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|Bernard Mendy (Richard Garcia, 80)|
|Jozy Altidore (Amr Zaki, 68)|
|Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink|
|Kevin Foley (Adlene Guedioura, 90)|
|Stephen Ward, S (Richard Stearman, 90)|
|Matt Jarvis (Geoffrey Mujangi Bia, 90)|
Full Time: Hull 2-2 Wolves: A fiercely contested game ends in a draw after Wolves fought back twice from behind to take a point against Hull.
Adlene Guedioura on for Kevin Foley.
Wolves work a free-kick into the box and it finds Bia who strikes a shot towards goal from the left channel but Myhill makes a stunning save to deny the effort. What a save from the Hull shotstopper.
Boateng is booked for a cynical foul on Foley.
Ward is replaced by Geoffrey Mujangi Bia.
Jarvis is replaced by Stearman.
Hull are pressing but Wolves look dangerous on the break and again they come forward down the flanks and cross towards Doyle but his header is a tame one and Myhill gathers with ease.
Hunt presses again as he has done all day for the home side, he breaks into the box and looks to cross but Zubar shuts him down and wins possession back for Wolves.
Zaki loses possession and Wolves look to counter as Foley breaks down the left hand side with pace. He crosses towards Doyle at the back post but Myhill is off his line quickly to gather the ball.
Richard Garcia comes on to replace Bernard Mendy.
The Tigers work the ball from a throw-in across the width of the pitch for Mendy who crosses with pace. The ball looks to be creeping in the near post but Hahnemann is alert to the danger and he turns it behind.
Doyle battles hard to win a loose ball in the box and it breaks kindly for Foley but from a tight angle he can only drive the ball wide of the mark. Is there a winner in this one?
Zaki wins a free-kick that Hunt will deliver from 30 yards. The cross comes in and finds V.of Hesselink unmarked in the box, he rises to head but puts it wide from eight yards. That's a horrible miss from the man who has netted once already today!
Amr Zaki replaces Jozy Altidore as Phil Brown looks for a winner.
HULL 2-2 WOLVES. Kevin Foley slides the ball into the path of JARVIS arriving in the box and he finds the bottom corner with great composure to bring Wolves level again!
David Jones takes on an ambitious shot from range and forces a good save from Myhill. The resulting corner is cleared by Hesselink at the near post to the disappointment of the traveling fans.
Again Hull come forward and McCarthy must be considering changes as his side struggle to get a foothold in the game. Mendy crosses from the right, V.of Hesselink flicks on but Foley calmly nods the ball back to his keeper to mop up the danger.
Wolves concede possession and Hull come again through Mendy and he wins a corner. Hunt takes from the left but can't beat the first man.
The game has become a little scrappy in the last few moments and another free-kick is awarded to Hull that Cairney will take. He drops the ball into the penalty spot but Berra rises to head clear.
McShane crosses from the right but it is cleared to Dawson on the opposite flank. Dawson shifts the ball onto his left foot and crosses to the back post for V.of Hesselink who heads for goal but sends it wide from ten yards.
What a frantic start to the second half! Wolves will be stunned to have fallen behind so quickly after levelling but the penalty seemed to be a stonewall foul.
HULL 2-1 WOLVES. Stephen HUNT steps up to take the penalty and thrases it into the back of the net to put Hull back infront just minutes after Wolves' equaliser.
Altidore breaks into the penalty area and takes on Zubar who hangs out a leg and brings him down! Mike Dean points to the spot!
Wolves are back on terms and come forward again as Doyle peels away to the right hand side and looks to cross to one of his supporting midfielders but Myhill gathers the ball.
HULL 1-1 WOLVES. Ronald Zubar breaks down the flank and crosses from the right. The cross is met by GARDNER who heads into his own net and gifts Wolves an equaliser.
The second period is underway.
Halftime: Hull 1-0 Wolves. The first half comes to a close and Wolves will have to rethink their tactics if they are to find an equaliser because Hull are comfortable at the moment and lead through V. of Hesselink.
Wolves break forward on the counter attack and Kevin Doyle skips forward but is brought down by Dawson who receives a caution for his trouble.
Stephen Hunt has the opportunity to deliver from the left hand flank from a free-kick he won himself. Hunt crosses with his right foot but it sails into the arms of Hahnemann who claims confidently.
Mancienne takes a free-kick from central and finds Ward on the left. Ward crosses, the ball is headed clear but only as far as Zubar who shoots wide.
Mancienne playing in midfield today looks to break forward from his deep lying role. He brings the ball forward and sets himself to shoot but his effort flies high and wide.
Hull are beginning to dominate the play now. Dawson delivers again as the home side's full backs continue to get forward in support, the ball travels to the far post and finds Altidore but he fires over from a tight angle.
Hull work a throw-in from the right hand side into McShane who has time to cross from deep. The fullback's cross is a hanging one and finds Venegoor of Hesselink but he heads wide of the mark.
Jarvis wins a corner off McShane and he will deliver from the right. Jarvis whips it in with pace, Berra flicks it on from the front post but the ball flashes across goal to the relief of Myhill and the Hull defence.
Mendy uses his pace to break down the right hand side and skips away from his marker. Mendy fires the ball across the box looking for Altidore but Zubar heads clear.
Hunt delivers a corner from the left hand side but it is cleared at the near post. Boateng picks up possession and again looks to centre but Wolves are able to deal with the pressure and the attack comes to nothing.
Ward looks to attack for the visitors and comes forward from full back. Ward has time to pick out a cross and drifts the ball into Craddock who meets it with his head but can't direct the effort on target.
HULL 1-0 WOLVES. Jozy Altidore breaks towards the byline and cuts the ball back across the goal and finds VENNEGOOR OF HESSELINK who tucks the ball home to give Hull the early lead.
Altifdore takes a ong range effort but Hahnemann easily saves. Wolves go forward and win a throw-in that is taken short to Jones who crosses but Gardner clears at the near post.
Hunt wins a free-kick just inside the Wolves half on the left flank. Dawson looks to deliver from deep but the ball is easily dealt with by the Wolves back line.
Hull break away in response and try to put together a move of their own. Hunt attacks from the left hand side and crosses along the six yard line but Jarvis hooks away the danger.
The first chance of the game goes the way of the visitors as the ball drops for Foley in the Hull box. The midfielder takes it on the volley and looks to strike it into the corner but fires wide.
Mike Dean takes charge of today's potentially crucial encounter and he gets the game underway with a sharp blast on his whistle.
Mick McCarthy opts to start Doyle alone in attack with support coming from Henry, Foley and Jarvis. Mancienne will anchor the midfield with Craddock and Berra in the heart of defence. Hahnemann starts ahead of Hennessey in goal.
Hull are on a poor run and have conceded four goalsin two of their last three league games. Phil Brown is still without the African Olofinjana who is still in Angola so Steven Mouyokolo plays in defence with Gardner. Bullard is still out injured.
Wolverhampton: Hahnemann, Zubar, Craddock, Berra, Ward, Foley, Mancienne, David Jones, Henry, Jarvis, Doyle
Hull: Myhill, McShane, Gardner, Mouyokolo, Dawson, Mendy, Cairney, Boateng, Hunt, Altidore, Vennegoor of Hesselink
Hello and welcome to the KC Stadium where Hull City take on Wolves in a classic relegation six pointer. Hull are without a win in nine games while Wolves will be buoyed by recent wins and draws against Spurs and Liverpool respectively.
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Thats it for a few months, the Premier Leagues done.
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