Emile Sinclair scored a hat-trick as Peterborough ended a seven-match losing run in the league with victory at Hull.

The 24-year-old former Nottingham Forest striker kept his composure to round keeper Ben Amos and open the scoring.

Sinclair doubled the score after George Boyd played him through, before Jay Simpson netted for Hull from 12 yards.

But Sinclair secured the points after completing his hat-trick with another individual effort.

Hull were chasing a seventh straight home win but were undone by Sinclair's pace and power.

Having scored twice at the venue for Macclesfield last season, Sinclair opened the scoring in the 23rd minute after blocking a clearance on the halfway line, executing a perfect tackle on Stephen Quinn before racing clear to go round Amos.

It was 2-0 eight minutes later when Boyd played Sinclair through on goal, before Simpson set up an exciting finish by reducing the deficit with a fine 61st minute effort.

But man-of-the-match Sinclair earned Posh their first league win since the final day of last season after another individual run and fine finish from the edge of the penalty area.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce: "It was one of them awful games, we were punished for individual errors. You can't make the mistakes we did, individual mistakes on the first and second. We were littered with bad ones.

"We got back in it, we have them and then give them the third one where he runs through and scores. In the first half an hour, there was only one team in it but that's football."

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson: "This gives us a platform. It was always going to be a big week for us.

"We knew it would be tough. They had won every game at home, but we know how to win a game. Hard work and team spirit. We showed that, but it's one win."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Hull City

  • 22 Amos
  • 05 Chester (Rosenior - 62' )
  • 19 Dudgeon
  • 28 Bruce
  • 10 Koren
  • 16 Olofinjana (Proschwitz - 59' )
  • 23 Faye
  • 24 Aluko
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 29 Quinn
  • 11 Simpson

Substitutes

  • 13 Oxley
  • 02 Rosenior
  • 03 Dawson
  • 15 McShane
  • 08 Evans
  • 09 Mclean
  • 33 Proschwitz

Peterborough United

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Alcock
  • 04 Brisley
  • 19 Little
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 14 Rowe (McCann - 76' )
  • 18 Ferdinand (Ntlhe - 72' )
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 09 Barnett (Tomlin - 81' )
  • 10 Boyd Booked
  • 12 Sinclair Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Day
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 24 Ntlhe
  • 07 Swanson
  • 11 McCann
  • 44 Mendez-Laing
  • 08 Tomlin
Ref: Oliver
Att: 15,279

Match Stats

Shots

15 5

On target

7 4

Corners

13 3

Fouls

3 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07

Corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko from the right by-line, Alex Bruce challenges Mark Little unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Olejnik takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +3:12

Sone Aluko produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Sone Aluko takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Michael Bostwick. Save by Robert Olejnik.

90:00 +2:44

Ahmed Elmohamady produces a cross, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Proschwitz by Nathaniel Knight-Percival. Free kick crossed right-footed by Stephen Quinn from right channel, clearance made by Kgosi Ntlhe.

90:00 +1:37

The ball is crossed by Stephen Quinn, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:48

Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

90:00 +0:13

Corner taken by Robert Koren from the left by-line, Robert Olejnik makes a save.

89:33

Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball, clearance by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

88:58

Liam Rosenior sends in a cross, Mark Little makes a clearance.

88:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Lee Tomlin. Stephen Quinn takes the indirect free kick.

87:58

The ball is delivered by Joe Dudgeon, clearance by Kgosi Ntlhe.

87:30

Liam Rosenior sends in a cross, Nathaniel Knight-Percival manages to make a clearance.

85:03

Grant McCann takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Alex Bruce.

83:55

The ball is swung over by Ahmed Elmohamady, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

82:29

Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Save made by Ben Amos.

81:53

Sone Aluko sends in a cross, Michael Bostwick manages to make a clearance.

81:37

Liam Rosenior takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

80:53

Shot from 25 yards from Stephen Quinn. Blocked by Shaun Brisley.

80:06 Substitution

Substitution Lee Tomlin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tyrone Barnett.

79:49

Robert Koren takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Alcock.

78:14

Foul by Michael Bostwick on Robert Koren, free kick awarded. Robert Koren fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Robert Olejnik.

77:59

The ball is sent over by Sone Aluko, clearance by Kgosi Ntlhe.

77:37

Centre by Stephen Quinn, Robert Olejnik makes a save.

77:13

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn, Tyrone Barnett makes a clearance.

77:02

Centre by Ahmed Elmohamady, Nathaniel Knight-Percival gets a block in.

76:33

The ball is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.

76:09

Tyrone Barnett challenges Liam Rosenior unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Quinn takes the free kick.

75:18 Substitution

Substitution Grant McCann joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tommy Rowe.

74:56 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

72:01

Assist by Michael Bostwick.

72:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Emile Sinclair - Hull 1 - 3 Peterboro Emile Sinclair finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hull 1-3 Peterborough.

71:08 Substitution

Substitution (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Kgosi Ntlhe coming on for Kane Ferdinand.

68:54

Direct free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.

68:54 Booking

Booking Emile Sinclair receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

68:48

Emile Sinclair gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn.

67:31

Corner from the right by-line taken by Stephen Quinn, Effort from deep inside the area by Nick Proschwitz misses to the right of the goal.

63:52

George Boyd takes the inswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Brisley on Ben Amos. Ben Amos restarts play with the free kick.

60:11

The assist for the goal came from Ahmed Elmohamady.

60:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Jay Simpson - Hull 1 - 2 Peterboro A goal is scored by Jay Simpson from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Hull 1-2 Peterborough.

60:11

Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball,

58:21 Substitution

Substitution James Chester leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Rosenior.

58:21 Substitution

Substitution Seyi Olofinjana leaves the field to be replaced by Nick Proschwitz.

53:47

Corner from the left by-line taken by Robert Koren, Effort on goal by Sone Aluko from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

50:59

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by George Boyd, save made by Ben Amos.

45:01 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

40:40

A cross is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady, Abdoulaye Faye takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Alcock. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren, Abdoulaye Faye has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

39:38

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Robert Koren, clearance made by Tommy Rowe. Robert Koren crosses the ball, Tommy Rowe manages to make a clearance.

39:38 Booking

Booking The referee books George Boyd for unsporting behaviour.

39:30

Foul by George Boyd on Robert Koren, free kick awarded.

38:45

Jay Simpson crosses the ball, clearance made by Tommy Rowe.

38:03

Joe Dudgeon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Alcock. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

37:20

Foul by Emile Sinclair on James Chester, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Amos.

32:06

Sone Aluko takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Koren, save by Robert Olejnik. Emile Sinclair gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Chester. Direct free kick taken by Joe Dudgeon.

30:54

Robert Koren produces a cross, Tommy Rowe makes a clearance.

30:42

The ball is crossed by Sone Aluko, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.

28:51

Assist on the goal came from George Boyd.

28:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Emile Sinclair - Hull 0 - 2 Peterboro Emile Sinclair grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Hull 0-2 Peterborough.

27:53

Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by George Boyd results in a free kick. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

27:21

Michael Bostwick concedes a free kick for a foul on Seyi Olofinjana. Direct free kick taken by Abdoulaye Faye.

26:14

Robert Koren takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Michael Bostwick.

24:59

Centre by Sone Aluko.

23:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Emile Sinclair - Hull 0 - 1 Peterboro Emile Sinclair gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Hull 0-1 Peterborough.

22:18

A cross is delivered by Joe Dudgeon, blocked by Mark Little. Corner taken by Robert Koren, clearance made by Tommy Rowe.

20:43

Sone Aluko takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren, Ahmed Elmohamady takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

20:03

The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady, Craig Alcock makes a clearance.

17:42

Joe Dudgeon crosses the ball, Craig Alcock gets a block in. The ball is delivered by Joe Dudgeon, save by Robert Olejnik.

17:18

Ahmed Elmohamady takes a shot. George Boyd gets a block in.

15:43

The ball is delivered by Sone Aluko, clearance by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

14:08

Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn, save made by Robert Olejnik.

11:28

Stephen Quinn produces a cross, Sone Aluko produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

11:04

Centre by Ahmed Elmohamady, clearance made by Mark Little.

9:55

Shot by Emile Sinclair. Ben Amos makes a save.

9:11

Foul by Craig Alcock on Jay Simpson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alex Bruce.

6:52

Robert Koren sends in a cross, James Chester has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar. Foul by Tommy Rowe on Alex Bruce, free kick awarded. Alex Bruce takes the free kick.

6:26

Shaun Brisley concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Simpson. Robert Koren takes the free kick.

5:13

The ball is swung over by Sone Aluko, save by Robert Olejnik.

4:25

The ball is delivered by Stephen Quinn, blocked by George Boyd.

2:34

Unfair challenge on Jay Simpson by Nathaniel Knight-Percival results in a free kick. Stephen Quinn takes the direct free kick.

0:50

Jay Simpson concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Bostwick. Michael Bostwick takes the direct free kick.

0:22

Joe Dudgeon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.

0:02

Centre by Stephen Quinn, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The second half begins.

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