skip to content
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Mee on Richard Garcia. Robbie Brady delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Lee Grant.
Jay Rodriguez has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Koren, clearance by Brian Easton.
(Burnley) makes a substitution, with Sam Vokes coming on for Martin Paterson. Corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren, Headed effort on goal by James Chester from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
Martin Paterson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by James Chester.
Richard Garcia has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Martin Paterson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Koren. The referee shows Martin Paterson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Jack Hobbs.
Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, Paul McShane makes a clearance.
Richard Garcia joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aaron Mclean.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Save by Paul McShane.
Martin Paterson takes a shot. Save by Paul McShane.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Paterson on James Chester. Direct free kick taken by Adriano Basso.
Robert Koren produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Robbie Brady comes on in place of Cameron Stewart.
Ross Wallace has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Bartley by James Chester. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.
Marvin Bartley on for Keith Treacy.
Long range effort from Robert Koren misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris McCann by Aaron Mclean. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.
Corner taken right-footed by Kieran Trippier, save made by Paul McShane.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Robert Koren. David Edgar restarts play with the free kick.
Martin Paterson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Corry Evans.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Koren on David Edgar. Kieran Trippier takes the direct free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Robert Koren misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McShane on Jay Rodriguez. Paul McShane is cautioned. Strike on goal comes in from Kieran Trippier from the free kick.
Martin Paterson is caught offside. James Chester takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adriano Basso.
Cameron Stewart is ruled offside. Chris McCann restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Corry Evans on Keith Treacy. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from outside the area by Robert Koren misses to the left of the target.
The referee blows for offside against Keith Treacy. Adriano Basso takes the free kick.
Close range shot by Andy Dawson goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Paterson by Paul McShane. Brian Easton restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Gulacsi goes off and Adriano Basso comes on.
Jay Rodriguez has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Martin Paterson. Free kick taken by James Chester.
Andy Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Paterson. Direct free kick taken by Martin Paterson.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kieran Trippier, save by Peter Gulacsi.
Martin Paterson scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burnley 1-0 Hull.Assist on the goal came from Lee Grant.
Header from close in by Aaron Mclean misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Martin Paterson on James Chester, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Chester.
Effort from inside the area by Jack Hobbs misses to the right of the goal.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Rodriguez. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.
Chris McCann challenges Jack Hobbs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Hobbs takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Cameron Stewart by Chris McCann results in a free kick. The ball is swung over by Robert Koren, Headed effort from inside the area by Jack Hobbs misses to the left of the target.
Effort on goal by Aaron Mclean from 35 yards missed to the left of the target.
Jay Rodriguez concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Dawson. Direct free kick taken by Corry Evans.
Long distance shot from Cameron Stewart misses to the left of the net.
Unfair challenge on Brian Easton by Aaron Mclean results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Foul by Chris McCann on Cameron Stewart, free kick awarded. Robert Koren restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren, save by Lee Grant.
Robert Koren has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
Corner taken by Kieran Trippier, Paul McShane makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ross Wallace.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
Duff doubtful to take on Tigers
Defender Michael Duff is an injury doubt as Burnley prepare to host Hull on New Year's Eve.
Duff recently returned from a spell on the sidelines with a medial ligament injury, although it was discomfort from his hamstring that forced him off during the 3-0 Boxing Day win over Doncaster at Turf Moor.
Clarets boss Eddie Howe told Press Association Sport: "Michael Duff will be rated as doubtful, we'll have to see how he is. We're not sure about the extend of his injury yet.
"He felt his hamstring but he felt a bit of cramp so we're still trying to ascertain whether it was cramp or whether it's a little, slight pull."
Elsewhere Howe has no other fresh worries as his in-form side look to build on an impressive run of five wins in six npower Championship outings.
Hull defender Liam Rosenior will miss the clash through suspension.
The full-back was booked in the Boxing Day defeat at Middlesbrough and sits out a one-game ban under the totting-up procedure.
Republic of Ireland international Paul McShane and fellow defender Joe Dudgeon will both come into contention.
Midfielder Seyi Olofinjana could also return to the squad for the first time this season following knee surgery in the summer.
The Nigerian, who spent last season on loan at Cardiff, recently played for 70 minutes in a reserve-team game, but remains short of match fitness.
Manager Nick Barmby named an unchanged starting line-up on Boxing Day, but apart from Rosenior's suspension could opt to shake things up by recalling wingers Robbie Brady and Richard Garcia to his starting line-up.
Monday's defeat at Boro ended a four-game winning run for Barmby's play-off chasers.
Paterson earns Clarets the points
Martin Paterson capitalised on a defensive mix-up to give Burnley their sixth victory in seven npower Championship matches with a smash-and-grab 1-0 win over Hull.
Eddie Howe's in-form Clarets were on the back foot for long periods as City controlled possession astutely but failed to find a cutting edge.
They paid the price after 34 minutes when defender Jack Hobbs and goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi left a clearance for one another and Paterson benefited from the ensuing panic.
In the moments leading up to the winning goal Hobbs and Aaron McLean might have put Hull ahead, while caretaker boss Nicky Barmby watched on in frustration as Robert Koren passed up a pair of clear openings in the second half.
Victory moves Burnley up to seventh in the table, three points behind sixth-placed Hull.
Brian Easton replaced hamstring injury victim Michael Duff in the Burnley defence, while winger Keith Treacy was preferred to Junior Stanislas.
Paul McShane replaced the suspended Liam Rosenior in Hull's only change.
Matt Fryatt had an early opportunity for the visitors, engineering space in the area after collecting a pass from McLean, but Burnley goalkeeper Lee Grant held his shot.
Koren was the outstanding player in the game's opening moments as Hull settled well and a last-ditch tackle from Easton was required to thwart the Slovenian playmaker.
Burnley's top scorer Jay Rodriguez had the ball in the net from close range shortly before the half hour, but David Edgar's flick on was adjudged to have come from an offside position.
Hobbs should have given Hull a 31st minute lead after marauding forward from the centre back, feeding the ball to Andy Dawson and continuing his run to meet the full-back's subsequent cross, only to drill wide from 12 yards.
McLean passed up an even better opening moments later, making poor headed contact when he Corry Evans' centre found him unmarked in the Burnley area.
Hull were made to pay for their profligacy when Paterson raced towards a long clearance from Grant and capitalised on some costly hesitation from Hobbs and Gulacsi to stoke into an unguarded net.
Barmby's men looked for an instant response as McLean combined with Evans before fizzing a dangerous ball across the face of goal and Dawson burst into the box to shoot wide as Grant narrowed the angle.
With his costly error fresh in the memory, Gulacsi hobbled out of the action shortly before the interval to be replaced by Adriano Basso.
Howe switched to a 4-5-1 formation at the start of the second half, but Hull continued to control the midfield and Koren passed up a gilt-edged chance in the 54th minute, slashing wide of the far post left-footed after Dawson found him in space.
Another chance came Koren's way midway through the half, but he fired over from McLean's cross.
As Hull continued to commit men forward the Clarets had the opportunity to seal the points on the counter-attack, with Wallace picking out Paterson and Basso produced an impressive stop.
Rodriguez spurned another chance on the break to leave the home fans sweating in stoppage time as Edgar headed dangerously towards his own goal, but Grant held on.
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk