Mar 2, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​The KCOM Stadium
Hull City
BirminghamBirmingham City
Koren (49'), Gedo (11', 76'), Boyd (1', 33')
Meyler (62')
FT(HT: 3-0)
Burke (87'), Lovenkrands (83')

Result: Hull City defeat Birmingham City in seven-goal thriller

George Boyd and Mohamed Gedo both bag braces as Hull City defeat Birmingham City 5-2.

Braces from George Boyd and Mohamed Gedo helped Hull City to a resounding 5-2 victory over Birmingham City in the Championship this afternoon.

Hull City's George Boyd celebrates scoring in the first minute of his side's match with Birmingham on March 2, 2013© PA Photos

Boyd opened his account for the Tigers with little more than a minute on the clock, turning in Robbie Brady's cross from 12 yards out.

Lee Clark's side could have drawn level six minutes later when Nikola Zigic tested David Stockdale with a close-range header, but they fell further behind in the 11th minute.

Hull City's Gedo scores his side's second goal against Birmingham on March 2, 2013© PA Photos

Gedo beat Jack Butland with a low effort from 12 yards out after latching onto David Meyler's pass to double the home side's advantage.

Boyd's second of the afternoon put Hull well in the driving seat. The striker guided Ahmed Elmohamady's pass into the net in the 33rd minute to make it 3-0 at the break.

Robert Koren piled more misery on Birmingham early in the second period, finding the bottom corner from just outside the area after being lined up by Brady.

Birmingham City's manager Lee Clark on the touchline during his side's game against Hull on March 2, 2013© PA Photos

It was a dominant display from the home side, and they completed the rout in the 76th minute when Gedo headed in Elmohamady's cross to claim his second goal of the afternoon.

Peter Lovenkrands and Christopher Burke found the net for Birmingham in the last 10 minutes, but both goals were little more than consolation.

Ahmed Elmohamady
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