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The referee brings the game to a close.
Clearance made by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Vurnon Anita scores a right footed goal. Hull 1-4 Newcastle.
Paul Dummett has an effort at goal. David Meyler gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Ahmed Elmohamady.
James Chester heads at goal.
Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone from the left by-line.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa manages to make a clearance.
Loic Remy takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Bruce.
Luuk De Jong goes off and Dan Gosling comes on.
Clearance by James Chester.
Header at goal by Nikica Jelavic misses to the right.
Clearance made by Yoan Gouffran.
Curtis Davies goes off and James Chester comes on.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Sone Aluko.
Clearance by Paul Dummett.
Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote by Tom Huddlestone.
Paul Dummett crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Tom Huddlestone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luuk De Jong.
Nikica Jelavic fouled by Yoan Gouffran, the ref awards a free kick.
Header by Curtis Davies misses to the right of the target.
Centre by Tom Huddlestone.
Clearance by Mike Williamson.
Robert Koren has an effort at goal. Vurnon Anita gets a block in.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Tom Huddlestone.
David Meyler is booked.
Corner taken by Paul Dummett.
Yoan Gouffran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yoan Gouffran by David Meyler.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Long on Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Nikica Jelavic sends in a cross.
The ball is delivered by Mathieu Debuchy.
Sone Aluko is brought on as a substitute for Jake Livermore.
Maynor Figueroa goes off and Robert Koren comes on.
Shot by Mathieu Debuchy.
Paul Dummett produces a cross.
Nikica Jelavic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mike Williamson.
Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.
Yoan Gouffran takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
Yoan Gouffran takes a shot. Parried by Allan McGregor back into danger.
Alex Bruce restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Huddlestone by Yoan Gouffran.
Nikica Jelavic goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Nikica Jelavic is penalised for a handball.
The ball is delivered by Liam Rosenior.
Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote by Tom Huddlestone results in a free kick.
Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa makes a clearance.
The second half begins.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
Mathieu Debuchy concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikica Jelavic.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Mike Williamson.
Shane Long takes a shot and cleared the goal.
Centre by Shane Long.
Nikica Jelavic has an effort direct from the free kick. Luuk De Jong gets a block in.
Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on Shane Long, free kick awarded.
Yoan Gouffran manages to make a clearance.
Alex Bruce makes a clearance.
Clearance made by Curtis Davies.
Shot on goal comes in from Loic Remy from the free kick. Blocked by Curtis Davies.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vurnon Anita by Curtis Davies.
Maynor Figueroa takes the free kick.
The referee cautions Cheick Tiote for unsporting behaviour.
Tom Huddlestone fouled by Cheick Tiote, the ref awards a free kick.
Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
Centre by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Tom Huddlestone restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Nikica Jelavic by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa results in a free kick.
Curtis Davies produces a cross.
Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
Foul by Maynor Figueroa on Luuk De Jong, free kick awarded.
The ball is sent over by Liam Rosenior.
Paul Dummett makes a clearance.
Maynor Figueroa challenges Loic Remy unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Yoan Gouffran challenges Ahmed Elmohamady unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Header at goal by Shane Long goes over the frame of the goal.
Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone.
Moussa Sissoko scores a right footed goal. Hull 0-1 Newcastle.Mathieu Debuchy provided the assist for the goal.
Alex Bruce has a headed effort at goal. Parried by Tim Krul back into danger.
Tom Huddlestone crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Mathieu Debuchy on Liam Rosenior, free kick awarded.
Yoan Gouffran takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
Mike Williamson takes a weak shot and missed to the right of the net.
Free kick taken by Paul Dummett.
Nikica Jelavic challenges Vurnon Anita unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Liam Rosenior sends in a cross.
Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
Strike duo a revelation - Bruce
Hull manager Steve Bruce believes the club are a "different animal" since the arrival of Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long.
The Tigers splashed a combined B#14million to bring the strikers in from Everton and West Brom in January and have been rewarded with immediate results.
The pair have forged an instant relationship up front and have shared five goals in the five games they have started in tandem.
Both players were cup-tied for Monday night's FA Cup fifth-round win over Brighton but will return for Newcastle's visit to the KC Stadium on Saturday.
Hull were 3-2 winners at St James' Park in the reverse fixture in September, but that was the only occasion they scored more than one goal in their first 12 league outings.
They thrashed Cardiff 4-0 last time out, Jelavic scoring twice and Long proving an ideal foil, and Bruce is enthused by his side's new cutting edge.
"I'd love to say it's all in the training but they're two very good players playing together," he said.
"There's a lot said about coaching but a good player is a good player and in management the more of them you've got the easier it becomes.
"They came in at just the right time and all of a sudden we're a different animal up front.
"That's no disrespect to what we had before but at the end of the day they're two B#6million players and you'd expect that. We're delighted we've got them and I think they're a terrific partnership.
"That's what you invest in, they give you that little something you'd didn't have before."
Paul McShane (ankle) and Robbie Brady (groin) are the only long-term absentees for the Tigers and are unlikely to be seen again this season.
Hatem Ben Arfa (knock) and Davide Santon (knee) will be missing from the Newcastle squad.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is backing Cheick Tiote to help fill the void left by Yohan Cabaye after seeing him grow in stature in the wake of the Frenchman's departure.
The Magpies lost their influential playmaker in January when France international Cabaye headed for Paris St Germain in exchange for a cheque for more than B#19million.
His exit coincided with a dreadful run of results for Pardew's men which saw their hopes of securing a top-six Barclays Premier League finish dwindle.
However, they bounced back with a vital 1-0 victory over Aston Villa last Saturday, and while Tiote may have played the role of artisan alongside Cabaye's artistry, his manager believes his leadership qualities are coming to the fore.
Pardew said: "He is an important player to us, and the captaincy when Colo (Fabricio Coloccini) was out changed him a little bit.
"He knows now that in my mind, he is our vice-captain and he has to play the role that that involves.
"It's a big club, so he has a lot of responsibility and he's dealing with it very well. In fact, it's spurred him on."
At the KC Stadium the Magpies will attempt to gain revenge for the 3-2 home defeat they suffered at the hands of the Tigers in September.
However, Pardew is well aware of how difficult a task that could be with Bruce's promoted side sitting in 11th place on 30 points and with their destiny in their own hands.
The 52-year-old said: "With my League Managers' Association hat on, I have to say that Steve Bruce, up until this point, is probably manager of the year, although he's got another 11 games to see that over the line.
"But what he did last year with 10 games to go to get them promoted, and to get them into the position they have been in is a fantastic achievement, and he and his staff can be very proud of what they have done."
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