Half-Time Report: Shane Long gives Hull City the lead against Tottenham Hotspur

Hull City hold a 1-0 lead over Tottenham Hotspur at half time in the Premier League.

Hull City are holding a 1-0 lead over Tottenham Hotspur at half time in the Premier League this afternoon, thanks to a first-half strike from Shane Long.

Shane Long of Hull City celebrates his debut goal with team-mate Robbie Brady during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at KC Stadium on February 01, 2014© Getty Images

Nikica Jelavic could have put Hull ahead after nine minutes, but he was wasteful after spooning his effort over the crossbar from the centre of the box.

Spurs responded through Emmanuel Adebayor, who unleashed a fierce shot from the edge of the box that looked headed for the top corner, but Steve Harper did well to get across and tip the ball away.

The save was to prove important as it allowed Long to put his side in front down at the other end, with Hull's new signing converting neatly from the centre of the box.

Tim Sherwood's men tried to claw their way back into the game as Aaron Lennon saw a right-footed shot from the centre of the box blocked by the Hull defence, leaving the visitors to go into the break 1-0 down.

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