Emile helps Posh roar past Tigers

Emile Sinclair scored a hat-trick as Peterborough recorded their first points of the season at promotion hopefuls Hull with a 3-1 win.

Last Updated: 29/09/12 at 17:20    Bet with SkyBet  Sky Bet Championship. Click here to bet.

Sinclair: Bagged a hat-trick

Sinclair: Bagged a hat-trick

With seven straight defeats to their name this campaign, there were few who expected Posh and their under-fire manager Darren Ferguson to topple City, a side chasing a seventh straight home league win.

But, thanks to a treble from Sinclair, whose pace and power was too much for Hull to deal with, United upset the form book, despite Jay Simpson's goal, at a ground Sinclair has great affection for.

His two-goal salvo for Macclesfield in the Carling Cup by the Humber last August brought him to Ferguson's attention and they duly signed him later that month for £100,000. He scored 10 goals last season but these three may well be more important than all of them combined.

It is the second successive week Steve Bruce's Hull have conceded a hat-trick as well, with David Nugent having done the same for Leicester last Sunday.

That 3-1 reverse showed that despite their previous home prowess, Hull have a soft underbelly and Sinclair immediately set about testing it out today.

He broke down the left with 10 minutes gone, showing the pace to get away from Alex Bruce, the son of Steve, before working Ben Amos with a low drive.

It appeared as though Peterborough would pay for not taking that chance, especially as Hull then got after them, with Sone Aluko hooking a volley over and then cutting in from the right to work Robert Olejnik at his near post.

But Peterborough would get another opportunity and, with 24 minutes gone, Sinclair took it. It first seemed that Stephen Quinn had covered the long ball aimed for the striker but as he dallied, Sinclair clattered into him to regain possession and then torched past Bruce before rounding Amos and tucking into an open goal.

His composure belied a man who can occasionally appear cumbersome and six minutes later he was at it again.

George Boyd was the man to show Bruce - keeping a dangerously high line - a clean pair of heels on this occasion and, after holding his run temporarily, he played Sinclair through on goal and he dragged Amos left before beating him with a slick finish.

Hull's only response before the break came from Aluko's low drive which Olejnik dealt with, and the former Rangers man should have at least hit the target from six yards four minutes after it, only to plant Quinn's cross into the stand.

Simpson was the next to fluff his lines, mis-kicking from 10 yards out, and lightning nearly struck thrice for Hull just after as Sinclair broke free but failed to beat Amos.

His miss would haunt him too as Simpson clicked into gear on the hour, drilling in his fifth of the season after a neat pull-back from Ahmed Elmohamady.

Having missed his hat-trick chance and with Hull growing, it looked as though Sinclair would end as the villain rather than the hero, but with 16 minutes left he was left alone, allowed to advance, and he eventually decided to place a low strike into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Bet with SkyBet  Sky Bet Championship. Click here to bet.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

More Match Results

Saturday, 19 April 2014
15:00
Barnsley 0-1 Leeds Report
Middlesbro' 1-2 Millwall Report
N Forest 1-0 Birmingham Report
Watford 3-1 Ipswich Report
12:15
Leicester 1-0 QPR Report
Friday, 18 April 2014
19:30
Doncaster 0-2 Derby Report
17:15
Blackpool 0-1 Burnley Report
15:00
Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil Report
Bournemth 2-4 Sheff Wed Report
Charlton 0-0 Bolton Report

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

Footer 365

Premier League: Roberto Martinez hails Everton players after win over Manchester United

Roberto Martinez saluted the focus and adaptability of his Everton squad after a 2-0 victory over Manchester United.

Transfer news: Atletico Mineiro to take Nicolas Anelka to FIFA

Atletico Mineiro president Alexandre Kalil has said that he is considering taking Nicolas Anelka to FIFA.

Premier League: David Moyes admits defensive errors cost Manchester United at Everton

David Moyes feels Man Utd conceded 'terrible goals' on his return to Everton and says missing out on the top four hurts.

Mail Box

That's Why We Didn't Want Jose At United

There is plenty of reaction to Mourinho's antics (Isn't that exactly what he wanted?) plus thoughts on Connor Wickham, Fabio Borini, beach balls and Tim Sherwood...

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property