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The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Rowan Vine concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
The ball is swung over by Paul McShane, clearance made by Stephen Quinn. Matthew Lowton is brought on as a substitute for Mark Yeates. Corner taken left-footed by Tom Cairney from the right by-line to the near post, Rowan Vine concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Morgan. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
Centre by Andy Dawson, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.
John Bostock takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
Mark Yeates has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The assistant referee flags for offside against John Bostock. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
The ball is swung over by Robert Koren, Paul McShane takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.
The ball is crossed by Kevin Kilbane, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Paul McShane misses to the left of the goal.
Jamie Ward takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates, free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Cresswell on Paul McShane. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Yeates. Mark Yeates delivers the ball, Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.
Andy Dawson challenges Jamie Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jean Calve crosses the ball in from the free kick, Paul McShane makes a clearance.
Jamie Ward delivers the ball, clearance made by Andy Dawson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Cairney by Nyron Nosworthy. Anthony Gerrard has an effort direct from the free kick.
Long distance shot from Mark Yeates misses to the left of the goal.
Andy Dawson sends in a cross, clearance by Ritchie De Laet.
Daniel Ayala challenges Richard Cresswell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Morgan is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Booking for Anthony Gerrard. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Yeates from left wing, Kevin Kilbane manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Kevin Kilbane.
Rowan Vine delivers the ball, clearance by Chris Morgan.
Centre by Stephen Quinn.
John Bostock challenges Ritchie De Laet unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Yeates restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags Jay Simpson offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
Stephen Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Bostock. John Bostock shoots direct from the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Cresswell. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.
Jamie Ward comes on in place of Daniel Bogdanovic.
Effort from the edge of the box by Tom Cairney goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Effort from the edge of the area by Daniel Bogdanovic goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Rowan Vine sends in a cross, Chris Morgan makes a clearance.
Ritchie De Laet produces a cross, clearance by Anthony Gerrard.
Stephen Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Bostock. Indirect free kick taken by Paul McShane.
Tom Cairney concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Rowan Vine joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Cullen. Richard Garcia leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Simpson. John Bostock is brought on as a substitute for Caleb Folan. Free kick taken by Jean Calve.
Centre by Ritchie De Laet, Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Dawson by Richard Cresswell. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.
A goal is scored by Mark Yeates from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hull 0-1 Sheff Utd.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Bogdanovic. Matt Duke takes the indirect free kick.
Stephen Quinn sends in a cross, Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.
Ritchie De Laet is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Jordan.
Richard Garcia produces a cross, Chris Morgan manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Mark Cullen from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
The referee starts the second half.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The ball is crossed by Stephen Quinn.
Andy Dawson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell. Jean Calve takes the indirect free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Mark Cullen misses to the left of the target.
Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the right by-line, Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke. Mark Yeates takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Richard Garcia makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Mark Yeates, clearance by Anthony Gerrard.
Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Daniel Ayala results in a free kick. Booking for Daniel Ayala. Free kick taken by Jean Calve.
Tom Cairney crosses the ball, blocked by Richard Cresswell. Short corner taken by Robert Koren.
Centre by Andy Dawson, clearance by Chris Morgan.
The official flags Stephen Quinn offside. Daniel Ayala restarts play with the free kick.
Stephen Jordan fouled by Tom Cairney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jean Calve, save made by Matt Duke.
The ball is delivered by Stephen Jordan, clearance made by Andy Dawson.
Stephen Jordan sends in a cross, clearance made by Daniel Ayala.
Caleb Folan fouled by Nyron Nosworthy, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Ayala restarts play with the free kick.
Daniel Ayala has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
Richard Garcia takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
Richard Garcia fouled by Stephen Quinn, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Ayala takes the free kick.
Daniel Ayala has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
Foul by Leon Britton on Tom Cairney, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Gerrard.
The ball is swung over by Richard Garcia, Shot from just outside the penalty area by Robert Koren misses to the left of the target.
Centre by Andy Dawson, save by Steve Simonsen.
Stephen Jordan takes a shot. Tom Cairney gets a block in.
Mark Yeates handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Daniel Ayala takes the direct free kick.
Daniel Bogdanovic challenges Anthony Gerrard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony Gerrard.
Tom Cairney takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
Daniel Bogdanovic is ruled offside. Matt Duke takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on Andy Dawson by Richard Cresswell results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.
Daniel Ayala challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Jordan restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Paul McShane, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.
Tom Cairney takes the inswinging corner, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Cairney from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Daniel Bogdanovic.
Mark Cullen takes a shot. Chris Morgan gets a block in.
The match has kicked off.
Mannone set for Hull bow
Hull's latest loan signing Vito Mannone will go straight in their squad for the home game with Sheffield United.
The Arsenal goalkeeper, who will stay with Hull initially until January, is expected to be among the substitutes against the Blades. The 22-year-old arrived at Arsenal from Atalanta in 2005 and has had to be patient at the Emirates Stadium.
Tigers manager Nigel Pearson will be without midfielder Jimmy Bullard again as he works his way back to fitness following a knee injury, but defender Paul McShane is expected to be available.
McShane was feared to have damaged ankle ligaments when forced out of Saturday's 1-1 draw at Leicester, but x-ray results have given him the all-clear.
Summer signing James Harper, still to appear for Hull after breaking a bone in his foot during the summer, is edging closer, but not yet ready for first-team action.
Sheffield United striker Jamie Ward returns to contention.
The Blades forward was shown a straight red card in last month's defeat at Leeds, but provides Gary Speed with extra options up front.
Richard Cresswell partnered Daniel Bogdanovic up front at the weekend, with Ched Evans replacing the latter midway through the first half, and Speed must decide whether or not to split them up.
Midfielder Nick Montgomery will miss out should he require an injection in his Achilles, but will otherwise be available and on-loan Manchester United defender Ritchie De Laet is expected to be fit after being forced off late on against Burnley on Saturday due to a calf strain.
The Blades, chasing their first win in five league games, have won only once on the road this season, at Derby in early September.
Blades put Hull to the sword
Mark Yeates grabbed the only goal of the game to give Sheffield United a 1-0 win over Hull as the npower Championship`s two lowest-scoring sides went head to head at the KC Stadium.
Yeates scored a superb solo effort early in the second half to make it nine goals for the season for the Blades and light up a dull game.
Clear-cut chances were at a premium throughout the clash, with substitute Jamie Ward coming close to a second for the Blades, who moved above their opponents with the win.
The Tigers made one change from the side which drew 1-1 at Leicester on Saturday, with Kevin Kilbane coming in for Rowan Vine.
Stephen Jordan returned to the Blades` line-up in place of the injured Ritchie De Laet.
Hull were straight onto the attack, with Mark Cullen seeing a shot blocked by defender Chris Morgan after just 40 seconds.
City went on to dominate the early stages, with Robert Koren, who was on the scoresheet at the weekend, volleying wide after good work from Richard Garcia.
It was all Hull as Daniel Ayala tried his luck with two shots from distance in quick succession, while Garcia forced the first save from Steve Simonsen with a 20-yard drive.
Ayala found himself in the referee`s notebook in the 36th minute for a late challenge on Stephen Quinn as the game continued to lack flow.
There was a flurry of chances towards the end of the half, though, with Sheffield United striker Richard Cresswell forcing Matt Duke to push away a header after he connected perfectly with a Yeates corner.
Quinn saw a 25-yard effort comfortably gathered by Duke, while at the other end Cullen shot wide from 12 yards when well placed.
The first real moment of quality in the game brought the opening goal in the 53rd minute as Yeates embarked on an excellent jinking run which took him into the box and he coolly slotted home.
The goal prompted Hull boss Nigel Pearson to make a triple change, with Vine, Jay Simpson and John Bostock coming on for Cullen, Garcia and the ineffective Caleb Folan.
Bostock was straight into the action, but his audacious free-kick from 35 yards cleared the crossbar.
A long-range volley from Yeates failed to trouble Duke, while sub Ward almost sealed victory for the visitors with six minutes remaining when he lashed in a drive from the edge of the box which was parried to safety by the keeper.
The closest Hull came to a last-gasp equaliser was a weak header from Paul McShane which drifted wide and a shot from Bostock which was easily dealt with by Simonsen.
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