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  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 12:30pm
  • The Kingston Communications Stadium
  • Attendance: 23,453
HullHullvLeedsLeeds
2
  • Evans, 52
  • Meyler, 55
0

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Match ends, Hull City 2, Leeds United 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Leeds United 0.

90+5 mins:Foul by Stephen Quinn (Hull City).

90+5 mins:Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Hull City).

90+3 mins:Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Attempt saved. Luke Varney (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Michael Brown.

90+2 mins:Foul by Corry Evans (Hull City).

90+2 mins:Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Attempt missed. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

89 mins:Substitution, Hull City. Jay Simpson replaces Sone Aluko.

85 mins:Foul by Abdoulaye Faye (Hull City).

85 mins:Luke Varney (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Attempt saved. Nick Proschwitz (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is saved.

83 mins:Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Hull City).

83 mins:Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Substitution, Hull City. Liam Rosenior replaces Ahmed Elmohamady.

82 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Luke Varney tries a through ball, but Luke Varney is caught offside.

80 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

76 mins:Substitution, Hull City. Nick Proschwitz replaces Robert Koren.

76 mins:Robbie Brady (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

75 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

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

74 mins:Paul Green (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70 mins:Sam Byram (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69 mins:Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds United).

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

68 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Rodolph Austin replaces David Norris.

68 mins:Foul by Aidan White (Leeds United).

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

65 mins:Offside, Hull City. Sone Aluko tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.

63 mins:Attempt missed. Robert Koren (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

63 mins:Attempt saved. Stephen Quinn (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

61 mins:Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

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

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

55 mins:Goal! Hull City 2, Leeds United 0. David Meyler (Hull City) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a cross.

55 mins:Corner, Hull City.

55 mins:Attempt saved. Robert Koren (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

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

54 mins:Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Goal! Hull City 1, Leeds United 0. Corry Evans (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Koren.

51 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

49 mins:Foul by Luke Varney (Leeds United).

49 mins:Abdoulaye Faye (Hull City) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

48 mins:Attempt saved. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

47 mins:Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

46 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Luke Varney replaces Davide Somma.

Second Half begins Hull City 0, Leeds United 0.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Hull City 0, Leeds United 0.

45+3 mins:Corner, Hull City.

45+2 mins:Attempt missed. Robert Koren (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45+1 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

44 mins:Ross McCormack (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44 mins:Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

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

43 mins:Corner, Hull City.

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

37 mins:Attempt missed. Robbie Brady (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

35 mins:Aidan White (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34 mins:Foul by Aidan White (Leeds United).

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

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

32 mins:Paul Green (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Foul by David Norris (Leeds United).

29 mins:James Chester (Hull City) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Brown (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

27 mins:Foul by Paul Green (Leeds United).

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

24 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.

23 mins:Corner, Hull City.

23 mins:Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

22 mins:Foul by Paul Green (Leeds United).

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

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

21 mins:David Norris (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Corry Evans (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box.

17 mins:Foul by David Norris (Leeds United).

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

15 mins:Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Green.

13 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

8 mins:Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

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

7 mins:Corner, Hull City.

4 mins:Attempt missed. Robert Koren (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

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

3 mins:Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

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

1 mins:Davide Somma (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 12:30pm
  • The Kingston Communications Stadium
  • Attendance: 23,453
HullHullvLeedsLeeds
2
  • Evans, 52
  • Meyler, 55
0

match report

Goals from Corry Evans and David Meyler earned Hull City a 2-0 Championship win over Leeds United at the KC Stadium.

Steve Bruce's men are in the thick of the promotion race and cemented themselves in second place heading in to 2013 with this win.

Prior to Evans' 52nd-minute opener it had looked as though the one thing to have blighted Hull this season - a dismal lack of goals - would haunt them again, but once the seal was broken they did not look back.

They were ably assisted by Neil Warnock's Leeds, though, who over Christmas have gone from promotion candidates to mid-table fodder.

United had one notable effort - a Tom Lees half-chance - and with 17-goal Luciano Becchio benched, spent the game chasing shadows and were lucky to end the game with 11 men.

Their problems were clear from the off, with the three-at-the-back system employed by Warnock leaving his players confused, something illustrated as early as the fourth minute when Alan Tate's back pass fell short and Robert Koren failed to convert a one-on-one.

Leeds' disarray at the back continued and they were fortunate not to concede a seventh-minute penalty when Sone Aluko was too quick for Jason Pearce on the outside, before they had a chance of their own; Lees stabbing over as he chased up Ross McCormack's mis-hit effort from a corner.

Leeds reverted to unsavoury methods of staying in the game, with Aidy White and McCormack booked for late challenges and Michael Brown shown a yellow card for refusing to step off the field while he received treatment.

With 52 minutes gone Aluko laid on Evans' goal. His neat reverse pass put the Northern Ireland international in down the right-hand side of the box and, without a moment of hesitation he rammed a low drive across Kenny and into the bottom corner.

It was no more than Hull deserved, in fact another couple of goals would have been justified, and one arrived three minutes later as Meyler rose to head in Robbie Brady's corner at the near post.

Only the theatrics of Kenny from Brady and Koren's wasteful follow-up denied Hull a third.

team line-up

1Eldin Jakupovic
5James Chester
6Jack Hobbs
10Robert Koren76
27Ahmed Elmohamady82
23Abdoulaye Faye
29Stephen Quinn
8Corry Evans
31David Meyler
24Sone Aluko89
30Robbie Brady

substitutes

15Paul McShane
11Jay Simpson89
33Nick Proschwitz76
2Liam Rosenior82
16Seyi Olofinjana
22Ben Amos
14Tom Cairney

referee

Geoff Eltringham

team line-up

1Patrick Kenny
15Alan Tate
5Jason Pearce
4Tom Lees
19David Norris68
14Aidan White
7Paul Green
25Sam Byram
17Michael Brown
28Davide Somma46
44Ross McCormack

substitutes

30Ryan Hall
8Rodolph Austin68
12Jamie Ashdown
10Luciano Becchio
11Luke Varney46
3Adam Drury
9Jerome Thomas

referee

Geoff Eltringham

match stats

possession %6040
shots on target61
shots off target93
corners53
tackles won00
offsides21