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Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
Tom Huddlestone concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Adam.
Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
Unfair challenge on Robbie Brady by Oussama Assaidi results in a free kick.
Charlie Adam comes on in place of Marko Arnautovic.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Yannick Sagbo on Geoff Cameron.
Ahmed Elmohamady delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Huddlestone by Stephen Ireland.
Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
James Chester manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by Curtis Davies.
George Boyd is brought on as a substitute for Danny Graham.
Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.
Clearance made by Liam Rosenior.
Free kick crossed by Marko Arnautovic.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Maynor Figueroa on Oussama Assaidi.
James Chester makes a clearance.
Wilson Palacios joins the action as a substitute, replacing Glenn Whelan.
Liam Rosenior replaces David Meyler.
Glenn Whelan takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the target.
Geoff Cameron takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.
Header by Ryan Shawcross strikes the bar.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Marko Arnautovic.
Peter Crouch takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Allan McGregor prevents the goal.
Erik Pieters makes a clearance.
Tom Huddlestone produces a cross.
Allan McGregor restarts play with the free kick.
Headed chance falls to Peter Crouch. Parried by Allan McGregor back into danger.
Shot by Steven Nzonzi. Tom Huddlestone gets a block in.
Free kick taken by Geoff Cameron.
Foul by Robbie Brady on Oussama Assaidi, free kick awarded.
Unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Oussama Assaidi results in a free kick.
Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Erik Pieters by Jake Livermore results in a free kick.
Robbie Brady replaces Alex Bruce.
Erik Pieters joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marc Muniesa.
Maynor Figueroa produces a cross.
Jake Livermore takes a shot. Blocked by Marc Wilson.
Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Marc Muniesa manages to make a clearance.
Clearance by Marc Wilson.
Marc Muniesa makes a clearance.
Ahmed Elmohamady heads at goal. A parry by Asmir Begovic prevents the goal.
Maynor Figueroa sends in a cross.
Marc Wilson makes a clearance.
Yannick Sagbo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Asmir Begovic.
Danny Graham sends in a cross.
Shot by Ryan Shawcross missed to the left of the target.
Glenn Whelan manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Jake Livermore went wide of the right-hand post.
Header at goal by Peter Crouch misses to the right.
Clearance by Geoff Cameron.
Foul by Marc Wilson on Yannick Sagbo, free kick awarded.
Jake Livermore takes a shot. Marc Wilson gets a block in.
A cross is delivered by Maynor Figueroa.
Glenn Whelan has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Clearance by Alex Bruce.
Clearance made by James Chester.
Glenn Whelan restarts play with the free kick.
Alex Bruce concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Crouch.
Marc Wilson manages to make a clearance.
The referee gets the second half underway.
Marc Wilson takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter Crouch.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
The referee penalises David Meyler for handball.
Alex Bruce restarts play with the free kick.
Marc Muniesa is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
Marko Arnautovic crosses the ball.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Oussama Assaidi.
Shot by Tom Huddlestone missed to the left of the net.
Yannick Sagbo is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Unfair challenge on Oussama Assaidi by James Chester results in a free kick.
Marko Arnautovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa.
Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Ahmed Elmohamady concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Muniesa.
David Meyler fouled by Marko Arnautovic, the ref awards a free kick.
Geoff Cameron makes a clearance.
Header by Curtis Davies misses left.
Free kick crossed by Tom Huddlestone.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady by Oussama Assaidi.
Oussama Assaidi takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
Maynor Figueroa produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Glenn Whelan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Livermore by Stephen Ireland.
Yannick Sagbo takes a shot. Asmir Begovic blocks the ball.
Danny Graham takes a shot. Geoff Cameron gets a block in.
Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.
Allan McGregor makes a clearance.
Glenn Whelan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yannick Sagbo.
Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone.
Shot by Danny Graham. Marc Wilson gets a block in.
Alex Bruce makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Yannick Sagbo by Steven Nzonzi results in a free kick.
Stephen Ireland concedes a free kick for a foul on Maynor Figueroa.
Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.
The game begins.
Home sweet home for Meyler
David Meyler believes the coming weeks represent a golden opportunity for Hull to consolidate their position above the Barclays Premier League drop zone.
While the club continue to make headlines for the unseemly row between owner Assem Allam and a group of supporters who vehemently oppose his plans to rebrand the team as Hull Tigers from next season, things have been more encouraging on the pitch.
Manager Steve Bruce has guided the side to 12th place after 15 matches, with all but four of their 18 points collected at the KC Stadium.
Oddly, the only side to have beaten Hull on home turf are strugglers Crystal Palace but that result was firmly put to bed at the first attempt with a 3-1 win over Liverpool on December 1.
Meyler scored the crucial second goal on that occasion and is now looking forward to a run of three home games in the next four outings before New Year.
"It's nice to play at home because the KC is kind of like a fortress for us," said the Republic of Ireland midfielder.
"We defend really well here, we play good football and we maximise our points.
"We have Stoke at home and we're looking to beat them. After West Brom away we've got Manchester United at home - the way they're playing at the moment maybe we can get some points from them too - and then it's Fulham at home as well.
"It will be a crucial period for us and we're looking to pick up a lot of points."
As evidenced by his suggestion that Manchester United represent a reasonable chance for points, Meyler is bullish about Hull's prospects.
Stoke upset Chelsea 3-2 in their last match and sit just one point and one place beneath their opponents, but the Republic of Ireland midfielder is only entertaining thoughts of victory.
"They had a fantastic result against Chelsea and they'll be full of confidence but we'll be looking to knock them back off their stool," he said.
"We're looking for three points against them. Of course, it's a tough game for us but coming to the KC will be tough for them too."
Tigers boss Bruce has no new injury concerns. Sone Aluko (Achilles) and Stephen Quinn (hamstring) are still out but the rest off the first-team squad are fit and available.
That means Bruce's main decision will be between the 3-5-2 formation he utilised at Swansea on Monday or a return to 4-4-2.
Stoke manager Mark Hughes hopes his team can build some momentum following their stunning defeat of Chelsea.
The Potters secured only their second win in 10 Premier League games as Oussama Assaidi struck a brilliant late winner against Jose Mourinho's men at the Britannia Stadium.
Stoke have earned some praise for their fluid football this term and Hughes believes they have a good platform to convert good performances into positive results.
Hughes was particularly satisfied by the spirit that accompanied the pretty play against Chelsea.
He told the club's website, www.stokecityfc.com: "You go into games against the top teams and you hope for a good performance, an intensity to your work, and that's what we got.
"We found it difficult after we conceded and then we obviously had to hang on in there but we did that.
"We got ourselves back level and then in the second half I thought we were exceptional.
"It is pleasing when we are able to produce what we produced against one of the better teams in the Premier League.
"That gives you confidence that you can go up against anybody and give them a game.
"The proviso is that you have to perform and be right on your game and you have to excel at what you are trying to do.
"That comes from preparation, mentality and belief in what you are trying to achieve.
"We had that in bucketfuls against Chelsea and we will have to hit the same heights again against Hull away."
Stoke head to the KC Stadium for the Saturday evening fixture a point behind the 12th-placed Tigers in the table.
Hughes has been impressed by how Hull, under his former Manchester United team-mate Bruce, have performed back in the top flight following last season's promotion.
He said: "It's a difficult game because they are an accomplished team.
"I think they have acquitted themselves really well in their season back.
"They have got a lot of players that have played at the level before, they have got a little bit of know-how about the Premier League. They are not going in blind.
"They understand what it is all about and have got an experienced manager as well.
"They have had a number of good performances and good wins.
"Obviously they had a result against Crystal Palace which I am sure they are disappointed about but they bounced straight back against Liverpool and had an outstanding win.
"It is another test - as all games in the Premier League are."
Stoke have a doubt over goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who suffered a thigh injury in training earlier this week.
Thomas Sorensen, who has not started in the Premier League since the final game of the 2011-12 season, is standing by to replace him.
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