Hull City missed the chance to go top of League One after being hammered 4-1 at Fleetwood Town.
Two goals from Harvey Saunders and further strikes from Callum Camps and Sam Stubbs stunned Grant McCann’s side at Highbury Stadium, ending the Tigers’ perfect start to the league season.
Skipper George Honeyman had earlier cancelled out Saunders’ 17th-minute opener, but Camps’ sweet strike two minutes into the second half set Fleetwood on course for a famous win in the first-ever meeting between the two clubs.
Defeat for Hull saw their four-game unbeaten run ended, and Saunders’ opener was the first time they had conceded in 377 minutes of league football this season.
Saunders, who scored a hat-trick in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday, fired Fleetwood ahead with a stunning solo effort, racing free from the halfway line and slotting under keeper Matt Ingram.
But Honeyman levelled just four minutes later with a simple close-range finish after Mallik Wilks’ shot had been blocked.
Camps came within a whisker of scoring an unfortunate own-goal after he deflected a Honeyman corner onto his own crossbar.
Saunders was denied a second goal by a superb low save from Ingram, but the keeper could do little to prevent Camps from restoring the lead after Honeyman carelessly gave the ball away.
Saunders slotted home from a Ched Evans cross and Stubbs headed Paul Coutts’ cross into the top-right corner to complete a fine evening.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 15CouttsSubstituted forMateteat 89′minutes
- 10CampsBooked at 90mins
- 20SaundersSubstituted forHillat 88′minutes
- 9EvansSubstituted forDuffyat 90+2′minutes
- 4de Wijs
- 8BattySubstituted forMayerat 56′minutes
- 16AdelakunSubstituted forSlaterat 76′minutes
- 7WilksSubstituted forSamuelsenat 87′minutes
Match ends, Fleetwood Town 4, Hull City 1.
Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 4, Hull City 1.
Callum Camps (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Callum Camps (Fleetwood Town).
Thomas Mayer (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Mark Duffy replaces Ched Evans.
Attempt missed. Jordy de Wijs (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by George Honeyman with a cross following a set piece situation.
Foul by Harrison Holgate (Fleetwood Town).
George Honeyman (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jay Matete replaces Paul Coutts.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. James Hill replaces Harvey Saunders.
Offside, Hull City. Regan Slater tries a through ball, but Joshua Emmanuel is caught offside.
Substitution, Hull City. Martin Samuelsen replaces Mallik Wilks.
Attempt missed. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Joshua Emmanuel with a cross.
Attempt saved. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Greg Docherty.
Glenn Whelan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by George Honeyman (Hull City).
Attempt blocked. Greg Docherty (Hull City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Glenn Whelan.
Foul by Glenn Whelan (Fleetwood Town).