Irvine’s Hull secure Championship stay after remarkable 10-goal thriller

Jackson Irvine’s Hull City will remain in the Championship for another season after clinching a point in a remarkable 5-5 draw with Bristol City overnight.

Irvine got through just over an hour for the Tigers as they launched a stunning second-half fightback to earn a share of the spoils at Ashton Gate Stadium.

The Caltex Socceroo started brightly and played the decisive ball for teammate Harry Wilson to open the scoring after just 15 minutes.

But Bristol grabbed three goals in 15 minutes either side of half-time to take control of the contest before an own goal to Frank Fielding made it 3-2 inside the hour mark. 

Bobby Reid then extended Bristol’s advantage in the 64th minute before an incredible 15-minute period saw Hull net three times through Wilson, Abel Hernandez and Frazier Campbell. 

But just as the Tigers looked set to hang on for an extraordinary victory, Joe Bryan struck four minutes into stoppage time to rescue a point for the Robins.

The result leaves Hull in 18th spot in the standings with Irvine’s outfit 10 points clear of the relegation zone with two games remaining.

Elsewhere, Massimo Luongo played the full 90 minutes as QPR suffered a 2-1 loss away to Brentford.

Mile Jedinak’s Aston Villa remain in the mix for automatic promotion to the Premier League after securing a 4-0 win over Ipswich Town.

Jedinak got through a full shift for Villa who now sit four points adrift of second-placed Cardiff City.

Mile Jedinak
Mile Jedinak.