Arsenal 1, Hull City 2 (TWO) - Premiership newcomers Hull City left out experienced players Nick Barmby (58) and Dean Windass (63), opting instead to send out their junior squad featuring players such as Geovanni (13) and Cousin (11).
The tactic paid off handsomely with a 2-1 win at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal veterans such as Theo Walcott (19) failed to cope with the controversial Hull strategy of scoring more goals than the opposition.
However, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger blamed advanced particle physics rather than complacency for his teams's setback.
"I think you will find that when the Large Hadron Collider experiment at CERN is finished and the breach in the time-space-reality continuum is repaired, the world will quickly return to normal."
Mr Wenger, looking a bit cross, continued;
"Let us not forget that in the real world Hull City were relegated into the Nationwide Conference several years ago and shortly afterwards went out of business altogether. What happened today is an anomaly caused by mad scientists in Geneva messing around with forces they don't understand."
Tigers manager Phil Brown was more upbeat however.
"Premier League? You're having a laugh," said the bronzed and goateeed gaffer, who is not available for the Newcastle job.
Next week: Tottenham request early relegation to the Championship before Saturday's fixture at home to Hull.