Leicester becoming the first reigning champions to lose opening match

Leicester City suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Hull and made unwanted Premier League history by becoming the first reigning champions to lose their opening match in the process.

The Foxes recovered from going behind to an acrobatic Adama Diomande volley when Riyad Mahrez cooly converted from the spot after Demarai Gray had been fouled by Tom Huddlestone.

However, Robert Snodgrass guided home the winner after Claudio Ranieri’s team failed to clear a cross and they could not force an equaliser.

The loss means the Foxes are the first reigning Premier League champions to lose their first game of the season and also the first top-flight side since Arsenal in 1989 to achieve that feat.

Arsenal lost 4-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford on the opening day of the 1989/90 season.

Leicester will be looking to bounce back in their next league match against Arsenal next Saturday.