Hull welcomed Leicester City to the newly-named KCOM Stadium for the Premier League’s opener, and while at times the first-half was tepid the season’s first goal might have been a Premier League first.
After a smart save from Kasper Schmeichel both Abel Hernandez and Adama Diomande attempted a bicycle kick from close range, with both seemingly making contact with the ball before it ended up in the net.
This looks perfect ðð» #HULLEI pic.twitter.com/TK0s8tIbjX
— M7mdd W. (@MohdW7) August 13, 2016
It caused a lot of confusion.
Haha is it a shared goal for the new season? ð #HULLEI #PL
— Jamal. (@JSW280) August 13, 2016
So if 2 players kick the ball at the same time…..who gets credited with the goal? ð¤#EPL #HulLei
— Stephen Balogun (@StephenBalogun) August 13, 2016
Lol that's two people's goal, never thought I'd see the day #HULLEI
— regis (@nvoregis) August 13, 2016
The only game ever to have more goal scorers than goals! #HulLei
— Up and Adam (@AmericanParade) August 13, 2016
The goal has been compared to a scene from obscure Japanese anime Captain Tsubasa.
Close enough #PL #HULLEI pic.twitter.com/1KMHTJ7srx
— Saad (@SM209_) August 13, 2016
Some even thought the finish was pretty relevant, given that the Olympics is currently going on.
Synchronised scissor kicks is well Olympiad. #HulLei
— Dan (@ThatConnArtist) August 13, 2016
Diomande was eventually credited with the goal, but that didn’t dampen anybody’s spirits.
First goal is standard joint overhead kick ð wtf #HulLei #premierleagueisback
— Brandon (@ToXxiicMonster) August 13, 2016
Double bicycle kick #HulLei #PremierLeagueisBack pic.twitter.com/vULIO5FDGB
— Billy Wood (@BillyWoodCC) August 13, 2016
Nor did it stop the bookies from paying out on Hernandez as first goalscorer!
We're paying out on both Diomande & Hernandez as first goalscorer as a goodwill gesture… #HULLEI pic.twitter.com/cGKZEUJJdY
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) August 13, 2016
The Premier League is back!
Good to be back #EPL ð¥ #HulLei pic.twitter.com/3QVWJH0qvr
— Rashid Burashid (@R_Burashid) August 13, 2016