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Short corner taken by Robert Koren.
Noel Hunt takes a shot. Comfortable save by Vito Mannone.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joshua King by Jem Karacan. Free kick taken by Paul McKenna.
Michail Antonio crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Noel Hunt by Corry Evans. Ian Harte takes the free kick. (Hull) makes a substitution, with Joshua King coming on for Liam Rosenior.
Effort on goal by Michail Antonio from long distance goes harmlessly over the target.
Joe Dudgeon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robbie Brady.
Corry Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Tabb. Free kick taken by Jay Tabb.
Outswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the left by-line, clearance by Aaron Mclean.
Aaron Mclean is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kaspars Gorkss takes the indirect free kick.
Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Jack Hobbs gets a block in.
Corner taken by Ian Harte, clearance made by Liam Rosenior.
Effort on goal by Andy Dawson from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Robert Koren concedes a free kick for a foul on Jem Karacan. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
Noel Hunt challenges Liam Rosenior unfairly and gives away a free kick. Noel Hunt is booked. Vito Mannone takes the direct free kick.
Adam Le Fondre comes on in place of Simon Church.
Robbie Brady finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Reading 0-1 Hull.Assist by Paul McKenna.
Corner taken left-footed by Hal Robson-Kanu, Unfair challenge on Vito Mannone by Kaspars Gorkss results in a free kick. Vito Mannone takes the direct free kick.
Robbie Brady concedes a free kick for a foul on Hal Robson-Kanu. Ian Harte crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Hal Robson-Kanu, Header by Alex Pearce from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal. Matt Fryatt replaces Cameron Stewart.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Church on James Chester. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
The ball is swung over by Simon Church, save made by Vito Mannone.
Kaspars Gorkss fouled by Aaron Mclean, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Dawson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio. Free kick crossed by Ian Harte, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.
Corry Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Tabb. Direct free kick taken by Jem Karacan.
Shot from deep inside the area by Shaun Cummings goes over the bar.
The ball is sent over by Robbie Brady, Shaun Cummings makes a clearance.
James Chester challenges Simon Church unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jay Tabb.
Foul by Cameron Stewart on Hal Robson-Kanu, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ian Harte, Corry Evans manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Hal Robson-Kanu played to the near post, James Chester manages to make a clearance.
James Chester challenges Simon Church unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte, clearance made by Andy Dawson.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Hal Robson-Kanu, clearance by Liam Rosenior.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Hal Robson-Kanu, save by Vito Mannone.
Inswinging corner taken by Hal Robson-Kanu from the right by-line, save by Vito Mannone.
Cameron Stewart crosses the ball, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.
The referee blows for offside. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Robbie Brady from the right by-line, clearance made by Ian Harte.
Shot by Hal Robson-Kanu. Save made by Vito Mannone.
Ian Harte takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Corry Evans manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Brady, Headed from the edge of the area by James Chester goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken by Hal Robson-Kanu from the right by-line played to the near post, Corry Evans manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Aaron Mclean. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
Hal Robson-Kanu concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Rosenior. Direct free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Robert Koren has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Corner taken by Hal Robson-Kanu from the right by-line, Alex Pearce takes a shot. Liam Rosenior makes a clearance.
Simon Church fouled by Andy Dawson, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Dawson receives a yellow card. A cross is delivered by Ian Harte, Header from close in by Kaspars Gorkss misses to the left of the goal.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Simon Church. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Cummings on Cameron Stewart. Direct free kick taken by Jack Hobbs.
Unfair challenge on Ian Harte by Aaron Mclean results in a free kick. Kaspars Gorkss restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Robbie Brady by Ian Harte results in a free kick. Robbie Brady has an effort direct from the free kick, Adam Federici makes a save. Robert Koren takes the inswinging corner, Noel Hunt manages to make a clearance.
Cameron Stewart decides to take a short corner.
Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the left by-line, Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.
Headed effort from inside the area by Simon Church misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Rosenior on Hal Robson-Kanu. Ian Harte crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Corry Evans.
Barmby pins hopes on King
Hull's latest signing Josh King will be included in the squad for the home clash with Reading.
The 20-year-old striker, signed on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season, could play some part for the Tigers.
Manager Nick Barmby expects midfielder Robert Koren to overcome a dead-leg sustained in last week's home win over Peterborough in time.
Barmby has no other new injury or suspension problems and is not expected to make too many, if any, changes to his side.
Another recent loan signing, goalkeeper Trevor Carson from Sunderland, is likely to continue on the bench as back up for Vito Mannone, on loan from Arsenal, as both Adriano Basso and Peter Gulacsi are sidelined with knee injuries.
Defender Joe Dudgeon and midfield pair Robbie Brady and Tom Cairney are pushing for recalls to the starting line-up.
Reading manager Brian McDermott is set to be without several key first-team players for the clash.
McDermott will be missing captain Jobi McAnuff (groin), midfielder Mikele Leigertwood (thigh) and defender Andy Griffin, who has sat out the Royals' last three matches with an Achilles injury.
Frontman Mathieu Manset has been ruled out after tweaking his hamstring in a reserve-team match last week, and winger Jimmy Kebe is also a doubt after suffering a knee niggle.
New signing Karl Sheppard has not played since December 15 and is not yet fully match-fit, and the former Shamrock striker is also struggling with a minor knock which looks set to keep him out of McDermott's plans this weekend.
Brady wins it for Tigers
Robbie Brady scored the only goal of the game as Hull won 1-0 at fellow npower Championship play-off hopefuls Reading - the first time since November Brian McDermott's side have been beaten at home.
With both sides level on points before the match, the winger struck with just over 20 minutes remaining to ensure the Tigers leapfrogged the Royals in the league table.
Reading were without Jimmy Kebe, who was ruled out because of his niggling knee injury, and his place in midfield was taken by Michail Antonio.
Hull also made one change with Brady coming in for Matty Fryatt, who joined new striker Josh King, signed for the club on loan from Manchester United this week, on the substitutes' bench.
Antonio provided the first chance of the match in the third minute when he muscled his way to the Hull byline and crossed for Wales striker Simon Church, who headed wide of Hull goalkeeper Vito Mannone's right-hand post.
Hull endured a sluggish start to the match but Brady came agonisingly close to giving them the lead in the 13th minute when he unleashed a thunderous free-kick from almost 30 yards that Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici did well to tip over the crossbar.
The Royals threatened to break the deadlock in the 20th minute when Kaspars Gorkss met Ian Harte's inswinging free-kick six yards from goal. However, the defender could only head wide of the far post.
Reading continued to press and really should have gone in front three minutes later through defender Alex Pearce, but his close-range effort following Hal Robson-Kanu's corner was superbly blocked on the line by former Royals defender Liam Rosenior.
The rest of the first half was a scrappy affair and aside from some late Reading pressure thanks to successive Robson-Kanu corners and some uncertain handling from Mannone, the closest the game came to a goal was through Hull defender James Chester, whose weak header from Brady's free-kick drifted wide of Federici's right-hand post.
The visitors started the second half with purpose but it was Reading who could have taken the lead in the 52nd minute had Shaun Cummings shown more composure in front of goal. Having been played in by midfielder Jem Karacan 12 yards out, the full-back rushed his effort and lashed the ball high over the bar.
Tigers boss Nick Barmby was the first manager to make a change, introducing Fryatt in place of the ineffective Cameron Stewart after 62 minutes to partner Aaron Mclean in attack.
And the move paid immediate dividends four minutes later as Hull took the lead through the impressive Brady, who ran on to midfielder Paul McKenna's defence-splitting pass and fired expertly from 18 yards past Federici.
McDermott responded by introducing Adam Le Fondre in place of Church but despite the former Rotherham striker's best efforts, Reading failed to create any chances, bringing to a halt their run of four successive home league wins.
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