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Jamie Devitt has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
David Cotterill has an effort at goal. Matt Duke makes a save.
Shefki Kuqi crosses the ball.
Outswinging corner taken by Andrea Orlandi from the left by-line, Close range header by Ashley Williams goes wide of the left-hand post.
Albert Serran fouled by Kevin Kilbane, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andrea Orlandi, Kevin Kilbane manages to make a clearance.
Shefki Kuqi takes a shot. Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.
Alan Tate sends in a cross.
Mark Cullen is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
The referee blows for offside against Mark Cullen. Nick Barmby joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Bostock. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jamie Devitt.
John Bostock takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Nathan Dyer, Nolberto Solano manages to make a clearance.
Tom Cairney challenges Darren Pratley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Garry Monk takes the free kick.
Nathan Dyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Kilbane. Free kick taken by Andy Dawson.
Effort on goal by Gorka Pintado from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Alan Tate delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Kilbane on Garry Monk. Andrea Orlandi restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Cullen comes on in place of Richard Garcia.
Centre by Nathan Dyer.
Shot by David Cotterill from just outside the area goes over the net.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Garcia by Gorka Pintado. Anthony Gardner restarts play with the free kick.
Darren Pratley concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Ashbee. Gorka Pintado replaces Jordi Lopez. Kamil Zayatte takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley by John Bostock. Free kick taken by Nathan Dyer.
The referee penalises Albert Serran for handball. Jamie Devitt replaces Will Atkinson. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
The ball is crossed by David Cotterill, Kamil Zayatte makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill played to the near post, clearance made by Ian Ashbee.
Centre by Alan Tate, Ian Ashbee manages to make a clearance.
The referee penalises Darren Pratley for handball. Tom Cairney takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Alan Tate, clearance made by Ian Ashbee.
Darren Pratley fouled by Ian Ashbee, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrea Orlandi.
Shefki Kuqi has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
David Cotterill delivers the ball, Darren Pratley takes a shot. Kamil Zayatte manages to make a clearance.
Nolberto Solano delivers the ball, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Tom Cairney goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Corner taken by David Cotterill.
The ball is swung over by David Cotterill, blocked by Nolberto Solano.
Shefki Kuqi replaces Stephen Dobbie.
(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Andrea Orlandi coming on for Mark Gower.
Foul by Darren Pratley on Tom Cairney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.
David Cotterill has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Ashley Williams takes a shot. Kamil Zayatte gets a block in. Nathan Dyer crosses the ball, clearance made by Ian Ashbee. Richard Garcia delivers the ball, clearance by Albert Serran. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richard Garcia, Kamil Zayatte takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Monk. Ian Ashbee grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hull 2-0 Swansea.
Stephen Dobbie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.
John Bostock challenges Jordi Lopez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Williams.
Corner from left by-line taken by Richard Garcia.
Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.
Richard Garcia is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ashley Williams.
Nathan Dyer delivers the ball, blocked by Andy Dawson.
Garry Monk fouled by John Bostock, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Garry Monk.
Foul by Nolberto Solano on David Cotterill, free kick awarded. Alan Tate restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Stephen Dobbie. Matt Duke takes the indirect free kick.
A cross is delivered by Mark Gower, Darren Pratley has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Richard Garcia from the left by-line, Anthony Gardner produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
The ball is sent over by Kevin Kilbane, blocked by Garry Monk.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Richard Garcia, save made by Dorus De Vries.
Centre by Andy Dawson, clearance made by Jordi Lopez.
Nathan Dyer fouled by Andy Dawson, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Gower crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Kevin Kilbane.
John Bostock goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
John Bostock grabs a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Hull 1-0 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Nolberto Solano.
Nolberto Solano gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley. Nolberto Solano booked. Shot on goal comes in from David Cotterill from the free kick,
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Garcia on Mark Gower. Direct free kick taken by Garry Monk.
Shot from long distance by John Bostock misses to the right of the target.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Garcia. Garry Monk restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Gower has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Richard Garcia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Tate. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Stephen Dobbie. Matt Duke restarts play with the free kick.
Ian Ashbee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley. Direct free kick taken by Garry Monk.
Ashley Williams delivers the ball, Stephen Dobbie has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Andy Dawson crosses the ball, Dorus De Vries makes a save.
David Cotterill is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.
The match begins.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
The second half begins.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Bullard absent for TigersHull will begin life in the npower Championship without Jimmy Bullard as Swansea visit the KC Stadium.Bullard has been jettisoned since the Tigers` relegation from the Premier League, with the club eager to move the midfielder out.Manager Nigel Pearson has confirmed the former Fulham man will not be included in the squad.Summer recruit James Harper is ruled out with a broken metatarsal and Craig Fagan's groin problem means he will play no part.Defender Andy Dawson is fit for selection after shrugging off a knock sustained in City's final pre-season outing against Dundee United last week.Nolberto Solano is in line to make his debut at right-back for the Tigers, who have no other injury worries to report.Brendan Rodgers will be without four players for his first game as Swansea boss.Ferrie Bodde will be missing until the new year with a knee injury while fellow midfielder Joe Allen is also sidelined following a shoulder operation he underwent at the start of the summer.Striker Craig Beattie has picked up a calf problem that is expected to rule him out for a couple of weeks.Midfielder Tom Butler is also likely to be watching from the stands for the same amount of time due to a thigh injury.Blackpool target Angel Rangel will start at right-back amid rumours surrounding his future.Meanwhile, summer signings Scott Donnelly and Neil Taylor will also be hoping to feature in Rodgers` plans.
Bostock fires City
Teenager John Bostock inspired his Hull side to a 2-0 victory over Swansea as the Tigers made a winning start to life back in the npower Championship.
Bostock, signed on the eve of the campaign on a loan from Tottenham, laid the foundations for victory by rattling home a stunning 30-yard strike to help Nigel Pearson mark his first game in charge with a win.
Returning captain Ian Ashbee made the points safe in the 49th minute, punishing Dorus De Vries' error, as new Swans boss Brendan Rodgers began his new job with a defeat.
Swansea dominated the opening stages, with David Cotterill rattling a free-kick against the bar, but Bostock helped his team shake off any relegation induced hangover following demotion from the Barclays Premier League.
The Tigers were without Craig Fagan and James Harper, while the saga surrounding the jettisoned Jimmy Bullard saw the midfielder left out of the squad altogether.
Nolberto Solano was handed his Tigers debut at right-back and Ashbee made his first start since recovering from a career-threatening knee injury last year.
Swansea were dealt an immediate blow when first-choice right-back Angel Rangel was forced out of the starting line-up, so Albert Serran came in as a last-minute replacement.
But they started brightly and had sight of Matt Duke's goal following a smart move down the left flank, although a linesman's flag prevented Cotterill from letting rip.
Both sides fielded like-for-like 4-5-1 formations but the visitors seized possession amid a congested midfield and started to spray the ball around the park as Hull laboured.
But Bostock ensured there were signs of life in the Tigers as he crashed a shot just wide of De Vries' upright with a driven effort from 25 yards.
Cotterill continued to pose problems and his free-kick almost brought a goal as he curled one onto the angle.
But agonisingly for Rodgers, Hull took the lead moments later against the run of play.
Bostock - determined to make an impact on his debut - found a rare moment of time and space in midfield. He swivelled, carried the ball forward before unleashing a piledriver into the top corner that left De Vries grasping thin air.
Pearson's team now had the edge and began to impose themselves on Swansea, with Anthony Gardner somehow heading over from six yards from Richard Garcia's corner just before the interval.
Swansea needed to respond in the early stages of the second half but they made the worse possible start by falling further behind.
The industry of Garcia won his side a corner and when the Australian whipped the ball in, De Vries could only fumble the ball into the path of Ashbee.
The skipper made no mistake to lash home the volley with the net unattended to mark a memorable return to the side.
Rodgers made a double change to reinvigorate his team, bringing on Shefki Kuqi and Andrea Orlandi on the hour, and the latter nearly pulled one back when his header was saved by Duke.
But Hull held firm to earn a clean sheet and a well-deserved victory.
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