Newcastle capitulate to Hull despite early lead

Loic Remy
Loic Remy did his best to keep his side ahead, but to no avail Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Newcastle United's owner Mike Ashley and his friend and Director of Football Joe Kinnear were both in the stands to watch Newcastle United defeated by Hull City, despite an early lead.

Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear
Newcastle's owner Mike Ashley and Director of Football Joe Kinnear Credit: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

The club's only summer signing, the French international Loic Remy, managed two goals before the break, twice putting his side ahead (10", 44").

Each time though, Hull City Tigers fought back, first through Robbie Brady (26") and then just after the break, Ahmed Elmohamady (48").

Loic Remy
Loic Remy vies with Hull's Ahmed Elmohady. Both men went on to score later in a high-voltage game. Credit: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

The Magpies dominated possession for long periods, but in the second half, it was the defending that let the side down.

In the end, it was Hull's Sone Aluko (76") who put the winner past goalkeeper Tim Krul, ramping up the pressure on Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew.

Sone Aluko
Hull's Sone Aluko puts his side's third goal past goalkeeper Tim Krul Credit: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

The Magpies remain just below Hull, at eleventh in the league table.