A mixed evening for Hull's international stars

Numerous Tigers represented their country on Saturday.

A mixed evening for Hull's international stars
Mbokani scored twice for Congo (photo: Getty Images)

It was an evening of varied emotions on Saturday as Hull City's international stars donned the colours of their country in a bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Mbokani in goalscoring form

The best news came from Africa where Democratic Republic of Congo secured a 4-0 win over Libya, with Dieumerci Mbokani stealing the headlines. The powerful striker only netted a handful of times for Norwich City in the Premier League last season and has been used sparingly by Mike Phelan since his Deadline Day move from Dynamo Kyiv. Yet the giant centre forward grabbed a brace as his country secured a comfortable victory.

A trio of Hull players in David Marshall, Robert Snodgrass and Andrew Robertson represented Scotland against Lithuania. The Tartan Army were hoping to add three points to their opening group victory against Malta but struggled to a draw after a late equaliser. Snodgrass went close to adding another goal to the three he bagged in the last international, whilst Marshall was unable to keep out Fedor Cernych's powerful strike. Shaun Maloney was an unused substitute after being recalled to Gordan Strachan's squad.

Henriksen and Diomande stunned

Markus Henriksen and Adama Diomande played the whole game for Norway as they were stunned by minnows Azerbaijan. Both players were part of numerous Norwegian attacks but the Scandinavians could not find the back of the net as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat.

Abel Hernandez and David Meyler were in the Uruguay and Republic of Ireland squads for Friday's internationals but both were unused in their nations' respective matches against Venezuela and Georgia.

With numerous games still to be played across the next three days, all of Hull's international players will be looking to return to Yorkshire with some momentum ahead of a crucial Premier League fixture against Bournemouth next weekend.