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Centre by Paul McShane, Nick Barmby takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
Corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, Dexter Blackstock concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Gerrard. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Tom Cairney on Dexter Blackstock, free kick awarded. Radoslaw Majewski comes on in place of Paul McKenna. Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.
Nick Barmby gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Camp. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Andy Dawson.
Andy Dawson produces a cross, Nick Barmby takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
Paul Anderson goes off and Nathan Tyson comes on.
Jay Simpson goes off and Will Atkinson comes on.
Inswinging corner taken by Tom Cairney from the right by-line, save by Lee Camp.
The ball is sent over by Mark Cullen, clearance by Wes Morgan.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Cairney from the right by-line, Dexter Blackstock manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Paul McShane, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.
Lewis McGugan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Bullard. Tom Cairney takes the direct free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Cohen, clearance by Anthony Gerrard.
The referee blows for offside against Jay Simpson. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Jimmy Bullard fouled by Lewis McGugan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.
Dexter Blackstock replaces Robert Earnshaw.
Robert Earnshaw is ruled offside. Matt Duke takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Guy Moussi, Headed from the edge of the area by Paul McKenna goes wide of the left-hand post. (Hull) makes a substitution, with Mark Cullen coming on for Craig Fagan. Nick Barmby on for John Bostock.
Lewis McGugan produces a cross, Tom Cairney manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan, clearance by Andy Dawson.
Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, save by Matt Duke.
Paul McShane challenges Robert Earnshaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul McShane booked for unsporting behaviour. Lewis McGugan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Matt Duke.
Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, Luke Chambers produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is sent over by Chris Gunter, Robert Koren makes a clearance.
Paul Anderson produces a cross, Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Chris Gunter, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.
Paul McKenna takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.
Lewis McGugan fouled by John Bostock, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Cohen.
Unfair challenge on Chris Cohen by Jay Simpson results in a free kick. Luke Chambers takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Andy Dawson results in a free kick. Andy Dawson is booked. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Cohen, clearance made by Tom Cairney.
Ryan Bertrand delivers the ball, Daniel Ayala manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Guy Moussi.
Lewis McGugan crosses the ball, Paul McKenna takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke.
The ball is swung over by Chris Gunter, clearance made by Daniel Ayala.
Effort from the edge of the box by Lewis McGugan goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is swung over by Andy Dawson, save by Lee Camp.
Paul Anderson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Tom Cairney gets a block in.
Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, Paul Anderson takes a shot. Craig Fagan gets a block in.
Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Daniel Ayala gets a block in.
A cross is delivered by Ryan Bertrand.
Robert Koren takes a shot from 25 yards. Save by Lee Camp.
Lewis McGugan is caught offside. Matt Duke takes the free kick.
Lewis McGugan is ruled offside. Matt Duke takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Paul Anderson from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Tom Cairney.
Tom Cairney produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Jay Simpson by Luke Chambers results in a free kick. Jimmy Bullard delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Paul McKenna.
John Bostock takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
Lewis McGugan produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Paul McShane takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.
Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan to the near post, clearance made by Tom Cairney.
A cross is delivered by Ryan Bertrand, Robert Koren gets a block in.
A cross is delivered by Chris Cohen, Paul McShane gets a block in.
John Bostock takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.
Paul McShane challenges Chris Cohen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Bertrand.
Shot from a long way out by John Bostock goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Andy Dawson challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Jimmy Bullard takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wes Morgan gets a block in.
Daniel Ayala produces a cross, clearance by Chris Gunter.
Jimmy Bullard fouled by Guy Moussi, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Ayala.
Jimmy Bullard challenges Robert Earnshaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Lewis McGugan from the free kick.
Jimmy Bullard takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Paul McShane by Chris Cohen results in a free kick. Tom Cairney takes the free kick.
Chris Gunter delivers the ball, Paul McShane makes a clearance.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by John Bostock goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is sent over by Andy Dawson, clearance by Wes Morgan.
A cross is delivered by Craig Fagan.
Ryan Bertrand produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Corner taken by Tom Cairney from the right by-line, save made by Lee Camp.
Effort from just outside the area by Robert Earnshaw goes over the target.
Centre by Robert Koren.
The match begins.
It is the end of the first-half.
The referee starts the second half.
The referee ends the match.
Pearson to keep the faith
Hull manager Nigel Pearson is not expected to tinker with a winning line-up for the visit of Nottingham Forest.
Pearson made four changes for the midweek win over Derby, with midfielder Jimmy Bullard returning for his first appearance of the season to inspire the Tigers to only their second win.
Bullard, fellow midfielders Tom Cairney and John Bostock and striker Jay Simpson all returned to help Hull turn in their best display of the season and Pearson does not have to make any unforced changes.
Striker Caleb Folan (thigh) and summer signing James Harper (foot) have yet to appear for the Tigers this season and remain sidelined with long-term injury.
Hull, unbeaten at the KC Stadium this season, will be hoping to climb into the top half of the table with victory.
Nottingham Forest striker Robert Earnshaw could make a return.
Earnshaw missed the 2-1 win at Preston in midweek after limping out of the draw with Millwall last weekend with a hamstring injury.
The Wales striker has had a scan which showed no damage to the muscle and he could come straight back into the side.
Midfielder Lewis McGugan scored a brace at Deepdale and will continue as Forest look to pick up their first home win of the campaign.
Fellow striker David McGoldrick remains a fortnight away from returning from his shoulder surgery but Nathan Tyson and Dexter Blackstock are in contention to start.
Forest held again
Nottingham Forest were held to their fifth draw in seven Championship games this season in a disappointing goalless encounter with Hull at the KC Stadium.
Speculative long-range efforts were the order of the day in the first period, as both sides struggled to put together meaningful periods of possession.
Forest gained the upper hand in the second half but they failed to extend Hull goalkeeper Matt Duke, despite laying siege to the home side's goal.
The visitors' best chance fell to Luke Chambers, who put a free header from a Lewis McGugan corner past the post.
Duke's opposite number Lee Camp was similarly underworked, aside from an early stop to keep out an excellent Jimmy Bullard drive.
Reds forward Robert Earnshaw had the ball in the net but fell foul of a marginal offside call 20 minutes from time.
Hull boss Nigel Pearson made no changes to the XI that beat Derby 2-0 in midweek, while Nick Barmby's inclusion among the substitutes at the expense of fellow veteran Nolberto Solano was the only alteration to the matchday squad.
Earnshaw, Luke Chambers and Paul Anderson came into the Forest starting line-up, with Kelvin Wilson absent through a calf injury and Dexter Blackstock and Nathan Tyson dropping to the bench.
Bullard almost gave Hull a dream start in the fourth minute when his dipping 30-yard effort was tipped over by a backpedalling Camp.
But the former Wigan and Fulham man also presented Forest with their best opportunity of the opening exchanges. The recently recalled midfielder fouled Earnshaw and from the resulting free-kick McGugan curled an effort narrowly past the near post.
Hull had the majority of the play during a first half sadly lacking in quality, but all they had to show for their endeavours were a succession of wild, tame and occasionally ridiculous shots from distance.
A 40-yard strike from Bullard reached Camp via a succession of bounces, drawing large guffaws from the Forest contingent.
Slashed attempts from McGugan and Anderson saw Forest faring little better as both penalty areas became virtually redundant before half-time.
Three minutes after the break Billy Davies' side showed signs of greater intent when Earnshaw bundled his way into the Hull box only for Paul McShane to block his shot.
McGugan then dragged horribly wide, but the young playmaker was beginning to look dangerous, finding space in front of the Tigers defence to engineer a succession of attacks.
In the 61st minute, a dangerous cross from Forest's Chris Gunter was headed behind by Robert Koren with Earnshaw lurking.
From the corner the visitors had the clearest chance of the game, when McGugan's teasing delivery found Chambers unmarked four yards from goal but the centre-back headed wide.
On-loan Liverpool defender Daniel Ayala excelled for Hull as Forest's sustained period of pressure continued
But Paul McKenna escaped his attentions to meet Guy Moussi's cross in the 69th minute, glancing a header wide.
Earnshaw thought he had given Forest the lead moments later when he latched onto McKenna's pass and lifted the ball over Duke, only to be judged somewhat harshly offside.
Hull enjoyed a late spell of pressure but were also unable to make the breakthrough which a lacklustre encounter never truly merited.
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