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Corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Aaron Mclean manages to make a clearance.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Jack Hobbs manages to make a clearance.
Adriano Basso leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Gulacsi.
Nick Barmby concedes a free kick for a foul on Don Cowie. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Koren on Joe Mason. Robert Koren booked for unsporting behaviour. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Chester by Peter Whittingham. Adriano Basso restarts play with the free kick.
Filip Kiss goes off and Ben Turner comes on.
Corner taken left-footed by Robbie Brady, Close range headed effort by Aaron Mclean goes wide of the left-hand post.
Jack Hobbs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Mason. Jack Hobbs receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Peter Whittingham fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Adriano Basso makes a save.
Aaron Mclean joins the action as a substitute, replacing Martyn Waghorn.
Martyn Waghorn produces a cross.
Aron Gunnarsson produces a cross.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Mason. Adriano Basso restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Peter Whittingham, Headed effort from inside the area by Don Cowie misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Corry Evans on Aron Gunnarsson. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
Nick Barmby scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Hull 2-1 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Robbie Brady.
Kevin McNaughton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Koren. Nick Barmby takes the indirect free kick.
Nick Barmby on for Martin Pusic.
Joe Mason takes a shot. Save by Adriano Basso.
A cross is delivered by Aron Gunnarsson, Liam Rosenior makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Joe Mason. Adriano Basso restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Martyn Waghorn.
Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Jack Hobbs gets a block in.
Kevin McNaughton fouled by Martin Pusic, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin McNaughton takes the free kick.
Robbie Brady produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
Foul by Filip Kiss on Corry Evans, free kick awarded. Liam Rosenior takes the free kick.
Joe Ralls fires in a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Hull 1-1 Cardiff.Kevin McNaughton provided the assist for the goal.
Martin Pusic produces a cross, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Robbie Brady, clearance by Filip Kiss.
Robert Koren takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Corry Evans by Filip Kiss. James Chester takes the free kick.
Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
Shot from just outside the box by Robert Koren goes over the bar.
The ball is swung over by Peter Whittingham, save by Adriano Basso.
Shot by Robert Koren from outside the box goes high over the target.
Centre by Liam Rosenior, clearance made by Mark Hudson.
Martyn Waghorn fouled by Anthony Gerrard, the ref awards a free kick. Robbie Brady crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Robbie Brady, clearance by Kevin McNaughton.
Martin Pusic concedes a free kick for a foul on Aron Gunnarsson. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Mason. James Chester takes the direct free kick.
Headed effort on goal by Mark Hudson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Whittingham by Corry Evans. Free kick taken by David Marshall.
The ball is delivered by Corry Evans, Header by Martin Pusic from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Shot on goal by Martyn Waghorn from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Handball by Matt Fryatt. Kevin McNaughton takes the direct free kick.
Matt Fryatt fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hull 1-0 Cardiff.Assist by Martin Pusic.
Martyn Waghorn crosses the ball, save by David Marshall.
A cross is delivered by Darcy Blake, Jack Hobbs manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Liam Rosenior, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Martyn Waghorn misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is delivered by Robbie Brady, Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Joe Dudgeon on Kevin McNaughton, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.
Robert Koren takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.
Peter Whittingham takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the area by Anthony Gerrard misses to the left of the target.
Don Cowie sends in a cross, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.
The ball is crossed by Peter Whittingham, save by Adriano Basso.
Robbie Brady produces a cross.
The ball is delivered by Robbie Brady, Kevin McNaughton manages to make a clearance.
Jack Hobbs produces a cross, clearance by Aron Gunnarsson.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robbie Brady.
A cross is delivered by Liam Rosenior, Joe Ralls gets a block in.
Joe Mason is caught offside. Free kick taken by Adriano Basso.
Long range shot from Filip Kiss misses to the left of the target.
Peter Whittingham decides to take a short corner, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.
Don Cowie takes a short corner.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Adriano Basso.
The ball is swung over by Joe Mason, blocked by Robert Koren.
Robert Koren takes the inswinging corner, Corry Evans takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Robbie Brady takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
Martin Pusic concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McNaughton. Martin Pusic is shown a yellow card. Strike comes in from Peter Whittingham from the free kick, Adriano Basso makes a save.
Liam Rosenior produces a cross, Martyn Waghorn takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Marshall.
Martyn Waghorn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Marshall takes the free kick. (Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Joe Ralls coming on for Kenny Miller.
Peter Whittingham crosses the ball, clearance made by James Chester.
Kenny Miller is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Jack Hobbs.
Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Corry Evans.
As you were for Tigers
Hull are expected to be unchanged against Cardiff as they look to extend their unbeaten run to six matches.
Slovenia international Robert Koren (hamstring) came through unscathed after his surprise inclusion in the starting line-up for the midweek draw at Doncaster and should continue.
But fellow midfielder Paul McKenna is still struggling with the dead leg that kept him out on Tuesday night and Paul McShane remains unavailable despite appearing for the reserves this week.
Republic of Ireland defender McShane, yet to feature for the Tigers this season, played 45 minutes for the second string as he works his way back from a calf problem, but is not ready for first-team action.
Skipper Andy Dawson (knee) is still out, as is winger Martin Pusic, although he edged closer to his league debut with a midweek run out for the reserves.
Cardiff will continue to work through their injury problems.
The Bluebirds saw midfielder Craig Conway (ankle) and strikers Robert Earnshaw (thigh) and Rudy Gestede (hamstring) all pick up knocks during the goalless draw with Leicester on Sunday and none of the three figured in the 2-1 victory over Southampton in midweek.
Centre-back Ben Turner and Dekel Keinan, however, returned to the bench after recovering from injury and are in contention for an appearance at the KC Stadium.
Manager Malky Mackay is hopeful Conway will be fit for the away day, and there are positive signs that Lee Naylor (calf) could also feature, while Joe Mason is expected to start up front with Kenny Miller.
Mackay has been trawling the loan market for temporary replacements to his injury-hit squad but has so far been unsuccessful.
Barmby boost for Tigers
Nick Barmby struck his first goal of the season to extend Hull's unbeaten run to six matches in the npower Championship with a 2-1 win over Cardiff.
Veteran midfielder Barmby kept his composure to convert a fine cross from Robbie Brady in the 71st minute and send the Tigers into the top six.
Cardiff teenager Joe Ralls had earlier marked his league debut - 48 hours after signing his first professional contract - with a superb 20-yard shot, which had cancelled out Matty Fryatt's opener shortly before half-time.
Hull had already lost twice at the KC Stadium this season, but rarely looked like slipping to another against in-form Cardiff, who were unbeaten in seven league games prior to kick-off.
Austrian winger Martin Pusic made his league debut for Hull in place of Tom Cairney, while Cardiff were unchanged from the side that started in midweek.
Cardiff began full of confidence after Wednesday night's win over leaders Southampton, but could have found themselves two goals down in the first 16 minutes.
Hull's teenage winger Brady, on loan from Manchester United, forced Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall into a flying save with a thumping 25-yard free-kick and within 60 seconds midfielder Corry Evans volleyed just over the crossbar.
Cardiff had been dealt an early blow when striker Kenny Miller was forced off through injury and replaced by Ralls, while the visitors had to wait until the 30th minute before their first effort on goal when former Hull loanee Anthony Gerrard headed wide from Peter Whittingham's corner.
Hull looked the more likely side to break the deadlock though and after Martyn Waghorn had headed Liam Rosenior's cross just wide, Fryatt opened the scoring six minutes before the interval.
Pusic played the ball into the penalty area from the left and Fryatt wriggled clear of his marker to squeeze a low shot between Marshall and the inside post for his second goal of the season.
Hull midfielder Robert Koren flashed a 25-yard volley wide after the break and Fryatt saw his shot from inside the area well saved by Marshall.
But slightly against the run of play Cardiff equalised in the 62nd minute with a goal that will live forever in the memory of Ralls.
Bluebirds midfielder Kevin McNaughton found Ralls with a pass from his own half and the youngster carried the ball into space towards the edge of the area before unleashing an unstoppable shot into Hull goalkeeper Adriano Basso's top right-hand corner.
Brady and Whittingham traded 20-yard efforts as both sides went in search of a second goal and Cardiff striker Joe Mason fired straight at Basso.
But Hull regained the lead in the 71st minute. Brady whipped over a fine cross from the right into the danger area six yards from goal and Barmby despatched a left-footed finish into the bottom corner.
Waghorn hobbled out of the action with 10 minutes left and was replaced by Aaron Mclean and despite Basso's late injury - he was replaced by Peter Gulacsi in the 94th minute - Hull comfortably held on to their lead.
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