Manchester City 1 Hull City 1: Copycat heroes put smile on boss Brown's face

28 November 2009 11:21
Hull City laughed themselves all the way back to Humberside afterJimmy Bullard led his team-mates in a hilarious goal celebration atManchester City that mimicked their manager Phil Brown's infamous teamtalk on the same Eastlands pitch last season.[LNB] While Manchester City were plunged into despair after a seventhdraw in a row, Hull fans will remember the aftermath to Bullard's82nd-minute penalty equaliser for years.[LNB] Funny man: Jimmy Bullard mimicks Phil Brown (below) in his celebration after scoring against City[LNB] [LNB] As soon as the cheeky Cockney's spot-kick hit the roof of the net to earn the visitors a draw, Hull's players dashed to the exact spot in front of their supporters in the south stand where they were publicly humiliated by their manager during their 5-1 defeat at City on Boxing Day.[LNB] In a clearly-rehearsed celebration, the Hull players sat down in a circle while Bullard towered above them, wagging his finger accusingly in the 'Phil Brown role'. [LNB]The seated players added to the fun by then waving their outstretched hands in mock indignation, and Brown admitted: 'I couldn't deliver congratulations to my players after the game because I was still laughing so much. [LNB]'I didn't know they were going to do something like that and I didn't see it at the time because I was too busy trying to organise a five-man midfield. But someone showed me it on a laptop straight after the game. It was fantastic. I guess the result today exorcises the demons of our game here last season.[LNB] 'Football is all about timing, and the timing for that celebration was perfect because the goal was scored at the end with the Hull fans.'[LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People:Phil Brown, Jimmy Bullard

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