Sneyd's historic drop-goal ensures Hull claim golden-point win over Wigan

Hull FC ended a 13-game losing streak in thrilling fashion against Wigan Warriors as Marc Sneyd slotted over a drop goal to score Super League's first-ever golden point in extra time.

Seven days on from their loss to Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge, Wigan were struggling at home again as Hull jumped out to a 16-6 lead half-an-hour in.

Wigan fought back and Oliver Gildart's try with a minute to go gave Zak Hardaker the chance to win the game, yet his miss from the conversion attempt meant the contest headed to an extra-time period.

Sneyd then sent over his drop-kick attempt from 20 yards out to make history and give Hull - who tempted Gareth Ellis out of retirement to help cover for a shortage of forwards - their first win since June.

After Gildart went over first for Wigan, tries from Carlos Tuimavave, Joe Westerman and Ratu Naulago put Hull in charge, and their lead was 16-12 at the interval after Liam Byrne had scored the home side's second try.

A second try for Naulago, coupled with Sneyd's conversion, gave Hull a 10-point advantage, though scores from Ben Flower and then Gildart meant Hardaker had the chance to deliver the victory for Wigan at the death.

However, he directed his kick wide, with Sneyd's effort then going between the posts in extra-time to seal a dramatic victory for Hull.

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