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Paul McKenna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Boyd. George Boyd restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Taylor takes a shot. Jack Hobbs gets a block in.
Foul by Tom Cairney on George Boyd, free kick awarded. Tom Cairney is cautioned. George Boyd takes the free kick.
Lee Tomlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Rosenior. Vito Mannone takes the free kick.
Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Save made by Joe Lewis.
Nick Ajose on for Emile Sinclair.
Tom Cairney comes on in place of Cameron Stewart.
Lee Tomlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Rosenior. Direct free kick taken by Liam Rosenior.
Robbie Brady produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that bounces off the post.
Cameron Stewart takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
Emile Sinclair sends in a cross, Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Cameron Stewart, Ryan Bennett manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Corry Evans from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Daniel Kearns leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Wootton.
Corner taken by Robbie Brady, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by James Chester misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Cameron Stewart, Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Gabriel Zakuani gets a block in.
Effort on goal by Cameron Stewart from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Corry Evans challenges Joe Lewis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Corry Evans shown a yellow card. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Robbie Brady, Shot from close range by Joe Dudgeon misses to the left of the goal.
Joe Dudgeon delivers the ball, Aaron Mclean has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Paul Taylor challenges Corry Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Hobbs takes the free kick.
Robert Koren leaves the field to be replaced by Joe Dudgeon.
Cameron Stewart decides to take a short corner.
Matt Fryatt takes a shot. Ryan Bennett gets a block in.
Robert Koren delivers the ball, Gabriel Zakuani manages to make a clearance.
Paul McKenna concedes a free kick for a foul on George Boyd. Ryan Tunnicliffe takes the free kick.
Lee Tomlin fouled by Corry Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Newell goes off and Paul Taylor comes on. Free kick taken by Lee Tomlin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mclean on Lee Tomlin. Direct free kick taken by Lee Tomlin.
The ball is swung over by Robert Koren.
Unfair challenge on George Boyd by Robert Koren results in a free kick. George Boyd takes the free kick.
Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Save made by Vito Mannone.
Joe Newell fouled by Paul McKenna, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
Liam Rosenior produces a cross, Mark Little makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Robert Koren. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
Paul McKenna takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
Andy Dawson sends in a cross, Liam Rosenior produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Little on Matt Fryatt. Direct free kick taken by Andy Dawson.
Corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren from the right by-line to the near post, Emile Sinclair manages to make a clearance.
Aaron Mclean produces a cross, Craig Alcock gets a block in.
Liam Rosenior produces a cross, Mark Little manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Tomlin. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Paul McKenna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Kearns. Ryan Tunnicliffe takes the free kick.
George Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Dawson. Direct free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Robert Koren grabs a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hull 1-0 Peterborough.The assist for the goal came from Aaron Mclean.
Lee Tomlin takes a shot.
Liam Rosenior concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Tomlin. Lee Tomlin takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Fryatt. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Newell on Paul McKenna. Free kick crossed by Andy Dawson.
Robert Koren takes a shot. Gabriel Zakuani gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Kearns, Aaron Mclean manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Fryatt by Ryan Bennett. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Robert Koren, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.
The ball is delivered by Cameron Stewart, Ryan Tunnicliffe makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Andy Dawson, Ryan Tunnicliffe manages to make a clearance.
Corry Evans crosses the ball, Header by Robert Koren from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Cameron Stewart has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Unfair challenge on Paul McKenna by Daniel Kearns results in a free kick. Paul McKenna restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Fryatt. Gabriel Zakuani takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Joe Newell from just inside the area clears the bar.
Lee Tomlin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is swung over by Liam Rosenior, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.
Emile Sinclair is caught offside. Jack Hobbs takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Kearns, save by Vito Mannone.
Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Clearance by James Chester.
Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Kearns from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Robert Koren.
Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone.
Daniel Kearns takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Liam Rosenior makes a clearance.
Aaron Mclean sends in a cross.
Decision time for Barmby
Hull manager Nick Barmby faces several selection dilemmas for the home game against Peterborough.
Barmby has no new injury or suspension worries and virtually a fully-fit squad to choose from.
But after making seven changes for last week's FA Cup win over Ipswich, he must decide who to leave in his starting line-up and who to recall.
Barmby told the club's official website: "I've heard managers in the past say it's a good headache to have and it is, but it really is a headache."
Goalkeeper Vito Mannone, back on loan from Arsenal, defenders Liam Cooper and Joe Dudgeon and midfielders Tom Cairney, Richard Garcia and Robbie Brady will all be hoping to keep their places after returning to the starting line-up against Ipswich.
Paul McShane has joined Crystal Palace on loan.
Tommy Rowe is a doubt for Peterborough.
The defender suffered an Achilles injury during the second half of Posh's FA Cup third-round defeat to Sunderland last week and a late decision will be made over whether he will feature.
Mark Little has made a full recovery from a groin injury and the full-back will be pushing for a starting place after making substitute appearances in each of the last two games.
Also looking to force his way back into manager Darren Ferguson's plans is midfielder Nicky Ajose, who has returned to London Road following the end of his loan spell with npower League One outfit Scunthorpe.
Top goal scorer Grant McCann is on the cusp of a come back from a knee complaint but this game will come too soon for the midfielder, while Lee Frecklington (groin) is around three weeks away from contention.
Koren gives Barmby winning start
Robert Koren gave Nick Barmby the perfect start as the full-time manager of Hull as his first-half strike saw off Peterborough 1-0 in the npower Championship.
Darren Ferguson, on the other hand, endured a toothless display from his Posh side in the week he embarked on a second year of a second spell at London Road.
The result means the Tigers further consolidate their position in the play-off places, with Barmby's decision to retire from playing and concentrate on management paying immediate dividends.
Peterborough came flying out of the blocks, Emile Sinclair forcing Vito Mannone to tip the ball round the post and blasting right-footed against James Chester within minutes of kick-off.
The visitors continued to swarm the Tigers' territory, Lee Tomlin unlucky not to open the scoring with a fizzing strike from the edge of the box.
Hull enjoyed a welcome chance to regroup after witnessing Joe Newell spoon his shot over the crossbar and slowly began to get back some control.
Koren had an effort in the 15th minute, connecting sweetly with a Corry Evans cross but blasting wide of the target.
The Slovenian threatened to notch once more before his opener with a pinpoint drive from 30 yards, Gabriel Zakuani bravely stepping forward to diffuse the danger.
But the deadlock was soon broken with 27 minutes played. Aaron McLean's weighted cross was picked up in space by Koren, who took aim with a low, hard shot beyond the outstretched Joe Lewis and into the net.
And with Posh's early bluster nowhere to be seen as the interval approached, Liam Rosenior volleyed Andy Dawson's cross narrowly wide, before Lewis had his palms stung by a pacy shot from Paul McKenna.
The visitors, somewhat reinvigorated by the half-time break, began to cause problems to Barmby's charges once more.
First, Tomlin weaved his way through to summon a firm catch from goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
Next, the Hull fans gasped as George Boyd teed up a dangerous drive from 25 yards, which he managed to skew into row Z.
The Tigers, though, were content to keep their opponents at arm's length, and soon answered back as Cameron Stewart squeezed the ball through a tight gap only to whip it agonisingly over the bar.
Koren was withdrawn for Manchester United loanee Joe Dudgeon on the hour mark, the young defender almost doubling the advantage immediately as he clipped wide from six yards when perfectly placed to score.
The hosts continued to pepper Lewis' goal as the game drew to a close.
Brady and McLean produced strong saves from Lewis before Paul Taylor spurned a late chance to snatch a point in added time, Jack Hobbs on hand to confidently clear the danger.
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