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  • English Npower Championship
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Kingston Communications Stadium
  • Attendance: 20,321
HullHullvLeicesterLeicester
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Match ends, Hull City 0, Leicester City 0.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Leicester City 0.

90+2 mins:Offside, Leicester City. Martyn Waghorn tries a through ball, but Martyn Waghorn is caught offside.

90+1 mins:Foul by Paul Gallagher (Leicester City).

90+1 mins:Tom Cairney (Hull City) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Attempt saved. Jay Simpson (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Stephen Quinn with a cross.

87 mins:Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Leicester City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

86 mins:Corner, Hull City.

85 mins:Foul by Paul Gallagher (Leicester City).

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

84 mins:Substitution, Hull City. Liam Rosenior replaces Sone Aluko.

84 mins:Substitution, Hull City. Nick Proschwitz replaces Abdoulaye Faye.

84 mins:Hand ball by Paul Konchesky (Leicester City).

83 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Paul Gallagher from a direct free kick.

82 mins:Substitution, Leicester City. Paul Gallagher replaces Andy King.

82 mins:Foul by James Chester (Hull City).

82 mins:Ben Marshall (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Leicester City).

81 mins:Jack Hobbs (Hull City) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Attempt missed. Robbie Brady (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

80 mins:Attempt saved. Jay Simpson (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

77 mins:Foul by Zak Whitbread (Leicester City).

77 mins:Jack Hobbs (Hull City) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

75 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

75 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

74 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

73 mins:Attempt saved. Ben Marshall (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

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

71 mins:Andy King (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

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

70 mins:Attempt missed. Ben Marshall (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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

69 mins:Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Foul by Zak Whitbread (Leicester City).

67 mins:Eldin Jakupovic (Hull City) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

67 mins:Substitution, Leicester City. Martyn Waghorn replaces David Nugent.

65 mins:Zak Whitbread (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65 mins:Foul by Zak Whitbread (Leicester City).

65 mins:Sone Aluko (Hull City) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Foul by James Chester (Hull City).

61 mins:David Nugent (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

56 mins:Corner, Hull City.

56 mins:Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

53 mins:Attempt missed. Robbie Brady (Hull City) left footed shot from long range on the right is too high. Assisted by Robbie Brady.

52 mins:Corner, Hull City.

51 mins:Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

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

48 mins:Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

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

46 mins:Substitution, Leicester City. Liam Moore replaces Ritchie de Laet.

Second Half begins Hull City 0, Leicester City 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Hull City 0, Leicester City 0.

45+2 mins:Corner, Hull City.

45 mins:Attempt blocked. James Chester (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45 mins:Attempt blocked. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Koren.

44 mins:Corner, Hull City.

39 mins:Corner, Hull City.

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

39 mins:Attempt saved. Robert Koren (Hull City) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved.

38 mins:Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

37 mins:Foul by Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City).

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

36 mins:Offside, Leicester City. David Nugent tries a through ball, but David Nugent is caught offside.

36 mins:Attempt blocked. Jay Simpson (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

34 mins:Foul by Jack Hobbs (Hull City).

34 mins:Wes Morgan (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Corner, Hull City.

33 mins:Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

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

31 mins:Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Attempt saved. Jay Simpson (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

29 mins:Attempt missed. Abdoulaye Faye (Hull City) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Koren.

28 mins:Corner, Hull City.

27 mins:Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City).

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

27 mins:Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

26 mins:Foul by Jay Simpson (Hull City).

26 mins:Zak Whitbread (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Offside, Leicester City. Wes Morgan tries a through ball, but Wes Morgan is caught offside.

25 mins:Corner, Leicester City.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Ben Marshall (Leicester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

19 mins:Attempt saved. Daniel Drinkwater (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

18 mins:Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Konchesky with a cross.

17 mins:Foul by Sone Aluko (Hull City).

17 mins:Wes Morgan (Leicester City) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

13 mins:Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

11 mins:Foul by Zak Whitbread (Leicester City).

11 mins:Sone Aluko (Hull City) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Foul by David Nugent (Leicester City).

8 mins:Jack Hobbs (Hull City) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Jay Simpson (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

5 mins:Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).

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

4 mins:Foul by Ritchie de Laet (Leicester City).

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • The Kingston Communications Stadium
  • Attendance: 20,321
HullHullvLeicesterLeicester
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match report

Hull and Leicester played out a dull 0-0 draw in their Championship clash at the KC Stadium on Boxing Day.

The hosts were unable to provide any kind of celebration on their 10th anniversary since moving into the KC. Even the return of former Tigers boss Nigel Pearson was not enough to enliven a cold and damp afternoon on Humberside as both sides failed to live up to their lofty positions in the table.

Jay Simpson turned a weak side-footed shot wide when well placed before Paul Konchesky was forced into an awkward headed clearance inside his own six-yard box.

Leicester were hardly on the back-foot though and, with David Nugent playing on his own in front of a five-man midfield, they began to settle into a period of possession.

It prompted the Foxes' best spell of the first half and midfielder Anthony Knockaert should have rewarded them only to waste a hat-trick of chances inside a 10-minute period.

The Frenchman twice shot wide of the left-hand post before spurning the best of his opportunities with a scuffed effort after Konchesky pulled a cross back to the penalty spot.

Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic then needed a strong arm to keep out Danny Drinkwater, after Knockaert this time opted to pass, but the away side's attacking vigour soon subsided.

Instead they were left attempting to quell the increasing threat of Sone Aluko, back in the starting XI, as he began to busy himself in the hole behind the striker.

After Abdoulaye Faye headed a cross at the back post into the side netting, Aluko jinked his way into space only for Kasper Schmeichel to expertly tip away his low shot.

Aluko set up the best chance of the first 45 minutes moments later when he snuck a pass behind the defence for Simpson. The striker looked certain to score when he rounded Schmeichel but Richie De Laet was alive to the danger and got back to clear off the line.

It was De Laet's last major involvement as he was replaced at the break by Liam Moore who survived a nervous moment shortly after as appeals for handball were waved away.

Leicester almost stole ahead against the run of play on the hour when Faye sliced an attempted clearance just wide of his own goal.

Ben Marshall almost fooled Jakupovic on 72 minutes with a well-hit 20-yarder before the keeper made heavy work of keeping out Paul Gallagher's deflected free-kick.

Hull made a late push for the points but Schmeichel twice denied Simpson, latterly when the striker headed straight into his arms at close quarters.

team line-up

1Eldin Jakupovic
5James Chester
6Jack Hobbs
24Sone Aluko84
10Robert Koren
29Stephen Quinn
23Abdoulaye Faye84
27Ahmed Elmohamady
8Corry Evans71
30Robbie Brady
11Jay Simpson

substitutes

2Liam Rosenior84
14Tom Cairney71
15Paul McShane
22Ben Amos
33Nick Proschwitz84
16Seyi Olofinjana
9Aaron McLean

referee

Craig Pawson

team line-up

1Kasper Schmeichel
3Paul Konchesky
5Wes Morgan
2Ritchie de Laet46
6Zak Whitbread
7Ben Marshall
24Anthony Knockaert
4Daniel Drinkwater
16Matthew James
10Andy King82
35David Nugent67

substitutes

17Paul Gallagher82
18Jeffrey Schlupp
22Liam Moore46
11Lloyd Dyer
14Martyn Waghorn67
29Marko Futacs
13Conrad Logan

referee

Craig Pawson

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target65
shots off target46
corners88
tackles won00
offsides03