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Diame: I was played out of position at West Ham

Mohamed Diame has credited the blistering start to his Hull career with a return to his favoured position.

Diame was a deadline day signing from West Ham, costing the Tigers £3.5million, and has already set about repaying manager Steve Bruce's faith.

I am in a different position to West Ham. I was a winger there. I am now back in midfield where I have played all my life. West Ham is a great club and the fans were always behind me. But I am not a winger.

I have goal targets, too, and playing as a winger meant I couldn't meet that target.

I like Hull as a club. I can see myself doing well here.

– Diame speaking to Hull Daily Mail.

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Debutants star at Hull

Abel Hernandez
Abel Hernandez headed home on his first appearance for Hull. Credit: PA

Debut goals from Hull pair Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame were only good enough for a draw against West Ham as a Curtis Davies own-goal ensured the spoils were shared in a breathless encounter at the KC Stadium.

The home side lost the lead twice, club record signing Hernandez getting the ball rolling with an impeccable first-half header and Diame restoring the advantage against the side he left on transfer deadline day.

In between Enner Valencia had marked his first league start with a blockbuster strike from 25 yards and the 2-2 draw was settled when Diafra Sakho's modest shot evaded Allan McGregor, only for Davies to bundle over his own line.

Enner Valencia
Enner Valencia scored a wondergoal. Credit: PA

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