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Phil Clarke labels Hull FC’s shock win over Wigan Warriors “the game of the season”

Hull FC have stunned league leaders Wigan Warriors 14-10 tonight in a game no one gave them a chance to win.

It was full of drama in the rain as Hull make it back to back wins.

Phil Clarke has subsequently described the game as “the game of the season” on Sky Sports.

He said: “Well for tension, drama and excitement, it has been the game of the season. It has had everything.

“A close scoreline and a late chance.”

Jon Wilkin added: “What a game, what a game.”

It was a strange and enticing game.

It is rare that we see a player drop a ball and then score a try a minute later but Darnell McIntosh did that. He seemed to knock on a Harry Smith kick but a penalty was given for offside. He didn’t drop Jake Clifford’s kick in behind the Wigan defence a minute later on the second tackle to open the scoring.

Hull were playing brilliantly and after a top drive from Josh Griffin, Jake Clifford took advantage of some disarray in the Wigan defence reaching over to ground. He later added a penalty to make it 14-0.

After making a superb break to get Wigan down field it would be the man himself Iain Thornley who got Wigan got Wigan’s first try after a sublime scrum move down the left.

After a lovely kick to the corner gave Wigan an attacking set of six, a lovely move down the left saw Thornley squeeze in at the corner.

Wigan asked a lot of questions in the second half but in the end Hull FC hung on.

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