Hull City have announced that the EFL has awarded their side’s first goal from their 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough on Sunday to Tom Eaves.
The goal had originally been awarded to Jarrod Bowen, after the Hull attacker had received the ball inside the Middlesbrough half, before driving towards the ‘Boro penalty area and firing a left-footed effort into the bottom left-hand corner of Darren Randolph’s goal.
Bowen would then go on to score Hull’s second of the game just minutes later, as they came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at the Riverside Stadium.
Now however, it has been adjudged that the ball got a slight touch off the left foot of Eaves on its way into the net, and as a result, the league’s dubious goal panel has given the Tigers opener from Sunday to Eaves rather than Bowen.
That means that Eaves has now scored three goals for Hull since his move from Gillingham in the summer transfer window, while Bowen has 50 goals for the club rather than 51, following the brace he scored in the Tigers’ 4-0 win at home to Preston on Wednesday night.
Taking to Twitter to react to the news that Eaves had been awarded the goal ahead of Bowen, plenty of Hull fans appeared unimpressed with the decision.
Here, we take a look at what some of them had to say.
Who was on the panel? Tom Eaves's parents?
— Ed #Standup4Brexit 🇬🇧🏴 🇺🇸 (@Hull_Patriot) November 28, 2019
— Gary johnson (@gjohnno99) November 28, 2019
— Karl Hulme (@karl_hulme) November 28, 2019
One of the best goals that Jarrod Bowen did not score… #hcafc
— Mike Statham (@mjstatham) November 28, 2019
— Chris Wilde (@TigerBrew) November 28, 2019
Great bit of improvisation
— Conor Fraser (@confrase) November 28, 2019
It’s not even dubious
— DDA (@d196325) November 28, 2019
I thought it took a nick of someone because there was a slight deviation
— Callum (@hullcity14) November 28, 2019