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  • Date:05 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Kingston Communications Stadium
  • Attendance:18,907
  • Taylor-Fletcher (80) Taylor-Fletcher (80)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Corner taken short by Billy Clarke.

92mins

Shot from inside the area by Jay Simpson clears the bar.

91mins

Jay Simpson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

89mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Clarke.

89mins

(Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Chris Basham coming on for Elliot Grandin.

88mins

Robbie Brady has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

88mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliot Grandin from the left by-line, Robbie Brady manages to make a clearance. Keith Southern takes a shot. Save made by Peter Gulacsi.

87mins

Gary Taylor-Fletcher leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Sutherland.

86mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Elliot Grandin.

85mins

Effort from inside the area by Robbie Brady misses to the left of the target.

85mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Cairney, save by Matthew Gilks.

85mins

Jay Simpson is brought on as a substitute for Paul McKenna.

83mins

Unfair challenge on Robert Koren by Craig Cathcart results in a free kick. Tom Cairney has an effort direct from the free kick.

81mins

Gary Taylor-Fletcher finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Hull 0-1 Blackpool.Billy Clarke provided the assist for the goal.

79mins

Kevin Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.

78mins

Corner taken right-footed by Elliot Grandin.

78mins

Unfair challenge on Elliot Grandin by Paul McKenna results in a free kick. Paul McKenna receives a caution. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

75mins

Effort on goal by Elliot Grandin from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

74mins

Robbie Brady produces a cross.

72mins

Robbie Brady sends in a cross, Tom Cairney takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.

72mins

The ball is crossed by Matt Fryatt.

71mins

Gary Taylor-Fletcher has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

69mins

Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks. Shot from deep inside the area by Nick Barmby goes over the bar.

67mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliot Grandin, Close range header by Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes wide of the left-hand post.

67mins

Billy Clarke replaces Brett Ormerod.

63mins

Robbie Brady produces a cross.

57mins

Barry Ferguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McKenna. Paul McKenna takes the direct free kick.

56mins

Tom Cairney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Elliot Grandin. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.

55mins

Liam Rosenior concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Ferguson. Elliot Grandin takes the direct free kick.

52mins

The ball is sent over by Robbie Brady.

49mins

Joe Dudgeon challenges Gary Taylor-Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Elliot Grandin sends in a cross, Close range header by Craig Cathcart goes wide of the left-hand post.

48mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Chester by Elliot Grandin. Peter Gulacsi takes the free kick.

48mins

The ball is swung over by Alex Baptiste, Header from deep inside the area by Kevin Phillips goes over the bar.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Ian Evatt by Dele Adebola results in a free kick. Nick Barmby comes on in place of Dele Adebola. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Crainey.

46mins

The ball is sent over by Robbie Brady.

45mins

Ian Evatt concedes a free kick for a foul on Dele Adebola. The referee cautions Ian Evatt for unsporting behaviour. Jack Hobbs takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Kevin Phillips has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box hitting the post.

41mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin Phillips by Tom Cairney results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Elliot Grandin from left channel, clearance made by Matt Fryatt.

38mins

Joe Dudgeon is booked.

37mins

The referee blows for offside against Brett Ormerod. Peter Gulacsi takes the indirect free kick.

36mins

Short corner worked by Robert Koren. The ball is crossed by Robbie Brady.

35mins

Corner taken left-footed by Tom Cairney, Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

35mins

The ball is sent over by Robbie Brady, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.

35mins

The ball is delivered by Kevin Phillips, Elliot Grandin has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

34mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Phillips. Free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.

31mins

Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Comfortable save by Matthew Gilks.

30mins

The offside flag is raised against Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Peter Gulacsi restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Brett Ormerod produces a cross, clearance made by James Chester.

28mins

Matt Fryatt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Craig Cathcart restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Chester by Alex Baptiste. Peter Gulacsi takes the direct free kick.

25mins

Robbie Brady has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

23mins

Kevin Phillips is ruled offside. Peter Gulacsi takes the free kick.

22mins

The ball is delivered by Liam Rosenior.

19mins

Foul by Matt Fryatt on Craig Cathcart, free kick awarded. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Robert Koren has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

16mins

Barry Ferguson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Peter Gulacsi.

16mins

Matt Fryatt is caught offside. Craig Cathcart takes the free kick.

13mins

Liam Rosenior fouled by Brett Ormerod, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Gulacsi restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

The referee blows for offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

11mins

Unfair challenge on Robert Koren by Keith Southern results in a free kick. Tom Cairney produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

8mins

Corner taken by Tom Cairney from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

6mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Fryatt. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

3mins

A cross is delivered by Liam Rosenior, save made by Matthew Gilks.

1mins

Dele Adebola challenges Ian Evatt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

Match Preview

Mclean missing for Tigers Hull will be without striker Aaron Mclean for their opening game of the season against Blackpool at the KC Stadium on Friday night. Mclean is struggling with a calf injury but manager Nigel Pearson hopes to include fellow forward Jay Simpson in his squad. Simpson missed the final pre-season game against Chesterfield on Saturday due to a knock but returned to training on Wednesday and is expected to make the substitutes' bench, with summer signing Dele Adebola favourite to start alongside Matty Fryatt up front. Defender Paul McShane (calf) and winger Cameron Stewart (knee) remain long-term absentees. Hull's other summer signings, goalkeepers Peter Gulacsi and Adriano Basso, defender Jack Hobbs and midfielder Paul McKenna, all featured against Chesterfield and will be hoping to make their debuts. Blackpool boss Ian Holloway could field several debutants. While the Seasiders have lost a host of players since their relegation last season, most notably captain Charlie Adam and playmaker David Vaughan, plenty of new faces have arrived. They include Bojan Djordjic, Matthew Hill, Kevin Phillips, Barry Ferguson, Craig Sutherland, Miguel Llera and Tom Ince. Ferguson, a #750,000 signing from Birmingham, looks set to emerge as a key player for Holloway's men as they bid to bounce straight back into the top flight. Assistant boss Steve Thompson said: "He is a good leader on and off the pitch and that will be important to us." Meanwhile, rookie striker Louis Almond, 19, has joined Barrow on loan until January.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Pearson

Hull

Formation: 433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

  • Peter Gulacsi
  • Liam Rosenior
  • James Chester
  • Jack Hobbs
  • Joe Dudgeon
  • Robert Koren
  • Paul McKenna
  • Tom Cairney
  • Robbie Brady
  • Dele Adebola
  • Matt Fryatt
  • SUBS
  • Adriano Basso
  • Andy Dawson
  • Corry Evans
  • Jay Simpson
  • Nick Barmby

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Match Report

Taylor-Fletcher gets Seasiders up and running Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who scored Blackpool's first Premier League goal on the opening day of last season, gave them a winning return to the npower Championship at Hull as his 81st minute strike sealed a 1-0 triumph. Taylor-Fletcher, whose goal away to Wigan a year ago set the Seasiders on their way to a stunning 4-0 win, lashed home a glorious angled effort nine minutes from time to settle an open game. Hull's Tom Cairney and veteran striker Kevin Phillips on his Blackpool debut both shot against the post in the first half, while the hosts were made to pay for a succession of missed chances after the break. Blackpool were relegated on the final day of last season and started slowly at the KC Stadium. Hull almost went ahead in style in the 12th minute. Cairney's curling left-footed free-kick from 30 yards looked headed for the top corner only to come back off the post. Robbie Brady, on loan from Manchester United, then cut inside from the left only to pull his shot wide of the near post. At the other end, Phillips, 38 years old but still a handful, made ground down the right and sent in a cross which goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi came for but failed to cut out. Elliot Grandin got his head to the ball but, under pressure from two defenders, could not direct his effort on target. The lively Brady then got to the byline and fired in a cross which Stephen Crainey had to head behind. But it was the visitors who ended the first half the strongest as Taylor-Fletcher pounced on a poor clearance and played Phillips in down the right, but the former England striker's fierce shot hit the outside of the near post with Gulacsi beaten. Blackpool threatened again in the opening seconds after the break, Grandin skipping away from the challenge of James Chester only to be denied by a magnificent sliding tackle from Brady just inside the area. Ian Holloway's men were now firmly in the ascendancy and Gulacsi was again unconvincing in the air as he failed to get a punch to Grandin's free-kick lofted into the area and Craig Cathcart's header dropped just wide. Blackpool were then rescued by a last-ditch tackle from Alex Baptiste to nick the ball away from Matt Fryatt, while Brady raced down the right and guided in a low cross which Nick Barmby, sliding in, just failed to get a touch to. Gulacsi's vulnerability on crosses nearly cost Hull again as he stayed on his line when he should have come to claim Grandin's corner and Taylor-Fletcher headed wide when he should have scored. Hull were given a clear opening in the 69th minute when Fryatt was sent clean through, but a heavy touch allowed Matt Gilks to smother his shot and Barmby curled the rebound over the bar. Brady was causing all sorts of problems with his pace down the wings and, with two defenders for company, still got to the byline and pulled back a low cross for Cairney, who was denied by an excellent block by Cathcart. Blackpool took the lead in the 81st minute thanks to a fine goal by Taylor-Fletcher. The 30-year-old played a neat one-two with Keith Southern, receiving the return ball as he broke into the right of the area and cracking a bouncing ball into the far corner past the despairing dive of Gulacsi. Substitute Jay Simpson should have equalised in the dying moments when a long ball found him in space with the goal at his mercy, but he shot horribly over the bar.

Form Guide

  • Hull
  • VS
  • Blackpool

Last Meetings

  • Hull
  • 2 - 2
  • Blackpool
  • 09/02/2008
  • Blackpool
  • 2 - 1
  • Hull
  • 03/09/2007
  • Blackpool
  • 3 - 0
  • Hull
  • 11/03/1978
  • Hull
  • 2 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 15/10/1977
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 0
  • Hull
  • 01/01/1977
  • Hull
  • 2 - 2
  • Blackpool
  • 06/11/1976

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