Yannick Sagbo won a penalty and was sent off for a headbutt as Robbie Brady's spot-kick gave Hull a battling Premier League win over Norwich.

Former Hull defender Michael Turner fouled Sagbo in the area and Brady calmly placed a low effort past Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy.

Sagbo was shown a straight red card moments later for a headbutt on Norwich captain Russell Martin.

Analysis

"It could hardly have been a better day for Hull City who secured their first Premier League win since promotion but they had to work for it. Both the penalty and the red card involving Yannick Sagbo will be the talking points but both were probably warranted. Robbie Brady showed good composure to convert the penalty after a bit of a delay. Norwich City boss Chris Hughton will have been disappointed that his side played so long with the extra man and failed to really test Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor."

Norwich played an hour with an extra man but could not find an equaliser.

The Canaries struggled to break down an organised Hull side despite manager Chris Hughton's attempts to add more firepower during the summer.

Hughton signed Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel for £8.5m from Sporting Lisbon and Gary Hooper from Celtic for about £5m.

Hooper was missing with an injury sustained in the opening game of the season against Everton, but Van Wolfswinkel had just a solitary chance of note.

Sweden forward Johan Elmander, who joined Norwich on a season-long loan from Galatasaray earlier in the week, came off the bench in the second half but was unable to influence proceedings.

The visitors did apply the early pressure though, and debutant Leroy Fer went close with a header.

Canaries winger Nathan Redmond, who was a threat throughout the first half with his direct running, then brought a fine save out of Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor with a swerving shot from distance.

Bruce 'delighted' as 10-man Hull win

But it was Hull who took the lead in the 22nd minute when referee Mike Jones awarded a penalty against Norwich's Turner.

The defender, who played for the Tigers from 2006 to 2009 before joining Sunderland, held Hull striker Sagbo as the pair challenged for a high ball into the penalty area and Brady calmly sent Ruddy the wrong way with a low effort placed into the bottom-left corner.

The joy of Hull boss Steve Bruce turned to anger five minutes later when Ivory Coast international Sagbo, a summer signing from French club Evian, was shown a straight red card for an off-the-ball headbutt on Norwich defender Martin as the home side defended a corner.

Norwich dominated possession in the remainder of the opening 45 minutes but with Hull retreating further into their own half of the pitch, the visitors became increasingly frustrated.

Hughton 'aggrieved' by 'soft' penalty

That was the pattern after half-time as well and even when the hosts were briefly reduced to nine men when centre-back Curtis Davies sustained a cut to his head, the Canaries struggled to make the extra men count.

Norwich midfielder Jonny Howson twice went close with long-range efforts but McGregor was only really tested by a Van Wolfswinkel header just after the hour mark.

Bruce was fuming with referee Jones as he added on seven minutes of added time, but his side hung on to become the first of the newly promoted teams to win, and in the process secure Hull's first Premier League victory since a 2-0 success against Fulham in March 2010.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce: "We are obviously delighted to get up running, it was vitally important. We couldn't have made it more difficult for ourselves with the sending off.

"Last season we got ourselves promoted because defensively we were organised. We didn't score a lot but defensively our organisation was sound.

"If we are going to make a fist of it in the Premier League this season we are going to have to be good without the ball."

Norwich City boss Chris Hughton: "I thought the penalty was soft. If you are going to give that as a penalty then you are going to give so many of them in every game.

"Shortly before that Michael Turner gets pushed in the box by Curtis Davies and for me that is a bigger claim for penalty than the one he's given. So I feel really aggrieved with that.

"We were chasing it in the second half and had a lot of the play, and some good periods of play. But we didn't pressure their goal enough for the amount of the ball we had in the final third."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Hull City

  • 01 McGregor
  • 03 Figueroa
  • 05 Chester
  • 06 Davies
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 08 Huddlestone
  • 10 Koren (Rosenior - 84' )
  • 14 Livermore Booked
  • 11 Brady (Boyd - 80' )
  • 20 Sagbo Dismissed
  • 24 Aluko (Graham - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Harper
  • 02 Rosenior
  • 04 Bruce
  • 15 McShane
  • 07 Meyler
  • 17 Boyd
  • 09 Graham

Norwich

  • 01 Ruddy
  • 02 Martin
  • 03 Whittaker
  • 06 Turner
  • 18 Garrido Booked
  • 04 Johnson (Snodgrass - 46' )
  • 08 Howson
  • 10 Fer
  • 22 Redmond (Hoolahan - 73' )
  • 27 Tettey (Elmander - 65' )
  • 09 van Wolfswinkel

Substitutes

  • 13 Bunn
  • 23 Olsson
  • 24 R Bennett
  • 07 Snodgrass
  • 14 Hoolahan
  • 16 Elmander
  • 19 Becchio
Ref: Jones
Att: 23,682

Match Stats

Shots

6 13

On target

1 4

Corners

1 5

Fouls

14 19

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:13 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +5:27

Ahmed Elmohamady takes the free kick.

90:00 +5:02

The referee cautions Javier Garrido for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +5:02 Booking

Booking

90:00 +4:54

Danny Graham fouled by Javier Garrido, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +4:33

Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.

90:00 +4:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady by Jonathan Howson.

90:00 +3:34

Clearance made by George Boyd.

90:00 +3:33

Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.

90:00 +3:11

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass.

90:00 +1:18

Centre by Robert Snodgrass.

90:00 +0:54

Clearance by James Chester.

89:12

James Chester takes the free kick.

88:49

Jake Livermore fouled by Johan Elmander, the ref awards a free kick.

88:35

Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.

88:17

George Boyd makes a clearance.

87:33

Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

87:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leroy Fer on Jake Livermore.

86:57

Free kick crossed by Robert Snodgrass.

86:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Maynor Figueroa on Robert Snodgrass.

86:14

Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance.

86:13

Javier Garrido makes a clearance.

86:08

Centre by George Boyd.

84:29

Ahmed Elmohamady makes a clearance.

84:14

Free kick taken by Ahmed Elmohamady.

83:51

Foul by Javier Garrido on Liam Rosenior, free kick awarded.

83:06 Substitution

Substitution Robert Koren leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Rosenior.

82:29

Leroy Fer manages to make a clearance.

82:19

Wes Hoolahan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by James Chester.

80:41

The ball is delivered by Robert Koren.

80:13

Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.

79:46

Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.

79:31 Substitution

Substitution (Hull) makes a substitution, with George Boyd coming on for Robbie Brady.

78:29

Unfair challenge on Robbie Brady by Ricky van Wolfswinkel results in a free kick.

78:16

Steven Whittaker delivers the ball.

77:57

Clearance made by Curtis Davies.

77:47

Ahmed Elmohamady manages to make a clearance.

77:45

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.

77:13

Clearance made by Curtis Davies.

77:11

Robert Snodgrass restarts play with the free kick.

76:28

Ahmed Elmohamady challenges Wes Hoolahan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:17

Free kick taken by Javier Garrido.

75:43

Jake Livermore goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

75:43 Booking

Booking

75:42

Jake Livermore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wes Hoolahan.

74:57

Wes Hoolahan makes a clearance.

74:12

Tom Huddlestone manages to make a clearance.

74:09

Clearance by James Chester.

74:07

Javier Garrido delivers the ball.

74:01

Wes Hoolahan decides to take the corner short.

73:48

Clearance made by Curtis Davies.

73:46

The ball is crossed by Wes Hoolahan.

72:40 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Redmond leaves the field to be replaced by Wes Hoolahan.

72:06

Steven Whittaker takes the free kick.

71:52 Substitution

Substitution (Hull) makes a substitution, with Danny Graham coming on for Sone Aluko.

71:13

Unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick.

70:14

Tom Huddlestone manages to make a clearance.

70:04

Header at goal by Curtis Davies misses to the right.

70:00

Corner taken by Robert Koren.

68:56

Clearance made by James Chester.

68:55

The ball is sent over by Javier Garrido.

68:11

Clearance by Curtis Davies.

68:04

Clearance made by Jake Livermore.

67:48

Clearance by Robert Koren.

67:17

Jonathan Howson delivers the ball.

67:17

Robbie Brady makes a clearance.

67:07

Clearance by Maynor Figueroa.

66:51

Clearance made by Jake Livermore.

66:51

Corner from the taken by Robert Snodgrass.

66:28

Ricky van Wolfswinkel gets a header at goal. Allan McGregor parries the ball away.

66:24

The ball is sent over by Javier Garrido.

66:19

James Chester manages to make a clearance.

65:12

Leroy Fer restarts play with the free kick.

65:11

Leroy Fer fouled by Robbie Brady, the ref awards a free kick.

64:46 Substitution

Substitution Alexander Tettey goes off and Johan Elmander comes on.

62:45

Shot by Alexander Tettey went wide of the left-hand upright.

61:01

Jonathan Howson takes a shot and goes over the bar.

59:53

Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.

59:28

Foul by Robert Snodgrass on Maynor Figueroa, free kick awarded.

59:12

Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.

58:50

Javier Garrido gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sone Aluko.

58:21

Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Allan McGregor parries the effort to safety.

58:12

Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

56:37

Free kick taken by James Chester.

55:56

Alexander Tettey concedes a free kick for a foul on Sone Aluko.

55:12

James Chester makes a clearance.

52:13

Jake Livermore makes a clearance.

52:10

Clearance by Curtis Davies.

52:07

Corner from the left by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass.

51:36

Alexander Tettey has an effort at goal. Blocked by Jake Livermore.

51:34

Clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.

51:32

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Howson.

51:15

Clearance by Curtis Davies.

51:14

Javier Garrido delivers the ball.

51:06

Clearance by James Chester.

50:40

Tom Huddlestone manages to make a clearance.

49:43

John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

49:19

Unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker by Jake Livermore results in a free kick.

48:59

Free kick taken by Ahmed Elmohamady.

48:41

Javier Garrido challenges Sone Aluko unfairly and gives away a free kick.

48:20

Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a block.

45:12

Steven Whittaker delivers the ball.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Bradley Johnson leaves the field to be replaced by Robert Snodgrass.

45:00 +2:52 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:43

Shot from the free kick by Nathan Redmond went wide of the left-hand post.

45:00 +1:55

Foul by Jake Livermore on Nathan Redmond, free kick awarded.

45:00 +0:53

Shot by Robbie Brady cleared the bar.

44:59

Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.

44:32

Javier Garrido restarts play with the free kick.

43:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Curtis Davies on Nathan Redmond.

41:11

The ball is crossed by Steven Whittaker.

40:12

Ahmed Elmohamady manages to make a clearance.

39:57

Javier Garrido restarts play with the free kick.

39:48

Sone Aluko is penalised for a handball.

39:33

Javier Garrido makes a clearance.

39:31

Clearance made by Bradley Johnson.

38:56

Free kick crossed by Tom Huddlestone.

38:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Huddlestone by Alexander Tettey.

37:46

Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.

37:21

Clearance made by Michael Turner.

37:08

Free kick taken by Curtis Davies.

36:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Chester by Leroy Fer.

36:20

Sone Aluko takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

35:30

Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

35:26

Unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker by James Chester results in a free kick.

35:20

Robbie Brady crosses the ball in from the free kick.

34:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Russell Martin on Sone Aluko.

33:53

Free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone.

33:30

Foul by Alexander Tettey on Sone Aluko, free kick awarded.

32:58

Bradley Johnson takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

32:12

Header at goal by Ricky van Wolfswinkel goes over the frame of the goal.

32:09

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Howson.

30:34

Robert Koren takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

29:45

Free kick crossed by Tom Huddlestone.

29:12

Steven Whittaker challenges Robbie Brady unfairly and gives away a free kick.

28:46

Michael Turner makes a clearance.

28:39

Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.

28:11

Unfair challenge on Robbie Brady by Steven Whittaker results in a free kick.

27:47

Michael Turner takes the free kick.

27:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Turner by Sone Aluko.

26:38

Yannick Sagbo is shown a red card for violent conduct.

26:38 Dismissal

Dismissal

26:11

Shot by Nathan Redmond went wide of the left-hand post.

26:02

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jonathan Howson.

25:40

Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

25:37

Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

25:09

Maynor Figueroa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson.

24:13

Free kick taken by Russell Martin.

23:47

The offside flag is raised against Yannick Sagbo.

23:45

Clearance by Curtis Davies.

23:07

A cross is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady.

23:01

Clearance made by Javier Garrido.

22:25

Javier Garrido manages to make a clearance.

21:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Robbie Brady - Hull City 1 - 0 Norwich Penalty taken left-footed by Robbie Brady and scored. Hull 1-0 Norwich.

19:58

Penalty awarded for a foul by Michael Turner on Yannick Sagbo.

19:50

Centre by Ahmed Elmohamady.

18:40

Robert Koren crosses the ball.

18:18

Javier Garrido takes the free kick.

17:46

Sone Aluko concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Fer.

16:44

Clearance made by Javier Garrido.

15:24

Shot by Jake Livermore went harmlessly over the bar.

15:15

Clearance by Russell Martin.

15:12

Maynor Figueroa sends in a cross.

15:10

Jonathan Howson makes a clearance.

15:07

The ball is sent over by Robbie Brady.

14:50

Centre by Robbie Brady.

14:16

Yannick Sagbo manages to make a clearance.

13:31

Sone Aluko restarts play with the free kick.

13:28

Javier Garrido challenges Sone Aluko unfairly and gives away a free kick.

13:14

Tom Huddlestone manages to make a clearance.

13:12

Jake Livermore manages to make a clearance.

13:09

Javier Garrido takes the free kick.

12:33

Tom Huddlestone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alexander Tettey.

12:32

Steven Whittaker takes the free kick.

12:19

Sone Aluko concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Whittaker.

10:19

Robert Koren takes the chance to get an effort at goal. John Ruddy blocks the ball.

9:42

Shot by Nathan Redmond. Allan McGregor parries the effort to safety.

8:49

Nathan Redmond makes a clearance.

7:48

Ahmed Elmohamady makes a clearance.

7:47

James Chester makes a clearance.

7:46

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Howson.

6:55

Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.

4:42

A cross is delivered by Robbie Brady.

4:02

Free kick crossed by Robbie Brady.

3:23

Bradley Johnson challenges Robert Koren unfairly and gives away a free kick.

2:47

Header at goal by Leroy Fer to the left of the net.

2:44

Steven Whittaker produces a cross.

2:37

Robbie Brady makes a clearance.

2:34

Nathan Redmond produces a cross.

1:41

Clearance by James Chester.

1:19

Clearance made by Robert Koren.

0:18

Robert Koren makes a clearance.

0:10

Michael Turner makes a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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