Barry Robson found the back of the net 19 times in all competitions during his stint on Teesside and his one against Hull on Boxing Day in 2011 was one of his most outstanding.

His 30-yard left-footed stunner separated Boro and Hull and kept the former three points behind the league leaders Southampton.

Robson unleashing his excellent strike in 2011

Paul McKenna missed a gilt-edged opportunity for the visitors and Robson’s superb finish clinched the points for Boro.

The race for a place in the automatic promotion places in 2016 swung in Boro’s favour when David Nugent nodded in a late winner. 

One-time England international Nugent latched onto Albert Adomah’s cross to pinch the points, which saw Boro return to the automatic places.

Boro were promoted to the Premier League automatically at the end of that season whilst Hull returned to the top flight via the play-offs.

David Nugent snatched the points for Boro as the promotion race hotted up

Scott McDonald had an afternoon to remember at the KCOM Stadium in April 2011 when his first-half hat-trick sent Boro on their way to a 4-2 victory.

Jay Simpson initially put Hull in front but McDonald volleyed home the equaliser from 12 yards and added another shortly after.

Julio Arca got his name on the scoresheet with the simplest of tap-ins and McDonald sealed his hat-trick just before the break, controlling Robson’s cross, turning and stroking the ball past Vito Mannone.

Matthew Bates helped Boro to a much-needed three points over Hull in the late stages of the 2008/09 season.

Boro were 3-1 winners at the Riverside and Tuncay grabbed the first for the hosts before Manucho levelled for the away side.

However Bates peeled away from his marker and prodded in Tony McMahon’s corner before Marlon King wrapped up the points for Boro just before full-time.

Matthew Bates is mobbed his team-mates after getting on the scoresheet

Faris Haroun set Boro on their way against the Tigers in 2012 before Ishmael Miller netted his goal for the club in a 2-0 win to take them to third in the table.

It took 59 minutes for Boro to find the breakthrough and they turned defence into attack as George Friend bolted forward on the counter-attack and fed Haroun, who guided the ball past Ben Amos and calmly placed it into the bottom corner.

Haroun scored six goals during a three-year stay on Teesside and is now plying his trade back in his native Belgium with Royal Antwerp.

Faris Haroun after cooley finishing Boro's first against Hull City in 2012

Tuncay was on the scoresheet in both Boro – Hull fixtures in the 2008/09 campaign and his backheel makes its way into this week’s six of the best. 

Tuncay with an unorthodox finish against Hull City at the KCOM Stadium

The former Turkish international opened the scoring on 79 minutes when he turned in Justin Hoyte’s low cross, however Hull scored two late goals to snare the points.