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Liam Rosenior produces a cross, Shot from 12 yards from Aaron Mclean. Save by Peter Brezovan.
Paul McKenna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes. Liam Bridcutt crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.
Paul McKenna concedes a free kick for a foul on Gordon Greer. Paul McKenna receives a caution. Joe Mattock takes the free kick.
Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Peter Brezovan gets a block in. Short corner taken by Robert Koren.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Cairney on Gai Assulin. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Liam Bridcutt, Aaron Mclean manages to make a clearance.
Liam Rosenior produces a cross, save by Peter Brezovan.
Aaron Mclean delivers the ball, save made by Peter Brezovan.
Unfair challenge on James Chester by Ashley Barnes results in a free kick. Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Rosenior on Gai Assulin. The ball is sent over by Liam Bridcutt, Gordon Greer produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Robert Koren produces a cross, Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Gai Assulin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Abdul Razak.
Robert Koren takes a inswinging corner.
The ball is crossed by Will Buckley.
Shot by Robert Koren from just outside the area goes over the net.
Corner taken by Tom Cairney from the right by-line to the near post, Will Buckley manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Aaron Mclean, clearance by Gonzalo Jara Reyes.
Cameron Stewart fouled by Gonzalo Jara Reyes, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Koren crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Gordon Greer makes a clearance.
Tom Cairney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Corry Evans.
Will Buckley is brought on as a substitute for Kazenga LuaLua.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Mclean by Joe Mattock results in a free kick. Andy Dawson delivers the ball, Shot by Cameron Stewart from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Andy Dawson fouled by Kazenga LuaLua, the ref awards a free kick. Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Dawson challenges Gonzalo Jara Reyes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Dawson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. (Hull) makes a substitution, with Aaron Mclean coming on for Robbie Brady. Indirect free kick taken by Gordon Greer.
Robbie Brady produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
Cameron Stewart sends in a cross, Adam El-Abd makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Craig Mackail-Smith.
The ball is swung over by Robbie Brady.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Paul McKenna. Free kick taken by Joe Mattock.
Foul by Adam El-Abd on Matt Fryatt, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul McKenna.
The ball is swung over by Liam Bridcutt, Vito Mannone makes a save.
Craig Mackail-Smith crosses the ball, save by Vito Mannone. Corner taken by Kazenga LuaLua from the right by-line played to the near post, Vito Mannone makes a clearance.
Centre by Robbie Brady.
Effort on goal by Matt Fryatt from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is sent over by Kazenga LuaLua, save made by Vito Mannone.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Brady on Kazenga LuaLua. Free kick taken by Joe Mattock.
Cameron Stewart produces a cross, clearance made by Gordon Greer.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Barnes, clearance made by James Chester.
The ball is sent over by Cameron Stewart, Adam El-Abd manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Matt Fryatt from 20 yards. Save by Peter Brezovan.
Andy Dawson delivers the ball, blocked by Gordon Greer. Short corner worked by Cameron Stewart.
The ball is crossed by Liam Rosenior.
The ball is crossed by Corry Evans, Alan Navarro gets a block in.
Cameron Stewart has an effort at goal.
Alan Navarro produces a cross. The offside flag is raised against Craig Mackail-Smith. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Liam Bridcutt takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kazenga LuaLua, Effort on goal by Joe Mattock from 12 yards.
Gonzalo Jara Reyes fouled by Paul McKenna, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara Reyes.
Cameron Stewart takes a shot. Peter Brezovan makes a save.
Liam Rosenior challenges Kazenga LuaLua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Brezovan takes the indirect free kick.
Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Peter Brezovan. Robert Koren takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Adam El-Abd.
Liam Bridcutt concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McKenna. James Chester restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Robbie Brady, Shot by Matt Fryatt. Save made by Peter Brezovan.
Liam Bridcutt takes a shot. Save made by Vito Mannone.
Matt Fryatt is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Gordon Greer.
Centre by Cameron Stewart.
Gonzalo Jara Reyes crosses the ball, save made by Vito Mannone.
Unfair challenge on Cameron Stewart by Gonzalo Jara Reyes results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Robert Koren, save by Peter Brezovan.
Kazenga LuaLua fouled by Robert Koren, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam El-Abd.
Ashley Barnes produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Vito Mannone makes a save.
Shot by Craig Mackail-Smith from 20 yards. Save by Vito Mannone.
Robert Koren produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Alan Navarro fouled by Corry Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara Reyes.
A cross is delivered by Robbie Brady, blocked by Joe Mattock. Outswinging corner taken by Robert Koren, Shot by Robbie Brady. Save by Peter Brezovan.
Unfair challenge on Paul McKenna by Alan Navarro results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Dawson from right channel, clearance by Adam El-Abd.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith by Jack Hobbs. Kazenga LuaLua shoots direct from the free kick.
Ashley Barnes has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Liam Bridcutt fouled by Corry Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Gordon Greer takes the free kick.
Liam Rosenior crosses the ball, clearance by Gordon Greer.
Cameron Stewart is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara Reyes.
Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone.
Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Hobbs.
Robbie Brady has an effort at goal. Save by Peter Brezovan.
Joe Mattock sends in a cross, save made by Vito Mannone.
Matt Fryatt sends in a cross, Cameron Stewart takes a shot. Clearance made by Adam El-Abd.
Abdul Razak sends in a cross, Craig Mackail-Smith produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Gulacsi back for Tigers
Hull goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi will return to contention for the home clash with Brighton for the first time since New Year's Day.
Gulacsi, on loan from Liverpool, has been sidelined with a knee injury and with fellow goalkeeper Adriano Basso struggling with a similar problem, Arsenal loanee Vito Mannone has started in the last seven matches.
Mannone is expected to continue, with Gulacsi returning to the substitutes' bench.
Manager Nick Barmby has no new injury or suspension worries and will be selecting his side from an almost full-strength squad.
Barmby must decide whether to retain Aaron Mclean up front alongside Matty Fryatt or recall Cameron Stewart.
The Tigers, unbeaten in their last five league games, are bidding to climb back into the top six.
Matt Sparrow, Joe Mattock and Gonzalo Jara Reyes return to the Brighton squad.
Midfielder Sparrow has completed a three-match ban after he was sent off against Leicester earlier this month.
On-loan full-backs Mattock and Reyes missed Sunday's 6-1 FA Cup defeat at Liverpool as they were cup-tied.
Liam Bridcutt, who scored two own-goals at Anfield, is expected to shake off a minor back knock to continue in central midfield.
Defender Tommy Elphick remains sidelined with an Achilles injury and midfielder Gary Dicker is still recovering from a broken leg but the Seagulls have an otherwise fully-fit squad.
Striker Craig Mackail-Smith is pushing for a recall after dropping to the bench against the Reds.
Stalemate at KC
Brighton put their FA Cup humbling at the hands of Liverpool behind them with a gritty goalless draw against fellow npower Championship play-off hopefuls Hull.
The Seagulls were hammered 6-1 at Anfield on Sunday but showed their resilience tonight by extending their unbeaten league run to eight matches despite the Tigers' dominance.
Manager Gus Poyet made four changes, handing a debut to Manchester City loanee Abdul Razak, while Nick Barmby made just one following the 0-0 draw at Birmingham, winger Cameron Stewart replacing Aaron Mclean.
The City boss saw his side start much the brighter as Matty Fryatt's trickery on the right wing allowed him to whip in a cross for Stewart, who took Peter Brezovan out of the equation with a neat sidestep but could not squeeze his shot past Adam El-Abd on the line.
The tireless running of lone striker Craig Mackail-Smith earned Brighton a free-kick almost from nothing in the 10th minute and Kazenga LuaLua fired narrowly wide.
Robbie Brady's ambitious overhead kick from the edge of the box was only ever going to be handling practice for Brezovan but it was at least on target, unlike Mackail-Smith's copycat attempt shortly after, which left the former Peterborough forward in a heap as the ball spun away to a grateful Paul McKenna.
James Chester's well-timed challenge on Ashley Barnes two minutes later looked an ill-advised intervention when the ball broke fortuitously for Mackail-Smith, but his effort was parried away by Vito Mannone.
The foraging runs of Stewart caused the Gulls problems in the first half and his teasing cross almost picked out Robert Koren just after the half-hour mark, but he was eased out by an alert Joe Mattock.
Brighton's threat was most apparent on the counter-attack and when LuaLua surged forward and his heavy touch inadvertently fed Liam Bridcutt, scorer of two own goals in Sunday's heavy reverse, the midfielder's low drive was only gathered by on-loan Arsenal goalkeeper Mannone at the second attempt.
Still it was the Tigers creating the more inviting openings and another chance arrived moments later as Stewart raced on to a long punt over the top but his attempted chip was blocked and he lost control of the loose ball as it ran to safety.
They were almost made to pay five minutes before the break when the 19-year-old Razak forced a smart stop from Mannone.
The lively Stewart still found time to strike the top of the bar with an 18-yard thunderbolt as the hosts finished the half on top.
When both Fryatt and Brady went close early in the second half it appeared as though the home side would continue to control proceedings, but Mackail-Smith's powerful run, at the end of which he just failed to pick out Barnes in the box, provided a stark reminder Poyet's charges were still in the contest.
Stewart snatched at a shot and put it wide while Chester showed a similar lack of composure when Koren's set-piece delivery arrived at his feet four minutes later.
Substitute Mclean should have won it 12 minutes from the end but he skied over the bar from close range after more good work from Koren.
And, as in October when the two met at the Amex Stadium, the contest ended without a goal as Hull missed out on the chance to climb into the play-off places despite making it six games unbeaten in the league.
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