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The match has reached full-time.
Tom Huddlestone concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Cuellar.
Carlos Cuellar manages to make a clearance.
Robbie Brady takes a shot. Carlos Cuellar gets a block in.
Jake Livermore takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Phil Bardsley gets a block in.
Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.
The referee shows Maynor Figueroa a yellow card.
Jack Colback fouled by Maynor Figueroa, the ref awards a free kick.
Phil Bardsley takes a shot and goes over the bar.
The referee shows Robbie Brady a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Robbie Brady.
Jake Livermore has an effort at goal. John O'Shea gets a block in.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Huddlestone.
Nick Proschwitz takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Wes Brown.
The ball is delivered by Maynor Figueroa.
Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. Vito Mannone parries the ball away.
Jake Livermore delivers the ball.
Foul by Nick Proschwitz on Jack Colback, free kick awarded.
Adam Johnson takes a shot.
Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.
Nick Proschwitz concedes a free kick for a foul on Vito Mannone.
Headed chance falls to Paul McShane. John O'Shea gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Shot by Sebastian Larsson missed to the left of the net.
Robbie Brady comes on in place of George Boyd.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Proschwitz on Wes Brown.
Robert Koren delivers the ball.
The ball is swung over by George Boyd.
Wes Brown makes a clearance.
Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball.
Robert Koren takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Wes Brown.
Tom Huddlestone restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Steven Fletcher on Curtis Davies, free kick awarded.
Centre by George Boyd.
The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Liam Rosenior goes off and Nick Proschwitz comes on.
Maynor Figueroa takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
Liam Rosenior sends in a cross.
Sebastian Larsson shoots direct from the free kick and goes right of the target.
Foul by George Boyd on Phil Bardsley, free kick awarded.
George Boyd takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.
The ball is crossed by Liam Rosenior.
Adam Johnson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
The ball is sent over by George Boyd.
A cross is delivered by Maynor Figueroa.
Jake Livermore takes a shot. Vito Mannone parries the ball away.
Ahmed Elmohamady has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
The ball is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Clearance made by John O'Shea.
Chance falls to Curtis Davies who heads at goal. Blocked by John O'Shea.
Robert Koren on for David Meyler.
The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Header at goal by Ahmed Elmohamady goes over the frame of the goal.
The second half has started.
The first half comes to an end.
Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.
Centre by Maynor Figueroa.
Centre by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Red card for Andrea Dossena.
Andrea Dossena gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Meyler.
Phil Bardsley makes a clearance.
John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Liam Rosenior.
Lee Cattermole receives a red card for serious foul play.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cattermole on Ahmed Elmohamady.
Vito Mannone takes the free kick.
Foul by Jake Livermore on Jack Colback, free kick awarded.
John O'Shea makes a clearance.
Adam Johnson on for Jozy Altidore.
(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Wes Brown coming on for Fabio Borini.
Yannick Sagbo has an effort at goal. Blocked by Phil Bardsley.
Strike on goal comes in from Tom Huddlestone from the free kick. Blocked by Lee Cattermole.
Vito Mannone on for Keiren Westwood.
Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Yannick Sagbo.
Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
Unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Fabio Borini results in a free kick.
Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
Keiren Westwood fouled by Paul McShane, the ref awards a free kick.
The official flags Paul McShane offside.
George Boyd crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Jack Colback concedes a free kick for a foul on David Meyler.
Clearance by Phil Bardsley.
Lee Cattermole has an effort at goal. Blocked by Liam Rosenior.
Sebastian Larsson decides to take the corner short.
Unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick.
Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Sebastian Larsson.
The ball is crossed by Phil Bardsley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore by David Meyler.
Carlos Cuellar heads into their own net. Hull 1-0 Sunderland.
Lee Cattermole concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Livermore.
Liam Rosenior concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabio Borini.
Yannick Sagbo is ruled offside.
Jack Colback challenges Ahmed Elmohamady unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher by Maynor Figueroa.
Paul McShane manages to make a clearance.
Yannick Sagbo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John O'Shea.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Bardsley on Maynor Figueroa.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John O'Shea on Yannick Sagbo.
The ball is delivered by Phil Bardsley.
Tom Huddlestone challenges Sebastian Larsson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Steven Fletcher fouled by Paul McShane, the ref awards a free kick.
Lee Cattermole challenges Maynor Figueroa unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by Curtis Davies.
Clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.
Liam Rosenior crosses the ball.
Shot by Jozy Altidore missed to the left of goal.
Unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore by Tom Huddlestone results in a free kick.
The referee starts the match.
Bruce: Sunderland move "a mistake"
Hull manager Steve Bruce will face Sunderland on Saturday for the first time since being sacked by the club and admits his time on Wearside still plays on his mind.
As a born and bred Newcastle man, Bruce faced an uphill battle to win over the Black Cats fans when he was appointed in 2009 but by finishing 13th and 10th in his first two seasons seemed to be doing the job.
But a poor start to the 2011/12 campaign saw him targeted for abuse by large sections of the crowd and he was dismissed in November.
He has since taken Hull to an unlikely promotion while the Black Cats have hardly flourished under Bruce's successors Martin O'Neill and Paolo Di Canio.
The scale of the job facing new boss Gus Poyet may afford Bruce a chance to indulge in a little timely schadenfreude, but he instead questions his own wisdom in taking the post in the first place.
"In hindsight maybe going there was a mistake, being a Newcastle fan as a boy...some would never forgive that," he said.
"I wouldn't say it was the utmost reason but for a lot of them, they couldn't hack that.
"Honestly, I take no satisfaction at all (in Sunderland's struggles). You go back to when it went pear-shaped - if it did go pear-shaped - and you have to look back and learn from it, learn from your mistakes.
"You question yourself: did you make the right decision? I left a really good Wigan team to go there. Being a Newcastle fan, as soon as it went a little pear-shaped they couldn't wait to jump on the bandwagon.
"I was bitterly disappointed with the way it ended. I'll never forget the day at Wigan (his last match in charge) when the crowd turn on you, I wouldn't want any manager to go through that.
"I was desperately disappointed because after finishing 10th I thought I might get a bit more time.
"It didn't happen, so you move on and Hull gave me the opportunity to get back to work again.
"When you get sacked what you want to do is come out fighting and show what you're about."
Sone Aluko and Robbie Brady face late fitness tests prior to the game on Saturday.
Aluko (calf) and Brady (hernia) are both struggling but Bruce will give them every chance of making the side as he is already without Allan McGregor (hip), James Chester (hamstring) and Alex Bruce (groin).
Jake Livermore returns after missing the double header against parent club Tottenham, but Danny Graham is on loan from the Black Cats and will make way for Yannick Sagbo.
Poyet will take no risks with striker Steven Fletcher at the KC Stadium as he primes him to fire the club out of trouble.
The 26-year-old set the Black Cats on the way to a 2-1 derby victory over Newcastle - their first in the Barclays Premier League this season - last Sunday with a fifth-minute opener which underlined both his potency and his importance to the Uruguayan's rescue mission.
That strike took the B#12million man's tally on Wearside to 13 goals in 33 league appearances since his move from Wolves during the summer of 2012, a return which serves to illustrate just how much he was missed during lay-offs for ankle and shoulder injuries.
Poyet has taken little time to realise how central Fletcher is to his masterplan and as a result, is desperate to strike a balance between getting the most out of him while a the same time protecting him.
He said: "Listen, when the top scorers in your team are fit, it's perfection, I would say because in football, you know you need to keep players fit.
"When I signed my contract here, there was a question mark about Fletch to be fit or not in the next few weeks, and then he has played every game for me.
"We are trying to make sure that we use him as much as we can, but at the same time, we keep him fit so we don't lose him for a while.
"The understanding and the communication has been great so he knows how important he is for us, but at the same time, how we need to be looking after him in the right way."
Poyet has no injury problems ahead of Saturday's trip to Yorkshire.
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