Hull City midfielder Jackson Irvine has taken to Twitter to reflect on his 100th appearance for the club, which he capped off with a late winner.
The Tigers fought back from a goal down yesterday to overcome QPR at Loftus Road after Ilias Chair opened the scoring for the hosts.
Hull equalised through George Honeyman after a mistake from Joe Lumley, before Jackson Irvine grabbed a last-minute winner for the visitors to lift them to within three points of the play-off places.
The game was Irvine’s 24th league appearance of the season, as he has been a mainstay in the side under Grant McCann, and his 100th appearance in total for the Tigers–an occasion that he marked with a scrappy goal to give Hull the 2-1 win.
Following a deep free-kick from Jarrod Bowen just before the 90 minutes had elapsed, Irvine got free at the back post to slide home a volley into the corner, with little time for a revival from the R’s.
The Australian international took to Twitter to commemorate his milestone, having signed for the club from Burton Albion in 2017. He also thanked the fans for his continued support over some inconsistent spells at the KCOM Stadium:
Such a privilege to play my 100th game for @HullCity and the perfect way to celebrate it by ending the decade with a last minute winner! Thank you to everyone who has stuck by me 🧡🖤🐯 pic.twitter.com/PEYZP58NL0
— Jackson Irvine (@jacksonirvine_) December 30, 2019
He will be eager to make his 101st appearance next time out when Hull face Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on New Year’s Day.
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It was a deserved moment for Irvine, who has been a very consistent figure in the Tigers midfield this season, helping them towards a potential play-off push in the New Year.
Irvine’s career at Hull hadn’t really got going in the early stages but now, under McCann, he is finding great stability at the heart of the midfield, working very hard and chipping in with the odd goal here and there.
He will no doubt be determined to ensure the Yorkshire club can finish the season with a flourish and end up in the top six.