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The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern, Vito Mannone makes a save.
Brett Pitman takes a shot. Save made by Vito Mannone.
A cross is delivered by Ryan McGivern.
The ball is delivered by Richard Foster.
The ball is swung over by Joshua King, save made by David James.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Wood on Paul McKenna. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Joshua King takes a shot. Save by David James.
(Hull) makes a substitution, with Tom Cairney coming on for Robert Koren. Aaron Mclean replaces Robbie Brady.
The official flags Robbie Brady offside. David James takes the indirect free kick. The ball is swung over by Aaron Mclean, Ryan McGivern gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Cairney. Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Fontaine.
The ball is delivered by Richard Foster, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.
Andy Dawson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah. Richard Foster takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Albert Adomah, clearance made by Liam Rosenior.
Corner taken by Brett Pitman from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Joshua King.
Brett Pitman sends in a cross, Jack Hobbs manages to make a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Liam Rosenior misses to the left of the target.
Stephen Pearson takes a shot. Vito Mannone makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Liam Fontaine, Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Brett Pitman, Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Andy Dawson manages to make a clearance.
The referee gives a free kick against Matt Fryatt for handball. Free kick taken by David James.
Joshua King joins the action as a substitute, replacing Corry Evans.
The ball is sent over by Richard Foster, Jack Hobbs manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Corry Evans. Liam Fontaine restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern, Paul McKenna manages to make a clearance.
Stephen Pearson takes a shot. Corry Evans gets a block in.
A goal is scored by Matt Fryatt from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hull 3-0 Bristol City.Assist by Robert Koren.
Liam Rosenior gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Wood. Free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce goes off and Brett Pitman comes on.
Effort from 20 yards by Cameron Stewart. Save by David James.
Centre by Andy Dawson, clearance made by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save made by David James.
Shot by Matt Fryatt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
The ball is sent over by Ryan McGivern, clearance by Jack Hobbs.
Ryan McGivern fouled by Robbie Brady, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan McGivern takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Albert Adomah.
Shot by Matt Fryatt from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
Robert Koren takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Cole Skuse.
Robert Koren takes a shot. Save by David James.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce delivers the ball, clearance by James Chester.
Stephen Pearson challenges Paul McKenna unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul McKenna takes the free kick.
Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Elliott on Corry Evans. Free kick taken by Paul McKenna.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Pearson on Andy Dawson. Free kick taken by Jack Hobbs.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Wood. Vito Mannone takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Albert Adomah.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Albert Adomah. Vito Mannone takes the free kick.
Liam Fontaine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Fryatt. Liam Rosenior takes the free kick.
Robbie Brady produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Shot by Robert Koren. Save made by David James. Cameron Stewart takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Andy Dawson makes a clearance.
Centre by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, drilled right-footed shot by Albert Adomah.
Robbie Brady produces a cross, Ryan McGivern makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Andy Dawson by Liam Fontaine results in a free kick. Liam Fontaine receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robbie Brady.
Ryan McGivern replaces Kalifa Cisse. Robert Koren takes the inswinging corner, David James makes a save.
Robbie Brady takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Fontaine.
The ball is swung over by Richard Foster.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah by Andy Dawson. Free kick taken by Cole Skuse.
The ball is crossed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance by Corry Evans.
Robbie Brady sends in a cross, Robert Koren finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Hull 2-0 Bristol City.Assist on the goal came from Robbie Brady.
Robert Koren takes the outswinging corner, Jack Hobbs scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Hull 1-0 Bristol City.Robert Koren provided the assist for the goal.
A cross is delivered by Cameron Stewart, blocked by Richard Foster.
Shot from outside the area by Matt Fryatt misses to the left of the goal.
James Chester is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Albert Adomah sends in a cross, clearance by Liam Rosenior.
Matt Fryatt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David James takes the indirect free kick.
James Chester concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Wood. Shot on goal comes in from Kalifa Cisse from the free kick.
Seyi you'll be there
Hull midfielder Seyi Olofinjana is hoping to play a bigger role as Nick Barmby's side look to climb back into the top six with victory over Bristol City.
Olofinjana made his first league appearance for the Tigers in nearly a year in their last match, which ended in a goalless draw at home to Doncaster.
He has had another seven days to improve his fitness after last week's game at Portsmouth was postponed.
Manager Barmby has no new injury or suspension problems, but last week's inactivity saw his side drop out of the play-off places for the first time since early December.
Skipper Jack Hobbs will continue his partnership at the heart of defence with James Chester, with Liam Rosenior and Andy Dawson completing a back four which has not conceded a league goal in over five hours, since the 1-0 home defeat to Derby on January 2.
Robins manager Derek McInnes will have to deal with an injury and suspension nightmare.
McInnes will be without at least four first-team regulars, while doubts linger over another two.
The Robins will be stretched in defence, with both James Wilson and Yannick Bolasie serving one-match bans, while Lewin Nyatanga is struggling through an ankle injury.
Veteran centre-back Louis Carey will also miss out after picking up a calf problem in training, and the City skipper is expected to be out for up to three weeks.
Meanwhile, midfielder Neil Kilkenny is also sidelined because of a hamstring knock sustained during the 3-0 home defeat to Leeds last time out and has been ruled out for 10 days.
However, Marvin Elliott should be fit after shrugging off the effects of his own hamstring complaint.
Hobbs rocks Robins
Jack Hobbs scored his first league goal in over three years as Hull climbed back into the top six of the npower Championship with a comfortable 3-0 home win over Bristol City.
Skipper Hobbs, last on target while on loan at Leicester in January 2009, headed his side into a 13th-minute lead, Slovenia international Robert Koren added a second two minutes later and Matty Fryatt made sure of the points with his first goal in over two months on the hour mark.
Nick Barmby's side dropped out of the play-off places after their scheduled game at Portsmouth last week was postponed but a third win in their last four league matches keeps them in the chasing pack.
Bristol City are currently in freefall, their steady climb following the arrival of Derek McInnes in October apparently in reverse after four defeats in their last five.
Barmby made just one change, recalling Robbie Brady up front alongside Fryatt, while defender Lewin Nyatanga, winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce and midfielder Marvin Elliott returned for Bristol City.
Fryatt pulled a 25-yard shot off target in the 11th minute but Hull took the lead in their next attack.
Koren crossed from the right and central defender Hobbs, who staggered in the penalty area at the moment of contact, managed to direct the ball goalwards with his head and it bobbled over visiting goalkeeper David James and the goalline.
The Tigers doubled their lead in more impressive fashion two minutes later.
Brady this time supplied a telling cross from the right and Koren was first to react, steering his header beyond James into the bottom corner from 12 yards.
Bristol City, who ended last week with nine men in the home defeat to Leeds, were dealt another blow in the 22nd minute when midfielder Kalifa Cisse was forced off through injury and replaced by Ryan McGivern.
But the visitors responded in style and almost pulled a goal back when Albert Adomah's angled drive hit the crossbar in the 26th minute.
Hull immediately stormed down the other end and Koren forced a fine save from James with a snapshot from inside the area as the game burst into life.
Koren forced James into another superb save after cutting in from the right and unleashing a shot from 25 yards but there were no more goals before the break.
Eight-goal Fryatt, who has gone over two months without scoring, was denied by James at full stretch and the visitors' goalkeeper held Cameron Stewart's volley as Hull continued to dominate.
Hull were rewarded for incessant pressure with a third goal on the hour mark.
Koren again did all the damage down the right and his ball into the area was swept home by Fryatt, right-footed, into the bottom corner.
Bristol City striker Stephen Pearson forced Hull goalkeeper Vito Mannone into a sprawling save with a 25-yard shot in the 75th minute but James kept out Hull again seven minutes later when substitute Josh King fired in a low shot.
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