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Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hull 0-2 Cardiff.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Hudson by Jack Hobbs. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
The referee blows for offside against Aaron Ramsey. Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.
Kevin McNaughton concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Barmby. Corry Evans sends in a cross, Andy Dawson takes a shot.
Liam Rosenior takes a shot. Blocked by Dekel Keinan.
Short corner worked by Peter Whittingham.
Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Jack Hobbs results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.
Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a comfortable save.
Liam Rosenior sends in a cross, clearance made by Peter Whittingham.
The referee shows Jack Hobbs a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Jack Hobbs challenges Jay Bothroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Aaron Ramsey.
James Harper leaves the field to be replaced by Jamie Devitt. Corry Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy. Kevin McNaughton restarts play with the free kick.
(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Jay Emmanuel-Thomas coming on for Craig Bellamy. Chris Burke replaces Michael Chopra.
Corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren from the left by-line, save by Tom Heaton.
Stephen McPhail shown a yellow card.
James Harper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen McPhail. Mark Hudson restarts play with the free kick.
Robert Koren sends in a cross.
The referee blows for offside against Matt Fryatt. Mark Hudson restarts play with the free kick.
Nick Barmby takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.
Booking for Craig Bellamy.
The referee gives a free kick against Jay Bothroyd for handball. James Chester restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Chopra finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Hull 0-1 Cardiff.Nick Barmby on for Aaron Mclean. The assist for the goal came from Kevin McNaughton.
Paul Quinn sends in a cross, Corry Evans manages to make a clearance.
Aaron Mclean challenges Peter Whittingham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Hudson takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren, Mark Hudson fouled by Aaron Mclean, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
Robert Koren takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.
Aaron Ramsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Corry Evans. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Dawson from left channel.
Centre by Peter Whittingham, James Chester manages to make a clearance.
Jay Bothroyd is adjudged to have handled the ball. Bradley Guzan takes the indirect free kick.
Paul Quinn produces a cross, Close range headed effort by Jay Bothroyd clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McNaughton on Matt Fryatt. Free kick crossed by Andy Dawson, clearance made by Peter Whittingham.
A cross is delivered by Kevin McNaughton.
Peter Whittingham delivers a pass corner to short, James Chester makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Whittingham, Dekel Keinan takes a shot. Corry Evans gets a block in.
Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Rosenior.
Corner taken by Andy Dawson from the right by-line, Paul Quinn manages to make a clearance.
Robert Koren takes a shot. Matt Fryatt gets a block in. The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Gerrard on Jay Bothroyd. Stephen McPhail takes the free kick.
Foul by Jay Bothroyd on Anthony Gerrard, free kick awarded. Bradley Guzan takes the indirect free kick.
Michael Chopra takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a save.
Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Clearance made by Anthony Gerrard. Peter Whittingham takes the inswinging corner, Andy Dawson makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Aaron Ramsey, clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.
The ball is crossed by Jay Bothroyd, Andy Dawson gets a block in.
Andy Dawson challenges Jay Bothroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Peter Whittingham, Bradley Guzan makes a save.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Chopra. Anthony Gerrard takes the indirect free kick.
Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton. Corner taken by Andy Dawson from the right by-line, Anthony Gerrard takes a shot. Clearance made by Dekel Keinan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Hudson on Matt Fryatt. James Chester delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Foul by Anthony Gerrard on Jay Bothroyd, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Aaron Ramsey.
The referee blows for offside. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is swung over by Corry Evans, clearance made by Kevin McNaughton.
Stephen McPhail challenges Robert Koren unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Harper restarts play with the free kick.
Liam Rosenior delivers the ball, save made by Tom Heaton.
Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Blocked by Dekel Keinan.
Robert Koren takes the inswinging corner, Peter Whittingham manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Indirect free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.
Kevin McNaughton delivers the ball, Corry Evans gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line to the near post, Corry Evans makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Corry Evans on Craig Bellamy. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.
Robert Koren takes a shot. Paul Quinn gets a block in. Robert Koren takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Peter Whittingham makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Robert Koren from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jay Bothroyd. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren, save by Tom Heaton.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Hudson on Jay Simpson. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andy Dawson.
Corry Evans takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.
Liam Rosenior sends in a cross, clearance made by Mark Hudson.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Gerrard by Jay Bothroyd results in a free kick. Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.
James Harper takes a shot. Tom Heaton makes a comfortable save.
No changes for Tigers
Hull have no new injury or suspension problems and are expected to be unchanged for their home clash with Cardiff.
Teenager Cameron Stewart appears to be a long-term absentee as he awaits the full prognosis on a knee injury sustained in last weekend's draw at Ipswich.
Jamie Devitt replaced Stewart on the wing at Portman Road, but James Harper was manager Nigel Pearson's preferred choice to start in the midweek win at Derby.
Vito Mannone, on loan from Arsenal, returned to the substitutes' bench following a two-month injury lay-off on Tuesday night and is pushing for a return to the starting line-up, but Brad Guzan is expected to continue in goal in his last game while on loan from Aston Villa.
Striker Jay Simpson is anxious to make his first start since the home FA Cup defeat to Wigan in January as the Tigers look to make it just one defeat in 19 league matches.
Cardiff will check on Seyi Olofinjana as the on-loan Tigers man bids to line up against his parent club.
The midfielder, on a season-long deal from the KC Stadium, is struggling with a knee problem sustained in the 2-0 victory over Leicester on Tuesday.
Olofinjana is allowed to play under the terms of his loan, as is Bluebirds defender Anthony Gerrard for the hosts, and the powerful Nigerian even bagged the opener in a 2-0 Cardiff victory when the two sides met in September.
Manager Dave Jones is also waiting on winger Jason Koumas, who has been struggling with illness, but captain Craig Bellamy is fit after a virus kept him out in midweek.
Striker Michael Chopra is again set to heavily strap his foot and be available for selection, while on-loan Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey plays his final game for the Bluebirds before returning to the Emirates.
Cardiff keep pace
Michael Chopra and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas proved the difference as Cardiff edged a tight affair against Hull 2-0.
On a day when promotion rivals QPR, Swansea and Norwich all won it was crucial the Bluebirds kept up with the pace in the battle to win promotion to the Barclays Premier League.
Points matter more than performances at this stage in the season and Chopra looked to have produced the only moment of inspiration to head home Craig Bellamy's cross after 65 minutes.
That was until on-loan Arsenal forward Emmanuel-Thomas made the points safe with a stunning effort out of nothing in injury time.
They were only the ninth and 10th league goals conceded by Hull at the KC Stadium this term and ended the home side's nine-match unbeaten run, while Cardiff have now lost just one of their last 10.
Bellamy returned from illness to skipper Cardiff while Stephen McPhail came into the centre of midfield to replace on-loan Seyi Olofinjana, who - despite having permission - was denied the chance to line up against his parent club due to a knee injury.
Hull made just the one change, Jay Simpson coming in for Tijani Belaid, and included on-loan Cardiff centre-back Anthony Gerrard in their ranks who, like season-long loanee Olofinjana, was allowed to come up against his employers.
Jay Bothroyd had the ball in the back of the net after 15 minutes only to see the flag raised for offside.
The Bluebirds striker was again at the centre of matters shortly after as he went down in the penalty area, only to see his appeals waved away by referee Paul Tierney.
The first real moment of threat came after 28 minutes as Matty Fryatt forced Tom Heaton to tip his effort around a post, with Bothroyd called upon to clear Gerrard's goalbound header off the line from the resulting corner.
Chopra then saw Cardiff's second reasonable penalty appeal dismissed having been brought down.
And in the last action of the opening 45 minutes, Bluebirds centre-back Dekel Keinan saw his header blocked on the line by the efforts of Corry Evans.
Gerrard was forced off due to injury at half-time, but replacement centre-half Jack Hobbs was eased into the action as both sides struggled to pose an attacking threat after the restart.
The first real chance of the second half came in the 65th minute and it was one which effectively settled the encounter, with Hull's defence going missing for the first time in the game.
Bellamy sent in a cross from out wide and Chopra was afforded plenty of space to head past Brad Guzan at the near post.
The Tigers responded by bringing on Nick Barmby and he sent a great chance over the bar from six yards just four minutes later.
Hull pressed late on in a bid for a late equaliser but continued to lack that killer instinct in the final third, and Cardiff substitute Emmanuel-Thomas showed them how it was done when he weaved his way through to finish well in injury time and wrap up the win.
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