 2013 and 2014.[222]

Attempt missed. Ahmed Musa (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Drinkwater.