Needing a victory over Manchester United to have any chance of surviving, it was always going to be a difficult afternoon for Hull and their fans at the KC Stadium.
But the linesman managed to make it even more torturous by disallowing not one, but two goals during the first half of the match.
Paul McShane was the first Hull player who thought he might be the hero of the day when he latched onto the ball inside the six yard box. However, with putting it in to the back of the net from a position behind even United goalkeeper Victor Valdes, it was little surprise to see the flag raised.
Then just minutes later, it was up again.
Stephen Quinn slammed a cross/shot into the box which Dame N'Doye scrambled in, however celebrations at the KC Stadium were short lived when it was spotted that an offside had been given.
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