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  • English Npower Championship
  • 15 December 2012, 12:30pm
  • The Kingston Communications Stadium
  • Attendance: 16,488
HullHullvHuddersfieldHuddersfield
2
  • Koren, 8
  • Meyler, 90+4
0

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Match ends, Hull City 2, Huddersfield Town 0.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Huddersfield Town 0.

90+5 mins:Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90+4 mins:Goal! Hull City 2, Huddersfield Town 0. David Meyler (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Simpson with a cross.

90+2 mins:Substitution, Hull City. Abdoulaye Faye replaces Robert Koren.

90+2 mins:Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

90+2 mins:Robert Koren (Hull City) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:David Meyler (Hull City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

88 mins:Attempt saved. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

82 mins:Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

81 mins:Substitution, Hull City. Liam Rosenior replaces Robbie Brady.

81 mins:Corner, Hull City.

76 mins:Attempt saved. Robert Koren (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Hunt with a cross.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Robert Koren (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

73 mins:Corner, Hull City.

73 mins:Corner, Hull City.

71 mins:Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town).

71 mins:Robbie Brady (Hull City) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Alan Lee replaces Oliver Norwood.

70 mins:Foul by Chris Atkinson (Huddersfield Town).

70 mins:Tom Cairney (Hull City) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Jay Simpson (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.

66 mins:Foul by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town).

66 mins:Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Foul by James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town).

65 mins:Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Foul by Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City).

64 mins:Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Substitution, Hull City. Tom Cairney replaces Corry Evans.

62 mins:Foul by Corry Evans (Hull City).

62 mins:Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Offside, Hull City. Stephen Quinn tries a through ball, but Stephen Quinn is caught offside.

60 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Chris Atkinson replaces Daniel Ward.

60 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jermaine Beckford replaces Lee Novak.

59 mins:Attempt missed. Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

56 mins:Offside, Hull City. David Meyler tries a through ball, but David Meyler is caught offside.

56 mins:Attempt blocked. Jay Simpson (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

54 mins:Foul by Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City).

54 mins:James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

52 mins:David Meyler (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

52 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

51 mins:Foul by Robert Koren (Hull City).

51 mins:Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Attempt missed. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Jay Simpson (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

48 mins:Corner, Hull City.

48 mins:Attempt saved. Robbie Brady (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

46 mins:Offside, Hull City. David Meyler tries a through ball, but David Meyler is caught offside.

Second Half begins Hull City 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Hull City 1, Huddersfield Town 0.

45 mins:Corner, Hull City.

45 mins:Attempt blocked. Robert Koren (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

43 mins:Attempt missed. Jack Hobbs (Hull City) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a cross.

43 mins:Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

43 mins:Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

42 mins:Jay Simpson (Hull City) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Foul by Robbie Brady (Hull City).

41 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Corner, Hull City.

34 mins:Corner, Hull City.

33 mins:Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33 mins:Foul by Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town).

33 mins:David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Stephen Quinn (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31 mins:Foul by Stephen Quinn (Hull City).

31 mins:Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

30 mins:Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

27 mins:Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Foul by Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town).

26 mins:Corry Evans (Hull City) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

18 mins:Foul by Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town).

18 mins:Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Attempt saved. Corry Evans (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

15 mins:Corner, Hull City.

8 mins:Goal! Hull City 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Robert Koren (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Quinn with a cross.

7 mins:Attempt blocked. Jay Simpson (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

6 mins:Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

6 mins:Robert Koren (Hull City) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Foul by Robbie Brady (Hull City).

4 mins:Peter Clarke (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Foul by Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town).

3 mins:Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 15 December 2012, 12:30pm
  • The Kingston Communications Stadium
  • Attendance: 16,488
HullHullvHuddersfieldHuddersfield
2
  • Koren, 8
  • Meyler, 90+4
0

match report

Hull consolidated their position as Championship promotion contenders with a dominant 2-0 win at home to Huddersfield on Saturday.

Steve Bruce's men bossed it from the off and Robert Koren's eighth-minute effort and David Meyler's second goal in two games made sure of the points at the KC Stadium.

 

Koren's fifth of the season got the ball rolling when he finished an impressive move from close range and that looked like being the Tigers' only reward as Jack Hobbs missed a glaring opportunity late in the first half when he headed wide. Jay Simpson was a constant threat throughout the encounter and Meyler hit the bar at the death.

 

But Meyler atoned for his previous miss by rolling the ball into an empty net in injury time following good work by Simpson.

 

The win makes it three in a row for the Tigers, who look set to be embroiled in a promotion challenge in the second half of the campaign, though their afternoon was soured when Alex Bruce saw red after full-time for a clash with Alan Lee.

 

After settling the quickest, Hull raced into an eighth-minute lead with a fine move. Robbie Brady set Stephen Quinn free down the left and the former Sheffield United man produced an inviting cross for Koren to slide the ball home from eight yards.

 

But Hull were unable to maintain their early zest and with the Terriers beginning to see more of the ball, the game turned into a scrappy encounter with little quality.

 

Bruce's men had a late first-half resurgence, though, and should have been further ahead, but Hobbs inexplicably headed wide from Brady's delivery from just five yards and then Koren had another effort blocked.

 

The home side's domination carried on after the break as well and Alex Smithies had to palm a Brady cross-shot around the post while Simpson and Ahmed Elmohamady both put efforts off target.

 

They continued to look the more dangerous, with Simpson having another shot blocked and then mis-kicking after fine wing play by Elmohamady.

 

Huddersfield had plenty of possession, but did little with it and brought on Jermaine Beckford after an absence of five games in an attempt to create more.

 

It was Hull that were getting into the dangerous positions, though, but they struggled to find the killer ball that would put the game to bed.

 

Meyler then hit the bar before making sure at the death from close range as it kicked off after the full-time whistle with Alex Bruce flooring Lee and seeing red.

team line-up

34David Stockdale
5James Chester
28Alex Bruce
6Jack Hobbs
8Corry Evans63
27Ahmed Elmohamady
29Stephen Quinn
10Robert Koren92
31David Meyler
11Jay Simpson
30Robbie Brady81

substitutes

33Nick Proschwitz
2Liam Rosenior81
14Tom Cairney63
23Abdoulaye Faye92
1Eldin Jakupovic
16Seyi Olofinjana
9Aaron McLean

referee

Howard Webb

team line-up

1Alex Smithies
33Joel Lynch
5Peter Clarke
6Anthony Gerrard
32Jack Hunt
11Daniel Ward60
8Adam Clayton
4Oliver Norwood70
24Keith Southern
9Lee Novak60
18James Vaughan

substitutes

13Ian Bennett
14Adam Hammill
31Chris Atkinson60
19Alan Lee70
15Murray Wallace
2Calum Woods
21Jermaine Beckford60

referee

Howard Webb

match stats

possession %5445
shots on target70
shots off target65
corners82
tackles won00
offsides30